June 1, 2018 – Club Assembly. All committees met.
June 8, 2018 – Polly Heberlein, Dana Gunn, and Jean Kinneberg spoke about Community Spirit Caledonia and the upcoming Children’s Wheelie Funfest on June 16. Their focus is on families. They also do fundraising.
June 15, 2018 – Melissa Wray explained her launch of podcast production. She is focusing on small town culture. Each episode is about 20 minutes long. Podcast is a growing medium. It’s a rising news medium, people can listen on a smartphone and oral stories make sense to our brains. She uses a portable device to record where people are. She does her own editing. . .3 to 8 hours edit down to a 20-minute podcast. She can be found at mnstory.org as well as on social media.
June 22, 2018 – Casey Klug shared information about the Kingston Street renewal project. The sewer and water pipes needed to be updated due to their age and condition. Since the street would be dug up, the city also will redo the street itself. It will be widened in the block in front of the Farmhouse Eatery. The project is to be finished by October 31. In the meantime, traffic is rerouted and homes and business places on the street have to find alternative ways to access property.
June 29, 2018 – Miranda Moen has been working with the Crystal Creek Canyon Project. She is an architect and is a Masters student at Iowa State. She studied in Norway for a few months last year. She is writing a book about abandoned farmsteads in Minnesota and how the architecture is a part of the cultural heritage. She is particularly interested in the Norwegian American architecture in the Midwest. Another interest is how farm economy interacts with architecture.