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Late Morning Lullaby

It is less than one month until the deadline to turn in your pictures for the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest. This is my second year running the contest, so I had time to make a few changes this year. But first, I actually had two flyers made for this year’s contest. One by Jay and one by Monica.


Pufferbilly Days Form - 2022
Jay’s Flyer

Pufferbilly Days Form - 2022
Monica’s Flyer

Here are a few of the things I’ve changed this year:
+ Eliminated the photo categories: Photoshop and Photojournalism.
+ Added the photo categories: People, Trains, Planes, & Automobiles. and Black & White.
+ Split up the age divisions, so now there is a separate age category for ages 13-17.
+ Added a Best in Show.
+ Added the People’s Choice Award. Where people will vote online for their favorite.

For the most part, the rules haven’t changed, but the form is drastically different:


Pufferbilly Days Form - 2022

Pufferbilly Days Form - 2022

Pufferbilly Days Form - 2022

Here is where to go to download the entry form:


Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest Entry Form

The rule to really note is the pictures should be mounted on foam board because, while I have a plan, and Andy and I should start working on the plan soon, to help keep the photo display window cool. It does get toasty in there. Might have to throw a thermometer in there to see how toasty it gets in there.

Entries are due on Friday, July 29 by 5 PM at the Chamber Office. Located at 903 Story Street.

The photos will be judged (tentatively) on Wednesday, August 3. Then we will put the photo display up on Thursday, August 4. In the morning. Before the sun starts beating down. The photo display will be displayed in the KWBG windows. Located at 824 Keeler.

At that time, the People’s Choice Award voting will open.

I hope some of you will enter. If you can’t enter, I still could probably use a few volunteers, here and there. Just in the last 7 days, the ball has really started moving on this whole thing. But I definitely could use a couple hands to get the display put up on Thursday morning and then taken down on the following Monday. I don’t pay cash, but I do buy breakfast. I might need some administrative help and I might need help running a scanner. If either of those appeal to you, you know how to get a hold of this guy.

In case you don’t know, you will probably get sick of hearing about this contest between now and then. You’ve been warned.

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As soon as my eyes shut the slide show begins
Yesterday is gone now and panic sets in
With a weight upon my chest
And a ghost upon my back
And the numbing sensation of everything I lack
that leaves me
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming,
Your real world away

Flower Thursday baby!


Shy and Lowly - 2022

Shy and Lowly - 2022

Shy and Lowly - 2022

A Proud Assertion - 2022

Digging for God - 2022

Digging for God - 2022

Digging for God - 2022

Digging for God - 2022

Solace of Ordinary Humanity - 2022

Solace of Ordinary Humanity - 2022

Solace of Ordinary Humanity - 2022

Solace of Ordinary Humanity - 2022

Solace of Ordinary Humanity - 2022

Solace of Ordinary Humanity - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2022

I didn’t get to enjoy my lilacs much this year. They bloomed shortly before my Miami Beach trip, and were mostly gone by the time I got back. On the positive, the lilac that I planted into my front yard seems to have survived. Maybe in 3 years it will bloom. Maybe sooner, but I think 3 years is probably about right.

Cherokee and O’Brien County Aux – Vol. 1

Back in February I cruised around Cherokee County and O’Brien County harvesting their town signs. This is the first collection of auxiliary images from that trip. Although a good portion of the pictures from this collection were actually taken in Woodbury County.


Woodbury County - Correctionville
Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Cherokee County - Washta
Washta

Cherokee County - Washta

Cherokee County - Washta

Cherokee County - Washta

Cherokee County - Washta

Cherokee County - Quimby
Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

There are still plenty more images to share from this road trip.

TOWN SIGN PROJECT: APPANOOSE COUNTY

A few weeks back after I went down to Pella to photograph some tulips, I went down to Appanoose County to harvest their town signs. It was a good day.

