A Delightful Iowa Memoir

More Country Roads:

More Stories, Opinions and Imaginations of an Iowa Country Boy

Arvid Huisman





Arvid Huisman has been a journalist for many years, publishing the Creston News Advertiser, when his Country Roads column began. His regular poignant and winsome column still runs in the Iowa History Journal. He has composed more than 900 Country Roads columns. 

After retiring from the newspaper career, he was a development director for the Salvation Army in Central Iowa. Arvid writes from his heart to and about the people he holds dear–folks whose values and memories were created in the rural Midwest.

My Thoughts: I’ve enjoyed Arvid’s delightful stories for years. For years my sister taught art in Creston, where he was the newspaper publisher. She was always bringing his columns to share. I later discovered he’d published this compilation of some of them. Sure wish you could still get the first volume. Whenever the new issue of Iowa History Journal arrives in the mail, County Roads is the first page I turn to.

Arvid has a lively sense of humor, a great memory for details, and such endearing stories.

More Country Roads is available for $16.50 (includes shipping) from Huisman Communications, 9602 Bishop Drive, #59, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Arvid Huisman was kind enough to write an endorsement for Leora’s Dexter Stories: The Scarcity Years of the Great Depression and also Leora’s Early Years: Guthrie County Roots.


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