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Angus Cotton honored at Kossuth County Historical Museum

The Kossuth County Historical Society had a week full of activities in conjunction with Iowa Museum Week, June 10th through the 16th. There were extended hours as the museum was open for visitors each day. Many new people came and viewed the numerous displays on all three floors.

Iowa Crop Report & Weather Summary

DES MOINES—Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. Additionally, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship provides a weather summary each week during this time.

Live music featured at the farmers market June 29

Every week is a little different at the Kossuth County Farmers Market - you never know who might join us on the Carnegie Lawn. On Saturday, June 29 we will have some special musical guests from 9 to 11 a.m. - the Happy Campers.

This trio of local musicians includes Kyle and Noah Wehrspan and Brian Kollasch. We are so pleased to have them join us for a morning of music at the market. Bring a chair and listen for a while.

2024 Titonka Indian Days

People came from far and wide to view the unique cars on display in Titonka last weekend during Titonka Indian days for the firemen’s car show and meal.

Pink Out night at AHS

Seniors from the Algona High School baseball and softball teams hosted a Pink Out night to raise money for the Kossuth County Cancer Support Foundation (KCSF.)

Presenting the check in back row are:  Logan Lentz, Daniel Kemna, Reid Louwagie, Hoyt Crouch, Brody Gronau, Drake Gronau and Dylan Wickman. Front row:  Julie Stundahl (KCSF), Paige Vileta, Avery Wolter and Amy Wolter (KCSF.) Not pictured - senior softball player Ashley Cantu. Submitted photo

Bolton and Menk host chamber coffee

Bolton and Menk hosted the Algona Area Chamber coffee last Friday, June 21 to celebrate their 75th Anniversary. They have had an office in Algona since 2018 but had been doing business in the area before that. Pictured from left in back row are: Josh Pope, Jacob Tjaden, Nick Diers, Mayor Rick Murphy, Nathan Schmidt, Matt Cole, Tyler Conley and Kent Rode.

Front row: Anna Hermanson and Paige Thilges.

8 students receive scholarships

Prudence Lodge #205 A.F. & A.M. awarded $1,500.00 scholarships to eight Kossuth County students: Najolie Price,  Algona High School, Jaxon Roberts, Algona High School, Jacob Schutter, Algona High School, Levi Vaske, North Union High School, Lexi Vaske, North Union High School and Jenna Weiland, Algona High School.

Not pictured: Ashley Cantu, Algona High School and Beth Streuber, North Union High School.

Sister Lois Erpelding, OSF Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Sister Lois Erpelding, OSF, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, of Dubuque, Iowa, celebrated her Diamond Jubilee (60 years) on Sunday, June 23, at Mount St. Francis Center in Dubuque.

Sister Lois is the daughter of Paul and Rosalia Erpelding, of St. Joseph, Bode, Iowa.

Kossuth County Library Day Camp

Several area youth including these kids from swea City attended the Kossuth County day camp on Friday. They recycled puzzle pieces into art, saw a presentation by Maverick, county crisis dog, participated in a presentation about dinosaurs, and more.

CO2 Pipeline Coverage

No eminent domain for private pipelines, says supervisors

By Molly Montag, Kossuth County Advance News Correspondent

A private company should not be allowed to use eminent domain to take Kossuth County land for a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline, officials say

Sheriff’s Office Seeking 2 New Deputies

By Molly Montag, News Correspondent

The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office will soon begin looking for two new sheriff’s deputies to replace outgoing staff.

Road barricades in Kossuth County

City of Algona officials are reminding residents to watch for severe weather alerts and avoid entering closed roads and barricaded areas. Sign up for local updates through Alert Iowa.

Do not drive through barricaded roads or flood waters on roads

As of Monday, June 24 the two roads closed due to flooding include North Park Drive by Veterans Park and Norwood Drive by Family Dollar/Dollar Tree. Additional roads outside of city limits have also been impacted by flood waters.

Storm safety tips - Be prepared before, during and after

With the extreme flooding in the region, here are some important safety tips to know.

If you are seeing a significant amount of water in your basement, please take action and call Alliant at 1-800-255-4268 to request a no-fee temporary disconnect.

Walking through wet or flooded homes/buildings can be dangerous. Use caution, even if the power has been turned off. Always avoid downed power lines.

City seeking World Food Festival participants

By Molly Montag, News Correspondent

Cooks are needed for the second annual World Food Festival. The event, held at Veterans Park during the annual Founders’ Day celebration, is a showcase for all things food.

Those who wish to participate need to cook 300 sample-sized servings of food and bring their own table to the event planned for 4-7 p.m., Saturday, July 13 in Algona. If their set-up requires electricity, participants should bring an extension cord.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 27 Iowa Counties due to Flooding

The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 27 Iowa counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through July 2, 2024, due to flooding.

The counties impacted are Buena Vista, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Floyd, Fremont, Hancock, Harrison, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lyon, Mills, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pottawattamie, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sioux, Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright.

City Hall closed for holiday

A community fireworks display is planned for Thursday, July 4 in Algona. Fireworks will begin at dusk (approximately 9:30 to 9:45 p.m.)

Algona City Hall and taxi services will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

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