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Housing project hinges on city tax program

ALGONA — Construction of the first houses of a new housing development on the east side of town could begin as early as this spring. If the project happens could depend on assistance from the Algona City Council.

School board president resigns

ALGONA — Algona Community School District board president, Floyd Lavrenz, has resigned.
In a letter presented to the school board, superintendent and board secretary at Monday’s meeting, Lavrenz stated, “it is with much regret I feel the need to resign from the Algona Community School District Board of Directors.”

No problem adjusting to new ownership

BANCROFT - The moment Ted LeNeave walked into the care center in Bancroft, he knew he had made the right decision.
 “From the moment we walked in, the way they embraced us, the way they welcomed us and the pride in what they do, when you walked into the building it felt like you were at home,” said LeNeave, the president/CEO/owner of Accura Healthcare. “It was consistent with our mission, ‘Partners in care. Families for life.’ It was just a great fit.”


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80th Birthday

Jan Sowers was born March 8, 1938 and will celebrate her 80th birthday this year. Her family invites friends and family to and open house in Jan’s honor. The open house will take place Saturday, March 24 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Algona Senior Center. Jan is requesting no gifts, but cards and well wishes may be brought and also sent to 2107 90th avenue, Algona, IA 50511.


95th Birthday
Mary Ann Jergenson was born March 19, 1923 and will celebrate her 95th birthday this year! Her family would like to help Mary Ann celebrate this milestone with a card shower. Cards, well wishes, and visits may be sent or made to her at the Good Samaritan Center, which is located at 412 West Kennedy Street, Algona, IA 50511.


80th Birthday
Former Algona High School teacher Bob Johnson was born March 15, 1938 and will be celebrating his 80th birthday this year! Friends and family are encouraged to wish Bob a happy birthday by sending cards and well wishes to 412 West Kennedy Street, Room 508, Algona, IA 50511.



80th Birthday
David “Gruber” Ludwig was born on March 13, 1938, and will celebrate his 80th birthday this year. His wife, Carol Ludwig, along with his children, Jeff Ludwig, Suzy Matuska, and Jenny Degen; and his eight grandchildren, would like to honor this occasion with a card shower.  Cards and well wishes may be sent to Gruber Ludwig, 2208 190th St., Corwith, IA 50430.



95th Birthday
Ruth Riedel was born March 15, 1923, and will celebrate her 95th birthday this year! Her two daughters, Linda Wolf of Forest City and Bettie Ditsworth of Bancroft, along with their husbands, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, invite family and friends to shower Ruth with cards to help her celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach her at Accura Health Center, 546 E. Ramsey St., Bancroft, IA 50517.


60th anniversary
John and Berniece Looft will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Their family invites friends and family to help honor the couple by sending cards. Cards and well wishes will reach them at 4402 140th Ave., Ledyard, IA 50556.


Kylie Dale Sul
Erica Nuwash and Tim Sul of Dickinson, N.D., are the proud parents of a baby girl, Kylie Dale, born Wednesday, Jan. 24. 
She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. 
Erica and Tim are both police officers in Dickinson. 
Great-great-grandmother is Margaret Sankey of Algona, who celebrated her 92nd birthday on Jan. 30.

Lakota woman murdered

LAKOTA — Early Saturday morning, authorities were summoned to the scene of an alleged domestic dispute turned deadly that left Krista Lynn Hesebeck, 38, of Lakota in her home dead.Autopsy results determined the manner of death was due to sharp force injuries. The Des Moines Register reported she had been stabbed multiple times in the upper body with a knife.

Dancing with the Local Stars

The fourth annual Dancing with the Local Stars proves that anyone can dance with a little or a lot of practice. Kossuth County community members gathered together on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 to raise funds for Iowa Lakes Community College scholarships and a chance to have prime seating to see local stars bust a move. 

Apollo 5 ready to perform in Algona

ALGONA — The members of Apollo 5 are excited about performing at the Ed and Betty Wilcox Performing Arts Center, on Saturday, March 10.
Performances will be at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
“We’re really looking forward to meeting people from the town itself,” said Clare Stewart, one of the singers for Apollo 5 in a phone interview on March 3. “They attend the music series and are used to seeing people perform. It is nice to see what people think about what we’re offering in our show.”

Era ending at Ernie Williams

ALGONA — An era has come to an end at Ernie Williams Ltd.
Not only is KC Nielsen Limited completing the purchasing of the agriculture dealership, but Ed Wilcox, who has been with the company since 1966, and his son, Jim, who worked at the dealership while in high school in 1978 and later became a co-owner, will be ending a life-long journey that they both have enjoyed.
“It is a sad time. It is a little bit of a nostalgic time,” Ed said. “It was just time to make a change.”

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