‘This old barn’ ready for next chapter in Porath history

The fifth and sixth generation are ready to take over. Ryan and Matt with their

families stand in front of the barn last Saturday. On the left are Ryan and Trisha

with Camden, Ally and Sophia. On the right are Matt and Emily with Grace,

Cameron and Caleb.

Great-great-grandsons take over the farm


This old barn has a shot at immortality. It was put up by Ernest “Bill” Porath 100 years ago on his farm a mile east of Newell. One cupola on the top proudly says “Porath,” another “1914.” 

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