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AMU Programming

Monday, July 4

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Memorial Day Program

8 p.m.: Intern Breakfast


Tuesday, July 5

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: AHS Commencement


Wednesday, July 6

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

11:30 a.m.: City Council

7 p.m.: Fireworks

8 p.m.: Parade

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, June 30

Hawaiian chicken, au gratin potatoes, green beans, dessert

11 a.m. – Exercise 

12 p.m. – Kiwanis

1 p.m. – Cribbage


Friday, July 1 

BBQ ribs, potato salad, baked beans, cheesecake salad

10 a.m. – Bingo


Saturday, July 2

3-7 p.m. – Freedom isn’t Free concert


Monday, July 4



Tuesday, July 5

Celebrate Independence Day safely — Have a plan

DES MOINES—We all love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on our nation’s roads. This American holiday also brings increased consumption of alcohol and drugs which leads to impaired driving and deadly consequences.  

Fantastic facts about fireworks

Cities and towns across the country commemorate special days with various festivities, particularly when warm weather beckons people outdoors. 

Fireworks long have been a popular way to cap off parades, concerts, sporting events and national days of celebration. Entire communities come together to watch spectacular shows in which blazing pops of color light up the night sky.

Birth Announcements

Reid Robert Frideres

David and Kerri (Stanton) Frideres of Algona announce the birth of their son, Reid Robert, on June 25, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. Reid weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. Reid is welcomed home by a brother, Abe.

Maternal grandparents are Bob and Jackie Stanton of Mount Prospect, Ill. Paternal grandparents are Howard and Ruth Frideres of Algona.

College Notes

Molly Lenz

named to dean’s

list at Augustana

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Molly Lenz of Algona was named to the dean’s list for the 2022 spring semester at Augustana University in Sioux Falls. 

The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above.


Area students 

earn academic

recognition at UNI

Aquaculture Center publishes fact sheet for North Central region

AMES—With one in seven people consuming seafood every day, the aquaculture industry can provide an exciting opportunity for growth in the United States.

Compared to conventional agriculture, aquaculture can successfully be practiced on a limited number of acres and sometimes inside of previously used agricultural buildings.

Soybean condition rating at 80 percent

DES MOINES—Mostly warm and dry conditions resulted in 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 26, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fieldwork activities included cutting hay and spraying crops.

Topsoil moisture condition rated 6 percent very short, 22 percent short, 67 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture condition rated 5 percent very short, 22 percent short, 68 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus.

Nominate Outstanding Pork Producers

CLIVE—It’s time to nominate those Iowans in the pork industry who best represent the qualities for Master Pork Producer, Master Pork Partner and the Environmental Steward. The Master Pork awards are a joint effort of the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

Survey of women landowners shows the issues they care about most

AMES—Nearly 360 women landowners in Iowa shared their experiences on owning and operating farmland in a recent survey conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

A study in 2017 showed that women own nearly half of the farmland in Iowa, and specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach wanted to improve their understanding of this important segment of the state’s agriculture.

Stay safe paddling

KOSSUTH COUNTY—Iowa lakes and rivers will be busy with paddlers this long holiday weekend. Paddlers can enjoy water trails that currently span 36 counties across the state via streams and lakes of all sizes and lengths. Iowa has 18,000 miles of navigable waterways, and no shortage of streams and lakes to paddle. 


ALGONA—Community members chose to honor and remember loved ones with the release of 183 butterflies during the Hospice of the Heartland’s annual memorial and butterfly release on Thursday, June 16 at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. 

The evening memorial service led by Pastor Dave Grindberg, hospice chaplain, was held prior to the releasing of the butterflies. All proceeds from the butterfly release will benefit hospice care and services.

Manske selected to play in Shrine Bowl


ALGONA—Tyler Manske, a 2022 Algona High graduate, has been selected to play in the Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Football game scheduled for July 23 at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Dome. The Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Classic game is an annual football game played each July featuring 92 of the best football players in the State of Iowa. 

Library exterior renovations move forward



The Algona City Council voted at the regular meeting on June 20 to support an Algona Public Library board decision to approve a change order with Henkel Construction for the Library Renovation Project in the amount of $669,884.

June is salad time

By Joanne Roepke Bode

Kossuth Farmers Market



hotdog at the ballpark, bratwurst fresh from the grill, a hamburger cooked well done…maybe it’s just me, but I find that grilled meats are the cornerstone of my summer meals. As much as I enjoy all of these high protein items, don’t forget to add a healthy side to your plate.  

Farm Bureau hosts safety training

Kossuth County Farm Bureau Board hosted a rural roads safety training for 11 Bishop Garrigan driver’s education students on Tuesday, June 14. 

The training was held to educate the students about driving in a rural community with large farm equipment sharing the roads. The event was held at Bishop Garrigan and no driving was conducted. 

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