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Iowa ag news- monthly prices

The average price received by farmers for corn during May 2024 in Iowa was $4.63 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This was 13 cents above the April price but $1.94 below May 2023.

The May 2024 average price received by farmers for soybeans, at $11.90 per bushel, was 20 cents below the April price and $2.60 below the May 2023 price.

All Call Theatre

Kid’s Summer Camp and camp showcase performance

Camp details: Kids camp will combine improv, scene work, singing, and choreography. This camp is for grades entering fifth through eighth. Please make sure you are available for all camp dates and times. Sunday, July 14th, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Bishop Garrigan. Camp cost is $20.00 per person due on the first day of camp.

More swimming lessons added

Families have one more chance to sign up for swimming lessons this summer. The Algona Aquatic Center will host a third session of lessons in July. Go to the Aquatic Center to register.

Due to popular demand, a bonus session of swimming lessons will be offered at the Algona Aquatic Center in July. Registration is available at the Aquatic Center.

Iowa Utilities Board is now Iowa Utilities Commission

Updates occurring to legal, physical, digital, and branding operations

DES MOINES—After 38 years as the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), the state agency is welcoming a name change today and is now the Iowa Utilities Commission (IUC). In conjunction with the agency name change, Board members will now be known as Commissioners.

USDA offers disaster assistance after heavy rain and flooding

DES MOINES—Agricultural operations in Iowa have been significantly impacted by recent heavy rain and flooding. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover from these adverse weather events.

College Note

Bacha named to DMACC’s Spring president’s list

Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the spring semester president’s list.  To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of six credits and earned a 4.0 grade point average for that semester.

Recognized from Algona was Emma Bacha, Liberal Arts.


Fett 50th

Steve and Rita Fett are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, July 6.

The couple were wed on July 6, 1974, at the Congregational Church of Christ in Britt.

To help them celebrate, join them for an open house on Saturday, July 6 at the Wesley Community Center from 2-4 p.m. Cards and memories can be sent to Steve and Rita at Box 206 Wesley, IA 50483.

Recurring & Ongoing Events


To update this information, email or call 515-295-3535. Some changes to schedules may occur without notice.

____Libraries, Museums, Recreation, Events_____

Algona Nativity Scene: Small groups by appointment. Call 515-295-7241.

Algona POW Museum: Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day open weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Community Calendar


Algona Fireworks

On Thursday, July 4, Algona will be hosting their annual fireworks display at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds at dusk (approximately between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m.) KLGA will be playing patriotic music on 92.7 FM during this time.

Blood Drive

AMU Programming

Monday, June 24

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6:30 p.m.: Intern Breakfast

8 p.m.: Softball vs. Clear Lake


Tuesday, June 25

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: School Board

9 p.m.: AMU Anniversary


Wednesday, June 26

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy Catholic Church

6 p.m.: Softball vs. Clear Lake

8 p.m.: School Board

Senior Center

Important announcements

Algona Senior Center will be closed on Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5. They will be starting phase one of the new floor project.

Meals on Wheels will be delivered on July 1, 2, 3 and 5 as normal.

No meals July 4 due to the holiday.

Algona Police Report

Monday, June 24

1:50 a.m. Officers secured landing zone at KRHC.

8:30 a.m. Ambulance.

9:37 a.m. Escort.

10:54 a.m. Ambulance.

11:27 a.m. Ambulance.

11:49 a.m. Extra patrol.

12:10 p.m. Speak with officer.

1:24 p.m. Harassment.

2:18 p.m. Aided.

6:03 p.m. Ambulance call.

6:47 p.m. Civil.


Tuesday, June 25

11:04 a.m. Miscellaneous auto.

1:36 p.m. Animal complaint.

Kossuth County Sheriff Report

Notice to Readers:

The information included on this page has been obtained from public records — either court files, police and sheriff logs or accident reports. The Kossuth County Advance staff reminds readers that all charges are accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Monday, June 24

6:27 a.m. Report of 20 cattle out, Whittemore.

8:56 a.m. Request for an ambulance, Lu Verne.

City prepared for heavy rainfall

Pumps staged and sandbag station available


With heavy rainfall and severe weather predicted for the weekend of June 21, the City of Algona was staging pumps and prepared a sandbag station. Residents were also reminded to take note of barricades and avoid driving into barricaded areas.

The city purchased five new pumps after the heavy rain events in May. Those were available for use, in addition to regional pumps borrowed from other communities.

Chamber of Commerce begins search for new director

Vicki Mallory announces retirement by end of 2024


For more than 30 years Algona Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Vicki Mallory has served as the engine driving the community activities that many people think “just happen.” Mallory has announced her decision to retire in December of 2024, and the search for a new director will soon be underway.

Giant mural in Fenton

Art Club students in Wava Jarr’s class at North Union High School are busy this summer painting a giant mural for fenton. The two students pictured here with Wava are Hannah Nielsen and LeAnn Henry.

Submitted photos

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