Judi Bruhn joined the Fenton Forwards in the fourth grade. She has been the leader of the group since 1991. In November, Bruhn received the 4-H Hall of Fame award during the annual 4-H banquet at Trinity Life Center in Algona.
Algona High School graduates feel the George and Lilliace Sefrit Scholarship has been a godsend for them.
Jennifer Christensen sits on the carpet with the students in her third grade classroom at Lucia Wallace Elementary. During these morning sessions, they talk about the day's schedule, ask questions and share concerns.
Earlier this month, the Rev. Steve Nofel joined a group of citizens at First Presbyterian Church in Lone Rock to tell the story of his son Matt, who is working to make the U.S. Olympic team as an archer.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Kossuth County partnered with Desi's Desserts to hold a Valentine-themed cupcake decorating workshop on Feb. 12 in Algona. Desi Johnson, Algona, taught the workshop.
The memory of a Kossuth Regional Health Center (KRHC) nurse will live on through the addition of a handcrafted stained glass windows in the hospital chapel created and donated by her family.
When the Algona City Council takes one final look before adoption of the 2020-21 city budget, it will review a plan with more than $1.3 million allocated for the Algona Public Library renovation project and almost $1 million dedicated to the start...
During a recent Algona Rotary Club luncheon, Algona Police Chief Kendall Pals said the police department has a unique situration but always looks for what the police department can do better and utilize officers to their best ability. "We are...
A district court judge could hear oral arguments in mid-to-late April on a lawsuit filed by opponents of a wind energy project against the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors and Kossuth Wind Energy LLC. Feb. 20, Judge Nancy Whittenburg approved a...
This spring marks the 70th anniversary of making maple syrup at the Cozy Grove sugar shack at Smith Wildlife Area located 2 miles south of Algona on the east side of U.S. Highway 169. The public is invited to enjoy Kossuth County's hidden gem and...
A decision is expected at the March 3 Kossuth County Board of Supervisors meeting to determine the northern and southern hubs of a countywide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system. In addition, the board will discuss restructuring the current...

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Patricia “Patty” A. Willrett, 45 of Ruthven, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at the Ruthven Community Care Center, from complications of ALS, at the age of 45. A celebration of...


They had a great fall on the football field, and a pair of Algona Bulldog wrestlers finished with a winter season to remember, earning medals in their respective weight classes at the Class 2A stat

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