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Two dozen COVID cases in Kossuth in last week

KOSSUTH COUNTY—Twenty-five Kossuth County residents tested positive for the COVID-19 in the week ending Monday, Oct. 25, according to the state’s coronavirus website. Three local residents were hospitalized.
 
For the full story, see the Oct. 28 Advance. Also, see information on vaccination clinics through community health and Hy-Vee.

KRHC updates mission statement, buys vehicle

ALGONA—Kossuth Regional Health Center’s (KRHC) mission hasn’t changed, but a new statement regarding that mission was adopted by the hospital’s board of trustees.
 
See the full story, including information about the hospital's top 20 award, in the Oct. 28 Advance. 

Sheriff issues press release on livestock neglect charges

Kossuth County Sheriff Roger Fisher issued a press release Friday morning regarding an allegation of livestock neglect. Click on the pdf to read the release.
 

Forums scheduled for skate park, splash pad, pickleball amenities in Algona

     ALGONA—The city of Algona is inviting residents to take part in two upcoming public information sessions targeted at improving the community’s parks. Two public forums are scheduled to gather ideas and input from community members.

Jacobusse encourages cancer patients to stay positive

ALGONA—Dede Jacobusse of Algona feels incredibly blessed to be a breast cancer survivor. 
With October designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jacobusse stresses the importance of doing self exams and getting mammograms. 
Dr. Alan Hjelle at the Kossuth Regional Health Center diagnosed her breast cancer and all her tests were done at KRHC.
 
See the full story in the Oct. 21 Advance. 

Library nears move home

ALGONA—While it’s later than originally planned, Algona’s new public library facility will be open sooner than recently expected. 
What other description could there be more appropriate during an ongoing pandemic and supply chain crisis?

County could pass ATV regs next Tuesday

ALGONA—Kossuth County supervisors Tuesday morning approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the current one that regulates the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility vehicles (UTVs) on county roads.
The changes extend the hours from the current sunrise to sunset to 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and allow the use of the units on county pavements at speeds up to 35 mph. 

Algona FFA team earns gold

AMES—Four members from the Algona FFA Chapter placed seventh overall earning a gold rating at the annual Iowa FFA State Soils Evaluation Career Development Event at Iowa State University in Ames on Oct. 9. 
 
Get all the details in the Oct. 21 Advance.

Virtual Legacy Ball to raise funds for KRHC Foundation’s endowment

ALGONA—For the second consecutive year, the Kossuth Regional Health Center Foundation Board will look to raise funds for the foundation’s endowment fund by hosting a virtual Legacy Ball event instead of the traditional in person Legacy Ball. A virtual toast is set for Nov. 5. 

Meet and greet candidates, view patio at Burt Public Library

BURT—You can meet the candidates and view the new patio at the Burt Public Library. 
On Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m., the Burt library will host a candidate forum  to give the community a chance to get to know the candidates and ask questions.
 
Get the full story in the Oct. 21 Advance. 

BGHS quiz bowl team finishes fourth

Bishop Garrigan hosted its 31st annual quiz bowl tournament Saturday, Oct. 16.  After being held online last year, this was a live event for 2021, the first quiz bowl tournament of the year. Thirty teams from 14 different schools competed in the event. Fort Dodge St. Edmond won the tournament, but Bishop Garrigan was particularly successful as four different Golden Bear teams were among the top 16 that advanced to playoffs. 
 
Get the full story in the Oct. 21 Advance.

Wildhaven a source for learning

Steve Young covered vertebrate and macro invertebrate seining and identification. Billie Willie from the Kossuth County Conservation board, talked about the local East Fork of the Des Moines river history. 
 
Read about students' trips to Wildhaven and discover who else presented in the Oct. 21 Advance. 

AAUW quizzes candidates at forum

ALGONA—Three candidates seeking to win the open at-large city council seat were put through their paces in a fast-paced, 48-minute forum hosted by the local chapter of the American Association of University Women.
Sarah Mayer and Carl Westling are challenging incumbent Brad Hoover for the seat. Hoover was appointed in August to fill a vacancy on the council. Early voting is underway at the county auditor’s office and polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.
 

California family relocating to Whittemore to raise show pigs

WHITTEMORE—David and Tara Chadwick are in the process of moving to an acreage outside of Whittemore from Auburn, Calif., where they will be raising their registered purebred spotted show hogs. 
 
See the full story in the Oct. 14 Advance's Salute to Pork Producers.

‘Silent Night’ movie seeks local extras, donations

KOSSUTH COUNTY—The WWII home front drama set in late 1944, “Silent Night In Algona” (Inspired by true events) is now opening a public casting call for men, women and children of all ages.
The film, produced by Collective Development Inc. of Lansing, Mich., shoots Oct. 31 thru Nov. 19 in the Algona, Whittemore and Forest City areas. Shooting takes place Sundays through Fridays, with Saturday being an off day.

Autumnfest Craft Show draws 100 vendors

ALGONA—If you are looking for a large selection of quality handcrafted items, the Algona Autumnfest Craft and Vendor Show will be the place to be on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One hundred booths featuring crafts and vendors will be set-up in three locations, Algona High School, Bishop Garrigan High School and the Columbia Events Center. In addition to the vendors, lunch will be served at all three locations in addition to a bake sale.

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