By Stan Rauch, Manager
The Sneve Homestead house here at the village is in the process of getting a new cement foundation. It will be moved just 10 feet or so west of its current location. This historic structure was the first frame building in Brookings County. It was traded to Svend Sneve for a lumber wagon and then pulled across frozen Lake Campbell with oxen to the Sneve homestead.
Another historic building that is also getting a new cement foundation is the Gross Store. Originally named the Leroy Store, it was built by E.R.C. Gross to accommodate farmers who brought cream to the Gross’ Ashgrove Farm Creamery and who needed staple groceries. It was also the Leroy Post Office before there was rural delivery.
The Northern Bull Riding Tour is coming right up at the village this Friday evening. There’s a Calcutta at 6:30 and then the exciting bull riding begins at 7:00. The mechanical bull will be back again this year too, along with the Madison Fire Department and their beer tent fundraiser. Good Prairie Village food will also be available.
We are especially looking forward to this year’s bull ride event as there will be a large increase in seating capacity as the arena has been set up in the tractor pull track where the big bleachers are located. There will be plenty of seating for everyone. This is a popular event for the entire family so come on out Friday evening. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 age 6-12, and free for age 5 and under. Prairie Village season passes accepted.