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Who are the Patriots?

To the Editor

Who serves public schools and higher education better?

To the Editor

The Iowa Legislature and Republican Governors have been starving our public schools financially for some time. When you see that the 2022 Iowa Legislature added $186 per pupil or 2.5% to Supplement State Aid for public schools, that may seem like a lot, but during the years from 2005-2011 under Democrat Governors, schools averaged 3.5 %.  During the latest Terry Branstad-Kim Reynolds era, schools have received anywhere from 0% to the current 2.5 %.  

The Daily Umbrella

Get a job

By Shane Goodman

Get a job. Those three words are often used in a condescending way, but they are maybe more important today than they have ever been.

Our nation’s unemployment rate in June was at 3.6 percent. In Iowa, it was 2.6 percent. Those are very low numbers, which means the pool of people to hire from is low, too.

Families of Faith

What do you think?

By Rev. Chris Burtnett

Pastor, First
Congregational United
Church of Christ

Throwback: Fairgrounds

Throughout the county people are preparing for the upcoming fair. Before you go, enjoy these photos from the Kossuth County Fairgrounds from 1913. The original racetrack went right up to the Floral Hall.Photos courtesy of the Kossuth County Historical Society.

Ink Spots

 

Of dancing, skating and sassy offspring

By Molly MacDonald

Travel Diary

Aqueducts and water buffalo dot scenery

By Jim Sloter

Leaving Itri and heading south toward Napoli, we passed rolling hills with their vineyards, fruit orchards, and olive groves and flat farmland with wheat fields and rice paddies that were irrigated by water delivered in troughs from aqueducts. 

Out of the Past

Athletes, be sure and get your physicals

By Gene Miller

150 Years Ago

The storm on Saturday night was not as destructive to crops as was at first feared. Small grains unless quite ripe will straighten up again. On account of the quick growth of corn its liability to break off was increased, still the crop will be very fair if no other ill befalls it. 

 

125 Years Ago

Our Kossuth County

Pool provides activity, exercise and more 

By Teresa Wolter

Aquatic Center

 

The Daily Umbrella

Opinions. Everyone has them, or so the saying goes.

By Shane Goodman

I bought a newspaper in Guthrie County earlier this month, and I have been flooded with positive comments and support from local residents. A specific question has come up a few times, and it deals with opinions. 

Families of Faith

Do not be anxious

 

By Rev. Thomas Cowell

Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Burt

Partnership Pastor,

Trinity Lutheran Church

Throwback-from the May, 1972, Kossuth County Advance
Travel Diary

 

Paying a ticket at post office in Naples

By Jim Sloter

Out of the Past

Beaten to death by an eagle 

By Gene Miller

150 Years Ago

Cerro Gordo County is infested by a gang of horse thieves who have thus far carried on their operations without check. It is thought that a clue to the leaders has been found and that the gang will be broken up.

 

125 Years Ago

Our Kossuth County

Lots of volunteer opportunities

By Vicki Mallory

Algona Chamber

 

It’s hard to believe it but we are past the middle of July – seems like we waited forever for summer to get here and in the blink of an eye, we are past the 4th of July holiday, Founders’ Day is over and we are only two weeks away from the Kossuth County Fair.  

The Daily Umbrella

Lessons learned 

at the library

By Shane Goodman

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