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Algona, AMU team on tree grant project; time to sign up for summer rec

ALGONA—Algona Municipal Utilities and the city of Algona have teamed to create a residential tree planting project that includes up to two grants a year for plantings, and the city announced signups for summer recreation.
Get more on information on these programs in the April 29 Advance.

Removal of Carnegie steps unearths questions

The steps in front of the former Carnegie Library in Algona have been removed to make way for the construction of the new steps and the Pharmacists Mutual Stage, on the way to finishing the Carnegie Centre for the Arts. In doing so an archway has been revealed that resembles a doorway, but never was.
Get the full story in the April 29 Advance. 

Hearings ID’d concerns, barriers, solutions for Kossuth SWCD 5-year soil, water plan

ALGONA—Work will soon begin on a five-year soil and water conservation plan for Kossuth County.
Following two public input meetings, the Kossuth County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) commissioners and any working group members they want to invite will join Madison Conley, Conservation Districts of Iowa northwest planning coordinator, to finalize a plan.

Cause of death released in death of 17-year-old at hog site

Press Release
Re: Death Investigation from 04-19-2021

Idea for awning, changes on library project discussed

ALGONA—A bill, an idea for a new awning, change orders and other ideas to incorporate into the Algona Public Library renovation project were handled and/or discussed at the Algona City Council meeting Monday, April 19.
The council approved a payment of $218,462.93 to Henkel Construction for its most recent work on the facility. The balance to finish the project is $627,459.16.

Kossuth adults 50-50 on shots

KOSSUTH COUNTY—Thirty percent of Kossuth County residents, which means about 49 percent of the adults, have completed initial vaccinations against the COVID-19 coronavirus, but the process has slowed and public health officials are planning to adjust vaccination clinics soon.
Get the full story on the COVID-19 changes in the county in the April 22 Advance. 

Streets, airport, shelter house, party, appointment get council OK

ALGONA—Bids will be opened next Tuesday, April 27, on what could be $3 million in street and utility projects mostly serving the new industrial park and two blocks of South Moore Street.
At its meeting Monday, April 19, the Algona City Council acted on that project, an airport hangar extension, a design for a shelter house at Tietz Park and approved closing State Street for a celebration.
Get the details on all of these in the April 22 Advance!

Council OK’s loading zone plan for daycare

ALGONA—The dream of two local women to open a daycare in downtown Algona moved closer to reality when the Algona City Council approved a loading zone and parking plan.
The action came at the council’s regular meeting Monday evening, April 19.

Dragotec USA enters its third decade

SENECA—Over two decades, Denny and Darlene Bollig have grown their family owned business to 30 employees and third place in the sales of corn heads behind John Deere and Case-IH. And it’s been done from their home base in rural western Kossuth County, a few miles north of Fenton.
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst visited the Bollig family’s operation Wednesday, April 7, as part of her 99-county tour of Iowa this year. 

Geocaching with Kossuth SWCD during Soil and Water Week

ALGONA—Do you love exploring the outdoors, but don’t quite know where else to explore? Did you know there are 28 different Kossuth County Parks?

Families of the Fallen hosting bags tournament, fun day of events

ALGONA— Families of the Fallen (FOTF) is hosting an all day bag tournament on Saturday, May 1, at the Train Wreck Winery. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. and games will begin at 9 a.m. Cost is $50 per two-person team.
In addition to the cornhole tournament there will be country music, food, drinks, giveaways and FOTF merchandise for sale.
See the preview in the April 22 Advance.

Seed exchange a fun event for gardening enthusiasts

BURT—Around two dozen local gardening enthusiasts participated in a seed exchange on Monday, April 12, at the Burt Community Center. 
The event was held in partnership by the Burt Public Library and ISU Extension and Outreach of Kossuth County. Members of the Algona Area Garden Club assisted at the event.
See the story and photos in the April 22 Advance.

There was a springtime murder to solve at AHS...

ALGONA—The Algona High School spring play this year was a murder-mystery comedy called “Alibis,” written by Peter Kennedy. The play is based off the novel “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd,” by Agatha Christie. 
See the story and photos in the April 22 Advance.

Superstars returns to delight of AHS

ALGONA—Superstars at Algona High School is a big part of everyone’s high school experience. With a year off due to COVID-19, this year’s was better than ever. The seniors were excited, looking to finally place higher than third. This year was also different, as two grades, the freshmen and sophomores, had never participated in Superstars. 
See the full story and a half dozen photos in the April 22 Advance.

A Night of a Thousand Lights

Algona High School celebrated prom Saturday, April 17. See 14 photos from the event in the April 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Sheriff's Office investigating a death

The Kossuth County Sheriff's Office issued this press release at 2:38 p.m. Tuesday:

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