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Students get a taste of courtroom drama

By Jasper Wirth

AHS Journalism

 

This year Algona High School decided to bring back a fun activity for students to participate in, Mock Trial. In Mock Trial, students study a fake court case given to them. At the competition, they become the lawyers and witnesses fighting for their side of the case. After they prepare cases for both the prosecution and defense, they will present in front of a judge, like a real court case!

Harvest proclamation extended through Feb. 23

DES MOINES—Governor Kim Reynolds has signed an extension of the proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain, fertilizer, and manure.   

Entries open for best burger contest

DES MOINES—The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) announce the commencement of the 15th annual Iowa’s Best Burger contest.

Officials say this highly anticipated event has become a hallmark of culinary excellence, showcasing the diverse and delicious burgers crafted by Iowa’s talented chefs and restaurateurs.

AMU Programming

Monday, Feb. 19

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Girls BB Regional vs. GHV

 

Tuesday, Feb. 20

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: Girls BB Regional vs. GHV

 

Wednesday, Feb. 21

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy Catholic Church

11:30 a.m.: City Council

8 p.m.: Boys District BB

 

SHERIFF

Notice to Readers:

The information included on this page has been obtained from public records — either court files, police and sheriff logs or accident reports. The Kossuth County Advance staff reminds readers that all charges are accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

Monday, February 5

8:19 a.m. Request to speak to deputy, Armstrong.

10:31 a.m. Request for a deputy, Swea City.

POLICE

Notice to Readers:

The information included on this page has been obtained from public records — either court files, police and sheriff logs or accident reports. The Kossuth County Advance staff reminds readers that all charges are accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

Monday, February 5

12:51 p.m. Speak with officer.

1:15 p.m. Speak with officer regarding threats.

2:21 p.m. Unlock.

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, Feb. 15

Open faced pizza burger, peas, peach dessert

11 a.m. – Exercise 

1 p.m. – Crafts with Wanda

 

Friday, Feb. 16

Salmon patty, baked potato, green beans, mixed fruit

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

 

Monday,  Feb.  19

Ham slice, roasted sweet potatoes, scalloped corn, dinner rolls, pears

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

 

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Taco casserole, spanish rice, refried beans, banana

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

YMCA Winter Wingding

The 3rd Annual YMCA Winter Wingding will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Columbia Events Center. The fundraising event will feature a trivia contest, games, raffles, food and silent auction.

 

Breakfast to support trap shooting

RECURRING & ONGOING EVENTS

To update this information, email news@algona.com or call 515-295-3535. Some changes to schedules may occur without notice. 

____Libraries, Museums, recreation, EVENTS_____

Algona Nativity Scene: Small groups by appointment. Call 515-295-7241.

Algona POW Museum: Sat. and Sun. 1-4 p.m. through December, closed week days.

Supervisors meeting cancelled

Tuesday's (Feb. 13) board of Supervisors meeting will be cancelled due to the Chairman and Vice Chairman being unable to attend.

Sweethearts for Seven Decades

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer

 

Willis and LaBerta (Ostwald) Struecker first met when friends set them up on a blind date back in 1952. Prior to being set-up on that movie date in Algona which was a double date with friends, Willis admits he knew who LaBerta was from seeing her at church as both their families attended the same Lutheran church in Whittemore.

Peppmeier will lead WBM and Gilmore City-Bradgate CSD beginning July 1

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer

 

WEST BEND—Paul Peppmeier has been named the shared superintendent of the West Bend-Mallard and Gilmore City - Bradgate CSD beginning July 1, 2024.

The new shared superintendent announcement came after a closed session at a special school board meeting in West Bend on Thursday, Feb. 1. The two finalists for the shared superintendent position were Johanna Cooper and Peppmeier.

Does anyone remember Gert?

 

In January 2024, Pastor Russ Jacobson from the United Methodist Church in Algona received a letter inquiring about an Algona woman killed in WWII. The letter read:

 

Greetings,

Corwith’s Town and Country Day June 17, 1988
3-Way Fight Finally ended, Lu Verne Favor

Although some of the earliest settlers came as early as 1885 and thereafter, the town of Lu Verne was not platted until 1880.

Valentine Zoelle was the first settler who came down from Irvington in 1870 where he had been working for Sam Reed. He bought 175 acres of land. In 1882 he and his wife dedicated a part of this land to the public then sold it in separate lots for church purposes or for homes.

Before and after the Wesley fire, 1907

Wesley was a thriving community in 1907 with, among other businesses, two elevators. The Farmers' Cooperative Elevator Company, headed by C.J. Sherman as president, was organized that year and the company was to purchase the old Reliance Elevator when according to Ben Reed's History of Kossuth County, "the destructive fire of June 14, 1907, burned not only the elevator but the Sherman house and several other buildings. These before-and-after photos belonged to George Detmering of Wesley.

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