Here are some facts about Appanoose County:
+ Population is 12,462, making it the 60th most populous county in Iowa. Below Wright County and above Union County.
+ Largest town and county seat is Centerville.
+ Formed on February 17, 1843.
+ Named for the Meskwaki Chief.
+ Home of Lake Rathbun.
+ Major highways are: IA-2, IA-5, and IA-202.
+ Adjacent counties are: Monroe, Wapello, Lucas, Davis, and Wayne.
+ Population peaked in 1920 at 30,535.

The Appanoose County courthouse is beautiful:


Appanoose County Courthouse
The Appanoose County Courthouse in Centerville, Iowa.

The Appanoose County Freedom Rock is located in Centerville:


Appanoose County Freedom Rock

Appanoose County Freedom Rock

With Appanoose County conquered, here is the updated Photography 139 Conquest Map:


Town Sign Project - 77 Counties
PURPLE=COMPLETED

77 counties conquered. 77.8% of the Cyclone State conquered.

Here are the town signs of Appanoose County:


Centerville, Iowa
Centerville, Iowa
CENTERVILLE
Population: 5,412 (-116)

Moravia, Iowa
Moravia, Iowa
MORAVIA
SINCE 1851
Population: 636 (-29)

Moulton, Iowa
Moulton, Iowa
MOULTON
SINCE 1869
Population: 607 (+2)

Mystic, Iowa
Mystic, Iowa
MYSTIC
Population: 322 (-103)

Cincinnati, Iowa
Cincinnati, Iowa
Cincinnati
Iowa
Population: 290 (-67)

Exline, Iowa
Exline, Iowa
EXLINE
THE LITTLE TOWN WITH A BIG HEART
Population: 160 (No Change)

Unionville, Iowa
Unionville, Iowa
UNIONVILLE
IOWA
EST. 1843
Population: 75 (-27)

Numa, Iowa
Numa, Iowa
NUMA COMMUNITY CENTER
Population: 68 (-24)

Rathbun, Iowa
Plano, Iowa
PLANO
SINCE 1879
Population: 59 (-11)

Rathbun, Iowa
Rathbun, Iowa
WELCOME TO THE CITY OF RATHBUN
ESTABLISHED 1892
GATEWAY TO RATHBUN LAKE
Population: 43 (-46)

Udell, Iowa
Udell, Iowa
UDELL IOWA
Population: 28 (-19)

First, I’m pretty startled by the population drops over just 10 years in Appanoose County. I get it, nobody wants to live close to Missouri. It is an absolutely horrible place. But I thought Lake Rathbun would be enough of an economic generator to help the towns in the area and Centerville is a pretty nice town, from what I’ve seen. I guess last person left in Appanoose County, turn off the lights.

However, I have a theory why Appanoose County has lost over half its population in the last 100 years. It is the fact that so many of the towns have the terrible (what I call, because that is where I first saw their infestation) Highway 34 signs. They are a scourge of southern Iowa. Three towns have them and spoiler, Centerville also had one. All three of those towns tie for the worst town sign in Appanoose County.

Who gets the purple ribbon though? I like Cincinnati’s sign. I like Exline’s sign. I also like Unionville’s (suck it confederacy and confederacy fanboys*), but it really is a two horse race between Centerville and Rathbun. I’m giving the nod to Centerville.


Centerville, Iowa
Centerville – Best in Show – Appanoose County

Centerville had a few alternate signs:


Centerville, Iowa
Puke

Centerville, Iowa
Centerville – Alternate

Centerville, Iowa
Centerville – Alternate

Here is the current list of Best in Shows:


