Mehlings named 2023 Days of '85 parade marshals


August 4, 2023

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Medicine Rocks Ranch, 1993. From left: Paul Mehling on John, Frank Mehling on Hamilton, Charlene Mehling on Chance, Marcia Mehling on Candy

submitted by Charlene Mehling

Frank Mehling was born at Bayard, Nebraska to parents Irving and Gladys Mehling. His brother, Harlan, was born there also. The area is farming country and Irving wanted to do ranching. At that time there were ranches available in the Ekalaka area so they moved to the area in 1949 and purchased the Pruess ranch 10 miles north of Ekalaka. They named it Medicine Rocks Ranch due to the beautiful neighboring scenery which later became a state park.

Frank attended country schools through 7th and 8th grade. He elected not to attend high school and stayed home to help...

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