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65th anniversary

Dale and Lucile (Lauck) Mains were married August 2, 1953 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Whittemore, and will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this year. Their children, Wanda and Steve Schwier of Atlantic, Donna Mains and Dan Coleman of Hornerville, MO, Lynette and Kurt Hankins of Algona, and Scott and Lou Mains of Lewiston, ID, encourage friends and loved ones to shower them with cards to help them celebrate.

Founders' Day 2018

ALGONA ¬– They weren’t ghosts or creatures coming to haunt the city before the Founders’ Day celebration, they were just voices from the past.
For the first time, the actors of the stories were descendants of those they were portraying in Riverview Cemetery on Thursday, July 12.
Roughly 100 people who attended the program saw the lives of Ambrose Call and his wife, Nancy Henderson Call, Clark Scuffham, Dorothy Comley Boldridge, and Arthur, Carl, and Fred Hagg come to life.

Founders' Day 2018

ALGONA — Greg Hilbert and Ron Reefer were rolling out a Trostle Chassis #101 for the first time on Saturday during the Car and Tractor Show at the Kossuth County and Agriculture Motorsports Museum.
“This is the first time it has been out in three years,” said Hilbert, who has spent that time rebuilding the race car. “It deserves recognition. It will be a really cool piece when it is finished.”

Prairie storefront building gets a new paint job

The excitement of the Dodge Street renovation seems to spurring a series of storefront upgrades.

On Wednesday, July 11, Jan Ricke could be found painting the storefront of one of the buildings owned by the Kossuth County Historical Society (KCHS).

Governor finds out firsthand about Leadership Algona

ALGONA – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg gave a thumbs up to the program after learning more about – and seeing evidence of – Leadership Algona during a stop in the community last Thursday.
The state's top executives visited Innovations Salon & Spa, Cafe Boutique, and Repeat Boutique, where they met with owner Stacey Besch and Algona Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Vicki Mallory to discuss the chamber's 15-year-old leadership program.


Amelia Ann Larson
Mitchell and Melissa (Graft) Larson of Buffalo Center are the proud parents of a baby girl, Amelia Ann, born Tuesday, July 10 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Don and Christine Graft of Buffalo Center. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Faith Larson of Buffalo Center. Welcoming baby Amelia home is older brother Barrett.


Xandher Torres Barrueto
Yulierky Torres Acosta and Yamila Barrueto Fonesca of Algona are the proud parents of a baby boy, Xandher Torres, born Tuesday, July 10 at Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 13.1 ounces and was 21.5 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Lazara Yamirtia and Gilberto. Paternal grandparents are Mirella and Miguel. Yulierky is employed at Hormel. Welcoming baby Xandher home is older brother Diego.


Keira Lee Winkelhorst


William Louis Geesman

60th anniversary

Richard L. and Corinne C. Rasmussen were married on July 26, 1958, in Clarendon Hills, Illinois. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this year! The couple has resided in the rural Burt area for 50 years and is where the reside today. It was in 1968 when the family moved to Burt to start farming. Richard still runs his seed business and helps on the farm. Before retiring from her teaching career, Corinne taught school for several local area schools for close to 20 years.

60th birthday

Dar Kollasch was born July 21, 1958 and will celebrate her 60th birthday this year. Happy birthday Dar!

75th birthday

Richard “Dick” Lickteig was born July 29, 1943 and will celebrate his 75th birthday this year. His wife Delores, and children Pam (Keith) Hoffman, Joe (Jane) Lickteig, Larry Lickteig, Dan (Patricia) Lickteig, along with eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, encourage friends and loved ones to shower him with cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at 1902 Hwy 18, Wesley, IA 50483.

80th birthday

Ralph E. (Gene) Walker will celebrate his 80th birthday on July 25, 2018. Friends and family can help him celebrate by sending a card to P.O. Box 62, Whittemore, IA  50598.

ABATE brings bikers, opportunities for Algona

The ABATE Freedom Rally brought upwards of 8,000 bikers to Algona this year, and residents and businesses welcomed them in a variety of ways.
Bikers made their way past the filled parking lots of the Chrome, HyVee, and K-Mart into the business district of Algona, visiting businesses downtown and heading to the breakfasts served around the city.
Algona Faith has been serving breakfast to rally-goers for about 15 years.

Former addict from Algona now helps others

ALGONA — A path that went from drug addiction and recovery to nearly a decade of ministry around the world has now led a former Algona resident back to the place that first helped him.
“I’ve worked for many different ministries, and by far, Teen Challenge has been the most impacting that I’ve ever been with, even above my own ministry,” said Chris Buscher, an Algona native, Teen Challenge graduate, Assemblies of God pastor, and now Teen Challenge employee.

Launching a paper airplane at the Kossuth County Fair

Stren Crouch has a vision of launching a paper airplane at the Kossuth County Fair.
“I usually work with paper airplanes,” Crouch said, adding that he would like to launch the paper airplane instead of throw it. “If I don’t make it right it isn’t going to work.”

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