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WB Knights of Columbus host fish frys during Lent

WEST BEND—West Bend Knights of Columbus have released the days and times for their 34rd annual fish fry season.

Fish frys will be held during the Lenten season at the West Bend Golf and Country Club on Friday, March 3; Friday, March 17 and March 31 all from 5 to 7:30 p.m. or until the fish is gone.

Kinetic Technologies to host Cobot Automation event



Kinetic Industries one of three innovation startups receiving IEDA assistance in Iowa


ALGONA—The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced financial assistance for three companies in Iowa in the first round of innovation awards funded through the U.S. Department of Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The startups are located in Algona, Coralville and Des Moines.

USDA to survey farmers’ planting intentions for 2023

DES MOINES—As the 2023 crop production season begins, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.

Harvest of North Iowa Farmers Market event

CLEAR LAKE—Kurt Rueber from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals will be the keynote speaker on March 4 at the annual farmers market workshop hosted by Healthy Harvest of North Iowa. Rueber will be covering changes to Iowa’s cottage food laws as the result of passage of HF2431 in 2022.

USDA develops simplified direct loan application

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a simplified direct loan application to provide improved customer experience for producers applying for loans from the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The simplified direct loan application enables producers to complete a more streamlined application, reduced from 29 to 13 pages.



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.

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

Book Talk

in Titonka

The Titonka Public Library will host a book talk on Saturday, March 4 from 6-7 p.m. with author Beth Sartor Obermeyer. Her book is entitled, When Winter Came: A Country Doctor’s Journey to Fight the Flu Pandemic of 1918. Her grandfather, Dr. Pierre Sartor, practiced medicine in Kossuth County. Her book delves into his life as a rural primary care physician with a particular emphasis on his work during the flu pandemic of 1918.


Community Foundation Scholarship application deadline is March 8


KOSSUTH COUNTY—The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa’s (CFNEIA) 2023 scholarship application deadline is 8 p.m. on March 8. Students may apply for scholarships available through CFNEIA at

AMU Programming

Monday, Feb. 27

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Girls BB vs. ELC

9 p.m.: Boys BB vs. Spencer


Tuesday, Feb. 28

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: Dance team spring show

9 p.m.: Girls BB vs. ELC


Wednesday, March 1

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

7 p.m.: Girls BB vs. ELC

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, Feb 23

Tuna noodle casserole, carrots, spiced pears

1 p.m. – Cribbage/Canasta


Friday,  Feb 24

Crunchy pollock, potato wedges, mixed veggies, fluff jell-o

10 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Tai Chi


Monday,  Feb 27

Chicken chow mein, mixed vegetables, spiced peaches

10 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Business showcase, Repeat Boutique/Stacy Besch


Tuesday,  Feb 28

Algona Police Report

Monday, February 13   12:53 p.m. Report of DOT working on road with no signs up. All was fine.

3:06 p.m. Lost key fob with 1 key at courthouse.

4:52 p.m. Phone taken. Canceled found.

5:20 p.m. Speak with officer regarding driving issue.

7:36 p.m. Extra patrol request.

8:41 p.m. Aided with warrant at jail.


Tuesday, February 14     6:18 a.m. Abandoned.

7:13 a.m. Ambulance.

9:45 a.m. Speak with officer.

Snow emergency declared by City of Algona



In effect from noon on February 22 through noon on February 24


The City of Algona has declared a snow emergency beginning at noon on Wednesday, February 22 and going through noon on Friday, February 24.

Sweethearts say “I Do” on Valentine’s Day

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


Ilona Hertzke first met David Boekelman at a Luther League youth group event at her home church, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakota. They were high schoolers then back in the late 1950s, Ilona was from Lakota and David grew up in German Valley near Titonka.

Revolving Loan Fund programs boost businesses


Cultivate Family Shop and Top Dog Brewing granted revolving loans

ALGONA—Two local businesses were recently granted revolving loan funds from the City of Algona to jumpstart their retail business plans. The Cultivate Family Shop and Top Dog Brewing each received loan funds through the city, in addition to support from other local organizations.

KRHC honored with two Women’s Choice Awards

ALGONA—Kossuth Regional Health Center has been awarded the Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospital Emergency Care and Best Hospital Obstetrics Care.

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