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Amelia Ann Larson
Mitchell and Melissa (Graft) Larson of Buffalo Center are the proud parents of a baby girl, Amelia Ann, born Tuesday, July 10 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Don and Christine Graft of Buffalo Center. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Faith Larson of Buffalo Center. Welcoming baby Amelia home is older brother Barrett.


Xandher Torres Barrueto
Yulierky Torres Acosta and Yamila Barrueto Fonesca of Algona are the proud parents of a baby boy, Xandher Torres, born Tuesday, July 10 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 13.1 ounces and was 21.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Lazara Yamirtia and Gilberto. Paternal grandparents are Mirella and Miguel. Yulierky is employed at Hormel. Welcoming baby Xandher home is older brother Diego.


Keira Lee Winkelhorst


William Louis Geesman

60th anniversary

Richard L. and Corinne C. Rasmussen were married on July 26, 1958, in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this year! The couple has resided in the rural Burt area for 50 years and is where the reside today. It was in 1968 when the family moved to Burt to start farming. Richard still runs his seed business and helps on the farm. Before retiring from her teaching career, Corinne taught school for several local area schools for close to 20 years.

60th birthday

Dar Kollasch was born July 21, 1958 and will celebrate her 60th birthday this year. Happy birthday Dar!

75th birthday

Richard “Dick” Lickteig was born July 29, 1943 and will celebrate his 75th birthday this year. His wife Delores, and children Pam (Keith) Hoffman, Joe (Jane) Lickteig, Larry Lickteig, Dan (Patricia) Lickteig, along with eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, encourage friends and loved ones to shower him with cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at 1902 Hwy 18, Wesley, IA 50483.

80th birthday

Ralph E. (Gene) Walker will celebrate his 80th birthday on July 25, 2018. Friends and family can help him celebrate by sending a card to P.O. Box 62, Whittemore, IA  50598.

ABATE brings bikers, opportunities for Algona

The ABATE Freedom Rally brought upwards of 8,000 bikers to Algona this year, and residents and businesses welcomed them in a variety of ways.
Bikers made their way past the filled parking lots of the Chrome, HyVee, and K-Mart into the business district of Algona, visiting businesses downtown and heading to the breakfasts served around the city.
Algona Faith has been serving breakfast to rally-goers for about 15 years.

Former addict from Algona now helps others

ALGONA — A path that went from drug addiction and recovery to nearly a decade of ministry around the world has now led a former Algona resident back to the place that first helped him.
“I’ve worked for many different ministries, and by far, Teen Challenge has been the most impacting that I’ve ever been with, even above my own ministry,” said Chris Buscher, an Algona native, Teen Challenge graduate, Assemblies of God pastor, and now Teen Challenge employee.

Launching a paper airplane at the Kossuth County Fair

Stren Crouch has a vision of launching a paper airplane at the Kossuth County Fair.
“I usually work with paper airplanes,” Crouch said, adding that he would like to launch the paper airplane instead of throw it. “If I don’t make it right it isn’t going to work.”


Daryl and Karen Nelson of Algona are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lisa Nelson. Lisa graduated from Algona High School and received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. She is now an Operations Analyst.

80th birthdays

Lu Ditsworth was born July 13, 1938 and Ron Ditsworth was born March 23, 1938. They will be celebrating their 80th birthdays this year. Friends and loved ones are encouraged to send them cards to help them celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach them at 204 South Roan Street, Algona, IA 50511.

Algona school superintendent resigns

ALGONA — Algona Community School District superintendent Marty Fonley has resigned as the school district’s superintendent.
The Algona Community School District Board of Directors unanimously accepted his letter of resignation during a special session on Friday, July 6. The board went into a closed session in accordance with Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (i). The board reconvened within 10 minutes and made the announcement.

A walk on the Longest Day

On the summer solstice, June 21, many gathered at Windsor Manor for Algona Walk the Longest Day.
The Longest Day, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, occurs nationwide to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s. Those hosting the event select an activity for community members to participate in Algona. This happened to be the walk.
For more on this story, please see the July 5th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Peters: Keeping family farm at the forefront

RURAL FENTON — Aurora Peters continues to keep the family farm at the forefront with each 4-H project for the Kossuth County Fair. This year is no different.
Peters, 15, who will be a ninth grader at Emmetsburg High School in the fall, is finishing one big foam ball wrapped with barb wire. After the fair, Peters said she would just probably give it to her mother, Paula, to use for her landscaping.

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