By Barb Cross
The Observer 

Destroyed Building Once A Blacksmith Shop


January 23, 2020

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. Beautiful out there this morning, blue and calm.

No smell of smoke in the air, unlike one day this past week when the fire department was called to douse a fire which totally destroyed a storage building currently owned by the McKown family. The building was used for storage and was originally used as a blacksmith shop by Walter Schuemaker. We are sorry for the loss.

Walter was in Banner County in 1915 in the Flowerfield area and moved to Harrisburg in 1920 after his marriage to local gal Luella Van Pelt.

Walter also helped in the constru...

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