Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Ken Nohavec's 75th Birthday Party Is This Friday
At this time in 1941, Franklin D Roosevelt was president as the nation debated whether or not to enter the second world war.
Congress had passed the Lend-Lease Act, giving president the power to sell, lend, and lease war supplies to other nations.
The U.S. population was 133,402,471.
Federal debt had ballooned to $57.5 billion under FDR's New Deal.
U.S. unemployment was 10%.
The cost of a first-class stamp was $0.03.
And Dorchester-area farmer Ken Nohavec was making his grand entrance into the world.
Ken turns 75 on June 23. To celebrate, his family is throwing a birthday bash at the Dorchester Legion hall this Friday, June 24.
In Ken's honor, an open house and social will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A wild and crazy polka dance -- with the Polka Dudes -- will start at 6 p.m., going strong until 10 p.m.
Birthday cards may be sent to 747 County Road 1800, Crete, NE 68333.