Meeting “the boys”

The memoirs of Carl and Roy Malmsten were the subject of the annual program at Burt County Museum Thursday morning. Nearly 40 people attended the program, hosted by Karen Jackson, the originator of the museum’s summer display titled, “How Burt County Played a Role in the Development and Expansion of the JC Penney Company.” Carl, Roland, Victor and Roy Malmsten were four brothers, three of whom were born in Burt County, who become partners in several JCPenney Co. stores in the early 20th Century. Others taking part in the program included, from left: Jim Groth, who read the part of Roy Malmsten; Steve Peck, who voiced Carl Malmsten; and Butch Hug, who portrayed James Cash Penney. Among those attending were Marilyn Castle from Lake Mills, Iowa, and Caroline Hug from Lincoln. The sisters are great-nieces of Carl Malmsten.

The memoirs of Carl and Roy Malmsten were the subject of the annual program at Burt County Museum Thursday morning. Nearly 40 people attended the program, hosted by Karen Jackson, the originator of the museum’s summer display titled, “How Burt County Played a Role in the Development and Expansion of the JC Penney Company.” Carl, Roland, Victor and Roy Malmsten were four brothers, three of whom were born in Burt County, who become partners in several JCPenney Co. stores in the early 20th Century. Others taking part in the program included, from left: Jim Groth, who read the part of Roy Malmsten; Steve Peck, who voiced Carl Malmsten; and Butch Hug, who portrayed James Cash Penney. Among those attending were Marilyn Castle from Lake Mills, Iowa, and Caroline Hug from Lincoln. The sisters are great-nieces of Carl Malmsten.