Carmen Sevcik: High Crop Hill to Valley Pond

Carmen Sevcik Carmen Sevcik's school bus mobile
I met Carmen Sevcik a few weeks ago during the controlled burn of Hidden Valley Park. She had just moved into one of the Valley Pond townhomes where we live.

Norman and Carmen Sevcik profileCarmen’s known to many in the area because she and her husband Norm collected high crop tractors, especially Farmall, Case, and International Harvester. (Her dad, Palmer Fossum, collected vintage Ford tractors.) The Sevcik farm in Wheatland Township was known as High Crop Hill and many of their tractors were featured in the book, The Big Book of Farmall Tractors. See the screenshot of the profile from the book on the right. Norman died in 2008.

Carmen’s a club officer for Rice County Steam and Gas Engines and is also well-known to many Northfield kids, as she’s driven a school bus for many years for Benjamin Bus. That’s a school bus mobile on her porch.


  1. Char Hamblin said:

    Very nice article, Griff!

    May 24, 2010
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Thanks, Char. I’ll be sure to keep it a secret that you’re Carmen’s sibling. 😉

    May 25, 2010
  3. Jill Metz said:

    This is a very nice article Griff. Carmen is a wonderful lady! She is so kind and always has a smile on her face. I feel very fortunate to have her as a family friend. If you don’t know Carmen and her family you should get to know them – just wonderful people all around!!

    May 26, 2010

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