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Lone Rock Quasquicentennial

The Depot Museum and Blakjer Church will be open for the Lone Rock Quasquicentennial being celebrated this year Aug. 23-25. Other events scheduled as follows:

Friday, August 23

• 5-7 p.m. Lone Rock Fire and EMS department steak sandwich supper at the Fire Station

• BINGO to follow


Saturday, August 24

•8 a.m.-10 a.m. City Wide Garage Sales

All Call Theatre offering first Kid’s Summer Camp

Mark Your calendar for the Camp and Summer Showcase

Camp details: All Call Theatre is offering our first Summer Camp! We will be doing improv, scene work, singing and choreography. This camp is for grades entering fifth though eighth. Please make sure you are available for all camp dates and times; Sunday, July 14 from 6:30.-8 p.m., Monday, July 15 6:30-8 p.m. and Tuesday July 16, 6:30-8 p.m. at Bishop Garrigan.

“Read, Renew and Repeat” With CLIMB Theatre and the Algona Library

ALGONA—In partnership with the Algona Public Library, CLIMB Theatre presents their summer reading play, “Country Mouse & City Mouse: Adventures in the Suburbs” live at the library on Friday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™

Program provides resources for passing on personal possessions

ALGONA—Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Kossuth County will be presenting Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?™ on Monday, July 8 at the Algona Public Library.

The program focuses on making decisions now, rather than leaving things up to others after you have passed away.

Toryn’s lemonade stand

Skye Satern and Colby Fett’s daughter Toryn has been hosting a lemonade stand over 4th of July/ABATE week for the last three years. Refreshments are all free will donations and all proceeds go to the Hunting With Heroes/Salute to Veterans. The first year she raised over $2,000 and the second year she raised over $3,000.

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.

What's Happening & 3•2•Do



River Road 50th Anniversary

Join River Road Golf Cource for their 50th anniversary on Saturday, June 29 from 2-5 p.m. The celebration includes family friendly activities, free food and giveaways.

Midweek Farmers’ Market

Algona Police Report

Monday, June 17

4:51 a.m. Ambulance call.

9:24 a.m. Mental.

10:30 a.m. Speak with an officer.

11:03 a.m. Accident McDonalds.

11:54 a.m. Unlock.

1:03 p.m. Ambulance call.

3 p.m. Medical alarm.  All OK.

3:33 p.m. Parking complaint.

8:51 p.m. Animal.


Tuesday, June 18

6:15 a.m. Parking complaint at Maple Park apts.

7:46 a.m. Lost dog.

8:35 a.m. Unlock.

Kossuth County Sheriff Report

Monday, June 17

1:23 a.m. Report of dead deer on roadway, Wesley.

3:14 a.m. Weather announcement.

4:15 a.m. Report of tree branches down, Swea City.

10:51 a.m. Return of property.

10:59 a.m. Report of pig on roadway.

11:13 a.m. Report of 911 hang up, Swea City.

1:10 p.m. Request for traffic control for power company, Swea City.

4:43 p.m. Traffic stop, Wesley.

5:13 p.m. Weather announcement.

AMU Programming

Monday, June 24

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6:30 p.m.: AMU Anniversary

8 p.m.: Baseball vs. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows


Tuesday, June 25

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: Softball vs. Spencer


Wednesday, June 26

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

11:30 a.m.: City Council

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.

College Notes

UNI announces graduates and dean’s list

CEDAR FALLS—Each semester, the University of Northern Iowa provides graduation and dean’s lists. Individuals may visit the website below and follow the instructions for retrieving the names of students who are Spring 2024 graduates and those named to the Spring 2024 dean’s list.

BRAK: Bike Ride Around Kossuth

KOSSUTH — Saturday, June 8 was Algona Rotary’s annual BRAK Bikes-For-Kids event.  BRAK = Bike Ride Around Kossuth. This was a local bike ride back in the 80’s-90’s that was resurrected for a specific purpose/cause. The ride raises money through a sponsorship drive and bike-ride registrations in order to purchase bicycles for 3rd graders in Kossuth County. This specific need was identified about nine years ago.

Waltz silver medalist at Genius Olympiad

Emerson Waltz received a silver medalist award at this year’s Genius Olympiad competition in Rochester, New York. Her science project title is “The Power of Plastic: The Recycling of Plastics for an Alternative Fuel Source.” Algona High School science fair sponsors are Megan Rasmussen and Holly Waltz.

Genius Olympiad hosted around 725 projects presented in person by 1000 students in 2024. The award ceremony was held on June 14.

Local bankers complete Agriculture Credit School

ALGONA—Iowa State Bank of Algona announces that loan officers Grant Carroll and Stacy Bohl successfully completed the Iowa Bankers Association/Iowa State University Agriculture Credit School held recently.

17 teams compete in Alumni Tournament

The annual All-Area Alumni Golf Tournament hosted 17 teams and enjoyed a great day on the North Kossuth Golf Course. A last minute change of venue was necessary due to flooding at River Road.

The Algona Recreation Department’s All-Area Alumni Golf Tournament brought 68 people, representing 17 teams, out for a great day of golf and fundraising. The event was held on Saturday, June 8 at the North Kossuth Golf Club due to flooding at River Road Golf Club.

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