Saturday, February 23, 2013


The Gridley Branch of Coffey County Library will host “The Kansas Work Ethic of Dwight D. Eisenhower,” a presentation and discussion by Roy Bird at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5.

Young Dwight Eisenhower learned to work hard at an early age. In addition to his daily chores, he worked various jobs from selling vegetables laboring as a farmhand, and working for several years at the Belle Springs Creamery. He managed these jobs while earning good grades in school and participating in sports and community activities. This talk will explore how Ike’s Kansas work ethic prepared him for military and presidential greatness.

From the Emporia Gazette. More about the story at

Roy Bird is the author of Little Ike: Dwight D. Eisenhower's Abilene Boyhood. The book was illustrated by Gwen Battis, and published by The Gridley Library is at 512 Main Street.

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