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Former principal addresses cuts

Speaking for the first time publically since she lost her job because of Algona Community School District budget cuts, former elementary school principal Stacy Mueller shed some light on why she felt she was dismissed.

50th Anniversary

Janice Ricke and Jim Schumacher will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They were united in marriage June 22, 1968 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wesley by Fr. Gerald Zeman. Their family of Tammy and Joel Davis, Stephanie Schiltz, and Brandon and Cassie Rowley, along with their grandchildren Isabelle, Sean, Connor, Liam, and Brody invite you to send cards and well wishes to 25 Cassel Road, Algona, IA 50511.


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Kyson Thomas Fowler
Heather Ricke and Greg Fowler of Algona are the proud parents of a baby boy, Kyson Thomas, born Monday, June 11 at Palo Alto County Health System. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Welcoming baby Kyson home are older siblings Adrianna, Hailey and Evan.

80th birthday

Mary Ann Berte was born June 14, 1938, and will celebrate her 80th birthday this year. Her family is encouraging friends and loved ones to shower her with cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at 115 South Finn Drive, Algona, IA 50511.


80th birthday

Larry E. “Ole” Olson was born June 21, 1938. and will celebrate his 80th birthday this year. His children, Kim, Shellie, and Buzz encourage friends and loved ones to shower him with cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at 1703 East McGregor Street, Algona, IA 50511.

Casey receives Dist. 1 Democratic nod

LU VERNE — Galen Casey will be the Democratic nominee for the Kossuth County District 1 Board of Supervisors. Casey will face Republican Gary Ernst in the November election.
In the June 5 primary election, Casey received 144 votes, or 43.37 percent, while Joleen Frideres finished with 111 votes, or 33.43 percent of the votes, and Allen Kramer ended the night with 77, or 23.19 percent of the votes.
There were a total of 332 voters participating.

‘I was over the moon’

ALGONA — Madeline Roach  recently set out for Maryland for her internship with NASA – for the second year in a row.
On Thursday, May 24, we met for a chat under the gazebo at Algona Veteran’s Park, Roach donning a Neptune-blue NASA t-shirt. The timing couldn’t have been better – she was set to head out for her internship the next day.

Racing a three-generation affair

ALGONA –– Racing is a three-generation affair for the Heiderscheidt family.
Seven-year-old Nixon is following the footsteps of his dad and grandpa by spending hours behind the wheel each month. 
“We went to the Algona fair races two years ago and we asked him if he liked it, and he said yes,” said Nick, Nixon’s dad.
 Growing up, Nick rode a little bit of everything since his dad was a stock car driver.

Final Mindy’s Miles bike ride on Saturday

Mindy’s Miles, an annual bike ride that is dedicated to the memory of Mindy Bruellman, will take place for the 10th and final year on Saturday, June 16. Riders will gather to make the 19-, 29-, or 45-mile trek that starts in West Bend and travels to other towns in the area. 
Luan Montag, a West Bend physician, rides every year.
“Ten years is a great tribute, a great run,” she said. “I knew Mindy. I know her family. It’s a wonderful tribute.”  

Cancelled fishing derby doesn't deter fishing enthusiasts

Saturday's Kiwanis Fishing Derby was cancelled, but that didn't keep people away from Smith Lake.
"I didn't feel comfortable bringing 150 kids out to Smith Lake with their fishing poles," said Mayor Lynn Kueck.
For more on this story, please see the June 7th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

New purpose for 1938 bus

For over 60 years, the 1938 school bus sat in a grove by West Bend, abandoned with 150 other vehicles that had gone to meet their rusted-out destiny.
When Randy Roeber first saw the bus, he didn’t exactly know what the final product would be, how many coats of finish he would paint on, or the amount of hours he would spend with friends and family to make it happen, but his wife wanted an RV and he just found it.

Woods is new Algona postmaster

Nick Woods was sworn as Algona's 23rd postmaster at the local post office last Thursday.
Woods, who lives on a farm near West Bend, was placed into office during a formal U.S. Postal Service ceremony before family, local postal workers, and state and regional postal officials.

Algona Publishing donates to public safety endowment

Algona Publishing Company made a $600 donation to the Kossuth County Public Safety Endowment, a foundation designed to provide ongoing funds for law enforcement and emergency management.
The donation from Algona Publishing Company comes from sales of advertising and blue light bulbs in May, as part of a "Light Our Community Blue" promotion during National Law Enforcement Week.


Blaire Ann Studer
Cody Studer and Madison Lane of Titonka are the proud parents of a baby girl, Blaire Ann, born Thursday, May 31 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 6 pounds and was 19.5 inches long at birth.

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