The old Hermann grain elevator doesn’t look so old these days
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April 24, 2012 @ 9:15 pm - 10:15 pm
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By Don Kruse, Editor
As the old saying goes, you wouldn’t recognize it anymore.
That’s a fitting way to summarize what people saw on Saturday morning at the restored old MFA grain elevator on East First Street, where they held a ribbon-cutting and a grand opening.
Nearly three years of renovation has turned the old mill and elevator into something special. So much remains, that part of it can be described as a museum. And that’s what Jim Dierberg wanted.
Feed and grain sacks are displayed, as well as photographs that were blown up from old photos. Farm wagons and vintage tractors were parked at the mill for Saturday’s gala affair.
The “Miller’s Office” in front of the old grain elevator was also staged for the grand opening, complete with antique furnishings, seed samples, old ledgers, old flour and feed sacks that were procured at local auctions by Dierberg and his family.
(Read the rest of the story in this week’s Advertiser-Courier)