Clay shoots down Farm Bureau/Beautification Committee, icon


By on Wed, July 14, 2010

What ever the story is, Mr Olsen’s recently bereaved family deserves, better.

He was beloved. His funeral was almost a state event. Hundreds turned out. At the county fair, where Olsen was a member of the governing board, organizers renamed the show ring in his honor.

Based on what we know now, it is too early to bury those cherished memories along with the man. Several sources — most of them now embarrassed to admit they gave their trust so freely — say they can’t account for all of the money at the local farm bureau chapter. There are conflicting reports about money that may be missing from Beautification Committee accounts. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no official reports of wrongdoing with any law enforcement agency.