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60th Anniversary

Claire and Joyce (Wilhelmi) Reutzel, Burt, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 4. They were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Humboldt, in 1958 by Father Grady.
Their children are Danna (Sherrie) Reutzel, Belle Plaine, Minn.; Dawn Nelson, Humboldt; Del (Kim) Reutzel, Burt; Darcy (Mark) Tacheny, Burt; and Darla (Pete) DeLange, Waconia, Minn.
A card shower is planned. Please send best wishes to Box 347, Burt, 50522.

60th Anniversary

Edwin and Gloria Asche celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Titonka Care Center. The runs from 2 to 4 p.m. with entertainment from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Edwin and Gloria were married Sept. 29, 1958.
Cards may be sent to Gloria Ashe, Room 203, Titonka Care Center, Titonka, 50480.

Workwell program trying to prevent costly injuries

Ben Kraus recently started a program at the Kossuth Regional Medical Hospital that helps establish clear guidelines for what specific physical restrictions entail for a job position. This program is called Workwell and is a nationally recognized program in maintenance of employees’ health and manages injury in order to lower cases of worker’s compensation. As an occupational therapist, Kraus helps businesses and employees by preventing costly injuries to both parties.

Taking 20 years of ag expertise to Michigan

WEST BEND — In the more than 20 years that Karl Setzer worked for MaxYield Cooperative, two major changes he has seen in the agriculture industry is expansion and technology.
“We went from eight to 12 to 48-row planters,” he said. “Precision planting is much more of a readily used tool as well. We have also went from 125 bushel per acre corn to well over 200 bushels in good years.”


Asher James Beaumier
Nathan and Brittany Beaumier, Algona, are the proud parents of a baby boy, Asher James Beaumier, born Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Kossurth Regional Health Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches long

Little Al Foundation turnout higher than expected

BANCROFT — Matt and Tina Hubbard support Little Al Foundation events as much as possible.
The Little Al Foundation was there for them four years ago when they needed financial assistance for their daughter, Elaina, who was in a hospital with serious health issues needing specialized medical treatment.

90th Birthday

Bobbie Kutschara celebrates her 90th birthday on Monday, Sept. 24. If you would like to send her a card, please send it to: P.O. Box 445, West Bend, Iowa, 50597. Or, give her a call and come for a visit!

95th Birthday

Harold Warner, formerly of Ledyard, celebrates his 95th birthday Sunday, Sept. 30. Cards may reach him at Accura Healthcare, 546 E. Ramsey St., Bancroft, Iowa, 50517.


Clayton Timothy Richard Awe
Michaela and Steven Awe, Swea City, are the proud parents of a son, Clayton Timothy Richard, born Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Clayton was welcomed home by a sister, Callie. His maternal grandparents are Deb Lee, Slayton, Minn., and James Noram, Walnut Grove, Minn. Paternal grandparents are Shirly and Timothy Awe, Iowa Falls.


Evelyn Joelene Merkel
Jared and Marisa Merkel, Whittemore, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Evelyn Joelene, born Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Both parents work for the Algona Community School District.

'Teenage pastor' heading to Atlanta

LEDYARD — For the past three years, the Rev. Sam Belz has been known as the “Teenage Pastor” in Ledyard and the surrounding communities.  On Sept. 16, Belz will take over as an assistant pastor in a church in Atlanta, Ga.
“I am excited to be back in the southeast,” Belz said. “I love small town Iowa. I’ve learned so much here. I’m still young. I still have some learning to do. I sense this next move is going to be a good place for me to do that.”

100+ Women continue county commitment

ALGONA — 100+ Women have shown their continued commitment to the Kossuth County region during their Aug. 20 meeting. The group has met for a fourth time this year and has raised $46,400 through their sustained efforts in their meetings.
100+ Women Who Care-Kossuth County is a group that has over 100 women participate, each woman or group of women donating $100 within the hour of the meeting, which in part raises funds exceeding $10,000 in just one short hour event.

Lights, Camera, Royalty!

Bishop Garrigon started off their homecoming festivities by announcing this year’s Homecoming King and Queen. Crowned queen was Emma Thul, of Whittemore, and crowned king was John Capesius, of Algona. The emcees, Bryce Garmen and Emma Lichter, announced each of the candidates as they walked through the gym in front of a packed gym full of the student body, family members and community.

Tornado touches down

ALGONA — The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down southwest of Hobarton on Tuesday, Sept. 4, around 3:45 p.m.
The tornado tore one-half of a hog barns roof. In addition, power poles were down and electrical lines were lying across the road. The storm also produced as much as four inches of rain that deluged the city of Algona.


Josie Jean Gruhn
Catherine and Dan Gruhn, Kasson, Minn., are the proud parents of a daughter, Josie Jean, born July 6, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. Grandparents are Carol Feye, Algona, and Sanford and Joyce Gruhn, Humboldt. Harold Feye, Whittemore, is a great-grandfather.

65th anniversary

Jerry and Eleanor Payne, Algona, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 18, 1953, in Alameda, Calif., by a local justice of the peace. Their children are Dennis Payne, Omaha, Neb.; Kathleen Berg, Oakdale, Neb.; Mark Payne, Fort Collins, Colo.; and Jeffrey Payne, Algona. 
Cards and well wishes may reach the couple at 1105 S. McCoy St., Algona.

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