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Miracle: Algona woman’s story told in a book

ALGONA — Rebekah Kramer believes it is a miracle that she is still alive.

Adaptive RAGBRAI Team riding

Nothing can stop them. Not blindness, paralyzation or an amputated limb. 
For the seventh year in a row, Adaptive Sports Iowa Cycling Team, presented by Iowa Farm Bureau, will be hitting the roadways to accomplish the task of cycling across the entire state of Iowa. 
This year, the 80-person team will be staying in the new gymnasium at Bishop Garrigan High School. 

Ag Learning Center renovated

ALGONA — The Ag Learning Center on the Kossuth County Fairgrounds has been renovated to make it a multi-use facility during the Kossuth County Fair.
This year’s event runs from July 30 through Aug. 5.
“We wanted to give back to the community and find a project with agriculture that everyone would enjoy,” said Cole Eden, president of the Algona High School FFA program.
The school FFA chapter funded the project through fundraisers.


80th birthday
Frank Folkerts was born on July 14, 1937 and will be celebrating his 80th birthday this year. Family and friends are encouraged to shower him with cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at 2903 200th Avenue, Titonka, IA 50480.


Cattleman’s Association provide meals at ABATE

ALGONA — It is estimated that the Kossuth County Cattleman’s Association cooked more than 4,500 pieces of meat during the ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally last week.
“We enjoy it out here,” said Ben Kramer, President of the Kossuth County Cattleman’s Association. “We are able to promote our product.”
The booth is a fundraiser for the Kossuth County Cattleman’s Association. The ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally is a fundraiser for the ABATE group.

Cruise-In coming to the fairgrounds on Saturday

ALGONA — Downtown is not the place to see vintage cars and tractors at this year’s Founders’ Day. The Kossuth County Agriculture and Motorsports Museum on the fairgrounds is where all the vehicles will be parked.
The first Cruise-In will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., around the museum. It will include cars, tractors, motorcycles and race cars. The Kossuth County Cattleman’s Association will also be providing a meal for those interested in seeing the vintage vehicles.

‘Voices from the Past’ on Friday, July 7

“Voices from the Past” will take place in Riverview Cemetery on a new night and time this year, Friday, July 7, at 6:45 p.m.  Since 2012, this program has been a staple of Founders’ Day weekend. It is a joint production of the Kossuth County Genealogical Society and the Algona Branch-AAUW.  

A final celebration at St. Benedict Parish

The congregation was welcomed to the final Mass celebrated at St. Benedict Parish on Saturday, June 25, by hymns sung from the choir loft. Attendees were greeted by the pastor, Rev. Peter Nguyen and several former pastors as preparations were being completed.
The Mass was celebrated by Reverends Nguyen, Cecil Friedmann, Edward Girres and former pastors Doug Dandurand, James McAlgin and Randy Schon.


90th birthday
Butch Giesking was born on June 30, 1927 and will be celebrating his 90th birthday this year. His family, including Donavon, Bonnie, Jolene and Diane, are encouraging family and friends to attend the open house that is being held in his honor. The open house is on Sunday, July 9th from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Buffalo Creek Activity Center in Titonka, 543 Dieckman Street NE.

Insufficient funds challenging to EMS systems

A major issue that emergency medical services deal with is insufficient or decreasing reimbursement rates.

Swea City Fun Days

Swea City Fun Days was held on June 23-25.
To see more photos, please see the June 29 issue of Kossuth County Advance.

Titonka Indian Days

Titonka Indian Days was held June 23-25.
For more photos, please see the June 29 issue of Kossuth County Advance.

CFS Country Store benefits community

CORWITH — Innovative ideas and community support continues to keep Corwith Farm Service Country Store growing.
“We are very fortunate,” said Pete Wilhite, who along with his wife, Bonnie, run the store with two other employees. “Hawkeye (Pride Egg Farm) is just fantastic. They are good to us. They are very supportive. Everyone in the community has been very supportive.”


Elijah Lee Leners
Taylor Elvington and Danny Leners of Lu Verne are the proud parents of a baby boy, Elijah Lee, born Friday, June 9, at Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long at birth. 
Sterling Everett Kaneer


45th anniversary
Doug and Jan Ackerson were married on June 24, 1972 and will be celebrating their 45th anniversary this year. Family and friends are encouraged to shower them with cards to help them celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach them at P.O. Box 14, Lone Rock, IA 50559.
50th anniversary

More than $52,000 raised during Relay for Life

ALGONA — Ted Abbas was sitting with his family enjoying himself during the American Cancer Society 21st Annual Relay for Life. Seeing him smiling and having fun, one would never realize he has been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for 15 years.
“They’re my support team,” Abbas said looking at his family sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Carnegie Library on Wednesday, June 14.

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