Opinion

Is anyone else having a feeling of déjà vu? In many ways our situation today looks very similar to the fall of 2020.  COVID-19 activity is once again on the rise locally, across the state and around...
When Algona Municipal Utilities’ finances grew unlike never before in the wake of providing power to help support the grid during last February’s middle-of-the-country freeze-out, and the subsequent...
My first experience with computers was in 1984 when I joined the newspaper staff. I had to learn how to type a story on something other than my portable Smith-Corona typewriter that I got in high...
The first day of fall doesn’t show up on the calendar until Sept. 22, but the transition from summer to autumn has already begun. School is back in session, vacations are wrapping up, and there is a...
In the fifth chapter of the gospel according to Matthew (and the sixth and seventh chapters too), Jesus preaches a major sermon (aka the Sermon on the Mount) It’s pretty lengthy by Jesus” standards (...
Paul Harvey’s approach to the news was beloved by those who favored his plain-spoken use of words to make one clearly understand a situation. While most folks will remember his “the rest of the story...
While Danielle Trussoni’s spellbinding novel The Ancestor could be categorized as a mystery, further definition remains, well, something of a mystery.  On first note, Trussoni’s novel smacks...
To the editor: “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” This is a common saying from parents to children. Or perhaps it’s not as common as one might think as shown by our Senate and Iowa’s own Senator Grassley...
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office 1440 Citizen of the Month for August 2021 is Chuck Redemske of Algona. Chuck was nominated because of his “calm, confident, and professional personality” both as a...
Going to the Iowa State Fair is always a treat. I love seeing the biggest and best of what our great state has to offer. You can experience everything, from seeing the biggest boar in the swine barn...

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