Algona Upper Des Moines/Kossuth County Advance Newspaper   8 comments


Algona Upper Des Moines Newspaper
Algona, Iowa

Back in May of 2011, I sent an email to the Algona Upper Des Moines newspaper.  In the email, I told them that I had a book published in 2008 entitled High Plains Drifter:  A Hitchhiking Journey Across America.  Since I was a native of Algona, I thought that they would want to run a story about my book and hitchhiking travels.  There was no response.

I was born and raised in Algona, Iowa.  I went to grade school, middle school (St. Joe, Iowa) and high school (Bishop Garrigan High School, 1974-1977) in Algona.  I was involved in Cub Scouts, little league baseball and 4-H in my youth.  I lived most of my first 26 years in Algona or rural Algona.

And the Algona Upper Des Moines newspaper had absolutely no interest in my book whatsoever.  I find that a bit odd.

The Jerry Shey Family
St Cecelia Catholic Church, Algona, Iowa

Matthew 13: 57:  “And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.”


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