Harley Overseth, president of the Mobridge Rodeo Association, is one of those men who favors a grill for his cooking.He
is no novice at cooking; he's
been at it for years. He
is strictly a Mobridge product, born at the old Railroad Hospital
in Mobridge and grew up in Mobridge with two brothers and a sister.
After high school, Harley
, Bill Mott and Roger Seidel set out on their own to work at a track in Littleton, Colo., Bill as a trainer and the other two at whatever track job they found.
"We went broke," sighed Harley
, "Slept in 4-H barns...until a dad came and rescued us."
Bill went on to the work he
loved and Harley
returned to work for Rueben Scherle building pole barns.
heard Krauses were going to sell, he
wanted to buy it.The bank discouraged by his
age (19) refused to finance the venture, so the Krauses did it themselves.
Working hard, Harley
succeeded, and paid the loan off in five years with his
wife Carrie's help.Working for Scherle during the winters also helped.
"I learned most of my cooking from Mrs. Krause, but Carrie did most of the cooking during our drive-in days.And, ah yes, the Harleyburgers!"He
admits to his
cooking goofs.There was the time he
made kuchens and nearly burned the house down.He
didn't realize they raised when baking and his
ran over in the oven, setting the oven afire.
"I thought I'd learned my lesson, but didn't I turn around and do the same thing over again!"
Then there was the time he
was making a recipe that called for egg whites, and not really thinking, called his
wife to complain, "We don't have any white eggs, they are all brown."Carrie set him straight.
No wonder he
favors grilling his
meals."My problem now is that I get carried away with quantities."After a few years he sold out, worked a short time at the Fireside and then bought the A &W.In 1994, Harley went to work in real estate appraisals and sales for the Key Agency.