2518 Skyline Dr.Beloit, Wise. 53511 Secretary
A little news from southern Wisconsin way. On the date of this writing Jan. 26th we were having snow, strong winds and some ice, which all together wasn't a very desirable day. But for those who can think of the days in the not too distant future of getting the gas tractors, steam engines and other equipment out of their cold silent quarters and ready them for the summer activities, it does help make a day like this pass a little easier. An Xmas party was held in mid December at the school at Milton Junction, Wise, for the members and families. A good pot luck dinner was served, an exchange of presents and movies were shown and a good time was had by every one.
A general membership meeting of the Rock River Threshree was held on January, 22nd at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Durst of Beloit, Wise. The purpose of the meeting was to present the annual report to the members and the election of directors. The officers and directors for the year 1967 are as follows.
Marvin Helgeson, Janesville, Wise., President; Melvin Cassels, Janesville, Wise., V. President; Lloyd Hornbostel, Beloit, Wise, Treasurer; Glenn D. Beedy, Beloit, Wise., Secretary; Duane Richards, So. Beloit, Ill., Director; Walter Durst, Beloit, Wise, Director; Fred Thomson, Milton Junction, Wise, Director.
After the meeting was closed the general conversation became typical of a gas and steamoree club get together. Some movies were shown and a lunch was served by Mrs. Durst. She was assisted by some of the members wives on this task. The activities of the Rock River Threshee will get started off again this spring by having the Rock River cannon ball train ready to run by Memorial Day week end. It will be in operation each sunday for the rest of the summer until the last of September, So you folks who would like to ride a steam train throw the camping gear in the car and spend a weekend with us-lots of antique equipment to see and plenty of room to roam around. Naturally, we think it is a good place to spend a weekend. (However some times there is a difference of opinion around our house when the subject come up Ha.)
The Rock River Threshree Inc., Known as Threshermans park agriculture museum is located 5 Mi. North of Janesville, Wise on U.S. Hwy. 51. And our permanent annual show date is always held on Sat. Sun. & Mon. of Labor day week end. Any one who desires more information on the Rock River Threshree please feel free to contact me at any time.