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Algona Police Report

Monday, April 29

6:57 p.m. Open door.

8:39 p.m. Suspicious vehicle.

9:47 p.m. Driving complaint.


Tuesday, April 30

1:07 a.m. Ambulance call.

5:43 a.m. Alarm.

4:57 p.m. Welfare check.

6:43 p.m. Officer aided.

20:40 p.m. Found bicycle.

9:13 p.m. Alarm.

10:02 p.m. Motorist assist.

10:04 p.m. Speak with officer.


Wednesday, May 1

12:06 a.m. 911 hang up.

Senior Center

Thursday, May 9

Taco salad, refried beans, dessert

11 a.m. – Exercise

1:15 p.m. – Board meeting


Friday, May 10

Liver and onions/beef patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, dinner roll

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

6 p.m. – Register for Euchre tournament

6:30 – Start Euchre tournament. Open to public


Saturday, May 11

10 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. – Cards with Ann

Monday, May 13

AMU Programming

Monday, May 13

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Middle School Band Concert

9 p.m.: AHS Band/Choir Concert/Awards


Tuesday, May 14

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

6 p.m.: Mayor’s May Report

7 p.m.: School Board

9 p.m.: Candidate Forum


Wednesday, May 15

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

Spring clean-up location moved

Due to flooding in the Veterans Park area, the City of Algona’s spring clean up day scheduled for Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. has been moved to the Algona Aquatic Center parking lot.

Waltz earns spot at Genius Olympiad in New York

By Seth Gardalen

AHS Journalism

AHS science fair has been in full speed lately with the students going to several events. Algona High School students participated in the Western Iowa Science & Engineering Fair, WISEF, at Buena Vista University on March 23. They also competed at State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa at Iowa State University on April 4 and 5.

Awards given at West Bend-Mallard

West Bend/Mallard’s 13th Annual Achievement Foundation Night took place on the evening of March 21st.

Reward recipients were: Top photo, Outstanding Educator: Amanda Bruhn.

Bottom in order:

Member Service Award: Don Banwart

Outstanding Support Staff: Shelby Norland

Outstanding Business: West Blendz.

Board Secretary Alli Miller is pictured with each recipient.

Northwest Iowa RSVP Spotlights K-12 Success

During National Volunteer Month, Northwest Iowa RSVP is drawing attention to different focus areas emphasized in the program for grant funding. K-12 Success, which includes the Pen Pals, Reading Buddies, and Literacy Partners programs, is a key focus area in Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, and Palo Alto counties.

AMU asks for water customer’s assistance in water line inventory

Algona Municipal Utilities will be asking its water customers for assistance completing a water service line inventory to identify materials used in service lines. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources requires every Iowa water system to complete this inventory.  “The IDNR is requesting this information so they can get an understanding of the materials used in service lines” said Jarrod Sturtz, Water Operations Manager at AMU.

Volunteers valued at Kossuth Regional

ALGONA—Kossuth Regional Health Center celebrated our valuable volunteers last week with an appreciation breakfast and recognized all past, current and new volunteers for their care and commitment to helping others in the community.

AHS band student awarded outstanding soloist

On Saturday, March 23 at Clear Lake High School, 41 Algona Band students performed in solos and ensembles at the Iowa High School Music Association’s State Solo/Small Ensemble festival. Junior, Chance Studer, french horn, was awarded a Division I (superior rating) and was awarded the Outstanding Soloist Honor at his site, earning him the invitation to perform in the Outstanding Performance Showcase to be held Tuesday, May 14 in the Music Hall of Iowa State University in Ames.

AHS Band Prepares for IHSMA Large Group Festival

The Algona High School Band has been working hard to prepare for the Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) Large Group Festival hosted at Wilcox Performing Arts Center next Friday, May 3 at 9:15 p.m. They will be performing last of 13 bands from all around North Central Iowa. They will be adjudicated by three judges from around the tri-state area and awarded a rating.

Outstanding BGMS musicians selected for River City Honor Band
Fifteen AMS band members selected to River City Honor Band

Fifteen members of the Algona Middle School Band were selected to participate in the River City Honor Band, which was held at the Lincoln Intermediate School in Mason City on Saturday, April 20. These talented musicians had their performance resumes submitted by their teachers, and the top students were chosen for the bands. The students spent the day in rehearsal in preparation for the evening concert.

Wildflower Hike at Call Park

Join Kossuth County Assistant Naturalist Julie Fosado for a relaxing stroll through the woods of Call State Park on Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Along the way we will learn wildflower names and folklore. All ages are welcome but this program is geared toward an older audience. The trail has a few hills and is about 1.5 miles long. We will meet in the first parking lot at the top of the hill on the north side of the road (near the pit toilet and before you get to the shelter house).

Roadway Safety Tips during Planting Season

As temperatures rise, rural roadways will soon see an increase in farm equipment

AMES, Iowa – Planting season has begun with vigor, and it is crucial for motorists to be aware of safety precautions while sharing the roadways with farm machinery.

Steven Freeman, a professor in agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, shares his top advice for motorists, along with farm equipment operators.

Jazz competition

By Evan Posey

AHS Journalism

On April 2, AHS Jazz Band was able to attend the 2023-2024 Instrumental Jazz Championships. To attend the championships, school jazz bands must first qualify by sending in a set and being reviewed by the committee, in which the committee then decides if the group should be able to compete.

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