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Master Gardener training offered as hybrid course

ALGONA—Do you have a passion for horticulture and serving your community? If you answered “yes”, then consider becoming a Master Gardener.

Master Gardener volunteers share their time and expertise in their communities through projects and educational opportunities. 

Kossuth County is seeking volunteers to teach horticulture workshops and establish gardening projects in the county.

Chamber coffee at ISU extension

The Kossuth County Iowa State Extension and Outreach office in Algona was the location of the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce coffee on Friday, June 17. Extension staff were introduced and they told about their jobs and upcoming extension programs including the Kossuth County Fair. ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist Kelvin Leibold (far right) told the group about his work with the extension.

Donuts raise money for music programs



ALGONA—Volunteers with Pay It Forward went above and beyond their goal selling Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee to support the choir and band programs for Algona Schools.  

“We are so happy to let you all know, with our giving community we were able to donate and Pay it Forward over 55 dozen donuts.  A special thanks to Reding's Gravel & Excavating and Erpelding & Voigt for their amazing donation,” said Mandie Studer, director of Pay It Forward.  

Book Club solves five minute mystery

Members of the 2 p.m. Book Club at the Fenton Library work together to solve a five minute mystery as an introduction to the June mystery/suspense book selection, One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner. 

From left: Jeanette Dreyer, Janice Ramus, Dee Ann Bierstedt, Dianna Hannover, Gladys Wegener, Janice Stucki, Angie Baker, Dixie Meyer, Cindy Jameson and Karen Mueller. Submitted photo 

Five generations

Five generations of this family include from left: Ben Foote, grandfather, Ottumwa; Barbara Foote, great-grandmother, Algona; Jane Miller, great-great-grandmother, Apache Junction, Ariz.; Brian Foote, father, Adams, Neb.; and his daughter, Blair Foote, Adams, Neb. Submitted photo


Zeigler 70th


Gordy Zeigler  of Algona will celebrate his 70th birthday on June 26. His family is asking if you see Gordy to wish him Happy Birthday.

K/PACEDC Golf event at Five Island Golf course

EMMETSBURG—The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation held its annual intern golf outing at Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsåburg on June 10.  

Many Kossuth and Palo Alto businesses have contributed toward making sure the interns’ day is filled with excitement by donating promotional items for gifts and helping with fees. 

Improv workshop June 24



ALGONA—The All Call Theatre Company will be hosting an improvisational workshop on Friday, June 24 from 1-5 p.m. at  the O.B. Laing auditorium in Algona.

Iowa Rocks Talent Contest

Statewide musical talent search for youth 21 and under.

ARNOLDS PARK—The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announced that enrollment starts June 15 for the 2022 Iowa Rocks Talent Contest.

Superintendent Carter’s contract renewed



Mark your July calendars for Sweet Corn Days

FENTON—In a little more than a month, Sweet Corn Days will be celebrated in Fenton. The dates for this year’s community event will be Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. The Fenton Community Club has been busy planning the annual celebration which will offer activities for all ages. 

Lots of activities planned as Swea City celebrates

SWEA CITY—The Swea City community has been finalizing plans for the annual Swea City Fun Days set for this weekend, June 24-26. 

Activities begin on Friday with an antique tractor ride with registration at 8 a.m. in the park. In the evening, the North Union cheerleaders will host a supper of beef patties, beans, chips, bar and a drink from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Christian will speak at Vietnam Veterans Commemoration

SWEA CITY—Lt. Col. (retired) Bob Christian, an attorney at the Dotson, Guenther, Christian & Lauer Law Firm in Algona, will be the keynote speaker at the Vietnam Veterans Day Commemoration on Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. at the city park in Swea City.

Christian served his country as a judge advocate officer in the US Air Force and US Air Force Reserve from July 1989 until his military retirement in June 2010.  

College Notes

Local students earn dean’s list honors

IOWA CITY— Several Kossuth County residents earned dean’s list recognition for the 2022 spring semester at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Algona; Michelle Blaha-Polson, University College; bachelor of applied studies; Elyse Gabor, journalism and mass communication; Reese Rosenmeyer, neuroscience; Dionna VanGorkom, dance; Wyatt Wegener, health and human physiology; Collin Yi, journalism and mass communication.

Public meeting for Call/Moore Street parking lot


ALGONA—A public meeting is planned for Thursday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Algona City Hall about the upcoming reconstruction of the Call/Moore Street parking lot.

Free Kids’ Carnival at Veteran’s Park 



ALGONAThanks to grant funds awarded by the Kossuth Cluster DCAT/CPPC, Seasons Center is hosting a kids’ carnival on Thursday, June 30 from 4:30-7 p.m. in Algona. This free, family-friendly event is open to the public and families of all ages are welcome. The carnival will take place at Veteran’s Park located at the intersection of Hwy. 169 and North Park Dr. in Algona.

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