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The 2023 summer interns begin work

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—A kick-off breakfast for participants in the 2023 Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation Summer Intern Program was held on Wednesday, May 24 at the Columbia Events Center in Algona, The program includes 15 interns spending the summer months working in Kossuth and Palo Alto Counties.


Anderson 65th


Dave and Pat Anderson of Burt will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 6.

Their family requests cards to honor them for their special day be sent to 1807 280th Street, Burt, IA 50522.


Tokheim 50th


Tom and Ivon Tokheim were married on June 2, 1973 at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park.

An open house in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary will be held at their home at 4901 90th Ave. in Swea City on Saturday, June 3 from 4-6 p.m.

Cards will reach them if sent to 4901 90th Ave., Swea City, IA 50590.


Doocy 80th


Arden Doocy will observe his 80th birthday on June 6. His family is planning a card shower in his honor.

Cards will reach him if sent to P.O. Box 125, Lone Rock, IA 50559.

Approval given for KRHC facility condition assessment

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—A report was given on the activities held for staff during National Hospital Week at the first of two Kossuth Regional Health Center Board of Trustees meetings held in May.

KRHC CEO Dar Elbert said events included a catered lunch for all staff, an ice cream social, distribution of May Day baskets, a team spirit day and a staff photo.


ALGONA—”Start Your Engines” will be the theme for the first Party of the Park event of 2023 set for Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Carnegie lawn in Algona. The kick-off to the summer season celebration will feature local race drivers and their cars. Musical entertainment will be provided by Spenser Rahm. The annual event is sponsored by the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce.


Reece Joseph  Dahlhauser

Ethan and April (Peterson) Dahlhauser of Whittemore announce the birth of their son, Reece Joseph, on May 22, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center.

He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches long.

Reece is welcomed home by siblings Harrison, Everett and Jedd.

Maternal grandparents are Travis and Judy Peterson of Jewell.

Paternal grandparents are Kim Dahlhauser and Jeff Stillman of Emmetsburg.

Flags dedicated during Memorial Day service

ALGONA—Twelve flags were dedicated to the Avenue of Flags during the Memorial Day service held on Monday, May 29 on the lawn of the Kossuth County Courthouse in Algona. American Legion Post 90 and VFW Post 2541 conducted the service.

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 1

Conversations Connect: Practice English and Spanish, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Algona Public Library, adults and older students.

Coffee and Chat, 9-10 a.m., Fenton Public Library.


Friday-Saturday, June  2-3

Algona Citywide Garage Sales


Friday, June 2

Algona Area Chamber of Commerce coffee, 9:30 a.m. Homestead of Algona in celebration of its 10 year anniversary.


Family lunches at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona will host Family Lunch Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church. All families are welcome to attend the free lunch and activities following. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Dates for the event are June 7, 14, 21 and 28 and July 12 and 17.

Come Rock the Grotto

Law Enforcement


Monday, May 22

12:30 a.m. Suspicious circumstance.

9:21 a.m. Escort.

10:00 a.m. Animal.

10:46 a.m. Suspicious person.

5:52 p.m. Suspicious vehicle.

6:12 p.m. Accident.

8:35 p.m. Reckless driver.

9:01 p.m. Fire alarm.

11:16 p.m. Ambulance.


Tuesday, May 23

2:36 a.m. Theft from residence.

12:02 p.m. Assist.

5:28 p.m. Driving complaint.

Senior Center

Thursday, June 1

Hot beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, mixed fruit, whole wheat roll

11 a.m. – Exercise

1 p.m. – Cribbage/Canasta


Friday, June 2

BBQ baked chicken, baked beans, mixed vegetables, classic peaches

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

County wide garage sale


Saturday, June 3

County wide garage sale


Monday,  June 5

AMU Programming

Monday, June 5

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Intern Breakfast

9 p.m.: Memorial Day Program


Tuesday, June 6

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: AMS Band Concert


Wednesday, June 7

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

11:30 a.m.: City Council

7 p.m.: Intern Breakfast

Attention Titonka Alumni

All school reunion


TITONKA—An All School Reunion will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Buffalo Creek Activity Center, 523 Dieckman Street, Titonka,  during the Titonka Quasquicentennial celebration.

Everyone with a connection to the Titonka School is welcome to gather and reminisce. Bring your family!

Homestead Law change

On May 4, 2023, Governor Reynolds signed House File 718, establishing a homestead tax exemption for claimants 65 years of age or older.

Bishop Garrigan High School honor roll students receive recognition

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan High School has announced the students who qualified for the semester two honor roll for the 2022-23 school year. Those with an asterisk (*) earned a 4.0 grade point average.

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