May 20th, 2013
Many exciting things have been happening regarding our efforts to establish a home for our museum.
In February, we applied and received a $15.000 grant from the Joe Ingram Trust Fund in Salisbury, Missouri. This will allow us to pay for the necessary renovations to meet the physical requirements needed to occupy the upstairs of the City Hall. As I write this, the upstairs is being completely rewired, insulation will be blown in, heating/ac installed, and the bathroom and back entrance will be made handicapped accessible.
Plans for our 3rd annual membership meeting and program are being finalized. The meeting will be held May 23, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Plantation Antiques & Interiors, 117 E. Broadway, Brunswick, Missouri. Mr. Benchley, head of the Mormon Visitor’s Center in Independence, Missouri, will present the program. He will talk about the Mormon history in Dewitt, Missouri. EVERYONE IS INVITED.
A Facebook and Web page is in the works. The Facebook page will hopefully be up and running around the first of the month.
We continue to make visits to other area museums once a quarter. Our plans are to visit the railroad museum in Moberly sometime this summer. Mr. Lloyd Deierling, one of our honorary board members, is curator of that museum.
You asked about our membership dues. They are as follows: Bronze – $25.00
Family – $35.00
Silver – $50.00
*Gold – $100.00
*Gold members will receive a complimentary DVD featuring historical photos of Brunswick.
April 25th, 2013
Come enjoy the ambience of the unique shops, restaurants and bed & breakfasts in historic Downtown Brunswick, Missouri on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 4 – 8 pm. $15 purchases an imprinted glass and a participating merchants map. Pick up your ticket & glass from 4 – 7 pm across from Plantation Antiques in downtown Brunswick and then visit the following wineries that will be represented: St. James, Bushwacher, Fahrmeier, Cooper Oak, Adam Puchta, Wenwood, Windy Wine, and Pirtle
April 22nd, 2013
You are invited to join the Cash Mob support the local economy by visiting Madison Street Lounge on Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m.
February 16th, 2013
Chariton County farmer, Kenny Reichert, was recognized as one of the ntion’s conservation leaders January 29 at the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Reichert, who owns and operates a farm near Brunswick and is chair of the Chariton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors, received the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award from Jason Weller, acting chief of the USDA’s Natural REsources Conservation Service (NRCS). The award recognizes an individual who provides superior service to the conservation community in promoting and leading conservation on private lands. The late Olin Sims was a Wyoming rancher and NACD president whose life was distinguished by years of volunteerism to conservation.
“Like Olin Sims, Kenny Reichert sees conservation of natural resources as more than something you just do for yourself and for the benefit of your own farm or ranch. It’s something you do to benefit your neighbors, community, state and country.” Weller said.
Reichert has been practicing and advocating no-till planting for nearly 30 years, and has served a key role in promoting conservation activities through NRCS’ Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). Reichert’s efforts have been key in getting farmers in his area to implement practices that are helping to improve water quality in the MIssissippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. REichert also has become an untiring promoter of soil health. He guided the Chariton County SWCD board in organizing two workshops to promote soil-health-building practices like cover crops. More than 300 peoPle attended the workshops.
Reichert also steered the Chariton County SWCD’s efforts in working with NRCS, the MIssouri Department of Natural REsources, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the University of Missouri and private businesses to develop a soil health demonstration farm. The farm is one of two in the nation that is testing which cover crops perform best at improving soil health and water quality.
“I have never seen as much excitement as there is now with cover crops,” Reichert says. “We’re just revisiting the days of my grandfather. They were using cover crops without knowing the science behind why they worked. Now we have the technology and research to back up why they make such good sense.”
To help alleviate fears of his fellow farmers who were concerned with the costs and effectiveness of completely changing their farming practices, Reichert represented his district in encouraging the Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission to implement a pilot cost-share program in Chariton County for cover crops.
Reichert says he is honored to receive the Olin Sims award, but adds that he doesn’t view what he does as anything special.
“To me, I’m just doing what I should be doing,” he says. “And it isn’t just me doing these things; it’s the “Chariton County) board. I just happen to be chairman and am out front.”
January 14th, 2013
Karen D. Brinkman, Acting State Conservationist Missouri NRCS State Office, writes, “Kenny Reichert of Chariton County will be this year’s recipient of the Olin Sims Award, which will be presented at the National Association of Conservation District (NACD) Supervisors Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas the last week of January! I was honored to be able to contact Kenny this morning to let him know that he was chosen as this year’s winner. He will be recognized at the NACD conference by Acting Chief Weller. We will do a news release once the Chief makes the announcement at the Conference.”
December 1st, 2012
Did you know . . . Eight people and one team will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Wednesday, Dec 5 at Kirksville. One of them will be Brunswick’s own, Darold Knowles. Knowles, who had a successful 16-year major league career, is mostly remembered for the 1972, 1973, and 1974 Oakland Athletics who won back to back to back World Series Championships. In 1973, Darold set a major league record appearing in all seven games as relief pitcher for the Athletics against the NY Mets. This record has never been tied or broken.