The Town Crier's Last Chapter
Some of you may have noted that you have not received a 2014 issue of The Marysburg Town Crier.
In the last edition we had requested your “Memories of the Farm” to include in the 2014 paper and we had stated that it would probably be the last issue. We did not receive any written submissions but are thrilled that we can offer you something in place of The Marysburg Town Crier.
We are pleased to introduce to you the book No Ordinary Man The Memoirs of Alphonse Gerwing. The memoirs were written by Al himself, framed and published by his niece Connie Gerwing. Al’s book was launched late in the fall at about the same time that historically everyone would have received their copy of The Marysburg Town Crier (divine intervention?). “This memoir is an entertaining amalgam of family history, anecdotes and social commentary.” To read it is to hear Al’s voice telling stories of farm life and school adventures in the 30’s, living with Grandpa and Grandma Schulte at Marysburg ......with many delightful and heart-wrenching episodes encompassing his 80+ years. How appropriate that Al should have the last word in the closing chapter of a little newspaper that he created and so loved. Thank you Al and Connie.
To get your copy of “No Ordinary Man”, you may access the following websites:
Books may also be purchased at the Humboldt & District Museum and at McNally Robinson. (ISBN 978-1-928169-38-3)
Please enjoy past issues of The Marysburg Town Crier now available on this site.
Thank you for your past support of our little newspaper, our on-going labours in restoring and maintaining the magnificent Assumption Church and our continued efforts to cultivate, promote and share our love of music at Marysburg.
Any and all donations remain gratefully appreciated.
Thank you and God bless,
The Marysburg Centre of the Arts
with the entire Marysburg Community