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Amu Programming

Monday, Feb. 5

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6 p.m.: Algona vs. Eagle Grove (Regional Quarter Final)

8 p.m.: District Wrestling


Tuesday, Feb. 6

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

8 p.m.: Algona vs. Eagle Grove (Regional Quarter Final)


Wednesday, Feb. 7

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

DAR makes plans for 100th year event

ALGONA— Members of the Algona Chapter of DAR met online in January to discuss plans for the 100th anniversary celebration scheduled for May 11, 2024. Details will be announced in the near future.

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa scholarship application deadline extended

 The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) is extending the submission deadline for its scholarship application process to April 10. This change is due to continued delays of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

The deadline extension prioritizes students and allows them to provide this important information used in determining financial need as part of the selection process for some Community Foundation scholarships.

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Historical events from February

The month of February has been home to many historical events over the years. Here’s a look at some that helped to shape the world in February 1924.

• Honduran President Rafael López-Gutiérrez refuses to leave office on February 1. López-Gutiérrez cites uncertainty regarding a successor as his reason for remaining in office after initially beginning a four-year term on February 1, 1920.

Helmers erupts for career-high 45 points in win

POCAHONTAS—Junior Ben Helmers poured in a career-high 45 points to help the Algona Bulldog boys’ basketball team to an 83-58 non-conference victory on Monday, Feb. 5 over the Pocahontas Area Indians.

Helmers connected on 17 of 29 overall field goals, including two of seven behind the three-point arc. He went nine of 13 from the charity stripe while teammate Alex Manske contributed 26 points and grabbed 12 caroms.


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.

Algona POW Museum: Sat. and Sun. 1-4 p.m. through December, closed week days.

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

Valentine’s bake sale

ISB Community Crusaders will host a Valentine’s Day bake sale on Wed. Feb. 14 beginning at 8:30 a.m. while supplies last at both Algona locations of Iowa State Bank. Free-will donation with all proceeds donated to local charities chosen by the employee charity, the ISB Community Crusaders.

Horticulture farmer event

United in faith and community

Students and staff at Bishop Garrigan Schools have been celebrating Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28 through Feb. 2. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: United in Faith and Community.

Outstanding performance in Model UN


Lola Wolf

AHS Journalism


Students in Algona’s Model UN program have had a busy year. