Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ken Halverson Update

I received an email from Ken Halverson today stating that a strange twist may be in the making with his family history. His granddaughter, Sierra (she was here on Saturday with the blonde hair without glasses) is a Johnson from her mother's side. Her mother is from Benson along with a long family blood line. It's now suspected that Oscar Johnson, the police officer that stopped the gang at Coggins and shot and killed his great uncle, maybe Sierra's great great great uncle or grandpa!
Watch for the second book coming in 2009 called "Life With Grandma and Grandpa".

Monday, November 17, 2008

Michael Larson to visit Ortonville Library

Michael Larson, Wheaton and Janine Ringdahl Schmidt will be at the Ortonville Public Library on Satruday, December 6, 2008 with their book "Nature's Christmas Story". It took him 27 years to write the children's book. Janine is the illustrator. Michael will read his book to the Saturday children's reading program kids and then go upstairs for a book talk with all that are interested in hearing how he started to write the book and how he finally got it published. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. The Friends of the Ortonville Library Foundation will be serving refreshments.

Ken Halverson

Wow! What a wonderful presentation by KenHalverson on his book "If Grandma is in Heaven, Watch out! The 1930's Bonrud Gang. We had over 40 people in attendance and all were well educated about Gangs in the '30s. Ken brought along a lot of legal papers, pictures, newspaper articles, etc. that really told it all. Thanks again to Ken for coming out and sharing his story with us. He is sending his second book to the printer and it should be out in January. This book follows his grandparents after they got out of prison. We will announce when the book comes out and, hopefully, have copies available for sale her at the library.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fund Raiser

The Friends of the Ortonville Library Foundation will be holding a fund raiser on Saturday, November 22 from 9 - 1 p.m. at the Community Center. Sports ENT of Iowa will have hoodies for $18 each or 2 for $35; sweatshirts $15 each or 2 for $28; caps $5 each. Some of the names he has are John Deere, Harley, Country Girl, Fox, Playboy, Tapout, MN State, Mn Vikings, Timberwolves, Wilds. He has beanies and caps for all sports and a limited number of baseball caps. Come up to the Community Center and support the library. All proceeds will go towards library needs.