Younger Bothers Capture Celebration 16 Sep 11

Notorious bank robbers will be captured near Madelia on Saturday. The 15th annual Younger Brothers Capture Celebration begins with the Oscar Sorbel Breakfast at the Madelia VFW from 8 to 10am Saturday, followed by the presentation of the annual Oscar Sorbel Hometown Hero award. There will be a petting zoo and horse rides available throughout the day, and at High Noon the Farmers State Bank in downtown Madelia will be robbed. A gunfight and the capture of the robbers then takes place at 2:30 seven miles west of Madelia at the Historical Capture Monument. The “World’s Largest Rifle,” a 36-foot Winchester, will be fired after the capture as well. The Magnificent Seven Posse will arrive back in Madelia with the captured Younger Brothers at 3:45, and there will then be a Steak Fry at the Madelia Legion from 5 to 8, followed by live music at 8:30. For more information on the events taking place in Madelia Saturday, log on to and check under “Events.”