Waiting for pictures of this year's events. It takes a while to format and get 'em on the web pages,
so please be patient....! Thanks!
Whew! The 2015 Derby weekend extravaganza is 'in the books' !
It was a perfect weekend with awesome weather and with a large group of
competitors. The cook shack was slammed with visitors
wanting their famous hamburgers, and the FFA booth and Sno Cone booth
were contantly busy. Congratulations to the winners and the participants. You're
a testament to the very successful weekend.
Thanks to all chairmen....Kinda Haase for the Kid Parade, Sharon Reeve and Carin Monroe for the
Grand Parade, Marie Borth for the outstanding BBQ, and all the derby chairmen (Lions Club, too)
for the arena events.
Plans are already in force for more improvements for next year.
And yes....It will definitely be even bigger in 2016.
And no....the derby is NOT on the way out.
If you want something you've never had, then you must do something you've never done
What's going on in Lind?*
*CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2015
L-R GRADUATING CLASS!
Logo designed by Mark Thorne
2015 Pictures will be available soon.
Click Here for great 2014 photos of all derby activities
pages honoring the local farmers, their history and the industry!
HOW MANY OF YOU REMEMBER MT. ST. HELENS AND THE DAY HER FURY BURIED US IN ASH?
It's been 35 years since she erupted in a fury that many of us still remember!
Click here for a refresher course!
Mt. St. Helens
A "lady" of exceedingly easy virtue and a "gentleman friend" with an inordinate supply of immaculate gall struck town one day last week. They pitched a tent up in the east end of town and hung out a red light. There was a kick made and the Deputy Sheriff gave them a pretty straight tip to the effect that Lind was a good town to get out of. They got!
A local citizen took his departure to enter the Northern Indiana College of Pharmacy to be converted into a pill and powder constructor. It will take him at least a year to complete his course in college.
A "lady" of exceedingly easy virtue and a "gentleman friend" with an inordinate supply of immaculate gall struck town one day last week. They pitched a tent up in the east end of town and hung out a red light. There was a kick made and the Deputy Sheriff gave them a pretty straight tip to the effect that Lind was a good town to get out of. They got.
One day this week a fellow had the cast iron nerve to steal a hat belonging to our police judge. He was captured by an officer and it's presumed he will be duly executed.
"The showers that fell this week have broadened the smiles of the Lind farmers by several inches. The rain last Sunday and Monday soaked the ground up considerable and will go a long way to help the wheat crop mature. Some of the early wheat are already beginning to head out."
a local farmer living on Rattlesnake Flats brought in a specimen of this wheat to the editor which measured 42 inches high. This is just an average specimen of the 600 acres and he espects to get about 35 bushes per acre unless it is damaged by the hot weather. The farmer always seems to raise a good crop.
The Lind Boys played a rotten game on their home ground the last week. One player from the disastrous game ended up losing nine teeth. What a game!!! As a reporter, I hate to ever see another like it.
"Well, well, well; We beat Ritzville all to -------well, well well. Last Sunday the Ritzville nine and the Lind team met on the local diamond and Ritzville's hide is hanging over our back yard fence. The local team won and the Lind is "it" with a big T---baseballistically speaking. It was a snappy little scrappy little game from start to finish and the fans had continuous earsplitting 'rooting' that would strain most anything but leather lungs!!!"
"An undisclosed name had the piles. Doctors and dollars could do him no everlasting good. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cured him and permanently. Invaluable for cuts, burns, bruises, sprains, eczema, tetter, and other skin diseases. Look for the name DeWitt on the package. All others are worthless, counterfeits. Sold at your local drug store."
Heard about a California girl who sent a dollar to a smart New York man in answer to his advertisement of a "Sure Cure" for freckles. He sent her the following recipe:
"Remove the freckles with a pen knife, sok them overnight in slt water, then hang them up in the smoke house in a good strong smoke made of sawdust and slippery elm bark for a week. Freckles thus treated stay cured."
We've had a variegated assortment of cuss-provoking, weather this week. Some snow, some blow, and some great big gobs of cold!!!
Can you beat it? Snow, dust, rain, and sunshine---all within an hour. Some country without a doubt.
(sent newsletters to over 145 servicemen during WWII)