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New solar panels at New Dosey Township Town Hall added October 2011

Little Library for Cloverton
Weekenders Carole and Ron Hessler built this adorable Little Library for Cloverton. People can leave a book, then take a book to read.


May 2008 – Beverly Carlin


Bev Carlin was born Beverly June Whaley on September 22, 1944, in Wheaton, Minnesota, Traver County. She was one of five children born to Rosella and Chester Whaley. Her parents were farmers and Bev loved living on the farm as a youngster.

Bev attended school for all 12 years in either Wheaton or Morris. After graduating from high school, she went to work as a secretary for the Wheaton Community Hospital.

After marrying Ed Carlin on September 26, 1962, they lived in Herman, then they moved to Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Ed worked for many years at Hypro Engineering.

Beverly and Ed became the parents of 7 children. Jim Carlin and his wife Bonnie live in Isanti, while John and Kay Carlin, along with their sons, Ian and Nathan, reside in Zimmerman. Daughter Angie and her husband Brian Steele live in Milton with their 2 boys, Cole and Devin. Jenny Carlin lives in Princeton. Bill and Amanda Carlin live in Sandstone and have a small son Benny. Robert is single and lives in Isanti also. Lastly, Dale lives in Askov.

During the years that she lived in Colombia Heights, Beverly ran a day-care center out of her home for about 10 years.

Prior to moving to this area permanently, Bev and Ed bought property on Timber Ridge Road here in Cloverton. They had a camper on the place first, then built a little cabin. She says some of her happiest memories are the” spring break” times when she and the kids would come up to the cabin. They had no electricity, thus life was very simple. They had this little cabin for about 12 years.

She and Ed bought their farm and moved to Cloverton in 1994 fulfilling a years-long dream of being farmers. Bev had grown up on a farm and always longed to return to that lifestyle. Their sprawling farm on the intersection of Rutabaga and Tamarack Roads is home to the two of them, many dogs, and lots of beef cattle and pigs. Bev says her favorite part of the farming life is driving the tractor. She strongly disliked the city and is “happy as a lark to be back in the country”.

Beverly served our community as president of the homemakers club known as the “New Dosey Dosies” for 2 years. She was also town treasurer for 8 years. She has been a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sandstone for many years.

Since farming is not an endeavor that provides a solid and dependable income all of the time, Bev has worked out of the home for many years. She was a cook for both of the St. Croix Camps- Boys and Girls- from 1996-2002 when the camps closed down.

She then worked as a cook again for Moose Lake Correctional Facility for about 9 months, until she transferred to the Correction Incarceration Program in Willow River, where she is still employed

As one of the most hardworking people in our community, Bev works her outside job, then comes home to do her part in the farming enterprise. Her energy, drive, pleasant personality and willingness to always help out are appreciated by all of us.

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