Letter to the Editor

Former baker

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dear Editor,

It was with great interest when I read about Walt Sehnert celebrating 50 years in the bakery business in McCook.

As I read about this milestone, I was hoping that the good people of McCook remembered my parents, John and Lillian Power, and their part in this 50-year time period. My parents moved to McCook in the spring of 1964 when they purchased the bakery from Walt Sehnert. They ran Power's Bakery as a sole proprietorship from 1964 until 1971.

The business increased to the point that my father needed a partner, so he asked Walt to return, and they jointly ran the bakery which they renamed The Dutch Oven.

My parents were in this partnership with the Sehnerts until 1974 when they sold their half of The Dutch Oven to Walt, and they purchased a smaller bakery in Sterling, Colo.

My parents always had such fond memories of McCook and its citizens. The bakery business in McCook was very good to them, and they were forever grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the good people of McCook.

Thank you.

Jon Power,

Irvine, Calif.

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  • About 1000 mornings and 1000 miles ago my dad took me along on a run for some localy famous cinnamon bread at the Dutch Oven Bakery to make french toast. Thirty plus years later on a similar visit to a 5 star bakery in Northern California I spotted some of the same and in a nostalgic moment rushed home to re-live the experience. Memories are funny things for I consider myself a good cook now but the french toast of that morning did not compare somehow. Thanks for the memory!

    -- Posted by boonesc on Mon, Aug 20, 2007, at 6:26 PM
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