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ALGONA—To meet COVID-19 safety protocols, Northwest Iowa Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) staff developed drive-by, grab-and-go events or direct-to-volunteer deliveries in Clay, Dickinson,...
Corey Petersen deals with air tanks during a fire training exercise. Submitted photo
FENTON—Fenton and Lone Rock emergency responders used a fire simulated trailer for training on Fenton’s Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 15. Cody Peterson, a Fenton EMT, said being volunteers and part...
There will be activities for all ages at the first Bancroft Fall Bonanza on Saturday, Sept. 12, on Ramsey Street. “We’re trying to keep different things going throughout the day that interest...
For the past 17 years Ruth Ann Loebach has volunteered to help children in foster care with the Iowa Citizen Foster Care Review Board for Algona and Kossuth County. She recently retired from the...
My youngest son made a declaration over the weekend, just as we were preparing to have our evening meal. “I hope we aren’t having steak for supper tonight,” he said. “Why is that?” I asked. “Because...
Dr. Harry Condoleon
About one in eight U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime according to breastcancer.org. In 2019, more than 250,000 new cases of invasive...
Help save books from the dumpster! That’s the request of the Algona Friends of the Library as it is planning a special book Give Away Day. The Friends of the Library have held three successful books...
Nolan Dahlhauser and Ryan Nelson prepare corn for the chicken barbecue and sweet corn meal. Alan Van Ormer photo
The 33rd annual Whittemore Legion Chicken BBQ and Sweet Corn Feed was held outside the Legion Hall. The meal was served 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. It included one-half of a chicken, coleslaw,...
Ember Lauer, 1 1/2, enjoys a Dilly Bar with her mother, Hillary. Alan Van Ormer photo
It may not be what staff at Exceptional Opportunities had hoped for the 50th anniversary celebration of the organization, but Executive Director Jean Menning said they were excited to celebrate the...
Avah Merryman and her horse smile for the camera.
Avah Merryman poses with ribbons she won during the Kossuth County Fair while her horse smiles for the camera. All of the results of the 4-H and FFA shows, plus photos of smiling winners can be found...

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