on Oct 26, 2014
When you see a list of the top athletes of the 20th century, you frequently think of Jim Brown, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali and Todd Bollig. Terry Kerber co-authored a book on one of the most popular athletes of the 20th century, Major Taylor, a black cyclist. Most of us are unaware of Taylor’s challenges and accomplishments. Join us to learn this fascinating story from the author himself.
Posted by Yasaman Rajaeian
on Oct 28, 2014
As kids, they loved playing with different kinds of toys and trinkets. Growing up as neighbors, Mike Danielson and Charles Eide loved to play with remote control planes and helicopters. Never did they think that their hobbies would become their career one day.
Charlie is the founder of Eidecom, a media and event company. Togehter, he and his partner Mike run the company. It is amazing what they have photographed with their aerial photography and the company they have built with it.
The most interesting part of their presentation was when they brought up the use of the word "drone." The media has negatively blown up the use of drones, and this has been a pet peeve for Charles and Mike. They do not fly drones, they fly remote control aircraft. Unfortunately, people assume that they are drones and they associate those devices with government drones and other warcraft. With proper training, flying one of their remote controlled aircraft is virtually harmless.
Mike started a Fly Safe Training Program for that exact reason. People can pay to come learn proper flying skills and procedures in a 6 week course. At the end of the course, if they pass the test, they get an official certification to be able to fly. Mike and Charles stress that if you have a solid foundation of flying and proper training, it can be safe to fly one of these aircrafts.
Posted by Krista Kronlokken
on Oct 02, 2014
Have you ever heard of the Sea Wing Disaster? The Sea Wing Disaster is the least known but biggest river accident in Minnesota. Ninety-eight people were killed in this terrifying accident. It's hard to believe that so many people died on one boat and yet the story was almost lost in history.
Luckily, author Frederick Johnson put many years into researching this disaster. Once he got all the information, he wanted to share this story with Minnesotans. He ended up writing a book that captures all of the detail (much of it pretty gruesome) of this fascinating story. He highlighted key aspects of the event last week during our meeting. It was a horrifying story but it was one worth telling.
For more information on the book, visit the Goodhue County Historical Society. You can also purchase this book and others by Mr. Johnson on Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble.