Today is the last day of the season for The Dairy King in Montezuma, Iowa, population 1,435. It's still in the mid-eighties this week.
Our Iowa senator, running for reelection, in an effort to prove he's not a creature of D.C. says he can find every Dairy Queen in Iowa...he visits all 99 counties every year.
Montezuma, although it's the county seat, may be too small for a Dairy Queen, but this little shop appears to get plenty of local business. In most small Iowa towns, these places provide sandwiches, ice cream treats of all kinds, and summer jobs for high school kids, just like the root beer stand I car-hopped at in high school.