Upcoming Events This Summer and Fall

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 | Book Signing, Iowa History Journal, Speaking

Mike has a busy summer lined up, with a variety of speeches and appearances. He and Bev will be at the Iowa State Fair for 11 straight days (August 11-21) in the Iowa History Journal booth at the Varied Industries Building, along with several columnists and writers for IHJ. The booth will have most of the back issues of IHJ for sale, as well as many of Mike’s 22 books – including his latest book, Triumph and Tragedy: The Inspiring Stories of Iowa Football Legends Fred Becker, Jack trice, Nile Kinnick and Johnny Bright, The book makes a perfect gift for anyone as Iowa colleges head into football season this fall.

Working at the booth at some point during the 11 days will be Arvid Huisman, longtime newspaper veteran and author of the book Country Roads; John McNeer, who writes the IHJ column “The Way We Were”, and feature writers Bill Sherman and Jessica Lowe. None of the dates are pinned down yet but we will post them as soon as they are.

Other appearances for Mike this summer and fall:

August 3 – Guest speaker at the Tama Historical Society in Tama, at 6:30 p.m.

August 6 – Guest speaker (with Jeff Blatnick, 1984 Olympic champion) at event honoring two-time Olympic wrestler and professional star Brad Rheingans in Appleton, MN

August 11-21 – Bev and Mike at Iowa History Journal booth at Iowa State Fair

September 15-18 – Bev and Mike at IHJ booth at the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo.

September 12 – Featured speaker at Muscatine Noon Rotary Club

September 20 – Featured speaker at Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) annual meeting in Cedar Rapids, 8:30 a.m.

September 26 – West Bend Historical Society

October 1 – Speaker at Alan and Gloria Rice Greco-Roman Hall of Champions inductions in Minneapolis, 7 p.m.

October 6 – Featured speaker at Iowa Retired School Personnel Association meeting in Cedar Rapids

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