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Bishop Garrigan readies for Homecoming week

Bishop Garrigan celebrates homecoming week Sept. 14-18. Get all of the details on the homecoming court, activites and the football game in the Sept. 10 Kossuth County Advance.

Late summer is time for squash

To bake or not to bake, that is the question. Fall is a busy time of year for many. School is underway, harvest time is near and usual activities seem to be resuming. Finding time to make good meals can be a challenge, which is why squash season is so great. It’s easy, convenient and versatile to enjoy.
Almost any squash can be dealt with in the kitchen with just three easy steps.

Senator gets ag input in Kossuth County

  ALGONA—U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst dedicated a full week of her 99-county tour to agriculture, and a Kossuth County business was one of her stops.
Ernst visited Suidae on the first leg of a week when she heard and discussed the challenges in the ag industry. 
“How do we move forward?” she asked after a presentation and tour at Suidae on Monday, Aug. 31. 
See the answers and read the story in the Sept. 10 Kossuth County Advance.

Algona Library board meets Wednesday

The regular monthly meeting of the Algona Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 4:30 P.M. in Meeting Rooms A & B of the Algona Public Library.

Courts and COVID - Adjustments are being made statewide and in Kossuth County

“When looking at the changes in regard to COVID-19 we obviously want to ensure the protection of members of the public who are called into jury service,” said Todd Holmes, Kossuth County Attorney. “The attorneys, court staff, judge and the defendants will all follow the recommendations by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and supreme court but will try to accomplish it with as minimal changes as possible to in order to assure a fair trial.”

Hormel at 50 in Algona: Legacy built with people, pepperoni

Hormel in Algona is celebrating 50 years in the community. Read the feature story and see the advertising in the Sept. 3 Kossuth County Advance.

Community Spotlight Page: Three Doors Down Liquor has plans in Whittemore

This week's Kossuth County Advance (Sept. 3) Community Spotlight Page is on West Bend and Whittemore. 

AMU workers on Derecho: 'It looked like a war zone'

ALGONA—When crews from Algona Municipal Utilities rolled into Ames and Ogden, there was no question – they had their work cut out for them to help the communities get back up and running after a devastating derecho storm socked the area.
“We arrived in Ogden coming from the west and the south. It looked like a war zone,” said Rod Vitzthum, AMU electric line superintendent. “Many trees were down, power lines and poles broke off.”

Local editor's series of five novels takes flight

 “August 17, 1862. Rye Tyler halted the Black and scanned the wide open land of Minnesota. The place of his birth. The trail of revenge led him to this state and a place where he would not stop hunting down the three Union soldiers who had massacred defenseless Confederate soldiers in a rotted jail.”

Iowa Lakes plan could change during year

ESTHERVILLE—A plan is in place for the COVID-19 pandemic as classes start at Iowa Lakes Community College, but that plan could change at any time, according to Valerie Newhouse, president at Iowa Lakes Community College.

County plans to cap wind megawatts

KOSSUTH COUNTY—Wind energy generation in Kossuth County will be limited to applications that have been received as of July 1, 2020.

Too much and not enough - life at the Farmers Market

Too much, and never enough. You might think I’m referring to a book that’s been recently released, but I’m not. This phrase often sums up what life is like in the farmers market environment. One week we bring too many tomatoes, and the next we don’t bring enough. This is a fact of life for market vendors who work with seasonal and home-crafted items.  

Her goal: Make Kossuth County Extension a household name

CLARION—The new regional director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Sarah Merrifield, is excited to meet people and see what she can do to help people, especially staff in Kossuth County.
Merrifield said her goal is to make Extension more of a household name.
Merrifield graduated from Iowa State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in family consumer science. 

Grassley says handling of COVID might be different after we learned more

ALGONA—When asked how the United States government handled the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said his thoughts may have been different today than it was back in March.

COVID-19 test options as school begins

ALGONA—As schools open across the Kossuth County area, Kossuth Regional Health Center providers have adopted a unified approach for people seeking a COVID-19 coronavirus test, according to a press release from the hospital. 
Positive cases in Kossuth County have reached 122 as of Sept. 1.

Tjaden new Algona city administrator

Algona has a new city administrator.
The city council Monday evening unanimously voted to hire Jacob Tjaden. He has served as the city's community planner and as the economic development leader for the past two years, and was the acting interim administrator after Curt Wiseman resigned earlier this summer. 
Look for more details in the Sept. 3 edition of the Kossuth County Advance.

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