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Algona Police Report 11-25

Monday, Nov. 15

6:36 a.m.: Vandalism.

7:21 a.m.: Alarm.

7:36 a.m.: Lost coin purse.

8:10 a.m.: Found purse.

8:33 a.m.: Found bowling ball.

9:05 a.m.: Ambulance.

6:13 p.m.: Ambulance.

8:34 p.m.: Ambulance.

8:44 p.m.: Mowing complaint.


Tuesday, Nov. 16

12:24 a.m.: Aided.

4:13 a.m.: Alarm.

6:28 a.m.: Small leaf pile fire at Vet’s Park.

8:16 a.m.: Ambulance.

Kossuth County Sheriff's Report 11-25

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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, Nov. 15

8:45 a.m.: Vandalism, Lakota.

9:41 a.m.: Ambulance, Lakota.

9:52 a.m.: Ambulance, Burt.

Pack 29 learns about community service

The Pack 29 Wolf Den Cub Scouts visited Kossuth Regional Health Center on Nov. 16.

The Cub Scouts were learning about serving their community, and they met with Brian Spry and other EMTs to learn about their service to their community.

Feather party at Wesley

The Wesley American Legion and Sons of the American Legion yearly feather party was well attended Nov. 20 at the community center. Activities included bingo, paddle wheel, door prizes and food was available.


Corn, soybean production seen ahead of 2020

DES MOINES—Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.50 billion bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service - Crop Production report. 

Based on conditions as of Nov. 1, yields are expected to average 201.0 bushels per acre, unchanged from the Oct. 1 forecast but up 24.0 bushels per acre from last year. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 12.9 million acres, with an estimated 12.5 million acres to be harvested for grain. 

State, district FFA officers at North Union

The North Union FFA Chapter welcomed Iowa FFA State Officer, Maddy Stevenson and North Central District Officer Josie Kelly to a chapter visit on Nov. 12. While at the high school, she led interactive workshops for the agriculture education classes. She also talked with the agricultural education instructor, Natalee Dippel, about the future of the North Union FFA Chapter.

Legion Auxiliary quilt fundraiser underway

The American Legion Auxiliary from the Lone Rock Unit has quilt tickets available for a drawing in December. The quilt fundraiser is the Auxiliary’s only fundraiser. Handmade coordinating pillowcases go with the queen size contemporary design quilt.  

Santa arrives in Fenton on Saturday, Dec. 11

FENTON—The Fenton Community Club will sponsor Santa Day on Saturday, Dec. 11. Santa Claus will arrive at the Fenton Legion by fire truck at 1 p.m. and be available for photos. The Fenton Forwards 4-H Club will host a craft time also beginning at 1 p.m. 

At 2 p.m. there will be a kids’ drawing for 12 sleds sponsored by Sentral Insurance. Adult drawings for hams, turkeys and packages of bacon will also be held. Coffee, lemonade, cookies and bars will be served.

American Legion feather party fun

More than 150 people attended the American Legion feather party in Lone Rock on Saturday, Nov. 20. In the photo are Jeff, Jorie and Julie Hartman. Julie said her family has been attending the party since the 1960s.

See more photos in the Nov. 25 Advance.

Smith 50th Anniversary

June and Paul Smith of Algona will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in November. They were married on Nov. 26, 1971.


Zayne Ryden Woods

Amber (Asche) and Kyle Woods of Bancroft announce the birth of their son, Zayne Ryden Woods, on Nov. 9, 2021, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Zayne is welcomed home by a brother, Zackary; and sisters, Zoey, Zephany, Zaelynn and Zayla. 

Sister Marcine marks Diamond Jubilee

DUBUQUE—Sister Marcine (Jeannette) Kellner, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, celebrated her Diamond Jubilee (60 years) on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Mount St. Francis Center, Dubuque. Cards will reach her at 3390 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001. Sister Marcine was born on the family farm near St. Joseph on May 12, 1941, the oldest of the 14 children of Cyril Kellner and Adella (Hildman) Kellner. She entered Mount St. Francis in Dubuque and was received into the community Aug.

Benefits of restoring oxbows discussed in Lu Verne

By Amy Frankl-Brandt

Assistant Editor


LU VERNE—Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Boone River Watershed hosted an informational meeting on Wednesday, Nov.  10 at the community center in Lu Verne to highlight the restoration of oxbows on Iowa’s landscape to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. The event was free, open to the whole family and included a complimentary meal.  

Your neighbor might be a star in ‘Silent Night’

By Amy Frankl-Brandt

Assistant Editor


ALGONA—Claire Gilliland, her father Nick and other locals will be making their acting debut for the movie “Silent Night in Algona” being filmed in Kossuth County and Forest City.

Algona council acts on new public works facility, sewer rates

By Brad Hicks



ALGONA—When Algona City Council members were constructing their budget nearly 11 months ago, one of the items on the list of future projects was a new public works maintenance facility.

The future is approaching.

Algona changes zoning for new business

By Brad Hicks



ALGONA—City Council members Monday night approved a change in Algona’s zoning ordinance, paving the way for a new business to go into operation.

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