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Mobile medical unit for Veterans

It was the first day that the Veteran’s mobile medical unit visited Algona last Monday, July 1. Dan Green had tried starting the mobile service in 2020 but when COVID hit that put a stop to it before it had a chance to get off and running.

Now it’s back with a whole new team and mobile unit that has two exam rooms and TV monitors so patients can facetime with their regular physician in Des Moines when needed.

City continues to investigate S. Main sewage solutions

By Molly Montag, News Correspondent

Officials plan on using flow sensers to monitor water levels in an Algona neighborhood that has suffered sewage backups multiple times in recent months. The sensers are part of city efforts to pinpoint why the sanitary sewer system is causing sewage backups in the area.

Floodwaters swamp Kossuth County roads

By Molly Montag, News Correspondent

The East Fork of the Des Moines River flooded several Kossuth County roadways after heavy rains Friday, June 21. While road crews have put up barricades and done some work, the full scope of the damage won’t be known until the water recedes.

The Peach Guy!

Life is just peachy at the Kossuth County Farmers Market. Just ask market vendor Darwin Luedtke, or as his business card says, “The Peach Guy!”

Darwin and Marlys joined our market a few years ago, bearing sweet-smelling peaches grown in the southern states to Iowa. In addition to fresh peaches he often will carry Amish-grown tomatoes and cantaloupe melon. Be sure to stop by and check out his table at the Wednesday and Saturday market. You’ll be glad you did!

Trunkhill June 1440 Citizen of the Month

The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office is honored to recognize David Trunkhill of Titonka as our June 1440 Citizen of the Month. David was nominated for his 20 plus years of dedicated service as the Fire Chief for the Titonka Fire Department. He has served his community in so many ways and goes above and beyond in his willingness to volunteer and help others.

River Road celebrates 50 years

The River Road Golf Club hosted a chamber coffee last Friday to kick off their 50th anniversary celebration. The club has consistently been owned and operated by members of the Hoover family. There will not be a chamber coffee for Friday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. The next chamber coffee will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the POW Museum.

7 tips for planning for student loans

By Jim Schipper

Iowa Student Loan Liquidity

Corporation Board Member

Many families turn to federal and private student loans, like those offered by ISL Education Lending, to cover remaining college costs after savings, earnings and other financial aid. But the options for college financing can be confusing. Here are seven tips for finding the right loans for your family.

C.A.R.E. Team receives donation

First Congregational United Church of Christ Board of Directors Vice-President Mick Schlievert (at right) and Pastor Chris Burtnett (at left) present a check in the amount of $2,400 to C.A.R.E. Team Director Ally Klee Studer from the fund-raising dinner held June 19 which was sponsored by the church at 315 South Moore Street. This is the second year that the congregation has hosted a dinner to support the C.A.R.E. Team’s mission and ministry in Kossuth County.

Corwith-Wesley-Lu Verne 40th class reunion

On June 22 the Corwith-Wesley-Lu Verne (CWL) class of 1984 held their 40th class reunion at the Handlebar in Lu Verne.

Classmates from left are: Mary Kay (Capesius) Prasco, Dale Hansmeier, Brenda (Brunsen) Brandt, Linda (Otis) Degen, Joella (Elbert) Leider, Jean (Forburger) Hollinrake, Susan (Dornbier) Thiede, Lisa (Fisher) Hoover, Mike Flaherty, Angie (Peterson) Hain and Doug Niewald

Iowa ag news- crop progress

Much of Iowa received heavy rains which only allowed farmers 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 30, 2024, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field activities were limited due to rain and flooding throughout much of the State.

New chairs at Burt Activity Complex meeting room

Sharon Lovstad, Barb Harms and Jane Boyd headed up the project to purchase 20 stacking banquet chairs for the meeting/dining room in the Burt Activity Complex.

The Burt Federated, Women's Club donated money to purchase eight of the chairs. Members are Barb Harms, Sue Menke, Connee Espe, Sharon Lovstad, Jane Boyd, Mary Andrews, Lee Ann Cesaro, Delores Thilges, Victoria Koestler, Barb Carley, Ruth Isebrand, Barb Dittmer and Avis Christensen.

Midland Power members reelect three directors

Midland Power Cooperative members reelected three incumbent directors and one new director at the co-op’s annual meeting held in Jefferson. District 1 Director Randy Christensen, District 2 Director Jim Byriel, and District 3 Director Joel Skow all retained their seats, while Francis Buckel was elected in District 4 to replace Tom Ingebritson, who retired from the board after serving for 29 years.

Look-out for scams during natural disasters

DES MOINES—State Auditor Rob Sand today urged Iowans and their community leaders to be on alert for people preying on victims of the flooding in Iowa.

“Iowans are known for rallying around victims of natural disasters.  Communities come together to help with clean-up and provide for people who have lost everything,” said Sand.  “Unfortunately, natural disasters are also calling cards for con artists.”

North Iowa Hazelnut Field Day and Orchard Tour

Hazelnut production, pruning, processing, agroforestry and water quality

FENTON—Healthy Harvest of North Iowa, Nut Haven, The Iowa Nut Growers Association, and Hazel Acres are hosting a North Iowa Hazelnut Field Day and Orchard Tour at Hazel Acres on Sunday, July 14 starting at 3 p.m.  Learn about hazelnut production, processing, pruning, agroforestry and water quality benefits of perennial crops. Hazel Acres is located at 3503 40th Ave, Fenton, IA 50539.

Important safety message for propane users

From the Iowa Propane Gas Association

Huge blow to property rights

Iowa Farmers Union President Aaron Lehman issued a statement regarding approval of the Summit Carbon Solutions hazardous liquid pipeline by the Iowa Utilities Board:

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