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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.

Nelson elected USMEF chair

The U.S. Meat Export Foundation (USMEF) concluded its strategic planning conference in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 8 with the annual election of officers. Conley Nelson, Algona, was elected chair.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Doing the job right at American Glass

If the job isn't done the way Paul Wagner would want it if he were the customer, the job has not been done well enough.
Wagner, co-owner of American Glass, Algona, runs his business with this rule in mind.
See the full story in the Kossuth County Advance.

Algona city council approves loans

Monday, Nov. 19, the city council approved a pair of $10,000 loan agreements.
One was with Walker Chiropractic and Wellness and the other with Thistle Do/Cultivate Boutique.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Supervisor recount Nov. 28

A recount is scheduled for Nov. 28 to determine the District 1 Kossuth County Board of Supervisors race.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

More than $42,000 raised for food drive

Danny and Cheryl Fouarge, owners of the Chrome Restaurant, have run the annual Stuff the Trailer Food Drive at the high traffic intersection in their parking lot for 18 years. People drop of donations in food or cash donation to contribute to the Kossuth County Food Pantry. This year, the food drive raised $42,693 and collected 16,134 pounds of groceries.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Providing for those who are less fortunate at Christmas

ALGONA — Tacos for Tots is a fundraiser put on by the C.A.R.E. Team of Algona to provide Christmas for those who are less fortunate.
The C.A.R.E. team collects donations and things from the community to help the families. The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Monday, Nov. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.
 

Kicking it off with a live greeting card window

The annual Live Greeting Card Holiday Windows event is a “good old-fashioned holiday kick off,” in the words of Vicki Mallory, executive director of the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

City seeks info on retail's future

ALGONA — Community Development Director Jacob Tjaden is gathering downtown businesses together for a retail development meeting to build on the partnership that already exists, gather input on its strengths and weaknesses, and identify common goals.
“Part of my position and long term success of Algona is supporting, retaining, expanding existing businesses as well as attracting new businesses to either expand, relocate or open a new store here,” Tjaden said.

Several letters sent to supervisors on wind farm

Not everyone at the public informaiton meeting Nov. 13 in Lakota found a northern Kossuth County wind turbine project beneficial to their communities.
Several letters were sent to the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors detailing issues with EDF Renewable Development Inc.'s wind farm in Hebron, Lincoln and German townships.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Critical thinking at BGMS

ALGONA — Mary Foth teaches sixth grade STEM Science and STEM Math at Bishop Garrigan. For Foth, STEM teaches students how to think.
It teaches students “critical thinking, problem solving, getting along with others and technology. In problem solving, if kids just want an answer, it’s not going to be there. That’s STEM’s real strength,” Foth said. “If they make a mistake, good. What did they learn from it?” she asked.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Teamwork emphasis in Algona

ALGONA — Algona Middle School’s (AMS) STEM program helps students think of different ways to problem solve, science and math-related or not.
Students in the seventh grade Robotics course build a robot and are challenged to have it do different movements and tasks. Seventh grade student Sydney Seebecker said if something isn’t working with her STEM robotic project, she tries something else.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Robots come alive at West Bend

WEST BEND — It wouldn’t be surprising to see a robot in the West Bend school building during a school day.
Since school started, at least 20-25 youth have been building robots and learning about robotics in the West Bend-Mallard School District STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

Hands-on experience at NKMS

SWEA CITY — The North Kossuth Middle School may not have a STEM program, but students are gathering all the science, technology, engineering and math possible through hands-on experiences.
“I feel our kids are getting it. They’re understanding it,” said Sandy Tigges who, along with Ryan Rozeboom, teaches sixth to eighth grade science classes. “I have one kid that hates science.
See the full story in the Nov. 22 Kossuth County Advance.

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