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 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”