Algona Bounced Back after Tornado

Forty years ago, an F3 tornado cut a swath of destruction through Algona, taking two lives, destroying or damaging dozens of businesses, and totaling nearly 100 homes. The disaster, on the eve of the community's celebration of its 125th birthday, resulted in a Bounce Back effort in response.

In the June 27 edition of the Kossuth County Advance, you can read recollections of the tornado and the response of the community in a special edition that's now available on newsstands and at the Algona Publishing Company office.


Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

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