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Milford's Royalty, Honors, and Awards
1928 Story County Diamond Jubilee

Margaret Hereim `30 (Middle Row- Right of Right Picture) represented Milford Twp in the 1928 Festivities. She married Williard Gilreath '33, who had attended Milford. Her mother was a teacher at Milford Twp and Mrs Margaret Gilreath also was a teacher at Milford Twp for the third and fourth grade for a number of years in the 1940's. See page 169. She also was a very short term fill-in for the fifth and sixth grades when Mrs Claude Smith retired six weeks into the school term but before Mrs A.C. Everett started and finished the year 1947-'48. Related story on page 172.

Future Milford Twp resident, Irene (Rasmusson) Jacobson, (Bottom Right of Left Picture) represented Richland Township (Fernald area) in the 1928 Diamond Jubilee at Ames. Irene married Howard Jacobson and moved to Milford in about 1941. Picture on page 317. This Jubilee was a celebration of the seventy-five years from the time of the founding of Story County in 1853. Milford Twp was formed in 1858. Before this the west portion of our township was included in Franklin Township.

The girl in the top center of the left photo, from Grant Township, Laura Christensen, was selected Queen. She was presented a $150 Diamond Ring and the other candidates received a gold wrist watch.

1959 Iowa Queen of the Furrow- Janice Radabaugh> <1965-- King of Kids in Des Moines --Rick Borton

Left: In 1965 Rick Borton, 5 years of age, was named King of Kids in Des Moines in a Kids Health Contest sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Rick is the son of Art Borton `57 and Janice Radabaugh Borton `61. Rick a 1978 graduate of Nevada Comm and continues to live in Milford Twp with his wife, Tracy, and two sons, Nick and Lance. He works for UPS and earned a 15-yr accident free safe driving award in 2006. He has served on the Co 4-H Council and Fair Board. His Mom, Janice Radabaugh (right), was selected the 1959 Iowa Queen of the Furrow and was killed in a tractor accident in 1969. Her only sibling, Don, was also killed in a tractor upset in 1960. Other farm deaths page 70 & 72.

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