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$1.7 Million Bid Lands Latest Airport Runway Revamp

By Molly Montag, News Correspondent

A Decorah, Iowa, company was awarded a $1.7 million bid to revamp the runway at the Algona Municipal Airport. The winning bid by Voltmer, Inc., was one of two proposals considered during the Algona City Council meeting on Monday, June 3.

Carter signs new contract with Algona Community Schools

By Molly Montag, News Correspondent

Algona Community School District Superintendent Joe Carter’s contract with the district has been extended for three more years.

The Algona Community Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the new contract at its June 10 meeting with Carter  who just completed his fifth year with the district. Prior to the approval, the board held a closed session meeting to review his performance.

Accura HealthCare earns national quality award

BANCROFT—Accura HealthCare of Bancroft announced that it has been awarded the 2024 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

Help shed some light on Project Hope

Students participating in the Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation’s Intern Program are giving hope to local youth, teens, and adults by collecting personal care items for people in need.

Public hearing on Algona Library repair or improvements

A joint public hearing of the Algona Public Library Board of Trustees and the Algona City Council regarding the proposed contract documents (plans, specifications and form of contract) and estimated cost for the 2024 Algona Public Library exterior improvements Phase 2 will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 15 in the City Hall council chambers at 112 W Call St. in Algona.

Wesley Public Library

Effective immediately, the library will be closed on Saturdays. Uncertain funding from the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors has left the library unable to justify the expense of maintaining weekend hours. As of now, the library will still be open Friday mornings from 9-noon.

First Congregational United Church of Christ to Celebrate 166th Birthday

The First Congregational United Church of Christ of Algona will celebrate it’s 166th birthday on Wednesday, June 19 with a community pork loin sandwich dinner from 5-7 p.m. with free will donations accepted.  All proceeds will be given to the Kossuth County C.A.R.E. Team.  Eat-in and take-out options will be offered.

Pressed Flowers Class with Evelyn Ruhnke

Come to the Water’s Edge Nature Center on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as they host Evelyn Ruhnke presenting a pressed flowers class. Participants will learn the process of drying and pressing flowers and then spend time creating cards, a bookmark and a framed picture. Class size is limited to 15 participants and the cost is $15. You must call the nature center at 515-295-2138 to register. Participants are asked to bring a 3x5 or 4x6 picture frame.

Blue Earth Valley Quilters

The ninth meeting of the Blue Earth Valley Quilters 2023-24 program year will be Monday, June 17th at 7 p.m.  We will meet in the Media Center of the Blue Earth Area High School, entering through Door C.  The meeting will begin with introductions and show and tell, always inspiring and fun.

College Notes

Iowa State honors spring graduates

AMES, Iowa - More than 4,450 graduates received degrees from Iowa State University this spring. Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held May 9-11 at Hilton Coliseum.

Of the 4,455 students who graduated in May, a total of 4,591 degrees were awarded (3,884 undergraduate, 552 graduate and 155 professional) with some students earning multiple degrees.

Following are graduates from Algona, IA:


Adair Matthew Lemos

Morgan and Matthew Lemos of Algona announce the birth of their son, Adair Matthew Lemos, on June 6, 2024, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Maternal grandparents are Bryan and Ginny Hellyer of Graettinger and paternal grandparents are Sean and Judy King of Burt. Adair joins siblings Serenity and Carmella.


Brooks David Lane


Loss 85th

Joan Loss is celebrating her 85th birthday on June 16th.

Her family is requesting a card shower for her.

Cards can be sent to 1715 E. Mound St. Apt. 7, Algona, IA 50511.

Recurring & Ongoing Events


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: Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day open weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What's Happening & 3•2•Do


Book & Bake Sale

Join the Kossuth County Historical Society for National Museum Week with a book and bake sale on Friday, June 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Located at 116 S. Dodge in Algona, call 515-320-0834 for details.


Learn about Braille

Kossuth County Sheriff Report

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, June 3

3:36 a.m. Report of accidental 911 call, Swea City.

6:07 a.m. Report of lost boat on roadway, found, Lone Rock.

Algona Police Report

Monday, June 3

12:10 a.m. Civil.

6:02 a.m. Death.

9:56 a.m. Unlock.

5:17 p.m. Animal complaint.

5:27 p.m. Ambulance.

6:23 p.m. Ambulance.

8:21 p.m. Accident.

11:29 p.m. Ambulance.


Tuesday, June 4

6:41 a.m. Fire alarm - false alarm.

10:08 a.m. Accident.

12:10 p.m. Found cell phone.

12:13 p.m. Speak with officer.

12:59 p.m. Found wallet. Owner contacted.

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