Eighty-two years ago this week, Lindsborg celebrated the formal dedication of the Swensson Memorial Band Shell with a live performance by the Bethany College Band. Born out of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), native stone and the muscle of men who were eager to be employed during the Great Depression, the Band Shell was a marvel of design and function that still shines today. Watch Video
Instead of a power nap, Dale Sader uses powered flight to get energized at the end of the day. The long time pilot and rural Lindsborg resident loves sharing the sky and the feeling of freedom found in his 2-seat ultralight aircraft. Over the years he has given the gift of flight to over 135 passengers, including his dog, Sako who now wears goggles and regularly straps in for a ride in the sky….(Read more, watch Video)
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.
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