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Snow removal takes all

When snow falls in Algona, a shift in job descriptions takes place.
"Anybody and everybody that works for the city that has a CDL are now snow operators," Algona Street Superintendent Kurt Nielsen said.
See the full story in the Dec. 6 Kossuth County Advance.

Campuzano found not guilty

After less that two hours of deliberations, a Kossuth County jury found Alonso Adrian Campuzano of Algona, not guilty of the charge of sexual abuse in the third degree. Campuzano was accused of allegedly performing a sexual act against the will of another person on July 25, 2016.

See the Dec. 6 issue of the Kossuth County Advance for more on this story.

Two Algona students attend leadership confernce

Morgan Erpeldng an dLaura Stowater were two of six delegates selected from the North Central Iowa chapter of the National Council on Youth Leadership to go to a leadership conference in St. Louis, Mo., called a Town Meeting on Tomorrow.
See the full story in the Nov. 29 Advance.

Kossuth County Artists Show reception Dec. 6

Stinson Prairie Arts Council and the Haggard-Twogood Trust host their annual artists show in December, beginning with a reception on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. .... at Algonal Publishing Company, 14 E. Nebraska St.
See the full details in the Nov. 29 Kossuth County Advance.

One final piece left for wind project

There is just one final piece needed before EDF Renewables can start its Golden Plains Wind Farm project in northern Kossuth County. The final piece is the final development plan, which is being completed.
See the full story in the Nov. 29 Kossuth County Advance.

Battling Thanksgiving morning elements for a good cause

More than 100 runners and walkers braved the fog and slippery conditions on Thanksgiving morning to participate in the fifth annual Turkey Trot.
See the full story in the Nov. 29 Kossuth County Advance.

Pulitzer-prize winner to speak in Algona

Art Cullen, a former editor of the Kossuth County Advance and Algona Upper Des Moines, and winner in April 2017 of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, is returning to Algona, this time to discuss and sign copies of his new book .... Friday, Dec. 7 at Algona Publishing from 5 to 7 p.m.
See the full story in the Nov. 29 Kossuth County Advance.

A fresh, young perspective on the county board

He may be 21, turning 22 in December, but Kyle Stecker believes he can provide a fresh perspective on issues as District 4 Kossuth County Board Supervisor.
See the full story in the Nov. 29 Kossuth County Advance.

AAEDC says housing action coming soon

The Algona Area Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) members anticipate a housing action plan to arrive soon on their desks from McClure Engineering. AAEDC hired the engineering firm to formulate a strategey to meet housing needs in Algona and Kossuth County.
See the full story in the Nov. 29 Kossuth County Advance.

Remember loved ones with Hospice Lights of Life

Hospice of the Heartland will host a Lights of Life memorial service and tree-lighting ceremony at Kossuth Regional Health Center Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Music, healing are one in the same

In Alycia Wirtz's patient sessions, healling and musci are one in the same. Wirtz works on building connections for her patients to their lives through music.
"Some of my most meaningful hospice therapy sessions have been with family members present and working on the familia connections," she said.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance

Youth diagnosed with HSP collecting items for children's hospital

Walker Rosenmeyer, the son of Steve and Alison Rosenmeyer of Wesley, is collecting items until Dec. 21 to deliver to Iowa City's Stead Family Children's Hospital. Items may include toys, gifts, blankets and stuffed animals.
Rosenmeyer was diagnosed with henoch-schonlein purpura in Novermber 2016, The virus attacked his kidneys, sending him to the hospital.
Get all the details in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Bancroft annual Holidazzle Dec. 1

The annual Bancroft Holidazzle will be Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Main Street Pub and Grill. 
This year's Holidazzle fundraising will benefit the concession area at the Bancroft Memorial Baseball Park and the youth summer program.
See the full details in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

100+ Women donate $12,700

This quarter's donation from 100+ Women Who Care About Kossuth County went to the family of Michael Phelps.... Michael Phelps of Lone Rock was diagnosed with rectal cancer.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance

The gift of life

Charlie Murphy, age 1, needs a liver....
Murphy was wait-listed to receive one from a deceased donor .... until he gained enough weight and aged enough to have the option to receive from a living donor.
See the full version in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Why do we love Jesus?

There is a familiar song included in many church hymnals, no matter what denomination, that many of us learned in childhood.
It's considered a children's hymn (it's for adults, too) and may have been the very first hymn you learned.
Read the full column in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

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