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Everly Elizabeth Meyer
Randy and Janae (Tyler) Meyer of Whittemore are the proud parents of a baby girl, Everly Elizabeth, born Wednesday, April 25 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparent is Cheryl Johnson of Algona. Paternal grandparents are Rod and Ellen Meyer. Randy is a farmer and Janae is a stay at home mom. Welcoming baby Everly home are older siblings Jayda, Porter and Riley.


Micah Clifford Escobar
Matthew and Rachel (Winter) Escobar of Whittemore are the proud parents of a baby boy, Micah Clifford, born Friday, April 20 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Herb and Mary Winter of Armstrong. Paternal grandparents are Cliff and Nancy Axness of Titonka. Matthew and Rachel both work in Insurance Claims.

80th Birthday

Dennis Armstrong was born May 10, 1938 and will celebrate his 80th birthday this year. His family, including his wife Mary, his children, Joe, Ron, Colleen, Tim, Tom, and Amy, as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild, encourage family and friends to shower him with cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at 1220 East Lucas Street, Algona, IA 50511.

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Duck drop raises $7K; 8 winners

The ducks came charging down the slide and into the pool at the Algona Family YMCA – all 831 of them. Within a couple of minutes, students from Seton Grade School had circled them around Becky Kuper, representing the Algona Morwens Kiwanis Club. Young Addison Kuper was blindfolded, and she started selecting ducks from the collection, handing them to Becky Kuper, who read the number, ending speculation over who would be the winners in the Morwens' seven annual duck drop.

1st graders meet the farm

Bryant first grade students in Dianna Haynes class were learning all about the farm connection during an Ag in the Classroom activity on Friday, April 20.
“This is about awareness for the students,” Haynes said. “A lot of them who are in agriculture are able to talk to the other students about it.”
For more on this story, please see the April 26th issue of the Kossuth County Advance.

No injuries in bus crash

There were no injuries in a Saturday crash involving Algona school students near Des Moines.
Despite the accident, students decided they still wanted to attend the Saturday night performance of “Les Miserables” at the Des Moines Civic Center. Not only did they get to see the performance, they were able to pose for pictures with the cast of the play.
For more on this story, please see the April 26th issue of the Kossuth County Advance.

4/24/18 Reminder delayed

Due to production problems, this week’s Algona Reminder is delayed. Look for updates later.


Brody Brian Rowley
Brandon and Cassie (Battenfeld) Rowley of Algona are the proud parents of a baby boy, Brody Brian, born Tuesday, April 3 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. Maternal grandparents are Brian and Kim Battenfeld of Waseca, Minn. Paternal grandparent is Randy Rowley of West Bend. Brandon is a manager at Schumacher Well Drilling and Cassie is a Para at Bishop Garrigan Schools. Welcoming baby Brody home is older brother Liam.

70th Anniversary

Roscoe and Evelyn Mawdsley will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on April 25, 2018. They were married April 25th, 1948 in the Burt Presbyterian Church by Rev. Ray K. Hill. They have three sons; Mark (Colleen) of Madrid, IA, Michael (Cindy) of Algona, and Merrill of Burt. A small family celebration is being planned, but relatives and friends can send best wishes to the couple at their home at 2708 160th avenue, Burt, IA 50522.

65th Anniversary

William and Phyllis (Richardson) Kuhn were married May 1, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Algona. They will celebrate their 65th anniversary this year. Their children, including Rick Kuhn of Algona, Cindy Kutzner of Ankeny, Pam Rahm of Wesley, Bill Kuhn of Council Bluffs, Kay Friedrich of Algona, and Vicki Mangold of Des Moines, encourage friends and family to shower the couple with cards to help them celebrate.

90th Birthday

Alvin Hopkes was born April 18, 1928 and will celebrate his 90th birthday this year. Friends and family are invited to an open house in his honor. The open house will take place Saturday, April 21 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Buffalo Creek Activity Center (Former Titonka School) located at 543 Dieckman Street NE, Titonka, IA.

An Evening of Elegance

This year's Algona High School prom was a little different than in previous years. Prom was postponed from Saturday, April 14, to Sunday, April 15, due to the blizzard warning that was in effect.
For more on this story, please see the April 19th issue of the Kossuth County Advance.

Wednesday storm follows weekend blast

Thunder and lightning, rain, snow, and blowing wind were all part of a large storm system that blasted its way through Kossuth County and surrounding areas.
There were estimates of as much as 8-10 inches of snow over a two-day period on April 14-15. In addition, a majority of the activities scheduled for the weekend were cancelled or postponed.

Naig: New market creation must continue

Commodity groups and farm state elected officials are battling potential soybean tariffs imposed by China and renewed oil industry attacks on biofuels in an effort to preserve markets, but Mike Naig said agricultural leaders can’t get pulled away from the work of developing new markets.

Respect for a 'Lawman's Lawman'

ALGONA — When law enforcement officials get together, the stories do come out. And that was what happened when two former law enforcement officials and the current Kossuth County sheriff got together in Room 21 at Algona Manor.
For a 30-minute period, 101-year-old Ralph Lindhorst and his wife, Lavonne, were telling stories from the past with Don Tietz (1957) and Kossuth County Sheriff Steve Kollasch (current.)
On Friday, Lindhorst turned 102 years old.

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