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80th birthday

Edmund Berte was born Aug. 23, 1938 and will celebrate his 80th birthday this year. Friends and family are encouraged to send him cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at 115 South Finn Drive, Algona, IA 50511.
 

90th birthday

June Weisbrod was born Aug. 29, 1928 and will celebrate her 90th birthday this year. Friends and loved ones are encouraged to shower her with cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at Accura Healthcare, 546 Ramsey Street, Bancroft, IA 50517.
 

Engagement

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50th anniversary

Rod and Janie (Riepe) Montang are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 25. They were married at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Council Bluffs on Sunday, August 25, 1968 with Rev. Moore G. Bell officiating. Friends may join in the celebration at the Life Center at Trinity Lutheran Church, 520 North Garfield Street; taco bar 5-7 p.m. and dance 7-11 p.m.

Births

Leilani Lyn Kirkegaard
Shawn and Karly (Miller) Kirkegaard of Algona are the proud parents of a baby girl, Leilani Lyn, born Sunday, Aug. 5 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 7.4 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Ryan and Lori Miller of Algona. Paternal grandparent is Victoria Grey of Pocahontas. Great-grandparents are Barb and Steve Carley of Burt, and Kristine Stoddard of Titonka.
 

80th birthday

Irene Petersen was born August 28, 1938 and will celebrate her 80th birthday this year. Her family is throwing her an open house in her honor. The open house will take place Sunday, August 26 at the Algona Fire Department from 2 – 4 p.m. Friends and loved ones are also encouraged to send her cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at 1709 East Locust Street, Algona, IA 50511.

80th birthday

David Youngwirth was born August 20, 1938 and will celebrate his 80th birthday this year. Friends and loved ones are encouraged to send him cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at 508 1st Street South, Wesley, IA 50483.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, Algona native, and J.D. Scholten visit Algona

ALGONA — Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and J.D. Scholten, the Democratic candidate from Sioux City who is running for Congress in District 4, visited Miller’s Sports Bar and Grill to speak with constituents in the Algona area on Tuesday, July 31.
Though Swalwell today has ties to both his California district and Washington, D.C., he grew up in Algona.

Vendor booths add to fair

ALGONA — With openings in assisted living and memory care, Windsor Manor Assisted Living Community executive director Terry Tweedy decided to have a booth at the Kossuth County Fair.
“It is a perfect spot. I’m so surprised,” she said. “We decided to do this at the last minute and was shocked to get this place. We get to see a lot of activity.”
More importantly, on Thursday, Tweedy said she had already booked two tours for the facility.

Southdale trailer park concern for neighbors

ALGONA — The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors directed county attorney Todd Holmes to draft a letter to help deal with a possible nuisance involving the former Southdale trailer park.
Southdale Homeowners Association Properties board members approached the supervisors during the July 31, meeting with concerns about what is happening in the trailer park. The trailer park is located east of the association homes.

Births

Steel Steven Latch
Christa and Steve Latch of Manly are the proud parents of a baby boy, Steel Steven, born Wednesday, July 18. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 22.25 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Dave and Shelly Harms of Burt. Great-grandmother is Bertha Helmers of Titonka. Welcoming baby Steel home is older sister Piper.
 

Births

Carter Olivia Curry
Shane and Devon (Groen) Curry of Lu Verne are the proud parents of a baby girl, Carter Olivia, born Tuesday, June 19 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Doug and Cathy Groen of Algona. Paternal grandparents are Wayne Curry and Gabi Hawkins. Welcoming baby Carter home in older sister Peyton.

 
 

60th class reunion held in Titonka's Buffalo Activity center

TITONKA — One came from Texas. Another came from two blocks away. Both were part of the 60th class reunion of the 1958 graduating class of Titonka Consolidated School on Saturday, July 28.
The reunion was held at the old Titonka Consolidated School building, which is now the Buffalo Creek Activity Center.
 
For more on this story, please see the August 2nd issue of the Kossuth County Advance

It's Fair Time!!!

Preparing for the Kossuth County Fair never gets old for Judi Bruhm, one of the leaders of the Fenton Forwards 4-H group. She and others were at the fairground on Saturday putting together their booth, which included a static exhibit featuring food, personal development and home improvement.
“Everybody’s excited,” she said. “They have been putting in long hours and late nights.”

Toy tractors at museum

ALGONA — At least 75 (toy) tractors pulling farm equipment rolled into town just in time for the Kossuth County Fair on Saturday.
“I think this is absolutely wonderful. It will be fun putting them around the museum,” said Ron Lohman, curator for the Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum. “It reminds me of being a kid.”
 
For more on this story, please see the August 2nd issue of the Kossuth County Advance

Births

Griffin Ray Connelly
Cory and Katie (Molacek) Connelly of Algona are the proud parents of a baby boy, Griffin Ray, born Thursday, July 26 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. Maternal grandparents are Rose and Doug Molacek of Algona. Paternal grandparent is Cassie Connelly of Fairmont, Minn. Great grandparent is Rosemary Vaske of Bancroft. Cory is a form welder at Snap-On and Katie is a CNA at Kossuth Regional Health Center. Welcoming baby Griffin home is older sister Isabella.

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