January 2018

3-Jan Life Serve Bloodmobile; Located at the VFW from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Emmetsburg
7-Jan Kiwanis Pancake and Omelet Breakfast; Sponsored by the Emmetsburg Swim Team. Serving from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the VFW; Emmetsburg
7-Jan American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
8-9-Jan Express Registration at ILCC; Monday, January 8 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Tuesday, January 9 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; Iowa Lakes Community College
14-Jan American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
19-20-Jan Five Island Yellow Bass Bash 2018; Two-man fishing tournament at the Shores at Five Island. Friday night banquet from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tournament starts on Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information, contact event sponsor Steven Carney at (515) 249-1882; Emmetsburg
20-Jan Chili Cook-Off Soup Supper for Wesley Swimming Pool; Serving Potato, Chicken Noodle, and Broccoli and Cheese Soup from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Wesley Community Center.  Free will donation. Bingo and Paddle Wheel starting at 7:00 pm. All proceeds will go towards swimming pool repairs. To compete contact Wesley City Hall 515-679-4292 by January 12; Wesley
20-Jan 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest; Contestants prepare and serve their own pots of chili. Winners are voted by people's choice, judge's choice, contestant's choice, and best of show. Turkey noodle soup and cinnamon rolls are also served. Chilly outside - Chili inside! Contact Linda Farrell at
(515) 884-2265; Whittemore
26-Jan The ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute; Starting at 8:00 pm at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort. Tickets are $20 before January 20 or $25 after January 21. Must have a Wild Rose Players Club Card to attend; Emmetsburg

 

February 2018

10-Feb Wesley Fireman's Valentine Steak Fry; The Wesley Firemen will be holding a steak fry on Saturday at the Community Center. Contact Tracy Studer (515) 320-0581; Wesley
11-Feb American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
16-Feb St. Michael's "Holy Name Society" Annual Lenten Fish Fry; Serving from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at St. Michael's. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2618; Whittemore
24-Feb Legion Riders "Chicken Wing Ding;" Several levels of "heat" to choose from. Free will donation and karaoke. Held at the Legion from 5:00 pm until gone. Home of the Kossuth County Freedom Rock. Contact Mick Zimmerman at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

 

March 2018

10-Mar Burt Lions Club French Toast Breakfast; Annual fundraiser serving French toast, sausage and a drink at the Burt Community Center from 8:00 am - 12:30 p.m. Contact Dennis Heerdt at (515) 924- 3226; Burt
11-Mar American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am -
12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
24-Mar Wesley Easter Egg Hunt; Kids will hunt for eggs and the Easter bunny will come to take pictures at the South Park. Contact Kim Neuroth (515) 341-3060; Wesley
31-Mar Children's Easter Egg Hunt; Children gather eggs and receive prizes for their effort! Held at Noah's
Park, the hunt begins at 10:00 am. Immediately following there is a prize giveaway at the American Legion. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
31-Mar Swea City Annual Easter Egg Hunt; Kids will hunt for eggs at the North Union School in Swea City; Swea City

 

 

April 2018

2-Apr Whittemore Gun Club Annual Meeting; 81st Annual Meal and Fundraiser to help support, maintain and improve Kossuth County owned Siems Park located South and East of Whittemore on County Road B-44. Meeting and Raffle drawing follows the meal. Contact Ron Kollasch at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

May 2018

3-4-5-May Annual City-Wide Spring Garage Sales; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are garage sales sponsored by local residents marked with signs. Contact Cindy Simonson at (515) 884-2468; Whittemore
3-May Friends of the Library Pork Patty Supper; Free will donation fundraiser for library improvements serving from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
6-May Whittemore Fire Dept and EMS Pancake Breakfast; Annual event Volunteer Fire Dept and EMS personnel prepare and serve pancakes and sausage in the truck bay of the new fire station, 7:30 am
- 12:00 pm. Contact Eric Goodman at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
26-May St. Michael's 5K Spirit Run/Walk; 4th annual 5K Spirit Run/Walk as a Church fundraiser. Sign up early for a 5K t-shirt, stmwhitt@ncn.net. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2618; Whittemore
27-May Memorial Weekend Street Dance; 2nd Annual street dance, part of proceeds are given to local Whittemore youth groups. DJ music held at the American Legion 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Whittemore
28-May Memorial Day/Breakfast; Memorial Day service held at the West Bend Township Cemetery with a
breakfast served afterwards at the West Bend Community Center. Contact Lisa Sewell at (515) 887- 2181; West Bend
28-May Memorial Day Parade and Program; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion. Legion Auxiliary and Little League players march in the parade starting at 9:45 am. Program dedicated to all men and women of the post held at the Community Center. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884- 2648; Whittemore
28-May American Legion BBQ Chicken Supper; The American Legion of Wesley will be serving 1/2 BBQ chicken dinner at the Community Center. Contact Dwayne Eden (515) 679-4392; Wesley
28-29-May Whittemore Fun Days; Monday/Tuesday will be the Annual Community celebration featuring Smith Amusement Rides and Concessions (no outside vendors) "World Famous Legion Burgers", Pie and
Ice Cream Social, BINGO is played on Monday Night. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
28-May Sons of the American Legion "Purple Heart Day";  Members of Sons of American Legion host a supper to remember all in the military that have been awarded Purple Hearts during their service to our country. Serving is from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm with music to follow. Contact Ron Askland at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore.
29-May Burt VFW Memorial Day Service; 10:00 a.m. service with a speaker at the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery. A noon luncheon is served back at the Activity Complex. Contact Melvin Faber at (515) 924-3489; Burt

