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Golf outing a success for school foundation

The Algona Community School Foundation annual golf outing and silent auction results held steady with $43,000 added to the foundations treasury July 29. The foundation helps fund local scholarships and classroom enrichment activities.
Barb Teeter, foundation consultant, said "school spirit was high with the event held during the first-ever state Girls Softball Tournament appearance by the Bulldogs. We were very pleased with the results."

Stinson Prairie reception, exhibit for Buffalo Center artist Smidt

Stinson Prairie Arts Council hosts an exhibit by Carol Smidt of Buffalo Center starting Thursday, Aug. 8.
A reception for the public to meet Smidt and see and hear about her works will be held at Algona Publishing Company (APC), 14 E. Nebraska St. Refreshments will be served. Her art will be available to view during APC's regular business hours through Aug. 29. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday.

Lord, help me focus on what is important today

Some days, it seems like our feet are running before they ever hit the floor in the morning. Arising from our beds, we face a day of demands, some of our own making while others are because of jobs, school, even marriage and family.
We may see all of those demands as just the way life is. Those demands may even give us a feeling of importance because so many need us. However, that way of life can become rather exhausting.

Supervisors delay setting wind farm hearing

Tuesday, July 30, the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors was set to schedule a public hearing about wind farms that are to be installed in the county. That didn't happen.
Kossuth County Engineer Doug Miller advised against scheduling one.
Get the details in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

Big turnout for Wadsley benefit ride

On July 21, the third annual Get Wild Memorial Ride was held in honor of Nathan Wadsley, who was killed on June 18, 2017, in a motorcycle accident when he was struck by a drunk driver.
All the proceeds go to his daughter, Harper, and the Wadsley Memorial Scholarship fund. The event was based in Wesley.
Get more community news in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

Summit Center gets federal funds

The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors recently approved a total of nearly $2.5 million in funding through the federal HOME program.
The Summit Center in Bancroft was one of the projects to receive funding in this cycle. It was approved for $937,995.
Get more details in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

Bandits win regular season title

The Bancroft Bandits completed the most successful regular season in the Pioneer Collegiate League history on Saturday with a 7-4 victory over Carroll.
The Bandits finished the 2019 season with a record of 30-5 to claim the title. It included ripping off a 15-game winning streak that was finally ended last week.
Read more about the team in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

A Sunday evening getting ready for Fair Competition

Registration for open class entries at this week's Kossuth County Fair was held Sunday and Monday, July 28-29. Entries accepted Sunday were in the categories of quilts, garden, bakery and photography.
Some of the early entries included plates of cookies and jars of jams, apple butters and more.
See more photos in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

Let's Party in the Park

The Stringwinders Chick Band took center stage at the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce Party in the Park last week. A good crowd enjoyed food, music and fun.
The final Party in the Park for 2019 is Wedneday, Aug. 14.
See more fun photos in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

Algona YMCA hopes for successful fundraiser

Greg Bradley, executive director at Algona Family YMCA, talked publicly about the YMCA's annual fundraising campaign at the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce coffee event.
"We're having very good success this year," Bradley said. "That's due, in part, to our new development director, Mindy Erpelding, who came on board in November."
Read more about it in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

Family reunions and, of course, food

Summer isn't just for baseball, gardening and county fairs. It is also family reunion season.
When I think back on the family reunions I attended in my youth, it was always all about the food. Getting together with all the extended cousins, aunts and uncles was fun, but the highlight for many was the meal.
Read more about the farmers market in the Aug. 1 Kossuth County Advance.

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.

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