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Bill would eliminate requirement to publish public notices in Iowa newspapers

Copyright, Iowa Capital Dispatch, 3-8-2023

A bill approved Wednesday by an Iowa Senate committee would create a new state website to publish public notices and eliminate a long-standing requirement for cities, schools and other entities to publish the notices in newspapers.

Terry McGuire will lead St. Pat’s parade

John T. “Terry” McGuire II of Algona will serve as the grand marshal for the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Algona on Friday, March 17.

A descendant of Irish heritage, his parents were John and Zelda McGuire. Terry rode in the parade with his sister, Marilyn “Midge” Andreasen, when she was the grand marshal. McGuire has owned and operated McGuire Cleaning Services in Algona for decades.

BGHS drama department presents Angel in the Night on March 17-18

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan High School Drama Department will present the play, Angel in the Night, on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m.  in the Friedmann Auditorium at BGHS.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and Garrigan students will be admitted free of charge. There will be bleachers and floor seats available.

CWL kids ready for anything

The third and fourth grade classes at CWL in Lu Verne have enjoyed many different activities this year. They have explored the star lab, nature center and gone a winter survival trip through the woods. The students have enjoyed their time with Naturalists Billie Wille and Julie Fosado getting to learn many new things. Submitted photos

Bourbon will be auctioned Saturday

Veterans Coming Home is a bourbon developed by Lakota Hunting With Heroes and S&B Farms Distillery.

Pork producers donate ribeye pork chops to food pantry

The Kossuth County Pork Producers have donated $1,000 worth of ribeye pork chops to the Kossuth County Food Pantry in conjunction with the Pork in the Pantry program.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association will support county pork producer organizations in Iowa in their efforts to make pork donations to local food pantries.


Lainey Ann Boeckholt

Brice and Amanda (Winkel) Boeckholt of Algona announce the birth of their daughter, Lainey Ann, on February 27, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. Lainey weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Lainey is welcomed home by sisters Harper and Reese.

Maternal grandparents are Tom and Lori Winkel of Algona. Paternal grandmother is Marlene Boeckholt of  Burt.


Britt stabbing results in death

Law Enforcement


Monday, February 27

6:23 a.m. Ambulance.

8:35 a.m. Ambulance.

9:20 a.m. Ambulance.

9:32 a.m. Escort.

10:18 a.m. Info.

12:02 p.m. Info.

3:28 p.m. Unlock.


Tuesday, February 28

2:18 a.m. Dog found.

8:02 a.m. Funeral escort. Completed.

8:42 a.m. Accident happened last Friday.

9:24 a.m. Ambulance call.  No transport.

9:40 a.m. Ministerial fund.

AMU Programming

Monday, March 13

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6 p.m.: All School Band Concert

8 p.m.: 5-12 Pops Concert


Tuesday, March 14

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: School Board

9 p.m.: All School Band Concert


Wednesday, March 15

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

7 p.m.: Jazz Concert

9 p.m.: School Board

Spend the first day of spring at the free seed exchange in Burt

BURT— Spend the first day of spring getting in the “spring spirit” at the 3rd annual Seed Exchange being held in Kossuth County.

The Seed Exchange will take place on Monday, March 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Burt Activity Complex. The event is being hosted by the Burt Public Library, ISU Extension and Outreach of Kossuth County and Kossuth County Master Gardeners. The event is free to attend and open to all who are interested.

Session for private well owners

ALGONA—The Kossuth County Extension office will host a free, one-hour learning session for private well owners in March. The program will help attendees understand their well’s water quality and connect them to resources to manage their well.

Senior Center

Thursday, March 9

Chicken alfredo penne, breadstick, lettuce, mixed fruit

1:15 p.m. – Senior Center Board meeting


Friday,  March 10

Baked cod, red roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, pears

10 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Tai Chi


Monday,  March 13

Baked honey chicken, sweet potato fries, corn, banana

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Brad Hoover, Weichert Realty


Tuesday,  March 14

Dick Deitering Memorial to award scholarship

The family of Dick Deitering has announced that scholarship applications are now available for 2023.

This scholarship is for students planning to attend post-secondary trade/vocational programs. The forms are available at North Union, North Iowa, Bishop Garrigan and Algona High Schools, as well as at Deitering Bros., Inc., in Bancroft.

Don’t rely on the Luck O’ the Irish

DES MOINES—Although Irish in its roots, St. Patrick's Day is most widely celebrated in the United States. To help keep lowa's roads safe, the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau is partnering with local law enforcement March 11-19, to spread the message about the dangers of impaired driving.

Deadlines this week for spring recreation programs

Sign up now for youth soccer, softball and baseball


ALGONA—Registration is now open for youth soccer, softball and baseball available through the Algona Recreation Department and a swim team meeting will be held for interested families in March.


Youth Soccer

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