 

June 2018

1-Jun Chamber Golf Tournament; Four-person alternate best shot golf tournament, meal provided, drawing for prizes following the tournament. Contact Lisa Sewell at (515) 887-2181; West Bend
16-Jun Mindy's Miles Bike Ride; Bicycle ride in honor of Mindy Bruellman and Chris Gearhart. Various route lengths and many stops along the way. BBQ in the Grotto park following the bike ride. Contact Meredith Vonnahme (515) 577-4436 or Cindy Bruellman (515) 887-2957; West Bend
22-24-June Swea City Fun Days
24-Jun Whittemore Gun Club 14th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby; Free event for children with an adult that has a valid fishing license. Held at Kossuth County owned Siems Park; located South and East of Whittemore B-44. Bring your pole, worms provided! Contact Ron Kollasch at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
29-Jun 4th of July Celebration; Main street BBQ, street dance, pedal tractor pull, glow 5K run/walk. Contact Lisa Sewell at (515) 887-2181; West Bend

 

July 2018

4-Jul Cylinder 4th of July Celebration; Games for the kids, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, drink, and
snow cones. A band will be entertaining until fireworks at dusk. Contact Kathy Heng (712) 424-3454; Cylinder
7-Jul Burt Summer Celebration; Annual town celebration with city-wide garage sales, 11:00 a.m. parade, noon barbecue, free afternoon entertainment, sand volleyball tournament, bean bag tournament,  free inflatable games and carnival, free swimming, annual toilet and tank top toss, street dance and fireworks. Contact Tina Heyes at (515) 924-3618; Burt

 

August 2018

18-Aug Annual BBQ with "Bossie BINGO"; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion host a Chicken BBQ feed with sweet corn, food served from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Highlight of the evening is Bossie BINGO beginning at 6:30 pm. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
18-Aug American Legion Auxiliary "Ice Cream Social" Fundraiser;  Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 American Legion Auxiliary host an Ice Cream social fundraiser held in conjunction with "Bossie BINGO" Serving is from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
15-Aug 2nd Annual St. Joseph KC 'Mulligan Stew"; Members of St. Joseph Knights of Columbus along with families start early chopping fresh vegetables and meat to make over 500 gallons of their famous mulligan stew which is cooked outdoors over an open fire in old fashioned cast iron kettles.
Come early, serving begins at 5:30 pm until gone! Pie/ice cream/games of chance. Contact James Thilges at (515) 379-1578; St. Joseph

 

September 2018

30-Sep St. Michael's "Feast Day" Breakfast and Quilt Raffle; Held annually, breakfast is served from 8:00 am - 11:00 am in observance of the Parish Patron Saint. A handmade quilt will be raffled off. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

 

October 2018

7-Oct American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
28-Oct Halloween Party; There will be hay rides, a costume contest, treats and games in Wesley. Contact Kim Neuroth (515) 341-3060; Wesley
31-Oct Halloween Trick or Treating Night; Area children Trick R' Treat to homes in the community where residents have turned their porch lights "ON" between the hours of 5:00 pm -7:00 pm. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 883-2265; Whittemore
31-Oct Swea City Trick or Treating; Halloween and Community Club Halloween Party; Swea City

 

November 2018

6-Nov Election Night Soup Supper; Homemade soups and a sandwich are served to the public who attend this annual event at the Parish Center serving time 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
11-Nov American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
15-Nov Whittemore Fire Dept. and EMS Feather Party; Annual event. Prizes include frozen turkey, bacon, and raffle prizes. Maid rites and Pie are served from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Held at St. Michael's Parish Center. Contact Eric Goodman at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
16-Nov Winter Wonderland; Held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at local businesses in Swea City. There will be door prizes, snacks, and beverages; Swea City
17-Nov American Legion Feather Party; Play Bingo for chances to win turkeys.  Ham sandwiches will be served and an open bar at Community Center. Contact Dwayne Eden (515) 679-4392; Wesley

 

December 2018

1-Dec Santa comes to Wesley; Meet Santa and enjoy treats, games, sleigh rides and supper. Contact Kim Neuroth (515) 341-3060; Wesley
1-Dec Santa Day; Held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at North Union School in Swea City. Santa will be there with gifts and goodies for all of the kids; Swea City
7-9 Dec Holiday Open House/Santa Day; Merchant specials, drawings for prizes, kid's activities, visit from Santa, and meal. Contact Lisa Sewell at (515) 887-2181; West Bend
7-Dec 'It's a Wonderful Life in Whittemore - A Walk Along Broad Street;' Local businesses decorate and host their annual Christmas Open House. Door prizes and refreshments are served. Santa meets with the children at Farmers State Bank from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Contact Linda Farrell at
(515) 884-2265; Whittemore
9-Dec American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
22-Dec Santa Claus Day and Merchant Drawings; 10:00 am children visit with Santa one last time and
receive a bag of candy. Merchant drawings begin at 11:00 am at Whittemore American Legion. Limit: 1 prize per household. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore