Today, July 1st, Jerry D. Wiseman celebrates his 50th year in the newspaper business. July 1, 1970, he bought the Armstrong Journal and Ringsted Dispatch from Ken Miller. Since that day, Jerry has been a major part of the newspaper industry in Iowa.
Friends of the Library have been working on a project to take the Ringsted Dispatch and make them available to everyone online. Stateline Publications (parent name to the Ringsted Dispatch) offers current issues online for subscribers but the library has something a little different in mind.
Ray Sanders, left, on his trusty steed and Jim Larson, who conceived the idea, practiced for the First Annual National Championship Thundermug Races.
By: Jo Ellen Ashmore, Author of “Remembering Armstrong, A Centennial History” American Revolution Bicentennial
Jerry and Becky Wiseman purchased the Armstrong Journal and Ringsted Dispatch on July 1, 1970 from Ken Miller. In 1975 the Wisemans sold the newspapers to Mike Davis and bought the Garner Leader.
Citing an ongoing court battle over assessment of StateLine Cooperative’s Halfa feed mill, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday chose to take no action on the cooperative’s request to install an 18,000 anhydrous tank at its Armstrong facility.
“Life is a journey and we are glad that ours started in Ledyard.” With these words, the Ledyard High School Class of 1963 sent a message to the residents of Ledyard that they were not forgotten.
Ray Sanders, left, on his trusty steed and Jim Larson, who conceived the idea, practiced for the First Annual National Championship Thundermug Races.

Armstrong Drug Bust

The Armstrong Police Department had help from Matt Reinke and Max. In the photo you can see Matt and Max sitting with the Methamphetamine that was recovered which led to two arrests in Armstrong.

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