Number 68 - January 2012

L.O.W. Annual Meeting Time Is Upon Us

Our Annual Meeting of the Lake of the Woods Steam and Gas Engine Association has been scheduled for 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, located on Rocky Point RD (County RD 17), 6 miles North of Roosevelt.

As it is each year, we have much business to discuss in preparation for this years show; election of directors, discussion of work that needs to be done, ways to improve our show, along with good fellowship with old and/or new friends, and of course enjoy some good refreshments. There may also be some discussion about what additional types of fundraising we can come up with to help support our annual show. Bring your ideas.

Also bring along any of your friends who may be interested in exhibiting, playing with or just looking at any of the Old Tractors, Cars, Engines, Farm Equipment, and other Old Stuff that was used many years ago by our ancestors on the farm, home and etc. Perhaps we can encourage them to become members of our small, but great, organization.

Call Troy Comstock at 424-7455 or Steve LaDuke at 386-1302 or William Olson at 442-6381 for more information about our association and our show.

You’re welcome to volunteer or help with one of the following:

Steam Engines:
Gas and Diesel:

Stationary Engines:

Ladies Activities:
Kid's Activities:
Flea Market:
Gate & Tickets:
Music and Entertainment:
Troy Comstock
Phil Harder
Smitty Jeffrey
Jan Miller
Gary Baus
Troy Comstock
John Anderson
Phil Harder
Jane Jeffrey
Davis Jeffrey
Kathy Comstock
Beth Jeffrey
Kathy Baus
Randy Graves
Donna LaDuke
Jeanine Engen
Randy Graves
Cory Scharf

This year is our 40th show and we need your ideas of what we can do that would make it a special show.

If you have an E-mail address, even if you think I may already have it, please E-mail it to me, because some have changed and are no longer valid. That way I can update you on occasion about what’s going on. If you have an address change, let me know too, the Post office will only forward for about a year, then I may lose you.

It is with a note of sadness that we must report about the loss of one of our members within our Steam Family. Jerold Wahlbeck passed away on December 30, 2011. Jerry was active in playing & singing with the Highway 11 Ramblers on the Pioneer Home porch for several years. His presence will be surely be missed by many.

If you would like a copy of the membership list, please let me know and I'll get one for you.

My phone, 218-442-6381, My E-mail address;

Here are a few websites that were suggested to be included in the newsletter. is Itasca show site is Our show site is an online manuals site is used parts site this one is Albany show site

Remember, our show this year will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2012.

Spread the word to friends, neighbors and acquaintances both far and near about this year’s show dates and invite them to come celebrate our past with us.

Don’t forget, Annual Meeting, 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 12, 2012, at the Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 6 miles North of Roosevelt.