Fontanelle, Iowa
Best in Show – Adair County

Nodaway, Iowa
Best in Show – Adams County

Centerville, Iowa
Best in Show – Appanoose County

Audubon, Iowa
Best in Show – Audubon County

Norway, Iowa
Best in Show – Benton County

Gilbertville, Iowa
Best in Show – Black Hawk County

Moingona, Iowa
Best in Show – Boone County

Readlyn, Iowa
Best in Show – Bremer County

Storm Lake, Iowa
Best in Show – Buena Vista County

New Hartford, Iowa
Best in Show – Butler County

Manson, Iowa
Best in Show – Calhoun County

Coon Rapids, Iowa
Best in Show – Carroll County

Anita, Iowa
Best in Show – Cass County

Lowden, Iowa
Best in Show – Cedar County

Dougherty, Iowa
Best in Show – Cerro Gordo County

Washta, Iowa
Best in Show – Cherokee County

Murray, Iowa
Best in Show – Clarke County

Rossie, Iowa
Best in Show – Clay County

Low Moor, Iowa
Best in Show – Clinton County

Ricketts, Iowa
Best in Show – Crawford County

Dexter, Iowa
Best in Show – Dallas County

Weldon, Iowa
Best in Show – Decatur County

Terril, Iowa
Terril – Best in Show – Dickinson County
Best in Show – Dickinson County

Ringsted, Iowa
Best in Show – Emmet County

Marble Rock, Iowa
Best in Show – Floyd County

Popejoy, Iowa
Best in Show – Franklin County

Tabor, Iowa
Best in Show – Fremont County

Scranton, Iowa
Best in Show – Greene County

Beaman, Iowa
Best in Show – Grundy County

Menlo, Iowa
Best in Show – Guthrie County

Stanhope, Iowa
Best in Show – Hamilton County

Britt, Iowa
Best in Show – Hancock County

Ackley, Iowa
Best in Show – Hardin County

Modale, Iowa
Best in Sow – Harrison County

Bradgate, iowa
Best in Show – Humboldt County

Ida Grove, Iowa
Best in Show – Ida County

Millersburg, Iowa
Best in Show – Iowa County

La Motte, Iowa
Best in Show – Jackson County

Lynnville, Iowa
Best in Show – Jasper County

Anamosa, Iowa
Best in Show – Jones County

Titonka, Iowa
Best in Show – Kossuth County

Springville, Iowa
Best in Show – Linn County

Lucas, Iowa
Best in Show – Lucas County

George, Iowa
Best in Show – Lyon County

East Peru, Iowa
Best in Show – Madison County

Leighton, Iowa
Best in Show – Mahaska County

Pleasantville, Iowa
Best in Show – Marion County

Haverhill, Iowa
Best in Show – Marshall County

Malvern, Iowa
Best in Show – Mills County

Riceville, Iowa
Best in Show – Mitchell County

Onawa, Iowa
Best in Show – Monona County

Melrose, Iowa
Best in Show – Monroe County

Grant, Iowa
Best in Show – Montgomery County

Paullina, Iowa
Best in Show – O’Brien County

Melvin, Iowa
Best in Show – Osceola County

College Springs, Iowa
Best in Show – Page County

Mallard, Iowa
Best in Show – Palo Alto County

Kingsley, Iowa
Best in Show – Plymouth County

Plover, Iowa
Best in Show – Pocahontas County

Bondurant, Iowa
Best in Show – Polk County

Walnut, Iowa
Best in Show – Pottawattamie County

Malcom, Iowa
Best in Show – Poweshiek County

Maloy, Iowa
Best in Show – Ringgold County

Nemaha, Iowa
Best in Show – Sac County

Elk Horn, Iowa
Best in Show – Shelby County

Orange City, Iowa
Best in Show – Sioux County

Collins, Iowa
Best in Show – Story County

Tama, Iowa
Best in Show – Tama County

Gravity, Iowa
Best in Show – Taylor County

Creston, Iowa
Best in Show – Union County

New Virginia, Iowa
Best in Show – Warren County

Humeston, Iowa
Best in Show – Wayne County

Badger, Iowa
Best in Show – Webster County

Buffalo Center, Iowa
Best in Show – Winnebago County

Sloan, Iowa
Best in Show – Woodbury County

Joice, Iowa
Best in Show – Worth County

Woolstock, Iowa
Best in Show – Wright County

The next time we hit the open road for THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT, we will visit Keokuk County.

* Also known as racists.

Jackson County Aux – Volume 2

Back in late January I made a trip out to Jackson County to harvest the balance of their town signs. Here is the second collection of the auxiliary images I took on that trip:


Jackson County - Saint Donatus
Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - La Motte
La Motte

Jackson County - La Motte

Jackson County - Zwingle
Zwingle

Jackson County - Zwingle

Linn  County - Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Most of the pictures were taken in Saint Donatus. I did not walk the Way of the Cross there to the chapel because it was closed. It is on my list of things to do in the future. I have quite the list of places I want to visit again after I complete THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT.

