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Sheriff Report

Monday, April 17

7:12 a.m.: Request for an ambulance, Algona.

10:43 a.m.: Request for vehicle unlock, Corwith.

10:52 a.m.: Report of information, Algona.

11:32 a.m.: Report of found property, Swea City.

12:55 p.m.: Request for a deputy, Wesley.

1:12 p.m.: Report of information, Algona.

4:11 p.m.: Report of disabled bus, Lu Verne.

5:30 p.m.: Report of bad check, Algona.

6:35 p.m.: Report of cattle out, Lone Rock.

AMU Programming

Monday, May 1

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Bryant Music Program

8 p.m.: Lucia Wallace Music Program


Tuesday, May 2

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: AHS Prom Grand March


Wednesday, May 3

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

11:30 a.m.: City Council

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, April 27

Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears

11 a.m. – Exercise

1 p.m. – Cribbage/Canasta


Friday,  April 28

Crispy baked fish, baked potato, coleslaw, mandarin oranges

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Monday,  May 1

Ham and cheese bow tie pasta, crackers, banana

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

1 p.m. – Hospice of the Heartland


Tuesday,  May 2

Algona Police Report

Monday, April 17

2:34 a.m.: Ambulance.

7:12 a.m.: Ambulance.

11:09 a.m.: Ambulance.

11:13 a.m.: Speak with officer.

4:01 p.m.: Suspicious person.

4:02 p.m.: Found dog. Placed in pound.

4:56 p.m.: Arrested Sean Lange DOB/10-18-2002 from Emmetsburg on Kossuth County warrant.

6:36 p.m.: Complaint about a drone.


Tuesday, April 18

1:37 a.m.: Aided helicopter at KRHC.

7:16 a.m.: Animal call.

Lacey honored with National Volunteer Award

By Amy Frankl-Brandt

News Editor


ALGONA—Howard Lacey was honored last week when he was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award for his dedication at the Good Samaritan Society. Lacey stood out among hundreds of nominations from more than 200 Good Samaritan facilities throughout the United States.

Don’t miss the Gary Kelley documentary

ALGONA—Renowned Algona alum, illustrator, and Cedar Falls artist Gary Kelley will be profiled in a world premiere film at 7 p.m. on April 28 at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center. 

Whittemore Market to Market Show

Vendor registration proceeds donated back to community


By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


WHITTEMORE—The annual vendor show in Whittemore is expanding locations and has a new name in 2023. The Whittemore Spring Market to Market Vendor Show is set for Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at three different locations in Whittemore.

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 20

Lego Club, 4 p.m., Algona Public Library.

APL Book Club, 3 p.m., Algona Public Library,  book - Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

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


Civil war soldier program

A Visit From A Civil War Soldier program will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m., at the Bode Community Center. The Bode Public Library received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit, to host the presentation and refreshments will be served.

Scouting for food

West Bend Pool Project receives NEW Cooperative support

WEST BEND—The NEW Cooperative Foundation recently presented a check totaling $2,500 to the City of West Bend for their swimming pool splash pad project. NEW Cooperative Communications Director Gary Moritz, and NEW West Bend Location Manager Chris Montag were on hand for the presentation.


By Cailey Carroll

AHS Journalism


The FCCLA group traveled to Cedar Rapids for a state leadership conference from Sunday, March 26, to Tuesday, March 28. The theme for the conference this year was Shine a Light, for mental health awareness month. The members who attended this conference were Maggie Wartick, Sydney Seebecker, Abby Brooks, Paige Vileta, Ashley Cantu, Katelyn Burns, Caitlin Louscher, Lainey Venteicher and Hillary Holmes.

A fun time for music

By Olivia Hanig

AHS Journalism


SPENCER—Every year, Algona High School participates in solo and small group ensemble contest towards the end of the year. In this, either a soloist or a group of musicians sing or play an instrument together, along with a piano accompanist.

Model U.N. Spring Conference

By Waverly Espe

AHS Journalism


CEDAR FALLS—Algona High School Model U.N. students traveled to the University of Northern Iowa on March 30 and 31. The university hosted the 2023 Iowa High School Model United Nations, where students from across the state came together to discuss their topics.

Kiwanis Students of the Month

The Noon Kiwanis recently honored the March and April Students of the Month.

Jorgenson joins staff at KHRC

ALGONA—Kossuth Regional Health Center has welcomed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Peter Jorgenson to the team.

Jorgenson began providing behavioral health services to patients at the Algona Clinic in April.

Volunteering is good for mind, body and soul

By Jordan Behounek

KRHC Public

Relations Manager



his week is Volunteer Appreciation Week, the perfect time to recognize our amazing volunteers and highlight the many benefits of donating your time and skills! Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

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