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A display in the Algona Public Library shows black leggings, a pink sweatshirt and long socks. The display also explains what the person was doing and where the person was. It is just one of six What...
Two brothers who own three funeral homes in central Iowa have now purchased another Des Moines metro location. Mark and John Parrish, funeral directors and co-owners of Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home...
Standing at the graveside of a loved one or friend, we hear those final words of committal, "ashes to ashes, dust to dust ...." Many of our faith traditions begin the season of Lent with Ash...
It was at least his fourth Mr. Porkshop THAW Ride, so Kurt Dallman of Garner knew what was in store for him if he rode the full 38-mile course. "I enjoy riding bikes. It is what I do," said Dallman,...
Helping people return to the activities and tasks of everyday life is what Sara Poeppe enjoys most about her work. Poeppe, a registered occupational therapist, joined the Kossuth Regional Health...
Algona Soroptimist Club members gathered April 8 for their regular meeting and to celebrate the 75th birthday of their group. The Algona Soroptomist Club was chartered April 23, 1944. The first club...
“Our hope is to continue to serve and to get a view outside of Algona,” said Peter Talbot, senior pastor. “It helps us as a church not to be self-centered, to be community-minded and also God-minded...
In the fall of 2018, the Contemporary Literature class read a book called,  "Please Stop Laughing at Me," by Jodee Blanco. The book is a true story about the author and the bullying situations she...
Scheduling conflicts and parental pressures didn’t stop participants in the recent Strengthening Families session. A few wrinkles were just added. Strengthening Families sessions were moved to Sunday...
When he hits 80, Kossuth County Food Pantry Director Erby Shipler may be thinking about retiring, but what he say keeps this 76-year-old going is “stubbornness. When I hit 80, if I’m still feeling as...

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