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Maddox John Lallier


Jemma Jane Elman
Jason and Beth (Thompson) Elman of Cylinder are the proud parents of a baby girl, Jemma Jane, born Thursday, March 15 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are the late James and Susan Thompson. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Joyce Elman of Buffalo Center. Jason is a contractor/owner and Beth is a marketer. Welcoming baby Jemma home is older sister Amelia.


Easton Shae Meyer

90th Birthday

Donald Kollasch was born April 11, 1928 and will celebrate his 90th birthday this year. Family and friends are encouraged to shower him with cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at Algona Manor, 2221 East McGregor Street, Algona, IA 50511.


Lily Christine Thomas

80th Birthday

80th birthday
Nelda Rash was born April 8, 1938 and will celebrate her 80th birthday this year. Her children, Daryl Joanne, Lee, Kevin, and David, along with five grand children and two great-grandchildren invite family and friends to an open house on Sun, April 8 at the Trinity Life Center from 2 – 4 p.m. If unable to attend, cards can reach her at 412 East Nebraska Street, Algona, IA 50511.

50th Anniversary

50th anniversary

Explaining why changes are needed

Those involved with the Ledyard Wind Project are asking the Kossuth County Board of Supervisors to revisit its ordinance and provided an explanation of why during a board meeting on March 20.

Long-time friendship assists in Carnegie design

ALGONA — Brian Buscher and Bruce Pierce have known each other for a long time.
Now the two are taking that friendship to its highest level by working together to come up with the perfect design for the Carnegie Centre for the Arts.

WRanGling grAce lets the beef shine

Elaine Noll Edwardson received the call notifying her that WRanGling grAce Cafe & Saloon had made the list of 10 finalists for the annual Best Burger in Iowa contest. "They told me, 'You're going to need more product and you're going to need more help.'"

Welcome to New York City....

ALGONA — The finishing decorating touches are being placed on the 29th annual Bishop Garrigan Gala.
The theme for this year’s event is “The Big Apple: Start Spreading the News.” A preview party will be held at Friedmann Auditorium, Friday, April 6, 5-7 p.m. The Gala will be held on April 7, starting at 5:30 p.m., with hors d’oeuveres and a silent auction, followed by a 7 p.m. opening prayer and comments, and a 7:30 p.m., dinner and live auction.

80th Birthday

Darrell Davis was born March 25, 1938 and will celebrate his 80th birthday this year! Cards and well wishes would be welcomed, and maybe a surprise! Celebrations will reach him at 702 South Meridian Road #702, Apache Junction, Ariz., 85120.

Spring renewal show fits the season

ALGONA — Spring Renewal not only fits with this time of the season, it is also an opportunity for Mindy Lichter to display her spring body of artwork to the public.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at MLichter fINE ART design on Dodge Street. It will include different size wall hanging pieces of art and fused glass pieces including jewelry, magnets, and smaller wall hangings.

100+ Women who care about Kossuth Strengthening Families

Imagine giving back $40,000 a year to your community. Now imagine accomplishing that with only a four hour a year time commitment.
100+ Women Who Care-Kossuth County, has held two meetings and has already given $20,000 back to the community. Angelique Berry is credited for bringing this organization to Kossuth County.

A new playground for bullying

ALGONA — The Internet is becoming the new playground for bullying.
“It is a huge problem,” said Algona police officer Marc Bacha during a telephone interview last week. “It is taking up a lot of our resources.
A member of the Internet Crime Against Children Task Force, Michael Ferjack, added during a presentation last week at Algona High School, “The stakes could not be higher than they are right now.”

Honoring a special lady and her family

LAKOTA — Donna Christ does not want a special evening for her after her husband, David, died earlier this year. However, those closest to her told her they were going to do it anyway.
“This is a way to give back to a family that has given to the communities in northern Kossuth County and around the area,” said Annette Valvick, who is helping coordinate the event, “The measure of a man…The love of a community.”

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