Selvig will leave unique impression in Willmar lore
Dick Selvig, who wrote for this newspaper in the 1950s, died Oct. 6 at age 85. I knew him in his latter years but that was seeing only the tip of a fascinating iceberg.
He is remembered by oldtimers as a gifted ballplayer -- both baseball and fast-pitch -- a WW II soldier, author, councelor, municipal judge, a wise-cracking tough guy, and self-admittedly, a belligerent drunk.
His rowdy years came first.