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Varying crop conditions due to hot temps, lack of rain

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.

Iowa Local Food Purchasing Assistance Program surpasses million dollar milestone in 2023

DES MOINES—The Iowa Local Food Purchasing Assistance Program (ILFPA) has surpassed $1 million in purchases from Iowa farmers and producers which are then distributed to underserved communities throughout the state according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig.

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, Sept. 14

Enchiladas casserole, corn, spanish rice, fruit salad

11 a.m. – Exercise

1:15 p.m. – Senior Center board meeting


Friday, Sept. 15

Crispy baked chicken, sweet potato fries, baked beans, vanilla pudding

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Mini golf outing, Caddy Shack


Monday, Sept. 18

Sweet and sour meatballs, rice, broccoli, peaches, dessert

10:30 a.m. – Bingo




To update this information, email or call 515-295-3535. Some changes to schedules may occur without notice.

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Algona Nativity Scene: Small groups by appointment. Call 515-295-7241.

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

Divine Mercy Fall Festival

Divine Mercy PFAH Fall Festival is set for Sunday, September 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Cecelia’s Presentation Center in Algona. Food, games, country store and raffles are planned. All proceeds go toward Parish Families Against Hunger.


Benefit for Jessica Olsen

Bishop Garrigan Homecoming Court

Homecoming candidates are front, from left: Avery Lichter, Violet Bode, Ella Schaaf and Abbie Capesius.
Back: Sam Plathe, Justin Bauer, Logan Nemmers and Nick Laubenthal. Kim Wegener photo

Olsen benefit to be held Sept. 17


Check out all the vehicles at Algona Cruise-In

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—There were 163 vehicles on display during the 2022 Algona Cruise-In in downtown Algona. That was 20 more vehicles than the first year’s event in 2021. The cruise-in celebration just keeps growing and people love to share stories about their vehicles.

Organizer Scott Sewick said the event is a great opportunity to come downtown for an afternoon to have fun and socialize and view a variety of vehicles.

Bishop Garrigan Class of 1973 members reunite 50 years later

The Bishop Garrigan High School Class of 1973 reminisced at a 50 year reunion on August 18-19. The event started with a tour of Bishop Garrigan High School on Friday evening followed by an informal gathering at the Veterans Park shelter house.  Saturday events included the Dan Bernhard Memorial Golf Outing, a Zumba class led by classmate Mary Cotten Mirco, a wine tasting at Train Wreck Winery, and a dinner that evening at the Hillside Golf Club near Wesley.

Lone Rock improvements continue……


By Letty Henriksen

Lone Rock Correspondent


New York jazz musicians to perform here on Saturday


New York jazz artist, composer and educator Yvonnick Prené will offer a free musical performance at the Ed & Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center, followed by a harmonica teaching session at Billie Joe's Bar and Grill on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Chips Off the Old Block

Chips Off the Old Block presents a donation of $250 to the YMCA to purchase new footballs for their youth football programs. Submitted photo

Art reveal party at the Carnegie

ALGONA—The Stinson Prairie Arts Council will have a special sneak peak exhibit at a reveal party this Sunday, Sept. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Centre for the Arts. See the progress being made at the Carnegie, and view the new Russell Cowles pieces recently acquired by the Arts Council. Jason Noteboom, a noted art collector who brought his Mary Call paintings to Algona for an exhibit a few years ago will be here to speak.

Whittemore Market to Market a success

Approximately 500 people attended the first ever Whittemore Market to Market fall event on Saturday, August 26. Event organizers Melanie Elbert (left) and Kimberly Kollasch said they will be giving a little less $2,000 back to the community from the event’s vendor registration proceeds.

Lots of FUN Activities At the West Bend library

Photo at left: Palo Alto County Naturalist Kaitlin shared a friend with the Maker Monday group as the group had discussed how animals communicate.

Photo above: Among the participants in the Maker Monday program were Linnea Zaugg, Brooklyn Montag and Keegan Frank.

Maker Monday was a weekly program in the summer for children four years of age to 6th grade, for "creatin', makin', and stuff. Submitted photos

Purple Heart recipients honored

Billy Joe Simonson, commander in chief of The Sons of the American Legion, honored six Purple Heart recipients Monday evening, August 7 at the American Legion in Whittemore. Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7 each year and is a time for Americans to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

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