More Old Timers from picture get identified

Neighbors earlier ran this photo of the Fairmont Old Timers, a group of musicians sponsored by the Fairmont Creamery in Moorhead. It was sent in by Norma Draack of Frazee, Minn.

Fairmont Old Timers
We are part of The Trust Project.

Neighbors earlier ran this photo of the Fairmont Old Timers, a group of musicians sponsored by the Fairmont Creamery in Moorhead. It was sent in by Norma Draack of Frazee, Minn.

Neighbors has identified several of the Old Timers? members. Now, more IDs have come in.

Otis "Lars" Larson, Moorhead, says "Charlie," on the left, is his brother Charlie Larson, and "Lars," next to Charlie, is Otis' uncle Lars Henderson.

Eldeane Johnson sends word that "Hogan" is her uncle, Hogan Anderson, a violinist. She remembers that when she was 4 or 5, her grandfather, John Kylstad, took her to the WDAY Radio studios to see the Old Timers perform.

Eldeane, 84, the daughter of Oscar and Inga Kylstad, and one of eight children, was born and raised near Englevale, N.D. She is a 1942 graduate of Verona (N.D.) High School.


Making ends meet

Here's a story about a former employee of the creamery.

Milton Lindell, Sisseton, S.D., writes that he was a high school graduate working for a creamery in Veblen, S.D., in 1936, when a representative of Concordia College called him; his pastor had given his name to Concordia as a possible student.

But Milton didn't have the money to attend the college. Well, the Concordia rep said, many students worked part time to cover their expenses, and since Milton worked in a creamery, he'd have no problem getting similar work in Moorhead.

So he enrolled at Concordia and landed a job at Fairmont in the milk and cream department.

Milton worked a few hours every day of the week (eight hours on Sunday), including college breaks and summers.

He also did some house-sitting for lake people during the summer, mowed lawns and, for a time, worked at the Bluebird Cafe in Moorhead.

With all this, Milton was able to cover his expenses at Concordia: about $700 a year for tuition, books, room, board, the works.


He graduated in 1943.

The creamery building now is a retirement center, which leads Milton to comment, I had thought of visiting the building, but at age 90, they might keep me there.

If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107; fax it to 241-5487; or e-mail

What to read next
In Minnesota, abortion is protected by the state’s constitution and is legal up to the point of viability, which is generally thought to begin at about 24 weeks, when the fetus can survive outside the womb. Those who work with Minnesotans who seek abortions say barriers, both legal and practical, forced some to travel to Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin even prior to the Supreme Court’s decision.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist says it's important to remember that we can't "fix" aging for our parents, but we can listen with empathy and validate their feelings.
“It’s clear that monkeypox has come to Minnesota,” said state Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield. “While our current cases are associated with travel outside Minnesota, we expect we will soon see cases among people who have no travel history or contact with someone who did, indicating that spread within social networks in Minnesota is occurring.”
Your body adjusts to hot weather slowly. So when heat waves hit, you need to know how to hydrate and stay cool to avoid heat-related illness. This is especially true for babies and older adults. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams gets tips from an emergency medicine doctor about how to stay healthy in extreme heat.