50 years in the dugout ends for Elsie | West Central Tribune

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Elsie Klemmetson, left, keeps the scorebook during an undated VFW baseball game in Willmar. Rand Middleton

50 years in the dugout ends for Elsie

Email News Alerts

Elsie Klemmetson has hinted at retirement before but this time he means it. He's turned in his VFW uniforms, scorebooks and lineup cards.

Advertisement

That gesture finalizes a 50-year association with youth baseball.

"I just can't see the outfield," he said. "I have to ask (someone on the bench), 'What happened out there?'

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call 320-214-4364 and we can help you.

Advertisement
Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

(320) 214-4334
Advertisement