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Writer Thoma to appear at Murray County Fairgrounds

SLAYTON -- The Murray County Historical Society and the Murray County Agricultural Society will host writer, reporter and editor Scott Thoma for a presentation at the Murray County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 under the tent. Thoma is th...

SLAYTON - The Murray County Historical Society and the Murray County Agricultural Society will host writer, reporter and editor Scott Thoma for a presentation at the Murray County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18  under the tent. Thoma is the author of “Out of the Blue,” the true story of one family’s experience during the 1968 Tracy Tornado.

 

Next year marks the 50th Anniversary of the tornado that rose up in Murray County, crossed the Lake Shetek area and devastated the town of Tracy. The storm killed nine and injured 125. Thoma’s presentation will speak to that tornado and touch on other weather events such as the Chandler-Lake Wilson tornado of 1992.

 

Thoma is a native of Tracy and is uniquely qualified to speak about the Tracy tornado, having lived through the destruction. He is a sports reporter and editor who lives in Willmar. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories and experiences with tornadoes and other extreme weather events during the discussion period at the end of the presentation.

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