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Noon Kiwanis radio auction set for March 12

ALGONA— The Noon Kiwanis Radio Auction is set for March 12 at 1 p.m.

The auction is their largest fundraiser and every penny is used for local childrens’ programs.

There are 34 businesses who have given cash donations and more than 100 auction items donated.

Don’t be fooled, hang up on gift cards scams


Members of local law enforcement have seen an increase in gift card scams. They want to remind citizens to be suspicious of anyone who suggests receiving payment by a gift card, especially over the telephone.

NIACOG now offers assistance in eight counties for home repairs


Iowa high school students can now register for Business Horizons 2023



DES MOINES—Iowa high school students currently in grades 9-12 may now register for the Business Horizons 2023 summer program. This year marks the 40th year of the program, which will occur July 16-20 at Drake University in Des Moines.

Algona Police Report

Monday, February 20

8:12 a.m. Fraud/scam.

9:43 a.m. Check on subject who fell.

10 a.m. Abandon 911.

5:18 p.m. Abandoned 911.

6:17 p.m. Suspicious Person.

6:41 p.m. Reckless Driver.

11:23 p.m. Medical Alarm.

11:26 p.m. Ambulance.


Tuesday, February 21

4:41 a.m. Officers secured helicopter landing zone at KRCH.

10:04 a.m. Unlock.

1:02 p.m. Drugs.

4:03 p.m. Ambulance.

Master Gardener program participation increases

AMES—The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener Program saw a year of significant growth in 2022. More than 440 people were trained, an increase of 41 percent, with more than 100,000 volunteer hours logged by 1,754 volunteers.

Master Gardeners interacted with more than 200,000 people from the public and assisted the Growing Together Iowa program in donating nearly 115,000 pounds of produce, according to the Master Gardener Annual Report released this winter.

Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up began February 27 runs through April 7

DES MOINES—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can begin applying for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup starting February 27 through April 7, 2023.

Deadline is March 15 for programs

AMES—Crop producers must make some important and timely decisions if they want to participate in the Farm Bill programs for 2023.

The deadline to make an election and enroll is March 15, according to Ann Johanns, education extension specialist and manager of the Ag Decision Maker with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Cattle On Feed

DES MOINES—Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 620,000 head on February 1, 2023, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service report.


To update this information, email 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: closed until April 1, 2023.

Algona Library: Mon.-Thu., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

Lifeserve Blood Drives

The LifeServe Algona community blood drives will be held on Monday, March 6 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Algona, and again on Tuesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. also at the same location. Text LIFESERVE to 999-777 or call 800-287-4903 to schedule.

Forever Simon and Garfunkel

Kossuth County Sheriff's Report

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 20

3:57 a.m. Report of 911 hang up, Lakota.

9:36 a.m. Report of truant students, they were at school , Fenton.

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, March 2

Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, mandarin oranges

11 a.m. – Exercise

1 p.m. – Cribbage/Canasta


Friday,  March 3

Salmon loaf, baked potato, creamed peas, peaches

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Tai Chi


Monday, March 6

Hearty chicken stew, cornbread, coleslaw, banana

9:15 a.m. – Ashley Cappel, Iowa Food Bank

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


AMU Programming

Monday, March 6

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Boys BB vs. Humboldt

9 p.m.: Boys BB vs. MOC/Floyd Valley


Tuesday, March 7

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

8 p.m.: Boys BB vs. MOC/Floyd Valley

Wednesday, March 8

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

11:30 a.m.: City Council

Iowa DNR cancels public meetings in Ventura, Algona and Okoboji due to weather


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is cancelling public meetings planned tonight in Ventura, Algona and Okoboji due to inclement weather. The meetings will not be rescheduled.


The meeting scheduled tonight in Onawa will go on as planned.


The Iowa DNR will have the presentation available on its website beginning next week for review and comment.


Thankful to be alive

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


Dale Overstreet says he can’t stress enough how important he feels it is to go to the doctor and get a yearly medical exam. The Burt resident said his yearly exam last fall at Kossuth Regional Health Center led to the discovery of heart issues he didn’t know he had followed by lifesaving surgery.

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