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By Waverly Espe

AHS Journalism


AMU Programming

Monday, March 27

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6 p.m.: Dance Team Spring Show

8 p.m.: All School Band Concert


Tuesday, March 28

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: NHS Induction Ceremony

9 p.m.: Pops Concert


Wednesday, March 29

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

7 p.m.: ACSD Jazz Concert

Senior Center

Thursday, March 23

Taco casserole, corn bread, carrots, banana

11 a.m. – Exercise

1 p.m. – Cribbage/Canasta


Friday,  March 24

Crunchy pollock, potato wedges, green beans, fluff jell-o salad

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Tai Chi


Monday, March 27

Cup of minestrone soup, turkey sandwich, peas, peaches

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Algona Golf Ranch, John Burns


Law Enforcement


Notice to Readers:

The information included on this page has been obtained from public records — either court files, police and sheriff logs or accident reports. The Kossuth County Advance staff reminds readers that all charges are accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Monday, March 13

12:21 a.m.: Report of vehicle in ditch, Algona.

State Historical Society of Iowa’s book club kicks off March 30



DES MOINES – Returning for a third consecutive season, the State Historical Society of Iowa’s book club kicks off this month with a new lineup of entertaining and thought-provoking books and authors.

Free Memoir writing 101 class



SPENCER—Everyone has a story to share, but who will tell it? For people interested in telling their own stories, Iowa Lakes Community College is offering a free Memoir Writing 101 Lunch and Learn. Steve and Mary McSwain Steele, the co-authors of "Times They Are A-Changin'…," will lead the class on the Spencer campus on Thursday, April 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

A fun family night at West Bend Mallard School

There were plenty of fun learning activities available for families at the West Bend-Mallard Literacy and Math Family Night at the school in West Bend on Tuesday, March 7.

Approximately 40 people attended the event held for the West Bend-Mallard Little Rines 3 and 4 year old Preschool students. Preschool teachers are Mrs. Bormann and Mrs. Kenyon.

Fish fry proceeds benefit students

Tom Eischen (left) and Bruce Gervais were two of approximately 70 volunteers working at the Knights of Columbus Council #952 Fish Fry Friday night, March 10, at the Columbia Events Center in Algona. Volunteers at the meal included high school students, Knights of Columbus members and their families.

Bishop Garrigan Gala with CornerStone theme is March 25

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—It was a record breaking year for the Bishop Garrigan School’s Gala event in 2022 with $413,000 raised for updating classrooms, technology, teacher needs and the general fund, which supports teacher’s salaries, general operating expenses and keeping tuition at a reasonable cost to families.

All Iowa Honor Dance Team

A total of 13 dance team members from the four area schools in the Kossuth County Advance coverage area were selected as members of 2023 All-Iowa Honor Dance Team that performed at the state girls’ basketball tournament in Des Moines on Saturday, March 4.

Chamber ribbon cutting at Cultivate Family Shop

A ribbon cutting and coffee hosted by the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce was held at the new Cultivate Family Shop in downtown Algona on Friday, March 10. Mandy Arthur is the store owner and manager. The store features clothing for ages newborn to toddler and women’s clothing and accessories.

Mandy and her husband, Darren’s daughter, Letty, helped her mom cut the ribbon. Next to them is Darren holding their son, Brigham.

Learn about screenings during March: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Harry Condoleon - General Surgeon

Kossuth Regional

Health Center

Screenings for cancer make a difference. Nearly 60 percent of deaths caused by colorectal cancer (colon cancer) could be prevented with a screening.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - a good time to talk with your health care provider about important wellness screenings if it’s time for you to schedule one.

Acupuncture: A point in the right direction

By Rauchelle Meschke

and Alyse Kern, licensed



ave you always wanted to try acupuncture? Maybe you haven’t been feeling like yourself? The team at Essential Health Acupuncture is here to help you feel your very best, helping to re-awaken and energize the self-healing capacity of your body.

Read Across America Day

Students at Corwith-Wesley-Lu Verne, (CWL) Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Day recently. Three librarians from Corwith, Wesley and Lu Verne came to school and read to the students and created a craft with them.

Bottom photos:Corwith Librarian Denise Group in the background reading to students. CWL students show off the special shirts made for them. Submitted photos


Fish fry volunteers

Photo above: Jim Grandgenett (left) was one of the 400 people that enjoyed a fish dinner at the  Knights of Columbus Council #952 Fish Fry on March 10. Greeting people and collecting money for the dinners were Joe Bradley (center) and Tom Ulses.

Photo at left: Adam Sullivan was among those frying fish.

Hunting with Heroes honors companies

Snap-on has been a partner with the Salute To Veterans race program Summer Series since it started in 2017. They have provided the second place trophies in the series at all three tracks. Bernie Becker with Hunting with Heroes said Hunting with Heroes is proud that Snap-on helps support the Veterans in Northern Iowa and southern Minnesota area.

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