Monday, April 02, 2007

A local landmark in the DM Register

One of our town's local treasures, the Humeston Livestock Auction, is featured in an article in last Sunday's Des Moines Register. The angle on the article is about the food served at the auction, provided by local church groups, but it does touch on the sense of community that we have here.

I live a mile from the auction as the crow flies; on Monday evenings and Tuesdays, I can hear calves bawling and the loudspeakers calling up pens of calves from outside the building. We are good friends with 1/2 of the owners of the auction (and on good terms with the other half), a couple of sisters who were left the auction by their father. It is truly an institution in this town.

A surprisingly good article for the DM Register!


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