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Plenty of examples exist in which judges expand, weaken or throw out the laws that have been put in place through the legislative process. More often than not, people confuse the so-called “activism” of a court with an action taken in a void in the law. 

Letter to the Editor

This meeting doesn’t count

Letter to the Editor

Stay in your own lane please

I wrote this to Representative John Wills after our legislators came to Algona approximately three weeks ago.

Strolling on narrow walking streets

By Jim Sloter

Whittemore collegian swallows 72 goldfish

By Gene Miller - Out of the Past

150 Years Ago

The heavy wind on Friday last did some damage around town. A portion of the rear wall of Ambrose Call’s brick building at the depot was blown outward. The damage is not so great as was first supposed. That portion blown out was about 7 by 16 feet. Several chimneys were blown down, but no serious damage has been done.

 

125 Years Ago

Of storm adventures and a tribute

By Molly MacDonald

Remember the tornado watch a week or so ago? Well, I dutifully grabbed flashlight, battery-powered radio, cell phone, wallet (so if everything blew away, I could still buy chocolate) and headed down to our not-state-of-the-art basement. Seamus, my adopted German Shepherd, followed, also dutifully. Seamus is terrified of storms (and train whistles and other loud noises) so for an hour I hugged him and assured him all was well.

FAMILIES OF FAITH

By Dr. Micah Michell, pastor Lighthouse to Nations, Algona

Faith in Love 

Vikings beat Kiwanis by 60 points

By Gene Miller - Out of the Past

150 Years Ago

Our old friend and the former propietor of the Algona Times is about establishing a newspaper in De Soto, Wis., to be called the De Soto Leader. We wish him all manner of success. 

 

125 Years Ago

EMS needs 60 percent from voters

By Phil Albers

EMS

I first began serving on a fire and ambulance crew back in 1996 and have observed a lot of changes in emergency medical care since then. Regulations and training requirements for EMS services have changed. The availability of volunteers has changed, and so have the communities we serve. 

There is one change that I’m glad to see - the ability for EMS to become an essential service.

Enjoyed watching first bocce ball game

By Jim Sloter

Vikings beat Kiwanis by 60 points

Out of the Past by Gene Miller

150 Years Ago

Our old friend and the former propietor of the Algona Times is about establishing a newspaper in De Soto, Wis., to be called the De Soto Leader. We wish him all manner of success. 

 

125 Years Ago

Showers,  flowers and golf

By Shane Goodman

April showers bring May flowers — and green grass, at least on the golf courses. I have noticed this as I drive by the courses, and I have even seen a few people swinging their clubs lately. Not me. I don’t even own a set of clubs anymore. Even so, I recognize that many people truly enjoy golfing — or truly despise it. There doesn’t seem to be many in between.

FAMILIES OF FAITH

By Rev. Steve Nofel, First Presbyterian Church, Algona

Wherever we are let Christ shine

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Well, in this case, not quite everything.

At the beginning of February, taking a nice break from the winter weather, our family went to Las Vegas for the world’s biggest indoor archery tournament. Our son, Matthew competed, we had a blast.

Staying connected

By Shane Goodman

I haven’t lived in my hometown for 32 years, but I still feel connected because I subscribe to my hometown newspaper — the Kossuth County Advance. You should subscribe to yours, too.

Fighting for the Family Farm

By Michael Tidemann

 

Anyone 50 or over should remember the 1980s farm crisis that choked the nation’s heartland. Family farm after family farm fell to the auctioneer’s block. 

Vineyards, oyster beds and a salty treat

By Jim Sloter

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