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Letter to Editor

Celebratory high-fives are premature for Summit Carbon Solutions 

Landowners targeted for eminent domain by Summit Carbon Solutions won several substantial victories in recent weeks, but the fight is far from over.  Our celebratory high-fives must wait.  Summit is wounded but remains a very real threat to the private property rights of thousands across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  

Letter to Editor

Iowa Utilities Board concludes Summit Pipeline Hearing

FORT DODGE—On Wednesday, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) called the Summit Carbon Solutions hearing to a close after a record setting 83 days. The hearing outcome will determine the fate of Summit’s 688 mile carbon pipeline route in Iowa, including a decision on Summit’s right to eminent domain takings on over 800 parcels of land.

Letter to Editor

Summit Carbon Solutions concludes Iowa Utilities Board Hearings for CO2 Pipeline Project 

The project will provide enhanced economic opportunities across the Midwest. 


Families of Faith

Rest in God’s mercy

by Rev. John Heille - Lead Pastor, Good Hope, Immanuel and St.John’s Lutheran Churches

Collection describes land challenges and solutions

Tending Iowa’s Land: Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Cornelia E. Mutel, Ed.

University of Iowa Press

ISBN 978-1-60938-873-7



Several books have come down the pike recently about the impact of agriculture on the Midwest, and Iowa and particular. However, Tending Iowa’s Land: Pathways to a Sustainable Future shows not just challenges but solutions to the impact of agriculture on Iowa’s landscape.

Out of the Past - "You broke my cookies"

By Gene Miller

150 Years Ago

FRESH OYSTERS.  F. C. Keyes will keep fresh oysters constantly on hand during the fall and winter. They will be served up to suit the taste of the customers.


125 Years Ago

Throwback: Algona Rifle Team


Algona Rifle Team


Today's throwback photo was found in the Dec. 20, 1976 Kossuth County Advance. It is unknown if the mystery was solved then but an article in 1903 listed the team members in an article that read ‘Company F was represented by a rifle team consisting of Lieutenant Jack Peterson, Sergeant Dell Carpenter, Sergeant E. P. Wilson, Sergeant Duane Redfield and Private C. O. Radcliffe.’

Letter to Editor


Meals for individuals in need


Many older Iowans suffer from hunger and food insecurity, especially during the Holidays.

Inflation has made it difficult for those on fixed incomes to afford the groceries they need to prepare nutritious meals, and many live alone and struggle with health concerns that affect their ability to cook meals.

Letter to Editor

Public ire with utilities

board continues to grow


Our Kossuth County - It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

By Jan Ricke - KCHS


The historical museum is once again in change. Besides rearranging many of the permanent displays because of donations, it is now being transformed into a Christmas Wonderland.

The Christmas theme this year is “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” with emphasis on Santa.

Dress for success

By Shane Goodman

Families of Faith

Rev. Jason Fischer and Bekah Fischer

Lead Pastor, Algona Faith

From Halloween to Christmas: From Darkness to Light


During the month of October and Halloween there seems to be craving for dark and frightful things; however, as the month of November dawns, there is an expectation for more pleasant things. The advent of the Christmas season brings hope and light with the story of the birth of the Savior being shared again.   

Our Kossuth County

A very young prisoner in the Camp Algona POW System

By Jerry Yocum

POW Museum

Gerhard Schimmelschmidt

Out of the past

The U.S. takes possession of the Philippines

150 Years Ago


The perfect mystery for Nancy Drew or me

Iwas once asked, “All those funny, strange things that happen to you and you write about - they all didn’t really happen, did they?” Well, sadly, yes, they did.

My latest “strange thing” is … well … really strange. Spooky, even. I don’t think I could make this up, even if I tried.

The Daily Umbrella

Whatever happened to the shoe shine man?

Whatever happened to the shoe shine man? (I say man because, although I am sure there were some, I never saw a woman doing this.) You used to see them on street corners in larger cities or stationed in the airports, and they always seemed busy.

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