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Families in Faith

“Selah” & The Parable of Prairie Grass

Rev. Russ Jacobsen

Pastor, First United Methodist Church

Throwback: Woman is candidate for mayor

By Dana Clapsaddle Perry

Part 2 of 4

Out of the Past

County Courthouse cost about $37,500

150 Years Ago

Court House -- The carpenter work of the court house is finished with the exception of the laying of the court room floor and putting in the base boards. The floor will be laid as soon as seasoned lumber arrives. Up to this date the whole cost of the building amounts to about $37,500 with all bills paid.


125 Years Ago

Letter to the Editor:

Local interest in elections lacking

Dear Editor:

Last night was the annual Candidate Forum sponsored by the Algona Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). As usual, it was held at the Tietz Entrepreneurial Center at Algona’s ILCC campus. As usual, it was broadcast live on KLGA. As is customary, it will be shown on local television a number of times in the coming weeks thanks to Bryan Nelson’s Broadcasting Class at Algona High School.

All in it together

Set boundaries and put a stop to self-sabotage

Our Kossuth County

Removing financial barriers

By Christy Peterson

Bishop Garrigan Schools


Families in faith

Rev. Peter Talbot

Pastor Grace Church, Algona

Comfort in suffering


Papers still vital to the  community

Dear Reader:

I went to work at the Jefferson Bee & Herald as a sports writer in May 1977.

I was paid $15 per week. That was $1 for each year I had been alive. It was a windfall for a guy finishing ninth grade, which was still part of the junior high in my hometown. I had to mow five sizeable yards in a week to get paid that kind of coin.

Senior Center

Thursday, Oct. 5

Herb crusted pork loin, roasted potatoes, classic mixed vegetables, apple slices

11 a.m. – Exercise


Friday, Oct. 6

BBQ baked chicken, potato wedges, coleslaw, crisp

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Monday,  Oct. 9

Tator tot casserole, corn, grapes, cookie

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Tuesday,  Oct. 10

Scalloped chicken, corn, strawberries and bananas

11 a.m. – Exercise

Out of the past

A little joke between friends

150 Years Ago

New Flour -- We are indebted to Mr. O. J. Hack for some of the first flour made in the new mill. Made into pancakes it can’t well be beaten, and we have branded it A No. 1.


125 Years Ago

Our Kossuth County

Rising to the occasion-Reaching for the future

By Joe Carter



We are already almost one quarter through the school year, and the school year is off to a fantastic start! I continue to be impressed with the professionalism and passion of the Algona Community School District staff and their willingness to do whatever it takes and what is best for kids. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a fantastic group.

Ink Spots

Of my latest airport misadventure

Once again I have flown the friendly skies. This time, I flew to Vermont to visit my sister, Sheila, at her lovely lake home. My flying misadventures have been fodder for previous columns, but I will give you the Reader’s Digest version here, in case you’ve forgotten:

I once missed my flight because I was engrossed in a crossword puzzle and missed the announcement that my plane was leaving from a different gate.


By Dana Clapsaddle Perry

Part 1 of 4

Seventy years ago this November, Algona, Iowa elected its first female mayor – Linda Clapsaddle. The October 6, 1953 headlines in the Kossuth County Advance was in all caps and read “WOMAN IS CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR.” Two days later in the town’s other newspaper on page 1 of the Algona Upper Des Moines Mrs. Clapsaddle is quoted as saying:

Families in faith

Rev.John Koopman

Pastor, Peace Lutheran  Church, West Bend

What about angels?


Throwback: A friendly smile
All in it together

Anger management

From the Editor:

We’re all in this together and we’re only as strong as our weakest link.

In this fast paced world full of challenges and surprises it’s easy to get lost, confused, stressed, anxious and depressed.

This ongoing column was designed to get back to the basics and re-learn some skills to help people cope with what life throws at them.

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