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Our Kossuth County

Plans for new park will soon be underway

By Rick Murphy, City of Algona

Back in 2022, the Algona community had an opportunity to take part in Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program. This program involved multiple meetings and activities throughout the year focused on gathering community input and ideas regarding transportation and other needed improvements.

The Daily Umbrella

Don’t break the bank

Chances are, regardless of what generation you are from, you had a piggy bank in your youth. Maybe you still do. I can still hear the noise when the coins dropped through the slot. For many of us, that was the sound of money.

Families of Faith

Hallelujah, The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

By Rev. Kent Madison, Pastor of First Presbyterian Lakota

Throwback: Best Pork Chop Crew in Midwest
Ink Spots

It never pays to whine - trust me on that

Out of the Past

1949 - Algona airport hopes to open this summer

150 Years Ago

General Items -- Paris society is more promiscuous and cosmopolitan in character than it has ever been. The ladies, God bless them, wear so many bugles on their dresses that we fear overtures from them.

125 Years Ago

Our Kossuth County

KRHC focuses on family care

By Dar Elbert


Celebrating National Doctor’s Day in March

The Daily Umbrella

Don’t you lose my number

Do you know your cell phone number? How about your family members’ numbers? Or your neighbors’ or friends’ or coworkers’? And I am not asking if you have them in your contacts. The question is, do you have their numbers memorized?

Families of Faith

I love to tell the story

By Rev. John Heille

Lead Pastor for Good Hope Immanuel & St. John's Lutheran Churches

There’s a great old hymn that I catch myself humming and singing at surprising times, I Love to Tell the Story.  The words are so very familiar to me—I’ve been singing them for decades now.

Throwback: The scorekeeper

From the Algona Upper Des Moines Newspaper from July 1, 1988. Bob Laing, right, records scores posted by shooters at a recent trap shoot at the Izaak Walton League facility north of Algona. From left are Bill Holtz of Algona, Daryl Schmidt, and Fred Erickson, both of Lone Rock.

Out of the Past

Incubator chicks arriving at the post office

150 Years Ago

The Daily Umbrella

Are you ready for tricks, pranks and fools

With April Fool’s Day less than a month away, now is the time to start thinking about some good pranks. After all, the best ones take proper planning, and many of the top pranks are devised by teenage boys — and grown men who act like teenage boys — as you will read below.

Our Kossuth County

Only as strong as our community

By Joe Carter

ACSD Superintendent

We are halfway through the second semester of the 2023-2024 school year in the Algona Community School District, and it has been an incredible year! Our staff and students continue to choose to Rise to the Occasion and Reach for the Future every day.

Summit carbon solutions makes blatant attempt to undermine Iowans fighting for property rights

Landowners demand all Summit dockets be consolidated and considered as a whole.

Letter to the Editor

I find it truly ironic that some of our elected representatives are railing against the proposed $8 cap on the current obscenely high overdraft fees as government overreach - - yet, some of these same elected officials support taking away an individual’s Reproductive Freedom.

Respectfully submitted,

Marilyn Deal, Algona

Letter to the Editor

Open letter to Representative Henry Stone (and all area Legislators)

I am writing in response to Rep. Stone’s Week 8 newsletter. It is extremely concerning that Republicans find it necessary to continue attacks on public schools by insinuating that Iowa’s dedicated social studies educators are not doing their best for our young people and our country.

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