Dysart – The Golden Buckle of the Cornbelt

I’m starting a one year project to bring to life stories of Dysart Iowa’s first 150 years and here’s the reason why.

The Dysart Iowa Tornado of May 31, 1958

“There wasn’t time to get scared,” said Paul Wieck after he had witnessed the cyclonic fury of the Saturday noon storm which ripped open two Dysart business buildings as he stood in the office of one of them. Paul was in the driveway of the Wieck Feed & Livestock building at the height of theContinue reading “The Dysart Iowa Tornado of May 31, 1958”

I’m All About Me When I’m On The Motorcycle

My husband and I just got home from our first motorcycle ride for this summer of 2020. Like a lot of things this year, our ride had to wait. Knee replacement surgery for him in mid-May meant several weeks of rehabilitation before attempting the bike. I confess we were back on it much sooner thanContinue reading “I’m All About Me When I’m On The Motorcycle”

I Think I Finally Understand Etta Stoner

I grew up in a small town in Iowa in the 1960s and 1970s. My little town was one-mile square, planted firmly in the middle of farm country. I was a town kid which was different from a farm kid in those days before the Internet made us all more homogeneous in terms of ourContinue reading “I Think I Finally Understand Etta Stoner”