Slayton Rock
Menlo Man
Progressive Dinner
Tractor Ride
Marathon Sale
Have some fun.



Our official five-town Marathon Sale, which traditionally happens the first Saturday in June, will return in 2021.


However, there may be individual sales at residences and businesses that wish to continue the tradition on their own. We would expect them to follow state guidelines for safe distancing and hygiene. 


People are always more than welcome to travel out to enjoy our scenic sites, listen to our self-guiding audio tour, and shop safely with the establishments that are open. To keep up-to-date on the COVID-19 restrictions in our area, please visit the Governor’s website.

And be sure to check out our Reflections Along the White Pole Road book.  It's available for $25 and makes a great addition to your coffee table. It features a foreword written by Loren Kruse, former Editor-in-Chief of Successful Farming; photography by Timothy C. Florer of Rural Iowa Ruins and Against the Current; and short recollections from older residents as interviewed by area students. 

Visit one of these locations to purchase your books.  You'll save money by buying local.

ADAIR- Rolling Hills Bank & Trust, Exchange State Bank
CASEY- Rolling Hills Bank & Trust
MENLO- Rolling HIlls Bank & Trust
STUART- Rolling Hills Bank & Trust, First State Bank
DEXTER- First State Bank



This book project was made possible by the Empowering Adair County Foundation, the Guthrie County Community Foundation, West Central Cooperative, Adair and Guthrie County Farm Bureaus and the communities of Adair, Casey, Menlo, Stuart, and Dexter, Iowa. 

© 2015 White Pole Road Development Corporation