On Saturday, Oct. 12, Ron Brakke was honored as a recipient of an Alumni Achievement Award from Augustana University at the 67th Annual Alumni Achievement Awards Banquet at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux Falls. He graduated from Forestburg High School in 1958 and from Augustana University in 1963 and has had a long life of success ever since.

Brakke is a Senior Executive Consultant with Brakke Consulting (BC), a firm he started in 1986 and sold at the end of December 2018. BC is the leading consulting firm serving the global animal health, veterinary and pet care markets. 

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The bouncy houses and train rides were a popular place for families with young kids during the annual Forestburg Melon Festival on Saturday evening.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the town of Forestburg was buzzing with the enjoyment of its seventh annual Forestburg Melon Festival. Hundreds of people joined in the fun that included a car show, bean bag tournament, live music, bouncy houses and train rides for kids, a delicious meal and, of course, the selling and eating of melons. A couple of new things added this year were a food vendor from McWhorter Entertainment who sold some of the finest fair food and several vendor booths with people selling a variety of homemade and company-owned goods. 

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THE FORESTBURG Farmer’s Elevator’s Board of Directors line up for a picture. Left to right are: General Manager Steve Gaston, Jim Hoffman, Arthur Kneen, Wenton Wormstadt, Troy Olson and Richard Alt.

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Forestburg Farmers Elevator Co. celebrated its 100-year anniversary with an open house held at the Artesian Community Center. The open house consisted of a social hour, dinner, and video power point and speakers that covered the history of the elevator. There were also beanbag games and inflatables for added entertainment. General Manager Steve Gaston said that the purpose of the event was to get together and reminisce. He added that it was a way to thank the farmers and communities for their patronage.

The current Board of Directors for the Forestburg Farmers Elevator Co. consists of Troy Olson, Wenton Wormstadt, Richard Alt, Arthur Kneen and Jim Hoffman. There are currently four employees including Steve Gaston who has been there 38 years, Mollie Ebersdorfer who has been an employee for 26 years, Joe Grassel who has been there 36 years and the most recent addition, Dave Brown, who has been an employee at the elevator for three years.

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