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Windy Easter egg hunt fun in Lone Rock

The sun was shining but it was windy for the Easter egg hunt at the park in Lone Rock Saturday morning, March 30. After the hunt, the children were awarded kite prizes and refreshments were served.

The Saturday event was sponsored by the Lone Rock Community Club.

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Amelia Bollinger fills her basket

Oaklyn Brown spots another egg.

Circus, Circus beat out 14 teams
Anticipating the turning of each page
Pajama party fun at final winter storytime
All ages help make noodles in West Bend

A noodle workshop was held on Saturday at the West Bend Public Library. Each participant made two batches of noodles, one batch they could take home and one batch went toward the soup for the library soup fundraiser held yesterday, April 3 at the community center in West Bend.

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Collin Wirtz and Harper Wirtz mix the flour and eggs

Free plant swap set for April 27 in Whittemore

WHITTEMORE—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Kossuth County Master Gardeners and the Whittemore Public Library are hosting a plant swap on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Whittemore Public Library.

Emerald Ash Borer case confirmed in Palo Alto County

Ash tree-killing insect now confirmed in all of Iowa’s counties except Emmet County

Cafe' Latte at Ledyard Bethany E&R Church

LEDYARD—All area women are invited to Cafe' Latte, "Pray A Latte"  on Saturday, April 20, at 9:30 a.m. at Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church in Ledyard. There is no charge to attend this event.

Nominations accepted for Teaching Award

ALGONA—Nominations are currently being accepted for the annual AHS Class of 1979 Award for Excellence in Teaching.  The award is designed to recognize the outstanding contributions of a teacher, either in a single academic year or over a career including developing new programs, personally motivating students, achieving greater professional standing and going above and beyond the job of teaching.

9th Annual 5K Run/Walk in Whittemore

WHITTEMORE—Divine Mercy St. Michael’s in Whittemore will be hosting their 9th  Annual Spirit 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 25. Registration begins at 8 a.m. outside the parish center with the event starting at 9 a.m. This event is open to people of all ages.

The 5K run/walk will be held in conjunction with Whittemore Fun Days. This event will start the famous Whittemore Memorial Day Weekend.

No one is a good distracted driver

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. April 1-8, the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) is partnering with law enforcement across Iowa to curb the alarming and unsafe trend of distracted driving. To deter multitasking while driving, GTSB is launching a new campaign targeting overconfident drivers and reminding everyone: No One is a Good Distracted Driver.

New officers installed at DAR meeting

ALGONA—Officers were installed and reports were given when the Algona Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in March.

Time to apply for Head Start Preschool

The Head Start Preschool program administered by North lowa Community Action Organization is now taking applications for preschool classes that begin fall 2024. There is no cost for preschool to qualifying families. Your child must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 15. Head Start provides a warm, nurturing preschool atmosphere with qualified teaching staff. The program follows Creative Curriculum and a focus on school readiness goals.

Registration and candy bar fundraiser pick-up

ALGONA—Algona’s summer swim team registration and fundraiser pick-up night will be held at Algona City Hall on Tuesday, April 2 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Outlook appears favorable for rainfall

DES MOINES—Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The report is released weekly April through November. Additionally, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship provides a weather summary each week during this time.

NEW Cooperative supports ILCC College Farm

EMMETSBURG—NEW Cooperative Foundation recently gave $2,000 to Iowa Lakes Community College to be used at the college farm. The funds will be used to purchase crop inputs for the farm. NEW Cooperative also presented an additional $2,000 in matching funds from the Land O’Lakes Foundation.

ILCC Director of Agricultural Technology Neal Williamsen said ag students at ILCC gain valuable, real-world experiences in crop production on the farm’s 175 acres of corn and 90 acres of soybeans,

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