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Budding artist transforms underpass

ALGONA — A simple email took the city by surprise and started a painting project that would evoke the curiosity of many community members. 
Since the beginning of the summer, Emma Plathe has been painting away, attempting to revitalize the Oak Street underpass with a bright mural.  
“I would drive by there every day to go to work and it was just so sad looking and it needed something. I thought, what if they would let me paint it,” explained Plathe. 


25th anniversary
Kendall and Jean Stumme were married on Sept. 19, 1992 in Mason City. They will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this year will a private family dinner at the Northwestern Steakhouse in Mason City.



85th birthday
LaDonna Reibsamen was born on Sept. 14, 1932 and will be celebrating her 85th birthday this year. Family and friends are encouraged to shower her with cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at 317 North Hall Street, Apt. 5 Algona, IA 50511.



95th birthday
Georgiann Sanford was born on Sept. 30, 1922 and will be celebrating her 95th birthday this year. Family and friends are encouraged to shower her with cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at 601 South Hall Street, Algona, IA 50511.


The future of EMS is beginning now

ALGONA — The work can now begin on what the Emergency Medical Services system could look like in the future in Kossuth County. An EMS assessments finding meeting was held at the Kossuth County Ag and Motorsports Museum on Monday, Aug. 28.

Young Eagles take flight on personal airplanes

Over 100 students from Algona Middle School and Bishop Garrigan Middle School took flight on the wings of personal airplanes on the morning and early afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 2, continuing a tradition that started over seven years ago with members from the Algona airport.

On a mission to Houston

ALGONA — There was a little twinge of a tear in the eyes of Michael Tweedy as he started talking about why he was going back to his hometown of Dayton, Texas, to help those devastated after Hurricane Harry.
“Houston is the place where I grew up. It has always had a soft spot in my heart. I have family and friends down there,” he said. “For once I thought it would be nice to do something that is a lot greater than myself. Help people out in dire need.”


50th anniversary


50th anniversary
Dr. Monte and Camilla (Mason) Grandgeorge were married on Sept. 2, 1967 in Fort Dodge and will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a private family celebration. They will celebrate with their family, including Pete and Jenni Grandgeorge of Bondurant, Kurt and Claire Munson of Shell Rock, Neil Grandgeorge and Erica Madden of Muncy, Penn., along with their four grandchildren.


50th anniversary
Roger and Linda Thompson were married on Oct. 8, 1967 and will celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. An open house is being held in their honor on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Ledyard Community Hall from 1 – 4 p.m. Family and friends are also encouraged to shower them will cards to help them celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach them at 104 Brewer Street, Lakota, IA 50451.



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AHS looks to new changes

Students and teachers at Algona High School are noticing some significant changes this year in terms of scheduling. 
For the last couple of years, ongoing discussions were held to determine how to best increase the quality of education and student retention by engaging them in the learning process and making connections between content areas. 

Celebrating milestones at the Kossuth County Historical Museum

ALGONA — The Kossuth County Historical Society celebrated two major milestones on Friday, Aug. 25 with an Algona Area Chamber of Commerce coffee and open house. 
This year marks the building’s 150th anniversary and the 50th year of the Kossuth County Historical Museum. 
People filtered through the museum throughout the day, browsing artifacts and enjoying refreshments and birthday cake. 

Stopgap measure short-term solution to health care crisis

ALGONA — Health care experts in Kossuth County will agree that the stopgap measure that was submitted for federal approval is a short-term solution. They also will tell you that something needs to be done to assist individuals so they can continue to have health care.


Brown, Schattschneider
Chris and Tara Brown of Algona along with Cory and Kristen Schattschneider of Ankeny and Mark and Angie Thill of Linn Creek, Mo., are pleased to announcement the engagement of their children, Bergen Brown and Joe Schattschneider, both of Des Moines. 
Bergen is a graduate of Algona High school and Iowa State University where she received her B.S. in Nutritional Science. Currently, Bergen is a Medical Scribe.


Vivian Rose Recker

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