Opinion

... People’s sense of fairness and their search for absolutes often arise during these debates. We are likely to see that on display again in our state Capitol. Republicans again have raised the...
We are halfway through the school year, and I could not be more proud of the students, staff, and families of the Algona Community School District. Certainly this has been a school year unlike any...
Bless, blessed, blessing. These are big words in the church. They are big word in the Bible, too. In the Revised Standard Version of the Bible one can find “blessed” 286 times in 270 verses, “bless”...
Here is an excerpt of this week's Families & Faith column in the Kossuth County Advance, this week written by the Rev. Thomas Cowell. Get the full column in the Jan. 14 Kossuth County Advance.  ...
Here's an excerpt from this week's Inkspots column by Molly MacDonald: ...However, my hands and feet kept turning to blocks of ice the last few weeks. So I ordered a hand-warmer on the internet. It...
...Recalling the insurrection at the Capitol the day before, I thought of all of us immigrants coming to our Promised Land in the United States, whether via the Bering Land Bridge, by ship from...
Futurists and science fiction writers have long predicted societal and technological changes. An episode of “Star Trek the Next Generation” came to mind this week. Called “The Game,” it aired in 1991...
Happy New Year! As we turn the calendar to 2021, I am sure that all of us are hopeful for a return to a more normal year.  The Algona Chamber has created our calendar of events with optimism for a...
Betty: A Memoir by Spencer, Iowa, author Mary McSwain Steele, is a daughter’s homage to a mother who raised three children in a backdrop of adversity and poverty. Steele, former staff writer for the...
Change is coming, and I am ready for it. This week public health staff began distributing COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers and emergency medical personnel. This is an important date in our...

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