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Anthea Euphrates Kollasch

Kayla Scharnberg & Ryan Kollasch of Ringsted announce the birth of their daughter, Anthea Euphrates Kollasch, on June 11, 2024, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.


Kisch 85th

Mary Illa Kisch of Algona is celebrating her 85th birthday on Sunday, June 23, 2024.

Her family is celebrating with a card shower.

Cards may be sent to her at 30 Oak Ridge Dr., Algona, IA 50511.

Kossuth County Sheriff 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, June 10

6:17 a.m. Report of disabled vehicle, Burt.

10:03 a.m. Report of theft, Burt.

Algona Police Report

Monday, June 10

12:01 a.m. Ambulance.

1:17 a.m. Alarm.

12:43 p.m. Funeral escort.

1:53 p.m. Theft of lawn ornament.

6:37 p.m. Items dumped.

8:08 p.m. Alarm. All OK.


Tuesday, June 11

3:22 a.m. Ambulance.

8:20 a.m. Unlock.

12:29 p.m. Ambulance call.

12:56 p.m. Mental.

1:23 p.m. Abandoned 911 call.

3:15 p.m. Ambulance call.

5 p.m. Found dog.  Owner picked up from pound.

AMU Programming

Monday, June 24

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6:30 p.m.: AMU Anniversary

8 p.m.: Algona Baseball vs. Humboldt


Tuesday, June 25

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: Chamber of Commerce Forum

9 p.m.: Party in the Park


Wednesday, June 26

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

6 p.m.: Chamber of Commerce Forum

Senior Center

Farmers’ Market Vouchers

Presented by Elderbridge Agency on Aging and Algona Senior Center. Distribution Starts June 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 30.

To be eligible for $50 of Farmer’s Market vouchers you must be 60 years of age or older and income guidelines:

Household size 1- Income less than $27,861

Household size 2 - Income less than $37,814


Thursday, June 20

DOT seeking input on U.S. improvements east of Algona

ALGONA—The Iowa Department of Transportation on Thursday, June 6, issued a press release announcing an in-person meeting Tuesday, June 11, at Algona City Hall to review proposed improvements to U.S. 18 from the east city limits of Algona to Kossuth County Road P-60 near Sexton.

Construction is expected to start spring of 2025 and end fall of 2025.

Improvements include:

Recycling the existing pavement

Asphalt resurfacing

Fisher, Garman, Haas winners in local primary elections

Incumbent Roger Fisher defeated challenger Brian Runneberg in the primary election for the Republican Party nomination in Kossuth County Tuesday, June 4.

Fisher earned a place on the November ballot with 71.6 percent of the vote, 1,172-463.

Big crowd has "WHEELY" good time at Party in the Park

Big crowd has ‘wheely’ good time at Party in the Park

It was a “wheely” good time at the Party in the Park event on the evening of Wednesday, June 5. Hundreds of people visited the Carnegie Library lawn area in downtown Algona to enjoy a beautiful summer night full of musical entertainment, sweet treats, and family-fun activities.

Month of May brings the drought to an end

DES MOINES—After four years of below normal precipitation and drought, the State of Iowa has returned to normal hydrologic conditions.

May, climatologically the second wettest month for Iowa, saw rainfall of 7.51 inches across the state, which will rank as one of the top 10 wettest Mays in 152 years of records. The spring months of March, April, and May will also be among the top 10 wettest spring seasons on record.

Test out a new recipe this summer

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” I believe it’s John Lennon who is credited with this famous quote, and I found it particularly appropriate for this farming season. I would just edit it a bit. Here’s my version: “flooding is what happens while you’re busy raising other plants.”

Memorial Day in Wesley

On Monday, May 27, the Wesley  American Legion Post 428 held their yearly Memorial Day chicken barbecue.

Pictured below in order:

Serving from left:  Deb Studer, Mike Studer, Kathy Shear, Megan Eden, Deb Weringa and Dan Grandgenett.

Pictured from left: Sharon Ludwig, Ida Arndorfer, Karen Hanig and Theresa Garman  enjoy a meal together.

Tammy Eden serves up a meal to Verna Penning.

Joella Leider photos


Lu Verne Public Library

Busy, busy, busy little bees used the first open day of June to get a jump start on their summer reading challenges.

One of the challenges was to make a cover for a book. The kids learned about poetry written in verse and the differences in poetry written in prose while completing another challenge.

Thilges is Council 952 Knight of Month for Iowa

Cyril Thilges was selected as Knight of the Month by the Knights of Columbus. Thilges was selected out of more 31,000 Knights in over 200 Councils as Knight of the Month for the State of Iowa. The Knights of Columbus are founded on the principles of faith, charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The Knights, founded by Father McGivney in 1882, work to bring aid and assistance to the sick, disabled, single parents, and those in need.


Harms 60th

Harold and Sandra (Schadendorf) Harms of Titonka are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 14, 2024.

The couple were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burt on June 14, 1964. They began their 48 year farming career in the Titonka area and remained there their entire married life. After retiring in 2012, they moved into Titonka.

Lots of ways to have fun at West Bend Library

The West Bend Public Library has been busy with its summer programming.

Kids played a sorting game to determine what is made from trees. Palo Alto County Extension prepared the program for the children.

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