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

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

Emerging Artists Reception

The Stinson Prairie Arts Council will host an Emerging Artists Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at Algona Publishing.

Stroll Through Call State Park

Algona Police Report

Monday, April 24

2:18 a.m. Hazard.

4:45 a.m. Abandon.

9:01 a.m. Funeral escort.

12:02 p.m. Aided getting personal item.

2:14 p.m. Truant.

2:28 p.m. Aided probation.

2:33 p.m. Leaking truck Hwy. 18 near Hormel. Company sending someone to clean roadway.

3:02 p.m. Unlock.

3:57 p.m. Animal.

4:00 p.m. 911 hang up.

10:01 p.m. Suspicious noise.

10:32 p.m. Investigation.


AMU Programming

Monday, May 8

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: AHS Prom Grand March

8 p.m.: Mental Health Concert


Tuesday, May 9

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: School Board

9 p.m.: Mental Health Concert


Wednesday, May 10

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

7 p.m.: AHS Prom Grand March

8 p.m.: School Board

Kossuth County Sheriff's Report

Monday, April 24

12:08 p.m. Aided probation officer, Wesley.

12:19 p.m. Suspicious vehicle, Wesley.

1:30 p.m. Driving complaint, Whittemore.

2:58 p.m. Ambulance, Whittemore.

15:22 p.m. Ambulance, Swea City.

4:34 p.m. Request for welfare, Wesley.

4:42 p.m. Request for a deputy, Burt.

5:51 p.m. Ambulance, Whittemore.

7:30 p.m. Burning complaint, Whittemore.

8:03 p.m. Ambulance, Algona.


By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


In a letter nominating Deacon Bill Black for state recognition, it was noted that the deacon is known for his inspirational homilies, patience, his knowledge of scripture and the care and love he shows in his service to his parish.

AHS Hollywood Prom 2023
April euchre results in Algona

ALGONA—Euchre results for April 18 in Algona were first place - George Bierstedt and Gene Thompson - 79; second place - Zack Keith and Landon Ludwig - 77, third place tie - Dave McPeak and Kevin McPeak and Terry and Vicki Briggs - 67, most loners - Peter Jorgenson - 6.

Door prize winner was Joe Lickteig. Euchre games will resume on September 12.

BGHS prom grand march Saturday

ALGONA—The grand march for the Bishop Garrigan High School prom is set for 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 in the Friedmann Auditorium at the high school in Algona. Doors for the grand march will open at 7:30 p.m. The $1 admission fee per person will go toward next year’s prom expenses.

The 2023 prom theme is Welcome To the Jungle. Following the dance, the after prom event will be held at the school from midnight until 2:30 a.m.

Prairie quilters guild donates quilts

Year round members of the Prairie Quilters Guild donate quilts, baby sheets, wheelchair blankets, baby blankets and extra fabric to various organizations including but not limited to Little Al’s Foundation, Hospice of the Heartland and KRHC. The quilters also sew material borders around baby sheets for neonatal intensive care units and create quilts for patients in surgical and neurosciences intensive care units.

Gift bags presented to surgical patients

The team at Kossuth Regional Health Center takes pride in going above and beyond for surgical cancer patients. Gift bags are given to each patient receiving an oncology procedure with fellowship trained oncology physician Dr. Harry Condoleon. The gift bags include homemade seat belt cushions made by surgery nurse manager, Joan Wiemann.

KRHC honors volunteers at appreciation breakfast

KRHC honored their volunteers during National Volunteer Week with a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. KRHC volunteers donate their time in many areas of the organization including Hospice, Lifeline, hospital front desk, gift shop, the Auxiliary Board and more.

The group donated more than 3,522 hours in 2022. If you're interested in volunteering at KRHC or learning more about the opportunity, please visit or contact the volunteer coordinator at 515-295-4581.


WHITTEMORE—A total of $10,159 was awarded in grant funds to four non-profit agencies during the advisory committee of the Don J. Whittemore Endowment Fund’s annual "Celebration of Community" on Wednesday, April 19, at the American Legion Hall in Whittemore. A social hour was held, followed by a brief business meeting conducted by Stuart Simonson, chair of the advisory committee.

Driving Forward with community pride

ALGONA—Kemna Auto Center has long been a strong supporter of local schools and community organizations. Through its many years in business, the dealership has constantly sought ways to make a difference in the lives of residents and give back to the community that has supported it.

This week, Kemna Auto Center took its commitment to Bishop Garrigan and Algona Community Schools one step further, unveiling an extraordinary new initiative: the “Spirit Truck” program.

Construction meeting scheduled for Wooster Street project

Public meeting planned for

April 27 at Lucia Wallace


ALGONA—A public meeting is planned for Thursday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lucia Wallace Media Center about the upcoming Wooster Street reconstruction project. The project will include the reconstruction of two blocks of Wooster Street, from McGregor Street to Kennedy Street.

Shopping cart races benefit food pantry

The Kossuth County Farm Bureau appreciates all the businesses who donated to the Annual Shopping Cart Race event to benefit the Kossuth County Food Pantry in Algona. Together $2,750 was raised and will go to help those less fortunate. Businesses that gave donations are: Corn & Soybean Growers, Northwest Bank, Iowa State Bank, Farm Credit Services of America, SteierAg, Tom Eischen Sales, Algona High FFA Chapter, SmithField, Knights of Columbus St. Joe Chapter and Hy-Vee.

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