OPEN HOUSE: Meet Artist Russell Sonnenberg

massey_family_sampleWe are proud to host Kossuth County, Iowa native Russell Sonnenberg at the museum Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for an open house.

You are invited to stop by, meet the author and learn more about Kossuth County’s rich ag history.

Sonnenberg’s original artwork and prints are proudly displayed inside our museum. Be sure to stop by to meet the artist and take a trip down agriculture’s memory lane.

His beautiful art prints evoke the nostalgia of antique tractors that stir your imagination and bring you back in time! These true to life renderings of Allis-Chalmers, John Deere, International, Oliver and Massey Ferguson tractors are set on a backdrop of authentic looking farm scenes evocative of our yesteryear.

Collectors of Russell Sonnenberg’s artwork are growing nationwide. These beautiful antique tractor prints continue to amaze today’s collectors with their historical accuracy and precision detail – every nut and bolt is in the right place! Every Russell Sonnenberg print is strictly limited to an edition of 2000. Prints are not numbered. These prints are highly prized by collectors – the artist will not authorize them to be printed again.

Sonnenberg’s lithograph prints are for sale at the museum. Proceeds from each sale of prints and framed prints benefit the Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum.

More information about Sonnenberg is available online, here.

Remembering Ron Barton

Ron Barton, left, joins Roger Hendrickson, center, and driver Jim Edgington at Fairmont.

Ron Barton, left, joins Roger Hendrickson, center, and driver Jim Edgington at Fairmont.

The Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum and the Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the passing of 2010 inductee Ron Barton.

Barton passed away October 25th in his home in Bella Vista, AR. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30th at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Bella Vista.

He is remembered for his time with Roger Hendrickson and driver Jim Edgington in modfieds, super modifieds and sprinters. Later, he achieved much success in the IMCA modifieds with Gary Shumski and Bob Weber as his drivers.

To learn more about his hall of fame career, please go to


Racing Hall of Fame – Inductee Applications Available

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame, established in 2007, seeks to recognize individuals, living or deceased, who distinguished themselves with a record of success or contribution to the betterment of racing in Kossuth County. Honorees must have lived in or raced in Kossuth County, Iowa.

The annual selection of honorees for induction as Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame Members begins with the submission of the Nomination Application Form. Anyone is welcome to submit completed applications for consideration.

Deadline for applications is November 15th each year. Completed applications should be submitted to:

Chad Meyer

PO Box 276

Whittemore, IA 50598


Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame – APPLICATION 2014(PDF)

Election Results, Officers Elected

At the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum annual meeeting, held September 4th, Mitchell Habeger, Burt, Lavon Kruse, Lone Rock, and Ron Reefer, Algona were elected to the board of directors.

During business conducted at the regular September board meeting, Louie Bormann was reelected president, Edgar Meyer vice president and Jake Simpson will continue to serve as Secretary/Treasurer.

Board members can be contacted and more information about the museum can be found here.

Annual Meeting Date Set


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum.

Notice is hereby given to the members of the Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum Board and to the general public that the Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the museum meeting room at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds, 800 east Fair Street, Algona, IA 50511.

Election of three additional board members will be conducted. If you are interested in seeking election to the board, contact our nominating committee:

Edgar Meyer, 515-320-5604 Email:

Jake Simpson, 712-221-9865 Email:

Kurt Dahl, 320-226-1851 Email:

Membership cost is $25 annually.



Museum Hosts June KICD Tractor Ride

KICD Tractor RideThe Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum hosted the annual KICD Tractor Ride.

Nearly 200 riders converged on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds and were treated to a free preview tour of the museum.

Thank you for stopping by!


“Month of Money” Set for Britt, Algona Raceways

Northern Iowa’s “Month of Money” kicks off on the Fourth of July holiday at the Algona Raceway. The Karl Performance Hawkeye Dirt Tour presented by XSAN returns for a third straight Independence holiday event. Fireworks follow the $1,000 to win, minimum $150 to start IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour feature on July 4th.

Also on the Independence Day card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, running for $750 and $500 to win, respectively, and all applicable points.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. at Algona. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Winners of the next three IMCA Stock Car feature events, plus a teammate of their choosing earn the right to compete in the annual $400 to win, 15-lap Ron Hansen Memorial Wildcard race at Algona Raceway. The special event will qualify 10 drivers and will be held on July 20.

The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars compete for $5000 possible to win during the Hancock County Fair race, held Friday, July 26th in Britt. IMCA Modifieds, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts join the fair race card. All classes earn six-foot tall trophies.

The “Month of Money” trail heads to Algona Raceway on Wednesday, July 31st for a Kossuth County Fair special event. Stock Cars are the featured class, with all classes running for an increased purse.

On Saturday, August 3rd the Kossuth County Fair races will feature triple first place payoffs, plus double purse money for positions second through fourth in all IMCA classes.

Racers will be competing for $1500 to win in the IMCA modifieds (2nd $800, 3rd $700, 4th $600), $1200 for IMCA stock cars (2nd $600, 3rd $500, 4th $400), $900 to win the IMCA SportMods and hobby stocks (2nd $400, 3rd $300, 4th $250).

MaxYield Cooperative will return as sponsor of the “Hard Charger Award”, recognizing drivers who advance the most positions from their original starting spot.

The support of Doocy Repair in Lone Rock, IA makes the increased purse of $6250 ($1250 more than last year’s purse) possible. All classes earn six-foot tall trophies.

Last year’s winners of the fair races were Andy Boeckman (IMCA hobby stocks), Matt Hoeft (IMCA SportMods), Jim Larson (IMCA stock cars) and Dustin Smith (IMCA modifieds).

The 19th annual Doug Studer Farms Night of 1000 Stars will pay IMCA Modifieds a possible $8,000 to win and starts 36 cars for 50 laps at the Hancock County Speedway in Britt on Thursday, August 8th. It is also a stop on the Karl Performance Hawkeye Dirt Tour and has Ken Schrader competing that night in the IMCA modifieds.

Friday, August 9th features the first annual DuPont Pioneer/Doug Studer Farms Night of 10,000 Stars, posting a possible $10,000 to win top prize for the IMCA Modifieds.

For more information about events held at the Hancock County Speedway, go to and for information about Algona, log on to


Museum Hours Announced for Kossuth Co. Fair

UPDATE: We will have the following hours during the 2013 Kossuth County Fair:

Tues. July 30: 6-8 p.m.
Wed. July 31 – Sat. Aug. 3: 4-7 p.m.
Admission during the fair: Free will offering (we appreciate your support!)