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Craft Show welcomes over 2,000 shoppers

The 25th Annual Autumnfest Craft Show was held once again on a blustering Saturday, Oct. 28.
While crafters sat at their booths ready to sell their handcrafted items shortly before nine in the morning, a line began to form at the door as shoppers were eager to get out of the weather and find that special item. 

Locals compete in Family Feud

Lights….camera….action! The cameras were rolling in May when the Jorgenson family of Ledyard was welcomed on stage as competitors in an episode of the Family Feud.
Welcoming the contestants on stage was Steve Harvey, the show’s host. 
No stranger to game shows, Diane Jorgenson introduced her family who would be competing along side her as her boring husband of 48 years, Eldon, their mouthy daughter Stacie Anderson, her niece Jamie Woodburn and her banker nephew Jake Blome. 

Sewer rehab project underway

ALGONA — A $2.44 million sanitary sewer rehabilitation project is underway.
The first sewer lines are expected to be cleaned and lined starting Nov. 6 and completed in June. Crews will begin the work in residential areas in the southern part of Algona.
“Depending how the weather goes, we could have it done in March,” said Pete Baumann, estimator and project manager for Visu-Sewer Inc. 

Making a $10,000 difference in an hour

In one hour’s time, over 100 women have the opportunity to make a $10,000 impact on the life of one person or the lives of several individuals. 
On Friday, Nov. 3, every woman in Kossuth County is invited to learn more about how it is possible to make such a large impact in a short amount of time at the 100+ Women Who Care, Kossuth County kickoff event from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Algona Country Club. 

90th Birthdays

Edward J. Miller was born Oct. 30, 1927, and will be celebrating his 90th birthday this year. His family, including his wife, JoElla, and children, Marcia Boatwright, Marilyn Merrell, Richard Miller, Glen Miller, Darrell Miller, and Janet Schaeffer, encourage family and friends to shower him with cards to help him celebrate. Cards and well wishes will reach him at 716 North Phillips Street, Algona, IA 50511.


Community rallies around cancer victim

LEDYARD — An emotional Donna Christ couldn’t find enough good words to say about how the community rallied around her husband’s battle with cancer to take care of their soybean harvest last week.
“It was awesome. It has been a little tough in our lives, but these people really have been amazing,” she said in a phone interview on Saturday. “It is a little overwhelming and pretty humbling for sure. It is just a burden lifted from us to know that it is done.”

Halloween festivities across Kossuth County

Tiny costume covered-feet pattering along sidewalks in search of the mother load of all treats will soon be underway as Halloween festivities are scheduled throughout the county, beginning on Saturday, Oct. 28 and culminating on Halloween night with numerous trick-or-treating hours throughout the county.


Norman and Mary Carlson are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. An open house will be held in their honor on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Heartland Museum on Hwy 3 in Clarion. Cards and well wishes will reach them at 1120 2nd Ave. NE, Clarion, IA 50525.


Creative Possibilities: How far can Algona go?

ALGONA — Adding an additional restaurant on State Street. Second floor building redevelopment. Microbrewery. Those are just three of the creative ideas that can help Algona grow, according to a principal community planner.

Sophomores discover for themselves the wonders of nature

A crisp autumn day, free from the inklings of rain made for the perfect environment for the sophomore students to partake in the fourth annual biology field day at the Wildhaven Campus on Thursday, Oct. 12. 

Painting Rocks to strengthen community

In an effort to bolster community while spreading joy and kindness, a new group was created called, Algona, Iowa Rocks. The mission, to spread a bit a cheer with hand painted rocks ranging from inspirational words to holiday designs. 
Each rock is hidden around town in the great outdoors or inside participating businesses. Passerbyers who find the earthen treasure can keep the rock, replacing it with their own creation or rehide it for the next person to find.  


Lucille Faber was born Oct. 22, 1937 and will celebrate her 80th birthday this year. There will be an open house in her honor for family and friends to help her celebrate. The open house will be Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burt activity Center. 



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Youth charged with threat of terrorism

ALGONA — A 16-year-old Algona youth has been charged with an alleged threat of terrorism, for making an alleged threat of violence in a social media post last week.
The threat of terrorism is a Class D felony and carries with it the potential consequences of an indeterminate term not to exceed five years in prison and a maximum fine of $7,500.

Fundraiser underway to complete renovations

ALGONA — It is still possibly a year away, but when the Carnegie Centre for the Arts opens its doors the hope is that the facility will also open the creativity of the arts in Kossuth County.

Algona Radio moves to town

Hometown and Home Country Radio, KLGA and KLGZ, have officially moved its base of operation from West Hobarton to downtown Algona, broadcasting from Algona for the first time on Thursday, Oct. 5. 

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