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KRHC receives performance leadership award

ALGONA—As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, Kossuth Regional Health Center announced it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

Managing stress in later life families

By ISU Extension and Outreach

As adults grow older, they often dream of freedom to travel, new interests, economic comfort, and more time with family and friends. However, reality seldom matches expectations. The losses and gains of new roles can be stressors.

Leaving a career may mean more freedom, but it also involves losses of challenging work, relationships, daily routine, or a sense of purpose. Family needs keep changing too, sometimes in unexpected ways.

What is the Keto Diet?

By ISU Extension and Outreach

What is the Keto Diet?

The Keto (Ketogenic) diet promotes weight loss by causing ketosis. Ketosis is when the body breaks down fat for energy. This happens every day, depending on what and how often we eat, but the keto diet increases ketosis frequency, which can lead to weight loss.

A.B.A.T.E. Freedom Rally set for 2023



ALGONA—A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa is excited to announce the 39th Annual Freedom Rally entertainment lineup. This year’s rally will take place June 29 – July 1, 2023, at Freedom Park in Algona. In addition to some big-name musicians, the Freedom Rally hosts many different activities over the three-day weekend, including mud wrestling, a tattoo contest, a bike shows and rodeo, a burnout pit, fireworks, vendors, and much more.

Women in Ag registration open

AMES— “Together We Lead” is the theme of the sixth annual Women in Ag Leadership Conference organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Nearly 30 speakers will enlighten, inspire and energize conference attendees Nov. 29-30, at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.

Pasture, rangeland, forage insurance deadline Dec. 1

ORANGE CITY—The deadline to sign up for the 2023 Pasture, Range and Forage (PRF) Insurance is Dec.1. PRF insurance is a risk management tool that provides income to help offset the loss of forage production due to lack of precipitation.

Soybean production forecast

DES MOINES—Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.51 billion bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – crop production report.

Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 202.0 bushels per acre, up 2.0 bushels per acre from the October 1 forecast but down 2.0 bushels per acre from last year. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 12.9 million acres, with an estimated 12.5 million acres to be harvested for grain.

Farmers focused on finishing harvest

DES MOINES—Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November.

“A blast of cold air late last week dropped temperatures well below normal as the first flurries of the season flew over nearly fully harvested corn and soybean fields,” Secretary Naig said.


Stuff the trailer food drive

The 22nd Annual Stuff the Trailer Food Drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in AK’s Chrome Kitchen parking lot in Algona on Friday, November 18. While all donations are great - cash donations are much needed this year with the rise of cost and the amount of people now being served.

Turkey trot


Olivia May Hamilton

Adam and Megan Hamilton of Wesley announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia May, on November 2, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center.

She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Olivia is welcomed home y a brother, Briggs.

Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Beth Novotny of Spillville, IA. Paternal grandparents are Paul and Cheryl Hamilton of Bancroft.

AMU Programming

Monday, Nov. 21

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Veterans Day Program


Tuesday, Nov. 22

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: Veterans Day Program


Wednesday, Nov. 23

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

11:30 a.m.: City Council

8 p.m.: Middle School Vocal Concert


Senior Center

Thursday, Nov 17

Taco casserole, corn bread, carrots, fruit

11 a.m. – Exercise

12 p.m. – Kiwanis

1 p.m. – Cribbage


Friday,  Nov 18

Potato soup, half a deli sandwich, fruit, carrots with ranch

10 a.m. – Bingo


Monday,  Nov 21

Chicken strips with sauce, french fries, baked beans, fruit

10 a.m. – Bingo


Tuesday,  Nov 22

Salmon loaf, baked potato, creamed peas, fruit

Walker selected for All State Chorus



ALGONA—Seth Walker of Algona High School has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2022 All-State Chorus.  Seth is the son of Tracy and Mark Walker of Algona and is a vocal student of Bailey Connors.

Pies for eyes



ALGONA—Algona Lions Club 'Pies for Eyes' fundraiser is in progress.

Pickup date is Friday, November 18, 9 - 5 and Saturday, November 19, 9 - 12 at American Marine on State Street for those that have pre-ordered.

Extra products will be available on pick-up day for anyone who didn’t pre-order. Rada Cutlery will also be available at the pickup location.

Algona Library unveils new logo and website


ALGONA—The Algona Public Library updated its look and online presence this fall with support from Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Companies. The library went live with a new website at, which included a new logo design. A donor recognition board thanking major contributors to the library’s renovation campaign will be the next step in the project.

Erpelding, Voigt and Co. to donate $25,000 for splash pad


ALGONA—The City of Algona celebrated its first gift of the splash pad campaign, with a pledge of $25,000 from Erpelding, Voigt and Company, CPAs.

“Erpelding and Voigt is proud to continue their history of being a strong community supporter and we look forward to all the terrific things happening in Central Park and around the community,” said Jeff Knapp, managing partner at Erpelding, Voigt and Company.

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