May is School Board Recognition Month, and this year’s theme is “Developing Iowa’s Future Together.” The stated goal is to celebrate the work of school board members who are partnering with the school community, students, families and citizens.
It’s a question Pontius Pilate, the governor of the-then Roman province of Judea, asked of a subject he was interrogating. The Jewish authorities were alleging the subject had committed a capital offense, but they were not allowed under their law to put him to death, so they wanted Pilate to do their bidding.
Pilate’s question is applicable to the times before, during and after his reign – which was from 26/27 AD to 36/37 AD.
To Bridge Builders. Sealed proposals will be received until May 20th for building two bridges across the Des Moines river, one near B. Devine’s, and one near Mr. Dockstadter’s. Separate bids for each bridge. May be left with A. E. Wheelock, County Auditor, in whose office may be seen plans and specifications. By Order of the Board.
An unscientific web poll in Clay, Dickinson and Kossuth counties found that 55 percent of the respondents never attend church while 32 percent of respondents attend at least weekly.
During April, the Enterprise Media newspapers in Spirit Lake, Spencer and Algona asked the same poll question: How often do you go to a worship service? Respondents were given five options for answers – never, a couple of times a year/holidays, 1-3 times a month, weekly, or more than once a week.
By Rev. Patrick Mostek, Assistant Pastor at Grace Church, Algona
Charge to the
As the end of the school year draws near, as a pastor one of my responsibilities is to spiritually prepare the high school graduates in my church for the next step in their lives. One of the ways we do that is with a charge. I share it here in with the hope that it may be helpful for others as well:
Twenty-seven members of Mrs. Leon Laird's afternoon kindergarten class from Lucia Wallace school here had the time of their lives Friday afternoon, May 26, when they visited the Jim Dodds farm six miles northwest of Algona and were treated to a "'grand tour."
Mrs. Dodds reported to the Upper Des Moines that the children seemed to enjoy the visit immensely.