The next time we hit the open road to look at auxiliary images from THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT, we will visit Cherokee and O’Brien counties.

Town Sign Project: Floyd County

A few weeks back I cruised around Floyd County to harvest their town signs. It was a good trip.

Here are some facts about Floyd County:
+ Population is 15,713. Making it the 49th most populous county in Iowa. Behind Clay County and above Page County.
+ The largest town and county seat is Charles City.
+ Established in 1854.
+ Named for Charles Floyd who died on the Lewis and Clark Expedition near Sioux City, Iowa.
+ Site of the last lynching in Iowa. (Wasn’t racially motivated.)
+ Major highways are: US-18, US-218, IA-14, and IA-27.
+ Adjacent counties are: Mitchell, Chickasaw, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Howard, Bremer, and Franklin.
+ Population peaked in 1950 in 21,505.

The Floyd County Courthouse is mostly meh, except for the fascinating “Floyd” part:


Floyd County Courthouse
The Floyd County Courthouse located in Charles City, Iowa.

The Floyd County Freedom Rock is located in Rockford, Iowa:


Floyd County Freedom Rock

Floyd County Freedom Rock

Floyd County Freedom Rock

Floyd County Freedom Rock

With Floyd County conquered, here is the updated Photography 139 Conquest Map:


Town Sign Project - 76 Counties
PURPLE=COMPLETED

76 counties completed. 76.8% of the Cyclone State conquered.

Note, Nashua is partially in Floyd County, but is mostly in Chickasaw County. I will reveal that town sign when we get to Chickasaw County. Greene is also partially in Floyd County, but is mostly in Butler County. I already revealed this town sign when I revealed the town signs of Butler County.

Here are the town signs of Floyd County:


Charles City, Iowa
Charles City, Iowa
Charles City
welcomes you!
Est. 1854
Population: 7,396 (-256)

Nora Springs, Iowa
Nora Springs, Iowa (Partially in Cerro Gordo County)
WELCOME TO NORA SPRINGS
Population: 1,369 (-62)

Rockford, Iowa
Welcome to ROCKFORD
HOME OF THE DEVONIAN FOSSILS
Population: 758 (-102)

Rudd, Iowa
Rudd, Iowa
RUDD, IA
Population: 358 (-11)

Floyd, Iowa
Floyd, Iowa
Welcome To FLOYD
Population: 313 (-22)

Marble Rock, Iowa
Marble Rock, Iowa
WELCOME TO MARBLE ROCK
Population: 271 (-36)

Colwell, Iowa
Colwell, Iowa
Established 1915
Incorporated 1922
Welcome to COLWELL
“The biggest little city in Floyd County”
Population: 55 (-18)

Floyd might not have a superstar sign, but there are several solid signs in there. But Easily the worst belongs to Nora Springs. Boring. Boring. Boring.

For best in show, for me it is really a two sign race. It is Colwell or it is Marble Rock. I’m going to give it to Marble Rock by a nose.


Marble Rock, Iowa
Marble Rock – Best in Show – Floyd County

There is only one alternate town sign in Floyd County that I found:


Rockford, Iowa
Rockford – Alternate

There are lots of these old Amoco (I think) signs out there that have been reporuposed as town signs and I am here for it.

