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Writers and writing

Rendon offers stark realism


Murder on the Red River, a mystery by author Marcie R. Rendon of the White Earth Nation of Minnesota, is the October featured selection for Writers and Writing.


Murder on the Red River

Marcie R. Rendon

Soho Crime

ISBN 978-1-64129-376-1 (Kindle)

ISBN 978-1641293761 (Paperback)

$7.99 Kindle, $9.99 paperback


Throwback: Woman is candidate for mayor

By Dana Clapsaddle Perry

Part 4 of 4


Out of the Past

Local resident now licensed to catch mice

150 Years Ago

Brick! Brick!! Mr. Joseph Phillips has on hand a kiln of 75,000 new brick which he wishes to call the attention of those who are in need of such an article. Mr. Phillips has the reputation of making a good quality of brick and we can recommend the products of his manufacture to the public.


125 Years Ago

Small Business Revolving Loan Funds


Advantages for Businesses

By Barb Smith

City of Algona


When a new business is looking for start-up funds or an existing business is ready to expand, the City of Algona’s Small Business Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is here to help.

Families in Faith

Rev. Kent Madison

Pastor, First Presbyterian Lakota,

Harvest time


Warning: This is all about Seamus and Christopher Robin

Scattered thunderstorms. Isolated thunderstorms. Intermittent thunderstorms. Occasional thunderstorms. Possible thunderstorms. For heaven’s sake, what in the world is the difference? A thunderstorm is a thunderstorm, and Seamus is terrified by all of them.

Our Kossuth County

Kossuth/Palo Alto County 2023 Economic Impact Snapshot

By Maureen Elbert



The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, is pleased to announce the completion of the 2023 Economic Impact Snapshot for Kossuth and Palo Alto counties. The generation of this report was a collaborative effort. Partners in the project included Mid American Energy, Iowa Department of Revenue and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Throwback: Woman is candidate for mayor

By Dana Clapsaddle Perry

Part 3 of 4


Out of the past

Area resident sees President Truman

150 Years Ago

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


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