OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP!
Support Old Settlers - Wear Your Button!
Have you thought about what it was like 129 years ago?
At the time Old Setters started, Halstead, and Harvey County, were not anything close to what we see today. One thing is common: for 129 years, the patrons of Halstead have desired to celebrate their roots, year after year. Old Settlers is proof that our community cares about heritage and the people who call Halstead home.
Our committee is very diligent in keeping our annual celebration alive and well. The Old Settlers Button is an Emblem of Support. We support our heritage and want Old Settlers to continue for another 129 years.
Wear your 129th Old Settlers BUTTON with Pride!
-Old Settler's Jack and Ann Ratzlaff Royalty
Old Settler’s King and Queen for 2015 is Jack and Ann Ratzlaff. Old Settlers is not new to Jack and Ann, in fact Jack along with Herb Rea began the Old Settler’s tradition of the “Great Race”. The Race was a little wilder back in the day and included horse racing as one of the events. ...Read more
The Harold Rea Award
Good Neighbor Award
Twila Hanley is the recipient of the 128th Old Settlers Good Neighbor Award. Being the humble caring person she is, when asked if she would accept the award, she simply said, “ What do I do to deserve that?” ...Read more
Margaret Kraisinger – Old Settler’s Lifetime Achievement - 2015
Halstead is fortunate to be the home of many extraordinary people. One of those individuals, can be found at Halstead’s Old Hardware Store. Owner Margaret Kraisinger, has been named the 2015 Lifetime Achievement winner for Old Settlers.