Here is the current list of Best in Shows:


Fontanelle, Iowa
Best in Show – Adair County

Nodaway, Iowa
Best in Show – Adams County

Audubon, Iowa
Best in Show – Audubon County

Norway, Iowa
Best in Show – Benton County

Gilbertville, Iowa
Best in Show – Black Hawk County

Moingona, Iowa
Best in Show – Boone County

Readlyn, Iowa
Best in Show – Bremer County

Storm Lake, Iowa
Best in Show – Buena Vista County

New Hartford, Iowa
Best in Show – Butler County

Manson, Iowa
Best in Show – Calhoun County

Coon Rapids, Iowa
Best in Show – Carroll County

Anita, Iowa
Best in Show – Cass County

Lowden, Iowa
Best in Show – Cedar County

Dougherty, Iowa
Best in Show – Cerro Gordo County

Washta, Iowa
Best in Show – Cherokee County

Murray, Iowa
Best in Show – Clarke County

Rossie, Iowa
Best in Show – Clay County

Low Moor, Iowa
Best in Show – Clinton County

Ricketts, Iowa
Best in Show – Crawford County

Dexter, Iowa
Best in Show – Dallas County

Weldon, Iowa
Best in Show – Decatur County

Terril, Iowa
Terril – Best in Show – Dickinson County
Best in Show – Dickinson County

Ringsted, Iowa
Best in Show – Emmet County

Marble Rock, Iowa
Best in Show – Floyd County

Popejoy, Iowa
Best in Show – Franklin County

Tabor, Iowa
Best in Show – Fremont County

Scranton, Iowa
Best in Show – Greene County

Beaman, Iowa
Best in Show – Grundy County

Menlo, Iowa
Best in Show – Guthrie County

Stanhope, Iowa
Best in Show – Hamilton County

Britt, Iowa
Best in Show – Hancock County

Ackley, Iowa
Best in Show – Hardin County

Modale, Iowa
Best in Sow – Harrison County

Bradgate, iowa
Best in Show – Humboldt County

Ida Grove, Iowa
Best in Show – Ida County

Millersburg, Iowa
Best in Show – Iowa County

La Motte, Iowa
Best in Show – Jackson County

Lynnville, Iowa
Best in Show – Jasper County

Anamosa, Iowa
Best in Show – Jones County

Titonka, Iowa
Best in Show – Kossuth County

Springville, Iowa
Best in Show – Linn County

Lucas, Iowa
Best in Show – Lucas County

George, Iowa
Best in Show – Lyon County

East Peru, Iowa
Best in Show – Madison County

Leighton, Iowa
Best in Show – Mahaska County

Pleasantville, Iowa
Best in Show – Marion County

Haverhill, Iowa
Best in Show – Marshall County

Malvern, Iowa
Best in Show – Mills County

Riceville, Iowa
Best in Show – Mitchell County

Onawa, Iowa
Best in Show – Monona County

Melrose, Iowa
Best in Show – Monroe County

Grant, Iowa
Best in Show – Montgomery County

Paullina, Iowa
Best in Show – O’Brien County

Melvin, Iowa
Best in Show – Osceola County

College Springs, Iowa
Best in Show – Page County

Mallard, Iowa
Best in Show – Palo Alto County

Kingsley, Iowa
Best in Show – Plymouth County

Plover, Iowa
Best in Show – Pocahontas County

Bondurant, Iowa
Best in Show – Polk County

Walnut, Iowa
Best in Show – Pottawattamie County

Malcom, Iowa
Best in Show – Poweshiek County

Maloy, Iowa
Best in Show – Ringgold County

Nemaha, Iowa
Best in Show – Sac County

Elk Horn, Iowa
Best in Show – Shelby County

Orange City, Iowa
Best in Show – Sioux County

Collins, Iowa
Best in Show – Story County

Tama, Iowa
Best in Show – Tama County

Gravity, Iowa
Best in Show – Taylor County

Creston, Iowa
Best in Show – Union County

New Virginia, Iowa
Best in Show – Warren County

Humeston, Iowa
Best in Show – Wayne County

Badger, Iowa
Best in Show – Webster County

Buffalo Center, Iowa
Best in Show – Winnebago County

Sloan, Iowa
Best in Show – Woodbury County

Joice, Iowa
Best in Show – Worth County

Woolstock, Iowa
Best in Show – Wright County

Next time we hit the open road for THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT, we will visit Appanoose County.

Town Sign Project: Mitchell County

A few weeks back I headed up to Mitchell County to harvest their town signs. It was a good trip and I really enjoyed my brief time in Mitchell County.

