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March euchre results in Algona

ALGONA—Euchre results for March 14 in Algona were high - Joe and Kay Courtney, 85; 2nd - Chuck Stetzel and Eddie Rahe, 77; third - Wayne Patterson and George Bierstedt, 75; and most loners - Joe Courtney, 5.


Suzanna Marie Schiltz

Billy and Brittany Schiltz of Algona announce the birth of their daughter, Suzanna Marie, on March 14, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.


Everett Gade

Michael and Samantha Gade of Algona announce the birth of their son, Everett, on March 17, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22 inches long.

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 23

Conversations Connect: Practice English and Spanish, 10-11 a.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Algona Public Library, adults and older students.

Coffee and Chat, 9-10 a.m., Fenton Public Library.

Book Club Fenton Public Library, 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., reading The Union Quilters, by Jennifer Chiaverini, call 515-889-2333 to join.

Lego Club, 4-5 p.m., Algona Public Library, all ages.


Izaak Walton League breakfast

An Izaak Walton League breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Ike’s building across from Smith Lake. It will be a free-will donation breakfast with all proceeds going to the Algona High School and Bishop Garrigan trap shooting programs.

Easter egg hunt

Make sure garden tools are ready

AMES—With spring here, now is the time to clean up the garden shed and prepare tools and supplies for the gardening season.

In this article, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer information on how to clean, sanitize, sharpen and prepare your garden tools for spring.


How do I clean and sanitize plant containers for reuse?

Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

KOSSUTH COUNTY—The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Prairie Lakes Wildlife Unit in Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet and Kossuth Counties.

Welp receives grant to support agriculture

ALGONA—The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation (IALF) has awarded 155 grants to schools throughout Iowa to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus.

Amy Welp, a teacher at Bertha Godfrey School, received up to $250 to integrate agriculture into their science or language arts lessons and conduct Agriculture in the Classroom type projects.

USDA to gather data on labor

DES MOINES—USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual Agricultural Labor Survey in April. The survey will collect information about hired labor from more than 850 Iowa farmers.

NASS will publish the data May 24 in the Farm Labor report available on the NASS website at Survey recipients who do not respond by April 19 may be contacted by NASS to arrange an interview.

Get out of your comfort zone



By Waverly Espe

AHS Journalism


AMU Programming

Monday, March 27

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6 p.m.: Dance Team Spring Show

8 p.m.: All School Band Concert


Tuesday, March 28

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: NHS Induction Ceremony

9 p.m.: Pops Concert


Wednesday, March 29

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

7 p.m.: ACSD Jazz Concert

Senior Center

Thursday, March 23

Taco casserole, corn bread, carrots, banana

11 a.m. – Exercise

1 p.m. – Cribbage/Canasta


Friday,  March 24

Crunchy pollock, potato wedges, green beans, fluff jell-o salad

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Tai Chi


Monday, March 27

Cup of minestrone soup, turkey sandwich, peas, peaches

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Algona Golf Ranch, John Burns


Law Enforcement


Notice to Readers:

The information included on this page has been obtained from public records — either court files, police and sheriff logs or accident reports. The Kossuth County Advance staff reminds readers that all charges are accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Monday, March 13

12:21 a.m.: Report of vehicle in ditch, Algona.

State Historical Society of Iowa’s book club kicks off March 30



DES MOINES – Returning for a third consecutive season, the State Historical Society of Iowa’s book club kicks off this month with a new lineup of entertaining and thought-provoking books and authors.

Free Memoir writing 101 class



SPENCER—Everyone has a story to share, but who will tell it? For people interested in telling their own stories, Iowa Lakes Community College is offering a free Memoir Writing 101 Lunch and Learn. Steve and Mary McSwain Steele, the co-authors of "Times They Are A-Changin'…," will lead the class on the Spencer campus on Thursday, April 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

A fun family night at West Bend Mallard School

There were plenty of fun learning activities available for families at the West Bend-Mallard Literacy and Math Family Night at the school in West Bend on Tuesday, March 7.

Approximately 40 people attended the event held for the West Bend-Mallard Little Rines 3 and 4 year old Preschool students. Preschool teachers are Mrs. Bormann and Mrs. Kenyon.

Fish fry proceeds benefit students

Tom Eischen (left) and Bruce Gervais were two of approximately 70 volunteers working at the Knights of Columbus Council #952 Fish Fry Friday night, March 10, at the Columbia Events Center in Algona. Volunteers at the meal included high school students, Knights of Columbus members and their families.

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