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Summer Solstice welcomed in with music 


PLUM CREEK WINERY—The Stinson Prairie Arts Council hosted an outdoor music event to celebrate the summer solstice at the Plum Creek Winery. The event was free and open to the public.

Titonka Indian Days draws huge crowd




Bibler receives The Iowa State Bar Association Award of Merit


ALGONA—David Bibler of Algona was selected as the recipient of The Iowa State Bar Association’s most prestigious honor, the annual Award of Merit. Created in 1947, the Award of Merit recognizes an individual’s selfless dedication to the legal profession, the bar association and their communities.

Harrington to serve on the Board of Governors for The Iowa State Bar Association


ALGONA—Jennifer Harrington of Algona has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of The Iowa State Bar Association. She will represent Judicial District 3A on the governing body.

The ISBA Board of Governors leads the organization’s 7,000 lawyer members by setting policy and establishing legislative priorities.

Throwback: High School Tennis


Trend is defined as a general direction in which something is developing or changing Sports and games are not immune to going in and out of popularity. In 1972, tennis was all the rage and teenagers all over America were taking full advantage of it. Now it would be hard to find a tennis court anywhere, they are few and far between.

Fishing Derby at Whittemore’s Siems Park

A fishing derby was held at Siems Park in Whittemore on Sunday, June 26. The annual event is sponsored by the Whittemore Outdoor Club. 

Prizes were  awarded and a hot dog lunch provided at the end of the event. 

Pictured at top are the winners.

At far right is Jake Patton, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jason Patton of Cylinder.

Getting to know the Declaration of Independence 



The Declaration of Independence is a formal document that served as the signatory colonies’ statement that they were now “free and independent States.” It is a vital document in American history.

On July 1, 1776, delegates from the original 13 colonies, making up the Second Continental Congress, met in Philadelphia to vote on Richard Henry Lee’s motion for independence. 

Pohlman recognized at state convention


OKOBOJI—Iowa State Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held its Reconvened State Convention at Arrowwood Convention Center in Okoboji on June 24-25. 

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, founded May 11, 1929, in Austin, Texas, promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. 

Ballet Des Moines to perform at Wilcox Center July 29 


ALGONA—Gravity on Tour brings art and science to life statewide, embarking on the company’s second summer tour season. 

Ballet Des Moines will bring its full company of professional dancers to six locations this summer, sharing world-class arts and education programming directly with Iowans across the state.

Bishop Garrigan Class of 1961 reminisces

Members of the Bishop Garrigan High School Class of 1961 were reunited for a reunion on June 3-4. Class members met at the shelter house at Vet’s Park on Friday afternoon for a picnic style dinner and again on Saturday afternoon at the shelter house at Smith Lake Campground.


Parsons 90th

Caradene Parsons will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 9. A card shower is planned in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to P.O. Box 404, Burt, IA 50522.

Beets are ready

By Joanne Roepke Bode

Kossuth Farmers Market


We have had some beautiful summer days in the past week. Sunny days with blue skies, gorgeous sunsets and a little break from the gale force winds that seem to dominate our weather reports. You just can’t beat a morning at the Kossuth County Farmers’ Market on days like these!

Happy 150th Birthday Wesley

WESLEY—The time has finally come for Wesley’s big celebration taking place from Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 to celebrate its 150th birthday.

In June of 1871, O J Emmons presented a petition of 66 signatures requesting that townships 96, 97 and the north part of 95, range 27 be set off and organized as it’s own township to be called Wesley.



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: Weekends 1-4 p.m., April through December and Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June through August.

What’s Happening & 3-2-Do



Salute to veterans concert

An outdoor concert, Freedom Is Not Free, 

honoring veterans will be held on Saturday, 

July 2 at the Algona Senior Center from 3-7 p.m. Music will be provided by Big John and Connie, The Nords, Scott Larsen, Deanna Mayer and Mary Jane Keith.


Party in 

the park

Law Enforcement Reports

Algona Police Department

Monday, June 20

12:36 a.m. Speak with officer.

1:15 a.m. Ambulance.

8:23 a.m. Welfare check.

8:25 a.m. Unlock.

10:48 a.m. Unlock.

1:13 p.m. Unlock.


Tuesday, June 21

8:44 a.m. Ambulance.

8:56 a.m. Hazard.

9:19 a.m. Funeral escort.

11:37 a.m. Extra patrol requested.

11:55 a.m. Abatement served.

12:29 p.m. Scam.

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