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Bishop Garrigan Celebrates Homecoming

Check out the photo page from Bishop Garrigan homecoming 2020 in the Sept. 24 Kossuth County Advance.

Poor, misunderstood, tasty Brussel sprouts

Poor old Brussel sprouts, they get a bad rap. This fall-season item is often mocked as the green vegetable that no one likes. I have even felt that way about Brussel sprouts myself - in the past. Once we started growing them in our own garden, I discovered that I did like them when roasted. I just didn’t like them when they were steamed and overly smushy. 

Meet the New Teachers

There are new teachers in the Algona, Bishop Garrigan and West Bend-Mallard districts this year. Read their profiles and see their photos in the Sept. 24 Kossuth County Advance.

Winding Roads will help aged-out foster kids get started in life in Lone Rock

Winding Roads seems to be an apt description for 18- to 20-year-old youth who have nowhere to go and need adult assistance to lead a productive life.
“Life is a winding road,” said Jodi Gifford, who along with her husband, Todd, have opened the facility in a renovated home in Lone Rock. “There are going to be a lot of turns. We want to give them the skills they need to succeed.”

J&J Custom Meats wins statewide business honor

America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) announced that J&J Custom Meats in  Whittemore is the winner of the organization’s statewide September Small Business of the Month award. 
Get the full story in the Sept. 24 Kossuth County Advance.

Traffic sign changes coming to East McGregor Street

A signage scheme will be implemented on East McGregor Street to provide safety for residents and students heading to school at the Algona Community School District.
The Algona City Council approved a resolution that directs city staff to implement signage concept plan and authorize the staff to adjust plan as necessary based on site conditions.
Get all of the information in the Sept. 24 Kossuth County Advance.

A walk through memories at St. Joseph Cemetery

The story of the Matt and Anna Faber family is a tragic one.
According to the St. Joseph Centennial book from 1976, on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 21, 1919,  six of their seven children perished when their house caught fire in the middle of the night. 

Ledyard Windpower provides project documents

Two items will be discussed at the Sept. 29 Kossuth County Board of Supervisors meeting after Duke Energy Renewables provided supplemental data for the Ledyard Windpower LLC wind energy conversion system that it sent to the board on Oct. 15, 2019.
Read more about this wind project in the Sept. 24 edition of the Kossuth County Advance.

What to Sell, What to Store - Harvest 2020 is underway

As the 2020 harvest season gets underway, markets are telling farmers to store corn and sell soybeans.
Get more information about the start of the harvest, with insight from local experts in the Sept. 24 edition of the Kossuth County Advance.

Who's Kossuth County's next sheriff?

The campaigns are underway and people will soon start voting for local candidates in the 2020 general election. There is a race for Kossuth County sheriff between Democrat Bo Miller and Republican Roger Fisher. Meet them and see their answers to various questions in separate interviews in the Sept. 24 Kossuth County Advance.
In the Oct. 1 edition, meet the candidates for auditor, Republican Tammy Eden and Democrat incumbent Auditor Amber Garman.

AHS Celebrates Homecoming Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Algona High School will celebrate homecoming Monday-Friday, Sept. 28-Oct. 2. Meet the homecoming royalty candidates, see the schedule of events and get a preview of the big game on Friday night in a two-page spread in the Sept. 24 Kossuth County Advance.

New location for Algona Test Iowa site - KRHC

The Test Iowa site in Algona will move to the Kossuth Regional Health Center campus on Monday, September 14. The site will operate out of the red emergency trailer in the north parking lot of KRHC. Hours of operation for the Test Iowa site will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

City fills parks and rec post

ALGONA—One more leadership position has been filled in the city of Algona as a parks and recreation director has been hired. It is the second of four city positions that has been filled. Get the details in the Sept. 10 Kossuth County Advance.

Drainage vital to area farming; complex to regulate

   KOSSUTH COUNTY – Possibly the toughest decisions or even the most difficult issues for the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors involve farm drainage.
“Drainage improves a farmer’s land, so it is more productive,” said Kossuth Supervisor Roger Tjarks. “That is what we all want, but we don’t necessarily come to the same conclusion on how to do it. Without drainage, we wouldn’t be farming any ground at all. It would be just mosquitoes and pasture.”

ACSD transitions to block scheduling for grades 5-12

ALGONA—The Algona Community School District had two days of block scheduling for classes the last two years. This year, classes for grades 5-12 are all in a block scheduling format.

Community Spotlight Page: Corwith, Lu Verne, Wesley this week

The Sept. 10 Community Spotlight Page in the Kossuth County Advance includes photos from Wesley's swimming pool finale, a feature on how the Lu Verne School District is proceeding during the pandemic and preparing for online learning in case that need arises, a new teacher profile and a report on the approaching turkey supper in Wesley.

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