March 18, 2023, Bob Emerson gave a presentation on Native American artifacts, which he has been collecting. Emerson is a retired Social Studies teacher who taught almost 30 years at the former Plainview High School. Collecting Native American artifacts has been a passion he has followed his entire life. In addition to local finds, he has found some in other states. He worked with an archaeologist in New Mexico, Iowa, and Illinois. In addition to his teaching, Bob was also involved with sports, namely basketball and baseball.
April 8, 2023: Murder! Lynching! In Plainview?
Yes, it really happened. Sheri Sexton talked about this and some other happenings in the area. While researching family history, Sheri read many newspapers from the 1870's and, while doing so, noted some 'shocking' happenings in our area. Besides the murder and lynching in Plainview, she also read about a murder in Hyde Park township and the escape of convicted murderers while being transported to Stillwater on a riverboat.
Sheri and her husband, Vince, operate a dairy farm near Millville.
Video provided by: Patty Zabel-Duden
April 15, 2023 - Attorney, author, and Plainview High School graduate John Mulligan gave a presentation to discuss his latest book, regarding overlooked and forgotten events in city history.
Mulligan, who now lives in Minneapolis, is the author of four novels. He is working on his latest book, 'It actually Happened.' a non-fiction account of overlooked and forgotten events in Plainview history.
He discussed the state of his research on three topics in his book: The 1963 PEH basketball team's success in the post-season tournament, the murder of a female PHS student in 1960, and the use of migrant workers at Lakeside Packing Company in the 1950's.