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Sweet times

Fenton Sweet Corn Days participants enjoyed good weather for the activities last Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28. The big sweet corn feed was midday Sunday. Coordinator Marcia Jacobsen said 140 dozen ears of corn, 325 boneless pork chops and 300 third-poud pork burgers were ordered for the event.
See all the photos from the festival in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

All in the family

Grandma Geraldine and Grandpa Phil Elsbecker of Bancroft were busy last week at the Iowa Girls State Softball Tournament watching four of their granddaughters compete in the tourney.
Pictured from left are Emma and Lily, who played for Algona High, with their father, Mike; Gracie, who played for Bishop Garrigan, with her father, Tom; Grandma Geraldine; Grandpa Phil; and Maggie, who played for Fort Dodge High, with her father, Matt.

Kossuth Racing Hall of Fame inducts 6 during fair

The Kossuth County Racing Hall of Fame will honor its 2019 class of inductees during the Kossuth County Fair.
The annual induction ceremony takes place during the fair races Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum located on the fairgrounds in Algona at Highway 169 and Fair Street.
Find out who they are in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

Grant for Kossuth Historical Society

Jan Ricke and Nancy Yeoman receive a grant from Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative Chair Janet Diem. The grant has been used to help pay for painting the roof of the building between the two buildings from which the Kossuth County Historical Society operates. The building which had its roof painted is to the left in the photo.
Get more news in the the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

Day at links for Algona Community School Foundation

July 23, the Algona Community School Foundation golf outing was held at the Algona Country Club.

Fair Outlook

Food, music, livestock, vendors, races, pageantry and a parade are just a few of the reasons people will flock to the farigrounds next week.
The 2019 Kossuth County Fair kicks off Sunday, July 28, with an antique tractor pull at 1 p.m. at the grandstand. The fair ends Sunday, Aug. 4 with the team roping competition. In between, there's something for just about everyone.
Get fair highlights in the July 25 Kossuth County Advance.

Citizens air Kossuth wind farm concerns

The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors meeting room was nearly full this week as community members aired their complaints about wind farms being installed near their homes.
Jay Morey and Jonathan Chambers, among others, voiced their concerns. There were complaints about how it will affect homelife for those that live near the wind farms, along with zoning complaints.
Get all the details in the July 25 Kossuth County Advance.

ILCC campus now Kueck Center

Iowa Lakes Community College officially named its Algona Campus the Lynn Kueck Center in honor of Algona's native son, a longtime teacher and the current mayor.
A formal naming ceremony was held July 16 on the Algona campus. Iowa Lakes administration and board members attended and participated.
Read the whole story in the July 25 Advance.

Farm Bureau recognizes Lauck

Al Lauck received the Kossuth County Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture award from Kossuth County Farm Bureau President Dean Berte, as Matt Bormann and his son Quinn assist.
See more in the July 25 Kossuth County Advance.

ISG reps discuss ITC drainage tile mapping

Employees of ISG, an architecture and engineering firm, visited the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors last week to go over the mapping of drainage tilse that cross easement of the ITC Midwest power line.
Ivan Droessler, ISG civil engineer, and Nick Foertsch, construction administrator, visited the board July 16. ISG was tasked with locating drainage tiles for ITC Midwest so that its operations might not damage them.
Read the whole story in the July 25 Kossuth County Advance.

Whittmore, Armstrong get housing block grants

Whittemore and Armstrong have been selected to receive Communtiy Development Block Grants for housing sustainabliity from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.
The grants are for $250,400 and $210,900, respectively, and may be used for home improvements on six residences in each town.
Read the whole story in the July 25 Kossuth County Advance.

Good Samaritan golfs with purpose

The Good Samaritan Society holds its 23rd annual golf tournament Friday, Aug. 2.
There are prizes available at each hole with special prizes for a hole-in-one on holes three and nine at the River Road Golf Course.
Read more about the event in the July 25 Advance.

Ledyard Fire Department receives Alliant grant

Ledyard Fire Department received a $900 Alliant Energy Foundation grant with funds going toward new firefighter gloves.
Read more in the July 25 Kossuth County Advance.

Ledyard Fire Department receives Alliant grant

The Ledyard Fire Department received a $900 grant with funds going toward new firefighter gloves.
Find out more in the July 25 Kossuth County Advance.

Fenton Sweet Corn Days starts Saturday

Fenton Sweet Corn Days is a weekend chock full of events for the town. The main events, according to Sweet Corn Days President Marcia Jacobsen, will be the Hepperly Band street dance on Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. and the sweet corn feed on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"We're planning for 600 for the meal," Jacobsen said.
Get the details in the July 25 Kossuth County Advance.

Coffee that really isn't coffee

I like coffee.
In fact, I really like coffee. I learned to like espresso when I was on a trip to Italy at the end of college, and the only thing I could get was a cappaccino. Now, I love trying out new coffee shops and seeing what they have to offer.
Read the whole column in the July 25 Kossuth County Advance.

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