Up on No. 2nd Street, where 9th Ave. North would run into the house is the former home of the Trainor or Trainer family in the '40's. I lived in the Lutheran Home at 234 9th Ave. No., at that time. As children, we were not allowed to leave the grounds at the west end of the block. One summer afternoon there was a commotion at the Trainor house. There were no adults present, only an Evelyn Halligan who was babysitting the Trainor children. She claimed there was a ghost in the house and fearful of danger to any of the small children entrusted to her care. At one point there was, what appeared to be, a spectral figure at an upstairs window. Was it a ghost, a spirit, or some other para-normal figure? I have no idea. I emailed Evelyn Halligan a number of years ago and reminded her of the event. She remembered the event and stated that she believed it to be real. I often wondered whether it was older neighborhood kids trying to spook us.
Thanks Bill. I try to get back to FD quite often to see my parents. I feel like I'm one of the oldsters when you mention KVFD, KUEL, KWMT, and others that have come and gone like the rest of us. I graduated in 1964 from FDHS. What memories I have of FDHS. I won't bore anyone with the days way back when. Good Luck on the page.
Hi Bill!! Thanks - good to be back. A fresh start! I'm so happy to see your site doing so well. Now, to get our "bicycle" on and get ready for RAGBRAI. We are south this year - along 80. Want to join us for a day or two?? LOL! We always have room for more!
Bill, thanks for the welcome. I am the team leader of the Paranormal Research & Investigations of Ft. Dodge. I would like to let all members know we do a free community service for Ft. Dodge and the surrounding areas of Ft. Dodge by offering a thorough, 100%, complete and accurate paranormal investigation for those that don't know where to go or who to call if they are having any kind of unexplainable activity on or in their property. Of course we do welcome donations to help cover cost and expenses. We would like to hear from anyone that may have had or are having any paranormal experiences. Again, thanks for the welcome Bill. Geo. Walker
Thank You for all You have done for all of us. I had a very good friend back in 1977 when I worked at NAPA Auto Parts. His name (I'm trying to remember) was Ron Grady. He sold me my very first snowmobile which I really liked. It was a solid black Artic Cat. Ron was a great guy who would always get me running again after I showed out too much on my Artic Cat and blew something up. If You knew Ron, please email me at Orr_Ken@Att.Net and give me some updates. Thanks again, Ken Orr (:>)
My English is a bit rusty, but it is good to practice. Looking in my old yearbook, you were a sophmore, when I gratuated. You were a classmate of Sheryl Bradley. Her brother Mark, was also a senior in my class. Mark was a good friend of my, back than. That is why I knew Sheryl. They lived on south 24 street. Funny thing is, if you have acces to a yearbook of '77, on page 43 where my picture is. You see them both standing on the right corner of that picture. At least, I know it's them. They were waiting for me, back then, to go home.
Anyway, it feels really good to be back in Fort Dodge, even if it is by this way.
Reinder (yes I know, I heard a lot of reindeers back then)
Why a class of '79 would welcome a '57 is beyond me but thanks, Bill. And, I was working at KVFD long before you....the high school had a 2 hours Sat. morning show....mainly just music and some very lame patter. I did it around 1956-57: Drexel Peterson, Ed Breen, memories. OOPS..just ralized this is YOUR site. I thoughtit was just a generic site. I also thought Pat Boone would never make it. J Sells Freer
Thanks. I am looking forward to reconnecting with all those I knew while growing up in Fort Dodge (FDHS Class 1963). Have many friends both in FDHS & SEHS. Will devote more time to the site after the holidays. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!