Today’s throwback photo comes from the July 11, 1974, Algona Upper Des Moines newspaper.
The Lone Rock Bank Jubilee Celebration, July 4th, was attended by over 1000 customers and friends from as far away as California to Maryland. Souvenirs and momentos were passed out to all attending and refreshments were served.
EVERYBODY’S DANCE. -- At Court House Hall, Feb. 20, 1871. Come one, come all, and celebrate the one hundred and forty second anniversary of Washington’s birth day. General good time is anticipated. Tickets 75 cts. BY ORDER OF COMMITTEE.
Last week, in case some of you missed it, we celebrated Groundhog Day. I’ve never been quite sure why the lowly groundhog has his own day. He’s not a particularly handsome or winsome creature. It would make more sense to have a Collie Day. Or a Persian Cat Day. Or a Teddy Bear Day. But no, somehow the groundhog was chosen to be honored.
Every January, when the New Year begins, I look over what Stinson Prairie Arts Council accomplished in the past year in delivering interesting and intriguing fine art shows and projects. Then, I start filling in the dates of the next year with new and returning events.
Fifty years ago, we put students before politics and the AEAs were created with the help of Senator Chuck Grassley, to create equal opportunities for all students, so that regardless of whether you lived in a rural area or an urban area, all children and educators had equal access and support to ensure Iowa students could achieve at the fullest.
CORRECTION -- The following correction should be made in the report of the proceedings of the Board of Supervisors. Horses are to be assessed at from $10 to $40. H. O. McCoys bill for medical services, $110, was not allowed. F. W. Butterfield’s discount bill, $21.45 was not allowed. The amount of the Soldiers Bounty Bonds is $9,000 instead of $4,000.
People don’t talk anymore. Have you heard that? It’s often true, at least compared to what some of us are used to. The difference seems to be mostly generational. If an older person has something to say, look for it to be face to face. If a younger person does, expect a text message. A middle-aged person? Flip a coin, as you could get either one — or both.
I was a very young teacher working with teenagers who had been adjudicated to be delinquent when the Area Education Agency system was started in Iowa in 1974. Through 50 years, I have worked with it, for it, and sometimes against it, at various times in various roles. I am currently on the board of directors representing District 5 at Prairie Lakes AEA.