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Kids Fishing Derby

Whittemore Outdoor Club will sponsor the 17th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 26. The free event at Siems Park starts at noon for children with adult supervision and a valid fishing license. 

Celebrate in Swea City

Ongoing Events


To update this information, email or call 515-295-3535. Some changes to schedules may occur without notice. 

____Libraries, Museums, recreation, EVENTS_____

Algona Nativity Scene: Small groups by appointment. Call 515-295-7241.

Community events

Thursday, June 23

Kossuth County Library Association, Off The Beaten Path Camp Day at Smith Lake, 3-7 p.m., program is open to all children entering 1st through 7th grade in the fall., register at local libraries, eagle presentation at 6 p.m. at Water’s Edge Nature Center, all ages.

Writer’s Group, 4-6 p.m., Algona Public Library, 9th grade and up. 

Movie camp, 1 p.m., Algona Public Library, clubs orange, gold and teal.

Friday, June 24

Health screenings coming to Algona


ALGONA—Residents living in and around Algona, can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Trinity Lutheran Church will host this community event on July 8. The site is located at 520 N. Garfield St. in Algona.

Screenings can check for:



Harley collides with tree

The Kossuth County Sheriff's office responded to a 911 call in Swea City at 2:51 a.m. on June 14 of a motorcycle accident with one person injured. The Swea City Ambulance and Fire were dispatched to the scene, which was near the intersection of Ash Ave. and 3rd St. in Swea City.

Law Enforcement


Monday, June 13

11:58 p.m.: Peace disturbance.

2:37 p.m.: Ambulance.

7:11 p.m.: Vandalism at Calvary Cemetery. 

8:51 p.m.: Officers aided Kossuth County Sheriffs Office with driving complaint.

9:19 p.m.: Aided.

9:36 p.m.: Speak with officer.


Tuesday, June 14

6:35 a.m.: Ditsworth vs. legally parked Garcia.

10:54 a.m.: Unlock.

2:40 p.m.: Animal.

6:47 p.m.: Alarm.

AMU Programming

Monday, June 27

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: AHS Commencement

9p.m.: Baccalaureate


Tuesday, June 28

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: Memorial Day Program

9 p.m.: Middle School Band Concert


Wednesday, June 29

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy Catholic Church

7 p.m.: Intern Breakfast

9 p.m.: AHS Commencement

Senior Center

Thursday, June 23

Hearty chicken stew, corn bread, cole slaw, apricots

11 a.m. – Exercise 

1 p.m. – Cribbage


Friday, June 24

Goulash, breadstick, green beans, peaches

10 a.m. – Bingo


Sunday, June 26

1 p.m. – Noah and Kyle Wehrspan performance


Monday, June 27

Chili mac casserole, mixed vegetables, peaches, Jell-o

10 a.m. – Bingo


Tuesday, June 28

Fishing Derby set for Sunday, June 26 at Siems Park near Whittemore

Whittemore Outdoor Club will sponsor the 17th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 26. The free event at Siems Park starts at noon for children with adult supervision and a valid fishing license. The date was incorrectly printed in the Thursday, June 16 Kossuth County Advance.

Improv workshop June 24

ALGONA—The All Call Theatre Company will be hosting an improvisational workshop here on Friday, June 24 from 1-5 p.m. at  the O.B. Laing auditorium. 

Vietnam Vets honored on June 25 ceremony


SWEA CITY—The Anna Maria Lane and Algona Chapters of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution have announced the keynote speaker will be Lt. Col Tres Smith at the upcoming Vietnam Veterans Day Commemoration event to be held at the Swea City Fun Days on Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. at the city park.

Baseball traditions continue in Bancroft

BANCROFT—Summer collegiate baseball is back in Northern Iowa. Bancroft has welcomed the North Iowa Ragin’ Roosters to the area and is excited for the team’s inaugural 2022 season. The Roosters’ Home Opener game was on May 31. 

Being creative at Party in the Park

Kyla Garrett and her mom, Kelsey Garrett, had fun sketching at the Party in the Park event on the Carnegie lawn in Algona on Wednesday evening, June 8. Kyla said she was drawing a cat in a tunnel. Approximately 250 people attended the event sponsored by Algona Area Chamber of Commerce. The first Party in the Park of the season featured a party animal theme. More photos can be found on page A12 in this edition of the Kossuth County Advance. Kim Wegener photo

Limbaughs mark 70 years in business with June 22 event

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—Jack Limbaugh Sr. became a business owner in Algona on March 10, 1952 when he purchased OK Rubber Welders located across from the Kossuth County Courthouse on Thorington Street in downtown Algona. A southwest Iowa native, Jack Sr., started the business with just two employees besides himself. 

Help shed some light on Project Hope

ALGONA—Students participating in the Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation’s Intern Program are giving hope to local youth, teens and adults by collecting personal care items for people in need.

The K/PACEDC Internship Advisory Committee is asking the public to help with “Project Hope.” Interns want to leave their mark after the summer by giving back to the community through this practical service project. 

Offerman awarded scholarship

Haley Offerman of Algona (left) received the Scholarship in Special Education Leadership from the Iowa Council of Administrators of Special Education (I-CASE). Presenting the award was Chris Wells, I-CASE secretary and Regional Administrator at Prairie Lakes AEA. 

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