In anticipation of the upcoming ‘Live Greeting Card Windows’ here is a throwback to the event in 1997 as found in the Nov. 27 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. This year’s event will happen on Monday, November 28.
Mr. C. R. Sheetz of Freeport, Ill., a nephew of Dr. Sheetz, has arrived in town with the intention of locating permanently. In company with the Doctor he is to go into the new Brick Drug store on the corner of Thorington and State Streets.
On Nov. 11 communities all over the country came together to honor those who have served in the military. To show appreciation for the sacrifices they and their families have made to ensure a better quality of life for everyone.
It is also an opportunity for Veterans to share their knowledge and experiences to teach future generations.
Pharmacists Mutual was the location for a coffee hosted by the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce in November. Bill Hedges, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Pharmacists Mutual (left) spoke to the group as well as Pharmacist Mutual CEO Ed Yorty.
The photo above shows Dolores Marlow, Joan Zwiefel, Helen Sprank, Marvel Schmidt, Kathryn Willrett and Helen Schmidt who competed for the title of Queen at the Lone Rock Carnival in 1947 mentioned in Gene Miller’s Out of the Past column at right. In looking through the newspaper archives after the event, there was no mention of who won. Does anyone know?
Do you see that dark spot near the top of the picture somewhere in this column? (I never know quite where pictures will land since the editor has to sandwich them between lines of prose. I’m so glad I don’t have to do that anymore!).
I attended a Memorial Day service at a local cemetery a few years ago. I was taking photos when an elderly man walked over to me and asked who I was. I told him my name and what I was doing, and he thanked me immensely for providing coverage of the event and the local veterans. I could see from the focus in his eyes and in the firmness of his handshake that he truly meant it.
By Rev. Patrick Mostek Assistant Pastor Grace Church, Algona
Eleven years ago, my wife and I were married and went on our honeymoon to the city of Chicago. While we were there, a family from our church gave us a very thoughtful gift. They decided to pay for my wife and I to dine at a five-star restaurant. My wife and I were so excited. We had never been to a five-star restaurant before.
Algona Upper Des Moines was written by Duane Dewel
This picture from the T.H. Chrischilles collection of old pictured shows the Little German Band of the teens and early twenties, perched on the old Civil War cannon that graced the court house lawn for many years.