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AHS 2022 graduates turn the page

“The only person you are destined to become 

is the person you decide to be.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Algona High School Class of 2022 commencement exercises took place on Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. in the Algona High School gymnasium.

No one injured in KRHC fire

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer

 

ALGONA—Algona Fire Department and Algona EMS were on the scene for 3 1/2 hours at a fire that totally destroyed the large maintenance shed on the grounds of the Kossuth Regional Health Center on Wednesday, May 18. Algona Fire Chief Mitch Ulrick said the fire call came in at approximately 5:35 p.m. and 18 firemen responded to the fire.

Caddyshack gets a fresh new look

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer

 

ALGONA—When Caddyshack in Algona opens for the season on Tuesday, May 31, the miniature golf course will feature a brand new look. Manager Heidi Morris is excited about the improvements and is ready to greet people for the new season.

RSVP Pen Pals meet and greet

The RSVP Pen Pal program, directed by Dawn Bernhard through Iowa Lakes Community College, teams fourth graders from Lucia Wallace and Seton grade school  up with people 55 years and older to exchange letters and photos during the school year.

Lichter Family Birdhouse Village created in memory of loved ones

BELOIT, OHIO—A treat for feathered friends has been added to the Beloit Village Park in Beloit, Ohio. The Lichter Family Birdhouse Village was the idea of former Algona resident Phyllis (Lichter) Naylor of Alliance, Ohio.   

The village was created in memory of her parents, Joe and Mary, and three siblings, Jim, Bob and Bev.  Joe and Mary were lifelong residents of Algona.

Fenton 70th class reunion

Delores ‘Haack’ Long and Marvin Bollinger got together at the Pizza Ranch last Friday, May 20, for their 70th class reunion. There are four classmates left from their Fenton class of ‘52. They were able to call  their other two classmates, Marilyn (Weisbrod) Craft, Slutz and Benora (Mitchell) Underwood and talk on the phone. Long said they all had a really nice visit. Amy Frankl-Brandt photo

Kiwanis create 1,000 smiles

 

 

Kiwanis Club of Algona (Noon Kiwanis) purchased $1,000 in new basketballs, volleyballs and footballs for the youth programs at the YMCA. Judging by the smiles on these kids faces, it was money well spent. Submitted photo

Ribbon cutting held at Homestead

The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting and coffee at Homestead of Algona on Friday, May 20. Homestead of Algona was formerly known as Windsor Manor. Midwest Health, Inc. purchased Windsor Manor on April 1 and changed the name to Homestead of Algona. 

Area students participate in Entrepreneur for a Day program

 

ALGONA—Iowa Lakes Community College and the Tietz Entrepreneurial Center offer an Entrepreneur for a Day (E4D) program for middle school students designed to teach the essential concepts of entrepreneurship and economics.

Bulldog Heroes for April and May

First grade Bulldog heroes in top left photo are: Kegan Holldorf, Aurenthyia Ricke, Yosselin Garcia and Kora Johnson.

 

Second grade Bulldog heroes in top right photo are: Angelin Garcia Samon, Zahid Fernandez, Jason Ries, Kasey Thomas, Jonathan Garcia and Elijah Larsen.

 

Greyhound Racing ends in the State of Iowa

 

Algona resident’s story of helping to expose exploitation of the racing greyhound. 

 

June 7 primary election District 4 Supervisor candidates Q & A

KOSSUTH COUNTY - The June 7 primary election in Kossuth County will see only one contested race, and that is for the District 4 Supervisor position, which is being sought by a pair of Republicans.

Incumbent Kyle Stecker and challenger Don McGregor have both filed to be on the ballot for District 4 voters. Stecker defeated McGregor, who ran as a Democrat, in the 2018 general election.  

June 7 primary election District 4 Supervisor candidates Q & A

KOSSUTH COUNTY - The June 7 primary election in Kossuth County will see only one contested race, and that is for the District 4 Supervisor position, which is being sought by a pair of Republicans.

Incumbent Kyle Stecker and challenger Don McGregor have both filed to be on the ballot for District 4 voters. Stecker defeated McGregor, who ran as a Democrat, in the 2018 general election.  

Nicole Kuecker joins KRHC speech therapy team

ALGONA—–Speech-Language Pathologist Nicole Kuecker, MA, CCC-SLP has joined the team at Kossuth Regional Health Center

Kuecker will begin providing speech therapy to patients on June 6 in the occupational therapy department. 

Birthday

Kroeze 90th

 

A 90th birthday celebration is planned for Marilynne Kroeze on Saturday, May 28 at 2 p.m. at Eastland Park Apts., 206 S. Finn Dr. in Algona.

Friends are invited for cake and ice cream at the Eastland Park Apts. Cards will reach also her if sent to Eastland Park Apts, 206 S. Finn Dr., Apt. 104, Algona, IA 50511.

Quilt shop added to country steeple

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer

 

LONE ROCK—For nearly nine years, Julie Dodds has owned and operated The Quilted Steeple in rural Lone Rock in the former Good Hope United Methodist Church. The Quilted Steeple (located on 90th Avenue half-way between Algona and Lone Rock), has been a place for people to bring their quilting supplies and quilt in fellowship with their friends and family. 

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