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85th birthday

Edna Zeimet was born November 15, 1933, and she will celebrate her 85th birthday this year. Her family including Jerry, Chuck, Steve, Lori Michele, Mark, and Jeff are encouraging friends and loved ones to send Edna cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at 620 N. Garfield St., Algona, IA 50511. 

Election Results 2018 - Unofficial

Here are unofficial results of local races from Tuesday's general election in Kossuth County. See a full report in this week's Kossuth County Advance, available on newsstands later in the day on Wednesday.
Board of Supervisors District 1: Galen Casey-D 803, Gary Ernst-R 791. There are still about 20 outstanding absentee ballots in this race, according to the auditor's office.
Board of Supervisors District 3: Donnie Loss-D 882, Kathy Keller-R 654.

60th anniversary

Darrell and Marlene Davis of Algona will celebrate their 60th Wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. They were married in the Burt First United Methodist Church.
Their family will host an open house celebration on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. They would enjoy greeting friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. Coffee and dessert will be available. The couple requests no gifts please.

5 Generations

Pictured are five generations of one family.  Seated is Dorothy Egel of Estherville, standing to the left is Sarah Nielsen, Standing to the right are Erynn Knox and Don Egel.  Dorothy Egel is holding baby Laylen Knox.


Mason Jay Warnke
Ryan and Kayle (Scholton) Warnke of Algona are the proud parents of a baby boy, Mason Jay, born Thursday, Oct. 18 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. He was 19.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Alan and Judy Scholton of Armour, SD. Paternal grandparents are Phil and Lori Warnke of Sheldon. Ryan is a Chief Financial Officer and Kayla is an assistant controller.


Ryker Garon Brandt


Nadia Marie Hanson
Brian and Jessica Hanson of Titonka are the proud parents of a baby girl, Nadia Marie, born Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 pounds 6.9 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Georgia Ricklefs of Titonka. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Lori Hanson of Blue Earth, Minn. Welcoming baby Nadia home are older siblings Cameron, Brian, and Ivan.


Dezerae Sue Williamson
Sierra Ross and Jacob Williamson of Britt are the proud parents of a baby girl, Dezerae Sue, born Thursday, Oct. 11 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Stacey Ross and Shawn Ross of Britt. Paternal grandparents are Donna Debaum and Robert Williamson. Both Sierra and Jacob work for Winnebago. Baby Dezerae is welcomed home by older brother Dawson.

City Council meets for the first time in new city hall council chambers

Among a still present scent of a similar “new car smell” and sense of renewed energy in the room, city officials met for the first time in the their chambers at the new city hall building in Algona.
The council “broke in” the chambers and their seats as they took their familiar roll call.

Foundation assisted cancer victims

FENTON — Like others when they hear the dreaded word cancer, Dianna Hannover was scared.
“You don’t ever think it is going to happen to you,” Hannover said after having a spot removed earlier this year.
She credits her family, her employer West Iowa Bank and the Kossuth County Cancer Support Foundation for helping her through her ordeal. “The foundation is wonderful,” she said. “Julie Stundahl puts her heart and soul into it.  She comes up with the best ideas.

Harvest starting slowly

Saturated corn and soybean fields are creating havoc for the fall harvest.
“In 26 years of planting and harvesting, this year has been one of the most challenging years I’ve had in agriculture, said Stu Swanson, District 2 Iowa Corngrowers Association director. “There has been 100 percent more rain than in a normal year. It is mind blowing that we would be this wet.”

50th anniversary

Don and Janet Heupel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Ag and Sports Museum, 800 E. Fair St., Algona. The celebration runs from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Don Heupel and Janet Steckler were married Oct. 19, 1968, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fargo, N.D. They have two children, David (Kristen) Heupel, Jefferson, and Julie (Paul) Halloff, Chaska, Minn., and five grandchildren. Well wishes will reach the couple at 1311 210th St., Algona.

45th anniversary

Steve and Vickie Gangestad, Fenton, were married Oct. 27, 1973. Send cards with best wishes and congratulations for their 45th wedding anniversary to 3409 30th Ave., Fenton 50539.

90th birthday

Anna Mae Walker celebrates her 90th birthday Oct. 23 with a card shower. Please send greetings to her at the Algona Manor, 2221 E. McGregor St., Algona.

Into the wild blue yonder

For many eighth graders, it was their first flight.  Saturday, Sept. 22, students took to the skies following a week-long science unit on flight at both Bishop Garrigan and Algona Middle School. Pilots from the Algona Pilots Association; the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 94, Mason City, and instructors from the Iowa Lakes Community College aviation program piloted the planes.
For more on this story, please see the Oct 11th issue of the Kossuth County Advance

'Tremendous' learning experience

There is one common theme for those involved in 4-H.
“4-H is a huge learning experience for everyone that is involved in it,” said Dianne Zeller, who has been a 4-H mother, leader and Kossuth County Fair judge. “I learn from the kids. It is a just a tremendous learning opportunity.”

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