Lindsborg artisan Brian Holdsworth uses a coal fired forge to heat steel to over 900 degrees Fahrenheit, pounding and shaping an old world symbol to celebrate Little Sweden’s past, present and future. When finished, the steel branches and leaves of the Järnkors will grace the northwest corner of … (Read more/see video)
Instead of a stone monument, new memories were made to mark the passing of 150 years in Lindsborg over the Independence Day weekend as thousands with a connection to Little Sweden connected with each other. This photo essay by Olivia Garretson is a snapshot of some of the festivities that took place to honor the growing community launched by Swedish immigrants in 1869.
The Lindsborg swim team hosted a quad meet over the weekend at the municipal pool in Riverside Park. The aquatic festival was a chance for families to gather and watch a medley of 80 events as competitors from ages 5 to 18 hit the water and raced for the gold.
Bailey Roberts saw a need at Smoky Valley High School to improve the recycling program. The 2019 SVHS graduate worked diligently through her senior year to find grant money and allies in the community to launch the plan. Watch the VIDEO.
The cast and crew from Broadway RFD’s Peter Pan Jr., delighted fans over the weekend with the presentation of the time honored fairy tale of the boy who refuses to grow up….click for photo essay
A blue sky painted over the Midsummer’s festival in Lindsborg was the perfect canopy for Swedish music, dancing and food in downtown and Riverside Park for the day long event. Our photo essay by Randy McKinney provides a quick journey through the 2019 festival and hopefully stands as an invitation for those yearning to come home to Little Sweden.
Another sweet summer in the Smoky Valley has swimmers enjoying the Lindsborg Municipal Swimming Pool again, where all ages can gather for a cool time in the water. ….Watch VIDEO
Long before the Dala Horse was a signature art form in Lindsborg, the handcrafted toy was carved by woodsmen in Sweden for their children to enjoy. Watch the video to meet the some of the people who are carrying on the Swedish tradition of Dalahäst craftsmanship here in Lindsborg.
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