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First Congregational United Church of Christ to Celebrate 166th Birthday

The First Congregational United Church of Christ of Algona will celebrate it’s 166th birthday on Wednesday, June 19 with a community pork loin sandwich dinner from 5-7 p.m. with free will donations accepted.  All proceeds will be given to the Kossuth County C.A.R.E. Team.  Eat-in and take-out options will be offered.

Pressed Flowers Class with Evelyn Ruhnke

Come to the Water’s Edge Nature Center on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as they host Evelyn Ruhnke presenting a pressed flowers class. Participants will learn the process of drying and pressing flowers and then spend time creating cards, a bookmark and a framed picture. Class size is limited to 15 participants and the cost is $15. You must call the nature center at 515-295-2138 to register. Participants are asked to bring a 3x5 or 4x6 picture frame.

Blue Earth Valley Quilters

The ninth meeting of the Blue Earth Valley Quilters 2023-24 program year will be Monday, June 17th at 7 p.m.  We will meet in the Media Center of the Blue Earth Area High School, entering through Door C.  The meeting will begin with introductions and show and tell, always inspiring and fun.

College Notes

Iowa State honors spring graduates

AMES, Iowa - More than 4,450 graduates received degrees from Iowa State University this spring. Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held May 9-11 at Hilton Coliseum.

Of the 4,455 students who graduated in May, a total of 4,591 degrees were awarded (3,884 undergraduate, 552 graduate and 155 professional) with some students earning multiple degrees.

Following are graduates from Algona, IA:


Adair Matthew Lemos

Morgan and Matthew Lemos of Algona announce the birth of their son, Adair Matthew Lemos, on June 6, 2024, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Maternal grandparents are Bryan and Ginny Hellyer of Graettinger and paternal grandparents are Sean and Judy King of Burt. Adair joins siblings Serenity and Carmella.


Brooks David Lane


Loss 85th

Joan Loss is celebrating her 85th birthday on June 16th.

Her family is requesting a card shower for her.

Cards can be sent to 1715 E. Mound St. Apt. 7, Algona, IA 50511.

Recurring & Ongoing Events


To update this information, email or call 515-295-3535. Some changes to schedules may occur without notice.

____Libraries, Museums, Recreation, Events_____

Algona Nativity Scene: Small groups by appointment. Call 515-295-7241.

Algona POW Museum: Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day open weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What's Happening & 3•2•Do


Book & Bake Sale

Join the Kossuth County Historical Society for National Museum Week with a book and bake sale on Friday, June 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located at 116 S. Dodge in Algona, call 515-320-0834 for details.


Learn about Braille

Kossuth County Sheriff Report

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, June 3

3:36 a.m. Report of accidental 911 call, Swea City.

6:07 a.m. Report of lost boat on roadway, found, Lone Rock.

Algona Police Report

Monday, June 3

12:10 a.m. Civil.

6:02 a.m. Death.

9:56 a.m. Unlock.

5:17 p.m. Animal complaint.

5:27 p.m. Ambulance.

6:23 p.m. Ambulance.

8:21 p.m. Accident.

11:29 p.m. Ambulance.


Tuesday, June 4

6:41 a.m. Fire alarm - false alarm.

10:08 a.m. Accident.

12:10 p.m. Found cell phone.

12:13 p.m. Speak with officer.

12:59 p.m. Found wallet. Owner contacted.

AMU Programming

Monday, June 10

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6:30 p.m.: AHS Commencement

8 p.m.: Algona Softball vs. Garner-Hayfeild-Ventura


Tuesday, June 11

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: Intern Breakfast


Wednesday, June 12

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy Catholic Church

11:30 a.m.: City Council

Senior Center

Thursday, June 13

BBQ chicken, wedges, baked beans, dessert

11 a.m. – Exercise


Friday, June 14

Goulash, breadstick, beans, peaches/cottage cheese

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Saturday, June 15

9 a.m. – Flag Day program begins, Moving Veteran’s Forward

10:30 a.m. – The Nords


Monday, June 17

Chicken noodle, peas/carrots, mixed fruit, dessert

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Fisher, Haas, Garman lead primary voting

In the public interest, this content is available to subscribers and non-subscribers to the Advance

Incumbent Roger Fisher defeated challenger Brian Runneberg in the primary election for the Republican Party nomination in Kossuth County Tuesday. Fisher earned a place on the November ballot with 71.6% of the vote, 1,172-463.

Rosenmeyer ordained Transitional Deacon

Seminarian for the Diocese of Sioux City, Jacob Rosenmeyer of Divine Mercy Parish, Algona, was ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Walker Nickless June 1 at the Cathedral of the Epiphany. Deacon Rosenmeyer will be ordained a priest for the diocese in June 2025.

He will return to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury, Mo. for another year of study and formation before his priestly ordination.

Disaster grant deadline July 5

KOSSUTH COUNTY—Due to the severe weather on May 20, eligible Kossuth County residents may apply for up to $5,000 of disaster assistance through the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP).

Eligible Kossuth County residents have until July 5, 2024, to apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant program (IIAGP) to receive up to $5,000 in assistance following the severe weather that occurred on May 20.

Kirk Hayes Retires As Board Chair After A Distinguished 55 Years On The Board, Including 23 Years As Chair

Susan Sutter to Assume Board Chair

Jill Link Elected to the Board

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