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This past year has been a whirlwind for Dar Elbert. She was selected as interim administrator for the Kossuth County Regional Health Center, then a month later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer....
Bishop Garrigan's spring play is hard-hitting this year, a play the director and cast hope points out that runaways are a concern, even in Algona. The play, "Runaways," has scheduled performances...
After several years of struggling in life and not knowing where God was taking him, the Rev. Steve Nofel said, "The Lord called." Through all the twists and turns of his ministry career, Nofel landed...
West Bend-Mallard Eighth grade students developved unique story lines on individuals in an effort to learn more about America's history. The students competed in National History Day, a competition...
While visiting Arizona recently, I read an article in The Arizona Republic newspaper with the intriguing title, "Live life, die dead." It was written by Karina Bland, a regular columnist for the...
As the 2019-20 school year enters its second half, Lynn McMahon is one of seven Algona Community School District teachers retiring at the end of this school year. McMahon always knew she wanted to be...
Algona Community School District received a positive report on the Iowa School Performance Profile. The performance profile is a school report card used to show how schools are performing on measures...
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...
Algona High School graduates feel the George and Lilliace Sefrit Scholarship has been a godsend for them. "It is absolutely worth getting the scholarship," said Adam Schonert, who graduated in 2018...
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...

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