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Stand Evaluation Decisions for Corn and Soybeans

Gentry Sorenson, ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist

AHS Fieldhouse Groundbreaking
Tindall wins Meals on Wheels quilt
Algona Rotary steps up for library
Delphian Society awards outstanding Freshmen

The Algona Delphian Society awarded the Outstanding Freshman Student Award to Ella Welp of Algona HIgh School, daughter of Dan and Amy Welp and to Coralyn Deardeuff of Bishop Garrigan, daughter of Chris and Marcia Deardeuff. The outstanding students were selected by their respective high school instructors.  The Delphian Society is a national organization that promotes the education of women in the United States.

Bulldog Heroes

Photos below in order:

Lucia Wallace third grade Bulldog Heroes are: Weston Decker, Marek Divis, Ryan Holmes Jr. and Anthony Jimenez.

Kindergarten Bulldog Heroes are: Graham Sulentic, Savannah Mortensen, Joel Barrientos, Ashley Pauon Carralero, Megan Reimers and Benton Loes.

Fourth grade Bulldog Heroes: Lydia Lentsch, Aubrilynn Muth, Vivian Klemm, Jonny Garcia, Malachi Wenzel and James Bormann.

KRHC Emergency Room and Obstetrics Unit using nitrous oxide to alleviate pain and fear

Jordan Behounek

KRHC, Public Relations Manager

Routinely used in dentist’s offices, nitrous oxide, also referred to as laughing gas, is now an option for pain relief at Kossuth Regional Health Center. It is being used for adult and pediatric patients presenting to the Emergency Room, or for Obstetrics patients presenting for Labor and Delivery.

Kossuth Soil & Water Conservation District announce local scholarship winner

Officials with Kossuth Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) congratulate Reid Louwagie of Algona for being selected as the 2024 State Scholarship winner from Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) Region 2, representing thirteen counties in northwest Iowa. Reid will receive $500 to assist with his academic expenses.

Bode Recognized By Gov. Reynolds For Academic Excellence

WEST DES MOINES-—Violet Bode, a student at Bishop Garrigan High School, was recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 22nd Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony on April 28 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Summer Food Service Program

Algona Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the site and times as follows:

Bryant Elementary School, 120 East North St. Algona, Iowa

Swimming lesson sign up day is May 25

Seasonal pool passes now available for purchase online

Sign up day for summer swimming lessons at the Algona Aquatic Center will soon be here, and registration is open now for lifeguarding and water safety instructor classes.

Cleaning up the yard and garden?

Be sure to utilize the brush and compost piles at Veterans Park.

Yard waste, leaves, garden debris and grass clippings may all be disposed of at the Veterans Park brush pile. Please keep rocks, garbage and other non-compostable items that could damage equipment out of the brush pile. Compost is available at the Veterans Park brush site for free, when taken by the bucket. Larger amounts of compost are available for a fee by contacting City Hall at 515-295-2411.

Funds available to plant and treat trees

Help is available to assist Algona residents with the cost of planting new trees and treatment for trees in the right of way that are impacted by the Emerald Ash Borer.

Speaker from Lone Rock for Blue Earth Valley Quilters

The eighth meeting of the Blue Earth Valley Quilters (BEVQ) 2023-24 program year will be Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m.  Meet in the Media Center of the Blue Earth Area High School, in Blue Earth Minn. entering through Door C. The meeting will begin with introductions and show and tell which is always inspiring and fun. Topic of discussion will be the upcoming Blue Earth Quilt EXPO (August 16-18).

Midwest’s Premier Dairy Conference

Learn the latest information in dairy nutrition and management by attending the 2024 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 5 and 6 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. This premier conference will feature the latest information to improve productivity and profit.

Kossuth County Alert Iowa

Effective on 7/1/2022, Kossuth County replaced its alert system with Rave Alert and Smart 911. To sign up, visit: or download the Smart911 App. To ensure you receive the latest weather and community-based emergency alerts we encourage you to re-register through our new system. With this switch, residents will have access to new features and functions that will enhance how you receive alerts!

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