May 2021

George Gillund's military headstone stands proudly in Hope Lutheran Cemetery south of Minneota.

A century ago ...

Situated in a large family plot surrounded with new grass blades fighting for dominance with the old ones rests a white military headstone, slightly marred by a century of exposure to the elements,

This sign hung above the Ghent establishment from 1934-2011. It now is displayed inside the garage of Rick and Denise Vierstraete of Ghent.


As Denise Vierstraete pressed the button to raise the door to a large garage on her property, the memories of the former Silver Dollar Bar in downtown Ghent came seeping out.


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