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OUT OF THE PAST: Successful bazaar held in Sexton

150 Years Ago

The Governor of Wyoming has vetoed the bill repealing Woman Suffrage. So the women of our nation owe him a debt of gratitude. He may, by the courage and wisdom thus exhibited, have made himself President of the United States. Let this movement once get rid of the stigma of Free Love, to some extent fastened upon it by the blindness of some of its New York advocates, and it is sure of speedy victory.


125 Years Ago

Letter to the Editor:

To the Editor:

I grew up in Algona, Class of 1954. I was so sorry to learn of your recent tornado. Algona is such a wonderful town and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Maxwell Zulke, Freeport, Ill.

INKSPOTS: Of Christmas lights and un-fun sewing

By Molly MacDonald, Contributing Columnist

THE ADVANCE EDITORIAL: Use hotel-motel tax only for events, tourism

Just over one-third of the hotel-motel sales tax revenue collected in Algona is designated for uses other than community attractions or tourism. Twenty percent goes into the general fund and 15 percent goes to the Algona Area Economic Development Corporation to assist with personnel costs.

ON THE SIDE: Algona Nativity movie is message the world needs

By Brad Hicks, Publisher

It is hard to estimate what could happen here in the coming years, given the expected release of a movie about the Algona Nativity Scene. Were it a couple of decades ago, a film about such an occurrence would draw people from far and wide to check it out for themselves. Tourism would explode, and all of our venues would benefit. In a pandemic world filled with people who prefer virtual realities in their living rooms, it’s a tougher call.

OUR KOSSUTH COUNTY: Community Foundation encourages giving to local nonprofits this holiday

With the holiday season upon us, giving to those we care about most is at the forefront of our thoughts. For many, this also includes giving to causes we are passionate about as nonprofits in our community need charitable support to address ever-growing local needs.

THE DAILY UMBRELLA: Let Jesus dry the dishes, except the fancy ones

By Shane Goodman, CITYVIEW

Doing the dishes was a nightly task in my childhood home and one that my siblings and I argued over each evening. Who would clear the table? Who would wash the dishes? Rinse them? Dry them? Put them away?

OUT OF THE PAST: 1946 - 12 new homes built on East St. in Algona

150 Years Ago

The Cliff Hotel has changed hands. Lamb & Henderson have taken possession, and under their management it is bound to be a success.


125 Years Ago

TRAVEL DIARY: Notre Dame de Paris ‘awe inspiring’

By Jim Sloter

FAMILIES OF FAITH: May we rejoice and reflect on the wonder of it all

By the Rev. Walt Reemtsma, Burt/Lone Rock Presbyterian Churches

The following thoughts were inspired by Bill Crowder while reading his book “Windows on Christmas.” 

There is a Christmas Carol that is not heard very often on radio yet its lyrics bear quoting:

I wonder as I wander out under the sky,

How Jesus, the Savior did come for to die.

For poor ornery people like you and like I

I wonder as I wander out under the sky.

FAMILIES OF FAITH: What's with the pink candle?

By the Rev. Thomas Cowell, St. John's Lutheran Church, Burt 

OUR KOSSUTH COUNTY: Protecting patients is a priority

By Dar Elbert, KRHC CEO/CNO

THE ADVANCE EDITORIAL: Go visit the Algona Nativity Scene

No matter what community in which one lives, there is almost always one constant complaint: There is nothing to do around here.

Let us amend that statement here and now. Instead of that statement, we should be inquiring: What is there to do around here that I heard about but never did?

Ethanol’s future...

By Brad Hicks, Publisher

The battle over whether rural Kossuth County residents should be forced through eminent domain to accept the construction of a carbon pipeline across their properties is real-time battle between personal property rights and the argument such an installation serves the public good. The proposed public good is ethanol. The question is: Is ethanol worth it. 

TRAVEL DIARY: Heart of Paris was a slum

By Jim Sloter

After spending the night off the beaten path parked at a Red Cross station near the outskirts of Paris, we had a simple breakfast of coffee and the special sweet waffles Guido’s mother had made and sent with us. 


By Shane Goodman, CITYVIEW

Bob Dole ran for president three times. I was eligible to vote for him twice. I did so once. Reluctantly.

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