The Marshall County Museum is hosting another Second Friday Brown Bag Lunch Event on Friday, April 11 at noon in the Conference Room. Bring your sack lunch to the museum and enjoy a presentation by Argos resident, author and lecturer, Joe Krom, about his book, “Heart of a Warrior.” “Heart of a Warrior, The True Saga of Sweet Breeze and William Wells,” is set during the Indian Wars. The book tells the story of Indiana before statehood through the adventures of Sweet Breeze, daughter of Chief Little Turtle, and her husband, Wild Carrot, who was captured as a youth and raised among the Miami and served as a scout for General Anthony Wayne. Enjoy a slice of local history and purchase a copy of the book in the museum gift shop! Enjoy the Brown Bag Lunch Event at the Marshall County Museum, 123 N. Michigan St. in downtown Plymouth. Call 574-936-2306 for more information.
Joe Krom was raised in the Wabash County communities of North Manchester, Laketon, and Roann, all located on the Eel River. In his youth he helped operate the family water powered flour mill. After graduating from high school at Northfield in 1963, he received a B.S. in mathematics from Manchester College in 1967. In 1972 he received an M.S. in mathematics from Indiana State University. He has additional graduate credits at Notre Dame University, Indiana University, and Purdue University.
For many years Mr. Krom taught mathematics in Indiana public schools. He coached cross-country each fall and track each spring. In 1991 Indiana Computer Educators honored him as state “Teacher of the Year.”
Joe Krom enjoys searching the by-ways for interesting tid-bits of local history. Upon retiring from teaching, he pursued his interest in history by researching events incorporated into his historical novel “Heart of a Warrior: The True Saga of Sweet Breeze and William Wells.” He gives lectures at area historical societies, libraries, and book clubs. He enjoys canoeing, landscape photography, and traveling the great outdoors. He volunteers for several community organizations, especially helping in the restoration of the Stockdale Mill at Roann.
He resides in Argos, Indiana, with his wife Anita. They have two children: Matthew in Cambridge, MA; and Nicole in South Bend, IN.