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November euchre results in Algona

ALGONA—Euchre results for Nov. 21 in Algona were first place - Joe and Jane Lickteig, 88; second place - Chuck Stetzel and Eddie Rahe, 75; third place (tie) - Doreen Koepke and Sandy Boekelman and Dean and Mary Berte, 70; and most loners - Jane Lickteig with six.

7th Annual Little Al Foundation Concert

LONE ROCK—The 7th Annual Little Al Foundation Concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church. Guest musicians this year will include Bill Hansen, Glen Henriksen, Kent Madison, Gene Miller, Paige Lang and Jessica Zotz.  

The Fenton Sweet Corn Community Choir will perform numerous songs and there will also be congregational carol singing. There will be guest appearances by Ole and Lena.

Travel-generated spending continues to grow Kossuth County

The Iowa Tourism Office released new data showing tourism-related expenditures in the state reached $6.9 billion in 2022, a 13 percent increase over 2021. Travel-generated expenditures in Kossuth County totaled $14.7 million of direct visitor spending in 2022, an increase of 9.8 percent over 2021.

Assault/Willful Injury investigation

According to a press release from the Kossuth County Sheriff, on Nov. 25, 2023, at about 8:40 p.m., the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the Bancroft Police Department with an incident that occurred in the 500 Block of East Ramsey Street in Bancroft. It was reported that a person was possibly accidentally shot with a pellet gun. During the investigation, officers were confronted by a subject that appeared to be very intoxicated. 

Traffic stop leads to multiple charges

According to a press release from the Kossuth County Sheriff, on Nov. 25, 2023, at about 7:54 p.m., Kossuth County deputies initiated a lawful traffic stop near the intersection of Hwy 9 and Hwy 169. During this stop, K-9 Thor alerted on the vehicle, giving officers probable cause to conduct a search. Illegal drugs and paraphernalia were located inside the vehicle, resulting in the arrest of the two occupants. 

Fertilizer, manure applications wrapping up

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. 

“With this year’s strong harvest nearly complete and the snow beginning to fly, Iowa farmers are looking ahead to next year by considering input choices, conservation practices and marketing decisions,” Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Naig said.

Four private pesticide applicator continuing instruction courses will be offered in Kossuth County

ALGONA—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Kossuth County office will be offering four opportunities to attend the private pesticide applicator continuing instruction course (P-CIC), led by Gentry Sorenson, extension field agronomist.

Sessions in Kossuth County are scheduled for the following dates and times:

• Wednesday, December 13, 9:30 a.m.: Iowa Lakes Community College, 2111 US-169, Algona.

Pesticide recertification event set

MANLY—All area corn and soybean producers are invited to an annual corn and soybean clinic/pesticide recertification meeting on Friday, December 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church along Highway 9 at the east edge of Manly. 

Farmers will have the opportunity to renew their private pesticide applicators license at this meeting. The meeting will feature guest speakers. 

Extension calendar features timely tree tips, resources

AMES—For many gardeners and Iowans, trees are an especially important part of the landscape. Trees can be a significant investment and add environmental, aesthetic and even sentimental value wherever they are planted. 

As a reflection of this, the theme of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 2024 Garden Calendar is “Tree Care.” The calendar can be purchased from the extension store.

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, Nov. 30

Chicken gravy over biscuits, classic mixed vegetables, apple slices

11 a.m. – Exercise 

1 p.m. – Program committee


Friday, Dec. 1

BBQ chicken, potato wedges, cole slaw, fruit crisp

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Monday,  Dec. 4

Hot dogs, french fries, baked beans, peaches

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Tuesday, Dec. 5

Creamy chicken and rice, strawberries and bananas, broccoli

AMU Programming

Monday, Dec. 4

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Veterans Day Program

8 p.m.: G/B BB vs. Estherville Lincoln Central


Tuesday, Dec. 5

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: Veterans Day Program


Wednesday,  Dec. 6

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

11:30 a.m.: City Council

Algona Police Report

Monday, November 20

7:34 a.m. Injured deer.

4:05 p.m. Motorist assist.

4:22 p.m. Motorist assist.

4:34 p.m. Ambulance call.

5:23 p.m. Ambulance call.

8:37 p.m. Accident.


Tuesday, November 21

3:50 a.m. Mental.

5:49 a.m. Ambulance call.

8:59 a.m. Animal complaint.

9:44 a.m. Miscellaneous auto.

10:20 a.m. Accident.

11:15 a.m. Sex offense.

11:15 a.m. Accident.

Kossuth County Sheriff's Report

Notice to Readers:

The information included on this page has been obtained from public records — either court files, police and sheriff logs or accident reports. The Kossuth County Advance staff reminds readers that all charges are accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 


Monday, November 20

12:44 a.m. Request for a deputy, Swea City.

7:02 a.m. Traffic stop, Lone Rock.



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: Sat. and Sun. 1-4 p.m. through December, closed week days.

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

Burt Winter Fest Saturday

The Burt Winter Fest is set for Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Burt Complex. Activities will include a vendor show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Santa Days to meet Santa and fire truck rides from 1 to 3 p.m., 1st Annual Chili Cook-off, karaoke and music. The fundraising event is sponsored by the Burt Summer Celebration Committee.

Santa’s Family Workshop


Members of the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears’ football team, students, fans, cheerleaders and Coach Wadle are all smiles after receiving their eight-man state championship trophy following an exciting 39-30 win over the Bedford Bulldogs Thursday, Nov. 16. This is the second state title for the Bears. The last time the Bears brought home the trophy was on Nov. 16, 1985.

More stories and photos, see pages B1- B3.

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