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Applications available for music campships

The GFWC/Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs, GFWC/lowa, sponsors several music campships for interested 8th - 12th grade music students (must have graduated from the 7th grade before attending the camp).

The Burt Federated Women’s Club is a member of this international organization and is the local sponsor of the music campships.


Christmas in lone rock

A Christmas In Lone Rock celebration will be held on Sunday, December 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lone Rock American Legion. Santa Claus will be there to visit and take photos with children. Children’s activities are planned. Chili and cinnamon rolls or hot dogs and chips will be served with a free-will donation going to the Lone Rock Quasquicentennial fund. The Lone Rock Legion Auxiliary will also have a quilt drawing.

State Street office of ISB re-opens

ALGONA—Iowa State Bank of Algona has re-opened its State Street office at 415 E. State Street in Algona. The office features a new lobby area to serve customers.

“Our same great staff will be returning to State Street to serve our customers in a new environment to make today’s banking a little more convenient,” remarked Laurie L. Vitzthum, President & CEO of Iowa State Bank.

Audit ensures integrity of the vote

ALGONA—Kossuth County Auditor Tammy Eden conducted a successful post-election audit of two races in the November election on Wednesday, November 16. Ballots in the Cresco 1 precinct were hand counted by election workers to ensure they matched the totals reported by the ballot tabulator. The precinct was randomly selected by the Secretary of State following Election Day. The gubernatorial race and constitutional amendment ballot measure were audited. The results matched 100 percent.


Kyliam Martin Pina

Masyuly (Pina) and Jorge of Algona announce the birth of their son, Kyliam Martin, on November 18, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 6  ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Margarita and Ricardo. Paternal grandparents are Ana and Jorge.

Prairie Lakes achieves full accreditation

Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency achieved full accreditation from the Iowa State Board of Education at its regular board meeting held Wednesday, November 16. The accredited status indicates that the agency has met all requirements for services designated by Chapter 72 of the Iowa Administrative Code.

Chips Off the Old Block silent auction begins

ALGONA—Chips off the Old Block Silent Auction will be held from Tuesday, November 29 through noon on Saturday, December 17 at the Algona Public Library.

Sneak preview of this year's projects will be held at the State 5 Theatre on Monday, November 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Algona Live Greeting Card Windows event.

Members invite the community to "Come see what we saw.” Children accompanied by a parent will receive a free gift.

All aboard a Polar Express pajama party

ALGONA—The Algona Leadership Class is hosting a Polar Express Pajama Party on Saturday, December 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Kossuth County Ag and Motorsports Museum in Algona. Free-will donations will be accepted to support the Algona Leadership Class project.

Children and families are encouraged to stop by to view the massive model train display, visit with Santa Claus and view the holiday movie, The Polar Express. The movie will be shown at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Six AHS girls go 2-0 in season opener

FORT DODGE—Wrestling as a sanctioned team for the first time by the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union, the Algona Bulldog girls’ wrestling squad scored 32 points, recorded 16 pins and had six young ladies go a perfect 2-0 on the evening at the Fort Dodge Scramble on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Marketings of fed cattle down from last year

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 November 1, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service -- Cattle on Feed report.

This was up 3 percent from October and up 2 percent from November 1, 2021.

Iowa feedlots with a capacity of less than 1,000 head had 485,000 head on feed, up 4 percent from last month but down 7 percent from last year.

Warmer temperatures forcasted

DES MOINES—Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November.

AMU Programming

Monday, Nov. 28

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Girls BB vs. Newell-Fonda


Tuesday, Nov. 29

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: Middle School Vocal Concert

9 p.m.: Girls BB vs. Newell-Fonda


Wednesday, Nov. 30

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy Catholic Church

6 p.m.: Girls BB vs. Newell-Fonda

8 p.m.: Girls BB vs. Forest City

Thank You Veterans

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


LAKOTA—Smiles and handshakes were in abundance and the words of gratitude ‘thank you for your service’ were repeated over and over again to Veterans during the Hunting with Heroes drive-through Thanksgiving meal and gift distribution held on Main Street in Lakota on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11.

Chosen for honor band

Four Bishop Garrigan 7th graders, (from left) Gabby Buscher, Jenna Peterson, Madelyn Tigges and Lilly Wickman, were selected to participate in the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Middle School Honor Band held at Clear Lake Middle School on Saturday, November 12. Submitted photo

Hy-Vee and local athletes help Food Pantry



ALGONA—Christmas elves disguised as football players from Bishop Garrigan and Algona High Schools showed up to help stock the shelves with kitchen staples from Hy-Vee at the Food Pantry last Tuesday morning to make sure every family has a feast for Thanksgiving.

Thirteen AMS band members named All District and two named All Iowa


ALGONA—Thirteen members of the Algona Middle School Band were selected to participate in the North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (NCIBA) District Honor Band Festival, which was held at Clear Lake Middle School on Saturday, November 12.

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