Oretha Ruetti put out the word in 1991 that she would like to hear from former students of Nels Ingalsbe, well-known area musician and teacher in the area from 1929 to 1970. She was working on a piece for her “It Happened Here” column in the Advocate. Response was great, and the column ran on Dec. 12 that year.

A similar request more recently has turned up some response. Efforts are afoot to stage a concert/reunion or some other Ingalsbe memorial event. Anyone with memories or a wish to help this happen should contact Brian.Wassenberg@me.com.