Here are some facts about Mitchell County:
+ Population is 10,558 making it the 70th most populous county in Iowa. Below Guthrie County and above Winnebago County.
+ The largest town and county seat is Osage.
+ Founded in 1851.
+ Named after Irish patriot John Mitchel.
+ Major highways are: US-218 and IA-9.
+ Adjacent counties are Floyd, Cerro Gordo, Howard, and Worth.
+ Peak population was 14,121 in 1940.

Mitchell County has a pretty, but maybe not gorgeous courthouse:


Mitchell County Courthouse
The Mitchell County Courthouse in Osage, Iowa.

The Mitchell County Freedom Rock is located in Saint Ansgar, Iowa.


Mitchell County Freedom Rock

Mitchell County Freedom Rock

Mitchell County Freedom Rock

With Mitchell County conquered, here is the updated Photography 139 Conquest Map:


Town Sign Project - 75 Counties
PURPLE=COMPLETED

75 counties completed. 75.8% of the Cyclone State conquered!

Here are the town signs of Mitchell County:


Osage, Iowa
Osage, Iowa
OSAGE
Population: 3,627 (+8)

Saint Ansgar, Iowa
Saint Ansgar, Iowa
WELCOME TO SAINT ANSGAR
est 1853
Population: 1,160 (+53)

Riceville, Iowa
Riceville, Iowa – Partially in Howard County
RICEVILLE
Population: 806 (+21)

Stacyville, Iowa
Stacyville, Iowa
WELCOME TO Stacyville
Population: 458 (-36)

Mitchell, Iowa
Mitchell, Iowa
Established 1854
WELCOME TO MITCHELL
Population: 124 (-14)

McIntire, Iowa
McIntire, Iowa
Welcome to McIntire
Population: 113 (-9)

Carpenter, Iowa
Carpenter, Iowa
CARPENTER
COMMUNITY CENTER
Population: 87 (-22)

Orchard, Iowa
Orchard, Iowa
ORCHARD
1869
Population: 68 (-3)

New Haven, Iowa - Unincorporated
New Haven, Iowa – Unincorporated
Welcome to New Haven

Little Cedar, Iowa - Unincorporated
Little Cedar, Iowa – Unincorporated
Where Nature Smiles
For Almost 5 Miles
Little Cedar, Iowa

Toeterville, Iowa - Unincorporated
Toeterville, Iowa – Unincorporated
Toeterville
WHERE FRIENDSHIPS GROW
EST. 1898

Mona, Iowa - Unincorporated
Mona, Iowa – Unincorporated
WELCOME
MONA IOWA
ESTABLISHED 1869

Meyer, Iowa - Unincorporated
Meyer, Iowa – Unincorporated
MEYER
HOME OF
Sacred Heart Church

Mitchell County has a ton of unincorporated town that actually had signs. My policy is still to only hit an unincorporated town, if it is within a couple miles of my route. Usually there is not town sign and frequently there isn’t really a town. Mitchell County’s unincorporated towns were quite the revelation.

The worst town sign in Mitchell County is pretty obvious. It is Carpenter. Not really a town sign, but more a sign for their community center.

The race for first place isn’t really a race. It is obviously Riceville. However, the alternate town signs for Toeterville will definitely be making the book!


Riceville, Iowa
Riceville – Best in Show – Mitchell County

Here are the alternate town signs of Mitchell County:


Riceville, Iowa
Riceville – Alternate

Osage, Iowa
Osage – Alternate

Mitchell, Iowa
Mitchell – Alternate

Toeterville, Iowa - Unincorporated
Toeterville – Alternate

Toeterville, Iowa - Unincorporated
Toeterville – Alternate

Toeterville, Iowa - Unincorporated
Toeterville – Alternate

Toeterville, Iowa - Unincorporated
Toeterville – Alternate

Here is the current list of Best in Shows:


