Radke Day in Alta

Remembering Orville Radke: Alta’s corn picking phenom

Prompted ‘Radke Day in Alta’ Nov. 4, 1939

Folks that attended the Hanover Festival last Sunday learned about the famous Orville Radke (now deceased), who put Alta on the map, starting in 1939 for his corn picking abilities. Orville’s son Myron Radke, a retired teacher and coach living in Aurelia, set up a display on the Hanover grounds. His presentation not only acquainted listeners with his dad’s accomplishments, […]