Monticello Lions Club hits the road

Members and spouses of the Monticello Lions Club pose for a picture in Whittmore, Iowa, home to the Kossuth County Freedom Rock. The group took a road trip to also visit the Prisoners of War Museum in Algona, as well as several other sights. (Photo submitted)

     Monticello Lions Club members, their spouses, and friends took a road trip recently. Lion Ron Buscher organized a trip to his hometown of Algona, Iowa, to visit the Prisoners of War Museum. The POW (prisoner of war) camp at Algona housed German prisoners from 1943-45.

     While in Algona, the group also saw a nativity scene that was built by POWs, as well as the Ag and Motorsports Museum. Inside is a large room (50-by-80 feet) that contains a scale model railroad owned by Arlen Benschoter of Algona. It took Benschoter three years to set up the model, with help from others.

     The Monticello Lions spent the following day of their road trip in West Bend to visit the Grotto of Redemption. They also stopped by the town of Whittmore to visit the Kossuth County Freedom Rock, located next to the American Legion building.

     Those who took part in the trip were: Ron and Mary Buscher, Art and Sharon Kromminga, Phil and Marilyn Hanna, George and Marla Walters, Mel and Betty Manternach, Dennis and Sue Joslyn, Bob and Alice Shimanek, Glen and Carol Hein, Jim Manternach, Regina Busch, Nancy Marsh, and Eleanor Schmidt.


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