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Stowater, Reding and Long graduate

AMES— Three area residents were among the graduates awarded degrees from Iowa State University in Ames last fall. Graduate and undergraduate ceremonies were held Dec. 15-16, 2023 at Hilton Coliseum. 

Algona: Jay Stowater, master of science degree, meat science.

Bode: Jaclyn Reding, bachelor of science, agricultural and life sciences education.

Wesley: Hunter Long, bachelor of arts, communication studies.

Prepare for the birth of your baby, childbirth class offered at KRHC in 2024

ALGONA—Expecting a new baby soon? Kossuth Regional Health Center offers childbirth and breastfeeding education opportunities for new parents throughout the year. 

A breastfeeding class is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Expecting parents, partners or support people are welcome to attend this free session for information about the benefits of breastfeeding, how to get started with your newborn, troubleshooting ideas and more.  

Resources available for those needing assistance

From information supplied by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: If you or someone you know is skipping meals, going hungry, or choosing between food and medicine, call 1-855-944-3663 to apply for assistance today.

Call Iowa 2-1-1 or Iowa Lifelong Links, 1-866-468-7887, for additional resources.

Holiday lighting winners



The five winners selected for Bancroft’s Holiday Lighting contest were Joann Hellman, Tim and Ellen Broesder, Bob and Mary Deitering, Larry and Cindy Vaske and Pat and Joyce Schrauth. Each winner received a $50 credit on their next utility bill.

Bancroft Municipal Utilities sponsored the event and Ingalls Electric put on an amazing light show. 

Fish tales in Burt



The Burt Public Library will host a Lunch and Learn on Jan. 22 at 12 p.m. Legends Guide Service will be there talking about their latest fishing adventures.

Guides  for Legends Guide Service are Aaron Hill, Matt Hutchinson and Lucas Parsons. Aaron and Lucas wanted to turn their lifetime hobby into something more. They share their knowledge to help teach and encourage the current and next generation of anglers.

Bingo in Burt



The Burt Fire department will be hosting a Bingo night this Friday, Jan. 19 at the Burt Activity Complex. 

Doors open 5:30 p.m. with Bingo to start at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and cash bar will be available and everyone’s invited. 

Cure cabin fever with crafts



On Jan. 27 The Burt Public Library will have a Kids Craft morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. If your kids need something to do on a blustery winter  Saturday morning, send them to the Burt Library for a morning of crafts and snacks. Saturday’s craft project will be diamond painting.

COLD STRESS-Don’t ignore the warning signs

Cold temperatures, high winds, and wet conditions are commonplace on the farm in winter. While working outside is often inescapable, understanding how these conditions affect our bodies and our health are key to working safely.

AMU Programming

Monday, Jan. 22

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: G/B BB vs. Hampton-Dumont-Cal


Tuesday, Jan. 23

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

8 p.m.: AHS G/B BB vs. Hampton-Dumont-Cal


Wednesday, Jan. 24

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

6 p.m.: Wrestling

8 p.m.: G/B BB vs. Pocahontas


Thursday,  Jan. 25

Kossuth County Sheriff's 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, January 8

3:57 a.m. Request to speak to deputy, Lone Rock.

7:22 a.m. Traffic stop, Algona.

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, Jan. 18

Tuna melt, carrots, spiced peaches, brownies

11 a.m. – Exercise 

1 p.m. – Crafts with Wanda


Friday, Jan. 19

Tator tot casserole, peas, apple slices, banana cream pudding

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Monday,  Jan. 22

Scalloped potatoes, green beans, bread, fruit

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Tuesday, Jan. 23

Out of the Past - Board of supervisors appoint a coroner

By Gene Miller

150 Years Ago

Harvest proclamation extended

AMES—Governor Kim Reynolds has signed an extension of the proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer and manure. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through Feb. 12, 2024. 

Master Gardener training offered in Kossuth County

ALGONA—The application window is now open for this year’s spring Master Gardener training cohort in Kossuth County. 

Iowans wishing to complete Master Gardener training choose a county to complete training through, participate in online learning modules, and attend at least four in-person training sessions organized by the county office. After completing the 10-week training, trainees put their knowledge to work with a 40-hour internship in their training county. 

Farm financial planning program offers personalized insight

AMES—As farmers review their farm financial situation this winter, a handy resource is available from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

The Farm Financial Planning Program offers in-person experts who can offer one-on-one financial counseling, a computerized analysis of the farm business and referral to other extension programs or outside services.

USDA releases end of year reports on hogs, pig statistics

DES MOINES—There were 24.9 million hogs and pigs on Iowa farms on Dec. 1, 2023, according to a USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Hogs and Pigs report. Inventory was up 1 percent from the previous quarter and up 3 percent from the previous year.

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