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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
WESLEY—An effort to honor veterans in Wesley is a time-consuming but rewarding endeavor for Tracy and Mandie Studer. “We feel people don’t understand our history, understand the wars. We want to...
Nic and Missy Stockdale of Stockdale Lavender Farm have joined the vendors at the Kossuth County Farmers Market. Submitted photo
Shoppers at the Kossuth County Farmers Market are often greeted by an array of colors and flavors, but let’s not forget the smells! Whether it’s the aroma of fresh-baked bread, homemade soaps, sweet...
The tractor pull was one of the first events of this year's Kossuth County Fair.
ALGONA—Many things changed at the 2020 Kossuth County Fair. What didn’t were the opening events. The antique tractor pull highlighted the Grandstand activities on Sunday afternoon. Thirty minutes...
The Rev. Kent Madison, who leads the Burt Presbyterian Church congregation, tests out the iPad that is used to stream worship services on Facebook Live. An estimated 100 people weekly tune in to listen to worship services at Lakota, Lone Rock and Burt. Alan Van Ormer photo
BURT—In a year dominated by concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, parishioners of Presbyterian churches in Burt, Lakota and Lone Rock can tune into Facebook Live each week to listen to worship...
Golfers await their turn on the first tee at the Algona Community School Foundation golf outing Tuesday, July 28, at the Algona Country Club. Submitted photo
ALGONA—The Algona Community School Foundation annual golf outing was an outstanding success, organizers said in a press release.  In a year filled with pandemic fears, it seemed questionable that the...
Darci Conner, the K-12 art teacher at West Bend-Mallard School District, checks on materials she will use in her classroom when school starts Aug. 24. She believes employers are looking for employees with creative skills. A piece of  her artwork is shown above right. Photo by Alan Van Ormer
WEST BEND—Darci Conner likes to create. And that is one thing she hopes she can pass on to her students when art classes begin at the West Bend-Mallard School District on Aug. 24. “Creativity is one...
Megan Kampen of Sow Bountiful Farm brings produce, baked goods, eggs and more to the Kossuth County Farmers Market. Submitted photo
People in our community must be busy putting up food for winter. How do I know? Finding canning lids has become a challenge lately. Are jar lids the new toilet paper? I hope not!  It is a good time...
Ed and Betty Wilcox attend an event at the performing arts center named for them at the Algona High School.
OAK LAKE—It’s safe to say Betty Wilcox was a unique woman. People knew her for her tireless community efforts, her witty sayings and her love of her husband Ed and five children. “She was my sugar....
Justin Blietz, a trainer in restorative procedures, discusses ways to help students when they come back to school in August amidst COVID-19 concerns and other traumatic stresses.
ALGONA—With COVID-19, students and staff are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about the upcoming school year, Justin Blietz, a trainer in restorative procedures, told teachers during a work session...
Look inside the July 30 edition of the Kossuth County Advance for your updated Algona Redi-Reference Guide. It has information on who does what, and events and activities throughout the year.

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