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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...
Dan Green, Kossuth County Veterans Affairs Director, works with veterans throughout the county  to help them with their needs. Alan Van Ormer photo
In the past two years, Dan Green, Kossuth County’s veterans affairs director, has seen the numbers of veterans needing mental health services increase in Kossuth County. “Oddly enough, it’s coming...
Two men were honored for their contributions to the Kossuth County Fair last week - James Sparks and the late Bobby Thilges. See what led to the presentation of those honors in the front page stories...
Having a discussion are, from the left, Dennis Leigh (Purple Heart winner), Stuart Simonson (Purple Heart winner), and Ron Waldera.
WHITTEMORE—Purple Heart winners joined others to tell stories of their time defending the United States during the annual Purple Heart Day at the Whittemore American Legion Friday, Aug. 7. “I think...
Ethan DeGroote places his hand over the handprint he made earlier on a mural along the north wall of the Corwith Farm Service.
CORWITH—A 2019 Algona High School graduate has used his creativity to design a mural on the side of Corwith Farm Service (CFS) that shows the ways of small town life. “Originally, my only thought was...
Standing with Mark Studer’s Wesley hometown hero banner are his grandson, Tracy and his wife, Mandie, and his great-grandson, Johnny and his wife, Jamie and their daughter, 11-month-old Hazel Mae. The Studers are lining Wesley’s Main Street with banners depicting those who served our country. Photo by Alan Van Ormer
WESLEY—An effort to honor veterans in Wesley is a time-consuming but rewarding endeavor for Tracy and Mandie Studer. “We feel people don’t understand our history, understand the wars. We want to...
Nic and Missy Stockdale of Stockdale Lavender Farm have joined the vendors at the Kossuth County Farmers Market. Submitted photo
Shoppers at the Kossuth County Farmers Market are often greeted by an array of colors and flavors, but let’s not forget the smells! Whether it’s the aroma of fresh-baked bread, homemade soaps, sweet...
The tractor pull was one of the first events of this year's Kossuth County Fair.
ALGONA—Many things changed at the 2020 Kossuth County Fair. What didn’t were the opening events. The antique tractor pull highlighted the Grandstand activities on Sunday afternoon. Thirty minutes...

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