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Grace Louise Olberding

Jacob and Ashley Olberding of Humboldt announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Louise, on October 20, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center.

Grace is welcomed home by siblings, Luke and Claire.


Aspyn Tae Vannest

Foundation gives back more than $40,000 in 2022

ALGONA—In 2022, the Kossuth County Cancer Support Foundation gave back more than $40,000 in assistance to cancer patients. This figure was incorrectly stated in the article about the designer purse bingo event in the October 26 edition of the Kossuth County Advance. We regret any confusion this error may have cause.

Drop-off dates for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes

ALGONA—Grace Church at 1923 E. McGregor Street in Algona is the drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.

Drop off days and times are as Mon., Nov. 13 and Tues., Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon; Wed. Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon; Thurs., Nov. 16 and Fri., Nov. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m.; Sat. Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon; Sun., Nov. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.; and Mon. Nov. 20 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Seasonal temps ahead for field work

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. Additionally, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship provides a weather summary each week during this time.

Fun books to read to children this holiday season


The holiday season is a special time of year for people of all ages, but children might be the most enthusiastic celebrants come December. Children spend much of the holiday season anticipating the arrival of the man in the red suit, and that enthusiasm can be contagious.

Families have their own unique traditions during the holiday season, but one popular way to harness kids’ enthusiasm between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day is to read them holiday stories.

Consider these 13 gratifying Thanksgiving facts

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and reflect on one’s blessings. In 2022, Canadian Thanksgiving takes place on October 10, while Americans celebrate on November 24. In anticipation of these holidays, here are some interesting facts about the Thanksgiving celebration.

Here are some interesting facts about the Thanksgiving celebration.


5 fun facts about the month of November


Americans celebrate Thanksgiving each November, thus kicking off a holiday season that lasts until January 1. Though many see November as the start to a festive time of year, there’s even more interesting and fun facts about the eleventh month of the year.


Fun ways to enjoy the start of winter

Winter begins on December 21, 2023, and ends on March 19, 2024. Many people lament the arrival of winter, perhaps thinking the colder temperatures and shorter hours of sunlight will compromise their chances to have fun.

Even though particularly chilly thermostat readings or stormy conditions can hamper some plans, when people dig deeper they may find that even the coldest days present opportunities for enjoyment.

Are You Weather Ready?


The National Weather Service, Iowa Homeland Security, and emergency management agencies around lowa have designated November 9 as Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa. Andrew Ansorge, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines said, “As the length of daylight decreases and the days cool toward the winter months, it is time to ensure all lowans have made preparations for the winter season.


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, October 23

6:58 a.m. Request for an ambulance, Titonka.

7:15 a.m. Request for an ambulance, rural Buffalo Center.

Senior Center

Thursday, Nov.  2

Taco casserole, Mexican rice, banana, corn bread

11 a.m. – Exercise


Friday, Nov. 3

Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peaches, applesauce cake

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Monday,  Nov. 6

Chicken and rice, stewed tomatoes, whole wheat bread, peaches

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Tuesday,  Nov.  7

Salmon loaf, baked potato, creamed peas, whole wheat bread, banana

AMU Programming

Monday, Nov. 6

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Candidate Forum

9 p.m.: AHS Vocal Concert


Tuesday, Nov. 7

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: 7-12 Band Concert


Wednesday,  Nov. 8

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

11:30 a.m.: City Council

7 p.m.: Band Day Parade




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

Lakota Ambulance Soup Dinner

Lakota Ambulance Annual Soup Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lakota Fire Station. Chili and chicken noodle soup, sandwiches and homemade bars will be served for a free-will donation. Take-outs available. There will also be a bake sale with a free-will donation for two students’ trip to Washington, D.C.


Stuff The Trailer

The focus is on helping Kossuth County cancer patients

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


A sold out crowd of 250 people were together Saturday night, Oct. 21 to honor and remember all those who are battling and have battled cancer in Kossuth County. Lots of laughter, tears and stories were shared of how cancer has affected their families and friends during the designer purse bingo event held at the Columbia Events Center in Algona.

Breast Cancer Survivor: Sandra’s Story


Courtesy of Jordan

Behounek - KRHC Public

Relations Manager


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