Two men were honored for their contributions to the Kossuth County Fair last week - James Sparks and the late Bobby Thilges. See what led to the presentation of those honors in the front page stories in the Aug. 13 Kossuth County Advance.
Having a discussion are, from the left, Dennis Leigh (Purple Heart winner), Stuart Simonson (Purple Heart winner), and Ron Waldera.
Ethan DeGroote places his hand over the handprint he made earlier on a mural along the north wall of the Corwith Farm Service.
Standing with Mark Studer’s Wesley hometown hero banner are his grandson, Tracy and his wife, Mandie, and his great-grandson, Johnny and his wife, Jamie and their daughter, 11-month-old Hazel Mae. The Studers are lining Wesley’s Main Street with banners depicting those who served our country. Photo by Alan Van Ormer
Nic and Missy Stockdale of Stockdale Lavender Farm have joined the vendors at the Kossuth County Farmers Market. Submitted photo
Modified feature winner Nick Meyer was joined in victory lane by members of the Kossuth County Fair Royalty along with flagman Logan Kelly and track manager Ron Reefer.
The Kossuth County Advance is keeping a running tally of the COVID-19 case count within Kossuth County. Here are details:   UPDATED, Monday, Aug. 10, Noon: The number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Kossuth County is 91 as of today, seven more than...
ALGONA—Students in the Algona Community School District (ACSD) will start in the classrooms when school opens Monday, Aug. 24, after the ACSD Board of Directors approved a Return-to-Learn onsite model per guidance from the Iowa Department of...
KOSSUTH COUNTY—The State Library of Iowa has announced the list of libraries that met the conditions for state accreditation as of July 1 as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.” Eleven libraries in Kossuth County...
Algona Police Chief Kendall Pals (left) has a conversation with Sen. Dennis Guth (center) and Rep. Terry Baxter before a legislative session that involved law enforcement issues at Algona City Hall on Friday, Aug. 7. Photo by Alan Van Ormer
ALGONA—Law enforcement officials in north central Iowa counties are concerned about national issues that could impact their communities, as well as state issues they hope can be addressed in the upcoming Iowa State Legislature. Algona Police Chief...
ALGONA – The 72nd annual Band Days has been cancelled due to safety concerns around the COVID-19 Pandemic. The event would have been held on Saturday, Oct. 3. Algona Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vicki Mallory and Algona Community...

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October 5, 1928 – August 9, 2020   A funeral Mass for Margaret Mary Laubenthal, 91 of Bancroft, was held Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in...

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