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90th birthday

90th birthday open house for Richard Kohlhaas! Saturday, August 4, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Joe Community Center. No gifts are being requested, and cards may be sent to 300 W. Riverview Drive, Room 316, Algona, IA 50511.

80th birthday

Sharon Miller was born August 6, 1938 and will celebrate her 80th birthday this year. Friends and loved ones are encouraged to shower her with cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at 240 Woodlyn Way, Algona, IA 50511. With love from Marv and the families!

90th birthday

Mary Schick Cink was born August 10, 1928 and will celebrate her 90th birthday this year. A family celebration is being planned with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, however, friends and loved one are encouraged to send her cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at Algona Manor Care Center, 2221 East McGregor Street, Algona, IA 50511.



Special quilt for a special lady

FENTON — Meredith Tigges is sewing a quilt for the Kossuth County Fair. When the fair is over, she plans on giving it to her grandmother.
“I think she would really like this quilt because whenever she covers up with it she will think of us and her family,” Tigges said.

Miracle on the 13th

NORTH OF WESLEY — Jack and Jill are defying the odds.
Twins! The twins were born on Friday, July 13, on Greg and Jaci Eden’s horse ranch.
“It has been a very big scare but exciting to have two live foals!” Jaci said. “At Iowa State University large animal hospital, they call it a miracle.”
Lacy, 7, carried full term – 11 months, 11 days – and gave birth to her twin colts five minutes apart.

Suidae opens new chapter at former Armory

ALGONA —Wednesday afternoon, July 19, marked the grand opening of the new Suidae location, just outside town at what was until recently the Iowa National Guard Armory building. The Algona area is where Suidae was first established. Now, they have four clinics in three states: Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. The move into the building marks another new chapter for the business.


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50th birthday

Joe Risius is NIFTY FIFTY on July 31! Friends and loved ones are encouraged to shower him with cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at 103 North Williams Street, Algona, IA 50511.

50th anniversary

Paul and Darlene Hanselman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 27, 2018. They were married July 27, 1968 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lu Verne with pastor RT Mueller officiating. Cards may be sent to Paul and Darlene Hanselman, 1803 110th Street, Lu Verne, IA 50560.

50th anniversary

Phil and Cherilyn (Kerber) Ruger were married August 3, 1968 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fenton. They will celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. They have lived near Fenton their entire married life. They farmed and operated a dairy for 30 years. Phil then worked for Mayo Health in Fairmont for 14 years in radiology. Their children Amy, and Paul (Laura), and grandchildren Dylan and Grady encourage friends and family to shower the couple cards and well wishes.

65th anniversary

Dale and Lucile (Lauck) Mains were married August 2, 1953 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Whittemore, and will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this year. Their children, Wanda and Steve Schwier of Atlantic, Donna Mains and Dan Coleman of Hornerville, MO, Lynette and Kurt Hankins of Algona, and Scott and Lou Mains of Lewiston, ID, encourage friends and loved ones to shower them with cards to help them celebrate.

Founders' Day 2018

ALGONA ¬– They weren’t ghosts or creatures coming to haunt the city before the Founders’ Day celebration, they were just voices from the past.
For the first time, the actors of the stories were descendants of those they were portraying in Riverview Cemetery on Thursday, July 12.
Roughly 100 people who attended the program saw the lives of Ambrose Call and his wife, Nancy Henderson Call, Clark Scuffham, Dorothy Comley Boldridge, and Arthur, Carl, and Fred Hagg come to life.

Founders' Day 2018

ALGONA — Greg Hilbert and Ron Reefer were rolling out a Trostle Chassis #101 for the first time on Saturday during the Car and Tractor Show at the Kossuth County and Agriculture Motorsports Museum.
“This is the first time it has been out in three years,” said Hilbert, who has spent that time rebuilding the race car. “It deserves recognition. It will be a really cool piece when it is finished.”

Prairie storefront building gets a new paint job

The excitement of the Dodge Street renovation seems to spurring a series of storefront upgrades.

On Wednesday, July 11, Jan Ricke could be found painting the storefront of one of the buildings owned by the Kossuth County Historical Society (KCHS).

Governor finds out firsthand about Leadership Algona

ALGONA – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg gave a thumbs up to the program after learning more about – and seeing evidence of – Leadership Algona during a stop in the community last Thursday.
The state's top executives visited Innovations Salon & Spa, Cafe Boutique, and Repeat Boutique, where they met with owner Stacey Besch and Algona Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Vicki Mallory to discuss the chamber's 15-year-old leadership program.

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