Fontanelle, Iowa
Best in Show – Adair County

Nodaway, Iowa
Best in Show – Adams County

Audubon, Iowa
Best in Show – Audubon County

Norway, Iowa
Best in Show – Benton County

Gilbertville, Iowa
Best in Show – Black Hawk County

Moingona, Iowa
Best in Show – Boone County

Readlyn, Iowa
Best in Show – Bremer County

Storm Lake, Iowa
Best in Show – Buena Vista County

New Hartford, Iowa
Best in Show – Butler County

Manson, Iowa
Best in Show – Calhoun County

Coon Rapids, Iowa
Best in Show – Carroll County

Anita, Iowa
Best in Show – Cass County

Lowden, Iowa
Best in Show – Cedar County

Dougherty, Iowa
Best in Show – Cerro Gordo County

Washta, Iowa
Best in Show – Cherokee County

Murray, Iowa
Best in Show – Clarke County

Rossie, Iowa
Best in Show – Clay County

Low Moor, Iowa
Best in Show – Clinton County

Ricketts, Iowa
Best in Show – Crawford County

Dexter, Iowa
Best in Show – Dallas County

Weldon, Iowa
Best in Show – Decatur County

Terril, Iowa
Terril – Best in Show – Dickinson County
Best in Show – Dickinson County

Ringsted, Iowa
Best in Show – Emmet County

Popejoy, Iowa
Best in Show – Franklin County

Tabor, Iowa
Best in Show – Fremont County

Scranton, Iowa
Best in Show – Greene County

Beaman, Iowa
Best in Show – Grundy County

Menlo, Iowa
Best in Show – Guthrie County

Stanhope, Iowa
Best in Show – Hamilton County

Britt, Iowa
Best in Show – Hancock County

Ackley, Iowa
Best in Show – Hardin County

Modale, Iowa
Best in Sow – Harrison County

Bradgate, iowa
Best in Show – Humboldt County

Ida Grove, Iowa
Best in Show – Ida County

Millersburg, Iowa
Best in Show – Iowa County

La Motte, Iowa
Best in Show – Jackson County

Lynnville, Iowa
Best in Show – Jasper County

Anamosa, Iowa
Best in Show – Jones County

Titonka, Iowa
Best in Show – Kossuth County

Springville, Iowa
Best in Show – Linn County

Lucas, Iowa
Best in Show – Lucas County

George, Iowa
Best in Show – Lyon County

East Peru, Iowa
Best in Show – Madison County

Leighton, Iowa
Best in Show – Mahaska County

Pleasantville, Iowa
Best in Show – Marion County

Haverhill, Iowa
Best in Show – Marshall County

Malvern, Iowa
Best in Show – Mills County

Riceville, Iowa
Best in Show – Mitchell County

Onawa, Iowa
Best in Show – Monona County

Melrose, Iowa
Best in Show – Monroe County

Grant, Iowa
Best in Show – Montgomery County

Paullina, Iowa
Best in Show – O’Brien County

Melvin, Iowa
Best in Show – Osceola County

College Springs, Iowa
Best in Show – Page County

Mallard, Iowa
Best in Show – Palo Alto County

Kingsley, Iowa
Best in Show – Plymouth County

Plover, Iowa
Best in Show – Pocahontas County

Bondurant, Iowa
Best in Show – Polk County

Walnut, Iowa
Best in Show – Pottawattamie County

Malcom, Iowa
Best in Show – Poweshiek County

Maloy, Iowa
Best in Show – Ringgold County

Nemaha, Iowa
Best in Show – Sac County

Elk Horn, Iowa
Best in Show – Shelby County

Orange City, Iowa
Best in Show – Sioux County

Collins, Iowa
Best in Show – Story County

Tama, Iowa
Best in Show – Tama County

Gravity, Iowa
Best in Show – Taylor County

Creston, Iowa
Best in Show – Union County

New Virginia, Iowa
Best in Show – Warren County

Humeston, Iowa
Best in Show – Wayne County

Badger, Iowa
Best in Show – Webster County

Buffalo Center, Iowa
Best in Show – Winnebago County

Sloan, Iowa
Best in Show – Woodbury County

Joice, Iowa
Best in Show – Worth County

Woolstock, Iowa
Best in Show – Wright County

The next time we hit the open road for THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT, we will hit the roads of Floyd County!