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Thursday, September 7

Conversations Connect: Practice English and Spanish, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Algona Public Library, adults and older students.

Coffee and Chat, 9-10 a.m., Fenton Public Library.

Iowa Organic Association Field Day In Wesley, 9 a.m.– 2 p.m., Bob and Sara Pearson of Prairie Sky Farm in Wesley will host, Prairie Sky Farm Organic Seed Production.


Friday, September 8


YMCA September shindig

YMCA September Shindig will be held on Saturday, September 9, from 5-11 p.m. at the Kossuth County Fairgrounds. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. with local bands Midland Vibe and Hip Liberty. A rib dinner and beer garden are planned with proceeds to support the YMCA Annual Campaign.

Grace church block party

Attempted traffic stop results in car chase and collision

On September 4, 2023, at 7:39 p.m. an Algona Police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a Chrysler 300. The driver of the vehicle did not pull over, which led to a 20-minute car chase in southwest Kossuth County. The chase ended north of Whittemore when the suspect’s vehicle collided with two marked patrol vehicles – one from the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department and one from the Algona Police Department.


Amu Programming

Monday, Sept. 11

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Football vs. Forest City


Tuesday, Sept. 12

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: School Board

9 p.m.: Football vs. Estherville Lincoln Central


Wednesday,  Sept. 13

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

6 p.m.: School Board

8 p.m.: Volleyball vs. Storm Lake


Monday,  August 28

8:50 a.m. Report of vandalism, Swea City.

12:31 p.m. Request for a deputy, Lu Verne.

5:32 p.m. Report of driving complaint, Titonka.

6:17 p.m. Request for an ambulance, Whittemore.

6:34 p.m. Request for an ambulance, Titonka.

8:28 p.m. Request for an ambulance, Whittemore.

9:42 p.m. Report of suspicious vehicle, West Bend.

9:57 p.m. Traffic stop, Whittemore.


Monday, August 28

8:35 a.m.: Found cell phone.

9:19 a.m.: Funeral escort.

11:01 a.m.: Report of vehicle on road. Gone on arrival.

11:15 a.m.: Violation of no contact order.

11:29 a.m.: Truant student AHS.

11:36 a.m.: Vehicle parked on road.  Owner moved it.

12:12 p.m.: Unlock.

1:43 p.m.: Illegal dumping.

2:23 p.m.: Unlock.

2:24 p.m.: Aided.

3:28 p.m.: Ambulance call.  Cancelled.

Public hearing to rezone fairgrounds


ALGONA—The Algona City Council will hold a public hearing on Sept. 18 at 5 p.m. to discuss a request from the Kossuth County Fair Board to rezone the Kossuth County Fairgrounds from Conservation(CN) to Highway Business Service (HBS).

The purpose of rezone will allow the fairboard to sell advertising on their electronic sign.

Nature Center parking lot paved

The Kossuth County Conservation Board announces the paving project has been completed at the Water’s Edge Nature Center parking lot. The entire project was funded by the Water’s Edge Nature Center Foundation (WENCF) through funds they had received in an estate donation. The foundation was pleased to be named as the beneficiary in the estate of Lavon Lindhorst.

Join a Team. Make a Difference

COON RAPIDS—Women from the 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts are invited to join the Iowa Democratic Women’s Caucus for “Campaign 101: Join a Team. Make a Difference”, Sept. 30 near Coon Rapids. The workshop is designed for women who are thinking of running for office, serving on local or county boards, or helping with a campaign.

KCCF’s grant application available, seeking volunteers


KOSSUTH COUNTY—Grant applications can now be submitted to the Kossuth County Community Foundation’s (KCCF) 2023 grant cycle with a deadline to submit applications by 5 p.m. on Oct. 15. Technical support will be available to applicants until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. The online grant application can be found on the KCCF’s website at

Public alleges Iowa Utilities Board Summit CO2 Pipeline Hearing is “Kangaroo Court”

Collusion between Summit Carbon and IUB calls democratic permit hearing process

for controversial pipeline into question


Jess Mazour

Sierra Club


FORT DODGE—The first days of the Iowa Utilities Board’s (IUB) hearing on Summit Carbon Solutions’ proposed CO2 pipeline permit application have been awash in discriminatory, unjustifiable decisions.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis brings campaign to Kossuth Co.

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—Florida Governor and 2024 presidential hopeful Republican Ron DeSantis and his wife, First Lady of Florida Casey DeSantis, were in Algona Saturday morning, August 26, as special guests at an event hosted by Never Back Down at the VFW. Gov. DeSantis said Kossuth County is the 47th county in Iowa, he has visited in the last few months.

Heitland recognized as outstanding educator


ALGONA—An award named for long-time Algona Community School Foundation board member, David Shumway, was given to Brad Heitland for his exemplary career as a teacher.

Barb Teeter of the Algona Community School Foundation made the announcement at a teachers’ workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Following the presentation, Heitland shared his thoughts on successful teaching.

Mission Fest at Bethany E&R Church

LEDYARD—Bethany E&R Church, Ledyard, will be hosting their annual Mission Fest, Sunday, Sept 10. They invite all to attend any or all of the day’s events. Director of Mission To the World’s Mid-America Hub Dale Hollenbeck will be speaking at both the 9 a.m. Sunday school service and the 10 a.m. church services. A noon meal will follow the church services, everyone is invited.

Gregg named 1440 Citizen of the Month

KOSSUTH COUNTY—The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office is honored to recognize Shirley Gregg of Algona as the August “1440 Citizen of the Month”. Shirley and her late husband, Leonard, have been instrumental in numerous activities within their church over the decades and were well known to volunteer their time to help others.

Skate Park event draws crowd

Skaters enjoyed a sunny, breezy day at the Central Park Skate Park on Saturday, August 26. The skate park opened for use earlier this summer for skateboards, rollerblades, scooters and bikes. Basic Shirt Company of Fort Dodge hosted an event in the park on Saturday featuring contests and skating demos.

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