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Donation of love and comfort in Burt

Burt Library’s Coloring and Coffee group donated more than 30 handmade blankets to Hospice of the Heartland. The patient’s love getting these as gifts. The ladies presented the blankets to Hospice Social Worker Kathy Dearchs, center. Submitted photo

Easter Bunny visits

Residents and staff at Accura HealthCare of Bancroft were delighted with a visit from the Easter Bunny. Submitted photo

Fun night of trivia in Titonka draws big crowd

The Titonka Quasqui Committee organized a trivia event and generously donated the proceeds to the library.

Maddie Post hosted and came up with questions. The Bancroft Fire Dept worked the bar and donated their tips to the library.  Karen Post obtained a grant from Thrivent that was used to purchase food.  The Titonka Food Center donated ground beef and the Library Board made desserts, served food, set-up and cleaned up. Submitted photos

Titonka Library events

Top photo: The Titonka Library hosted David Bergstrom who gave a presentation that covered 2,000 years of the Bibles Old Testament history in one hour. A retired Lutheran pastor and Titonka resident, Bergstrom brings a wealth of knowledge to the topic. He provided crucial historical context to events that are key to understanding the Judeo-Christian tradition. The event was free and open to everyone.

The art of wood carving at the Titonka Library

TITONKA—On April 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. the North Iowa Woodcarvers are hosting an event at the Titonka Library.

Keith Goetz and others from the North Iowa Woodcarvers Guild will give an informational presentation on the different tools, styles and techniques of woodcarving.

Loop Yarn with Rachel

Get your creative juices flowing at the Titonka Library on Monday May 1 at 6 p.m. Learn how to make a scarf using just your fingers and special loop yarn.  The event is free, and you'll get to bring home a cozy scarf for next winter.

The first 15 to sign up can secure a spot. Call the library at 515-928-2509 or send an email to

Ledyard farmer wins contest

LEDYARD—Ledyard farmer Scott Farrow was recently honored among the region’s highest-producing soybean farmers in the 2022 Asgrow® National Yield Contest. Farrow won the award with an impressive yield of 94 bushels per acre with Asgrow AG21XF0 Brand.

Kemna Auto Center Technicians’ Achievements in the 2022 GM Mark of Excellence Awards


Kemna Auto Center, a leading automotive dealership, announces that several of its technicians have received the prestigious 2022 Mark of Excellence Award. This annual accolade is presented by General Motors (GM) to honor the most outstanding dealerships and technicians in the country.

It is worth noting that the three GM Fixed Operations-Service Technician awardees at Kemna Auto Center have a combined experience of more than 60 years in the industry.

All goes wrong

By Olivia Hanig

AHS Journalism


Every year Algona High School puts on a musical in the fall and a play in the spring. Last semester the theater department performed the musical Newsies, which was held in October. The musical was based on a rebellious newsboy who dreams of being an artist away from the big city.


All Call Theatre Company will hold auditions for the summer production, Once Upon a Mattress, a musical comedy retelling of the classic tale, The Princess and the Pea!

The performance is a message about overcoming adversity and striving/succeeding in pursuing dreams. By the end of the show, the self-absorbed is defeated and everyone learns to love and grow with one another for a better future.

Amu Programming

Monday, April 24

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Bertha Godfrey Music Program

8 p.m.: STEM Presentations


Tuesday, April 25

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: Lucia Wallace Music Program


Wednesday, April 26

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

7 p.m.: Bertha Godfrey Music Program

8 p.m.: AHS Grand March

April euchre results in Algona

ALGONA—Euchre results for April 11 in Algona were tied for first, Bimbo Bell and Charlie Kollasch with 85, second - Bruce Keith and Eddie Rahe with 69, third tie - Virginia Bode and Millie Fox, and Joe and Kay Courtney with 67, and three way tie loners - Bimbo Bell, Charlie Kollasch and Bruce Keith with four. Door prize winner was Corey Barton.

AMU public hearing will be held on April 26

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—A public hearing will be held on April 26 at 11 a.m. at the Algona Municipal Utilities office to review an application for a State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan and to make available to the public the contents of an environmental information document and the AMU project plan and ratify publication of notice.

Season tickets available for Kossuth County Concert Series

KOSSUTH COUNTY—Season tickets for the 2023-2024 Kossuth County Concert Series are available for purchase now through April 27. The season tickets are transferrable and include seven events in Algona in addition to events in Clear Lake and Osage for a total of 12 shows. All concerts are held at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center in Algona.

Registration open for Divine Mercy St. Michael’s 5K Run/Walk, May 27

WHITTEMORE—Divine Mercy St. Michael’s in Whittemore will host its 8th Annual Spirit 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 27. Registration begins at 8 a.m. outside the parish center with the event starting at 9 a.m. This event is open to people of all ages.

The 5K run/walk will be held in conjunction with Whittemore Fun Days. This event will start the Whittemore Memorial Day weekend.


Sawyer John Langerman

Connor and Miranda (Altman) Langerman announce the birth of their son, Sawyer John, on April 6, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.

Sawyer is welcomed home by a brother, Noah, and a sister, Eleanor.

Maternal grandparents are Tim and Barbara Altman. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Stacie Langerman.

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