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Isla Rose Cantu

Alexis Moen and Josue Cantu of Algona announce the birth of their daughter, Isla Rose, on February 11, 2024, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are April McClellan of Algona. Paternal grandparents are Edgar and Julia Cantu of Algona.

Great-grandparents are Diane and Todd Sewick of Algona.

AMU Programming

Monday, Feb. 19

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: AHS News

8 p.m.: Girls BB vs. Des Moines Christian


Tuesday, Feb. 20

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: AHS Jeopardy

8 p.m.: Boys BB vs. North Polk


Wednesday, Feb. 21

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy Catholic Church

12 p.m.: District Wrestling

9 p.m.: AHS Jeopardy


Monday, February 12

12:37 a.m. Ambulance call.

9:47 a.m. Extra patrol.

10:04 a.m. Accident at Cooks Scrap Iron. CFS only driver exchange.

11:17 a.m. Theft/missing  SS card.


Tuesday, February 13

12:37 a.m. Speak with officer.

3:40 a.m. Death. ME notified.

6:33 a.m. Alarm.

7:01 a.m. Parking complaint.

8:14 a.m. Driving complaint.

3:28 p.m. 911 hang ups fax machine.

3:52 p.m. Domestic.


Monday, February 12

6 a.m. Report of vehicle vs. deer, Algona.

7:24 a.m. Report of vehicle vs. deer, Bode.

9:49 a.m. Report of injured deer, Algona.

11:54 a.m. Report of identity theft, Fenton.

1:40 p.m. Probation check, Whittemore.

2:12 p.m. Probation check, Swea City.

2:18 p.m. Returned property, Algona.

2:19 p.m. Probation check, Swea City.

2:54 p.m. Probation check, Titonka.

Our Kossuth County - Do I need a building permit?


By Devere Adams

City of Algona


Spring came a little early this year, and construction season won’t be far behind. If you are making plans for a building project, start by reviewing the types of permits that may be needed.

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, Feb. 22

Cheeseburger, french fries, peas, strawberries and pineapple

11 a.m. – Exercise 


Friday, Feb. 23

Tuna noodle casserole, corn, oranges, dessert

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Monday,  Feb.  26

Pork chops, stuffing, stewed tomatoes, peaches

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Tuesday, Feb. 27

Crispy baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, mixed fruit

Ring the bells for women’s rights

By Janie Montang


Members of the United Women in Faith will again ring the church bells at Algona First United Methodist Church hourly on Friday March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


To update this information, email or call 515-295-3535. Some changes to schedules may occur without notice. 

____Libraries, Museums, recreation, EVENTS_____

Algona Nativity Scene: Small groups by appointment. Call 515-295-7241.

Algona POW Museum: Sat. and Sun. 1-4 p.m. through December, closed week days.

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

Wing ding, auction

Seely-Walsh Post #425 Legion Riders Wing Ding and Auction will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Legion Hall in Whittemore. An assorted flavors of chicken wings with sides will be served beginning at 5 p.m. until gone, free will donation, Raffles and auction starts at 6 p.m. until the items are gone. To donate items call 712-298-0167. Live Music at 8 p.m. by “Acoustic Republic”. 


Free seed exchange

So you want to be on the ballot

By Amy Frankl-Brandt

News Editor


Dick Dale showcase dedicated


ALGONA—The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce held a coffee last Friday morning at the Ed & Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center to dedicate the Dick Dale Showcase. Dick Dale was and is a Hometown Hero, born and raised in Algona. Dick and his wife Marguerite had four children. Their son Ric came from Ohio to attend the dedication. The memorabilia in the showcase will be changed periodically so check it out each time you go.

Speech students go to state contest

By Evan Posey

AHS Journalism


AHS speech students had an amazing turnout at district group speech this year, with six groups representing AHS as they moved onto state speech. State took place on the third of February at Spencer High School.

Bulldog Heroes

Third grade Bulldog Heroes in top photo from left are: Corvo Hanson, Wayne Bormann, Matthew Brinkley, Zack Berte, Brendon Vaske, Yosselin Garcia and Treytin Ginger.


Fourth grade Bulldog Heroes in bottom photo from left are: Mara Rice, Paizlee Essary, Greta Grindberg, Brayden Voss and Kirk Nielson. Not pictured: Brynlee Bierle and James Struecker. Submitted photos

Dawg Pound Sound at Drake

By Jaxon Roberts

AHS Journalism


On Saturday, January 20, Algona’s Dawg Pound Sound traveled to Des Moines to join the Drake University Pep Band during a basketball game. A few weeks earlier, they were invited by the director of the band because Mr. Liebl is friends with their director. Mr. Liebl accepted the invitation.

People flocked to Wesley for steaks

It took many helping hands to feed the masses that showed up for the Wesley Firemen’s annual steak fry that was held on Saturday, Feb. 10. In the photos from top to bottom: Brady Otis and Logan Rosenmeyer cut the steaks to be grilled.

JD Morris skillfully cooks the steaks on the grill.

Nathan Julius and Tracy Studer get the steaks ready for the crowd. Joella Leider photos

CCCU donates $75,000 to fire and police departments


FORT DODGE-—Citizens Community Credit Union recently awarded $75,000 to the fire and police departments that serve its local branch communities of Fort Dodge, Algona, Belmond, Estherville, Lake Mills, Storm Lake and Spirit Lake, and the surrounding areas. Guided by the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People”, Citizens believes in making a difference and wanted to show appreciation for service organizations that align with this philosophy.

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