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Gifford opens his seventh ‘vape’ store in Algona

The forecast might be calling for clouds and a chance of rain, but the clouds in Marcus Gifford’s new vape shop aren’t bringing in any storms.
            “We’re here to take those addicted to traditional tobacco and provide them with a different type of nicotine,” Gifford said.

Garrigan graduates 36 seniors

Thirty-six seniors turned their tassels and the last page in their high school career during Bishop Garrigan’s high school graduation on Sunday May 13. “Pomp and Circumstance” was played, applause was given and hugs were shared in Friedmann Auditorium.
Ben Degen and Drake Buscherfeld opened the ceremony with a prayer and class gift.
The high school band played for the procession and the choir sang, “Go the Distance.”

Forget about a tape measure; CAC is going 3D

ALGONA — Forget about the old fashioned way of using a tape measure to get accurate readings. The Carnegie Library is being measured with 3D scanning technology.
“Angles are a big issue in dealing with historical buildings,” said Cody Meyer, a land survey specialist with background in 3D scanning at ISG in Mankato, Minn. “Even today’s buildings aren’t built exactly square. So getting those angles right is what comes into play.”

Trees for Threes

192 third graders from schools all over Kossuth County participated in the 2018 Trees for Threes program held at Smith Lake on Arbor Day, Friday April 27th.   The program is co-sponsored each year by the Kossuth Co. Conservation Board and the Kossuth Soil & Water Conservation District.

All aGLO

ALGONA-The numbers in terms of fund-raising are still being tallied, but the final AlGLOna Glo Run is in the books.

A golf course with 9,000 flowers

SPRING VALLEY GOLF COURSE — A first impression always brings people back — in this case to a golf course — once the more than 9,000 flowers and plants start blooming in July, that is.

Engagement Announcement

Headrick, Bollig


Millie Rue Tumey
Brian and Mary Tumey of Algona are the proud parents of a baby girl, Millie Rue, born Tuesday, May 1 at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. She weighed 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth.


Lennon Rose Anthofer

50th Anniversary

Lloyd and Barbara (Thilges) Schilmoeller were married May 11, 1968 at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Algona by Monsignor Percy P. Gearen, and they will celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. They have resided in Algona their entire lives. Lloyd is a former mechanic and auto repair business owner, and Barbara is a former legal secretary and judicial clerk. They were both involved with the environment committee at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church.

40th Anniversary

Robert and Nita Boleneus’s 40th wedding anniversary is this year. Come help them celebrate at an open house in their honor! The open house will take place Saturday, May 19 from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. at their home, located at 2604 200th Avenue, Wesley, IA 50483. The couple is requesting no gifts.

Boston Marathon 'double date' for AHS teammates

ALGONA – Emily (Eimers) Moser and Annie (Klepper) Neubauer began running races together when they were attending Algona High School. Their love of running continued in college, continued after both were married, and last week continued on the historic streets of Boston in that city's famous marathon.

New board member has long history of education

ALGONA — Tom Nugent has spent the majority of his professional career in education. That is the major reason he felt that he would make a good candidate to replace Floyd Lavrenz on the Algona Community School District Board of Directors.
“I believe in a quality education,” he said. “I believe it prepares kids for the future that our society needs. I look at it as a way of giving back and maybe taking my talents or my desires to improve education.”

Wilhite ends 50-year run with Fareway

ALGONA – For a few hours on a sunny Wednesday in late April, Tom Wilhite had to accept the fact that other people are going to miss his presence at, and management of, the Fareway Grocery Store in Algona.

Dropping off unused prescriptions

ALGONA — In the first 10 minutes of the National Drug Take Back Day in the HyVee parking lot on Saturday, one tall box was almost filled from the drugs that had been dropped off.


Madison Diane Diers
Nick and Brandi (Roethler) Diers of Algona are the proud parents of a baby girl, Madison Diane, born Saturday, April 28 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Lowell and Vicki Roethler of Algona. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Cecelia Diers of Algona. Great grandparent is Delores Roethler. Welcoming baby Madison home is big brother Landon.

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