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Hunting with heroes enters eighth season

Bernie and Jason Becker are in their eighth year of putting on the Lakota Hunting with Heroes. The organization hosts four to six wounded soldiers from the wounded warrior rehabilitation base in Camp Lejeune, N.C. to help them heal from their injuries, physical and emotional.

Algona native in ceremony at Tomb of Unknown

Jason St. John, an Algona native and the Strategic Products Manager for SIG SAUER, a firearm manufacturing company, presented four ceremonial “M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols” in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 11.
“I appreciate the opportunity to share the story of my visit to the Tomb of the Unknowns as part of something although small and historic,” St. John said.

Extension educational programs see boost from Measure C passage

ALGONA — A tax levy will be implemented, starting in the 2020 budget year, to assist extension educational programs in Kossuth County.
“Passage of Public Measure C will be of great benefit to all of Kossuth County,” said Ron Dodds, of Wesley, who is a member of the Friends of Extension. “Shortly after the full effect of the increased funding comes to bear, the expectation is that Kossuth Extension will be able to deliver timelier educational programs for youth and adults.”


Emberlee Askren
Nicole Southwick and Austin Askren of Britt are the parents of a baby girl, Emberlee Kyhl Askren, born Oct. 29, 2018, at Kossuth Regional Health Center. Emberlee weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. 
Maternal grandparents are Robert and Christa Southwick of Algona. Paternal grandparents are Amber Deaner and Alan Askren of Britt and Duncan. Emberlee was welcomed by a sister, Ava Askren.
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90th birthday

Anna Marie VonBank of Algona will celebrate her 90th birthday this year, and she is celebrating with a card shower. She was born Nov. 15, 1928. Cards may be sent to her at 412 W. Kennedy St., Algona, IA 50511.

80th birthday

Marilyn Wallick of Algona will celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday, Nov. 12. Cards and good wishes may be sent to 916 East Elm Street, #3, Algona, IA 50511.

95th birthday

Eleanor Thilges of Iowa City will celebrate her 95th birthday this year, and she is celebrating with an open house and a card shower. She was born Nov. 16, 1923. An open house will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Melrose Meadows Wellness Center, 350 Dublin Dr., Iowa City. Cards may be sent to her at 350 Dublin Dr., Apt. 133, Iowa City, IA 52246. Her children are Charlene Erpelding, Paula Meyer, Michelle Foell, Maribeth Ahrens, Lynnette Kenne, Geri Quinn and Joel Thilges.

85th birthday

Edna Zeimet was born November 15, 1933, and she will celebrate her 85th birthday this year. Her family including Jerry, Chuck, Steve, Lori Michele, Mark, and Jeff are encouraging friends and loved ones to send Edna cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at 620 N. Garfield St., Algona, IA 50511. 

Election Results 2018 - Unofficial

Here are unofficial results of local races from Tuesday's general election in Kossuth County. See a full report in this week's Kossuth County Advance, available on newsstands later in the day on Wednesday.
Board of Supervisors District 1: Galen Casey-D 803, Gary Ernst-R 791. There are still about 20 outstanding absentee ballots in this race, according to the auditor's office.
Board of Supervisors District 3: Donnie Loss-D 882, Kathy Keller-R 654.

60th anniversary

Darrell and Marlene Davis of Algona will celebrate their 60th Wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. They were married in the Burt First United Methodist Church.
Their family will host an open house celebration on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. They would enjoy greeting friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. Coffee and dessert will be available. The couple requests no gifts please.

5 Generations

Pictured are five generations of one family.  Seated is Dorothy Egel of Estherville, standing to the left is Sarah Nielsen, Standing to the right are Erynn Knox and Don Egel.  Dorothy Egel is holding baby Laylen Knox.


Mason Jay Warnke
Ryan and Kayle (Scholton) Warnke of Algona are the proud parents of a baby boy, Mason Jay, born Thursday, Oct. 18 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. He was 19.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Alan and Judy Scholton of Armour, SD. Paternal grandparents are Phil and Lori Warnke of Sheldon. Ryan is a Chief Financial Officer and Kayla is an assistant controller.


Ryker Garon Brandt


Nadia Marie Hanson
Brian and Jessica Hanson of Titonka are the proud parents of a baby girl, Nadia Marie, born Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 pounds 6.9 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Georgia Ricklefs of Titonka. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Lori Hanson of Blue Earth, Minn. Welcoming baby Nadia home are older siblings Cameron, Brian, and Ivan.


Dezerae Sue Williamson
Sierra Ross and Jacob Williamson of Britt are the proud parents of a baby girl, Dezerae Sue, born Thursday, Oct. 11 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Stacey Ross and Shawn Ross of Britt. Paternal grandparents are Donna Debaum and Robert Williamson. Both Sierra and Jacob work for Winnebago. Baby Dezerae is welcomed home by older brother Dawson.

City Council meets for the first time in new city hall council chambers

Among a still present scent of a similar “new car smell” and sense of renewed energy in the room, city officials met for the first time in the their chambers at the new city hall building in Algona.
The council “broke in” the chambers and their seats as they took their familiar roll call.

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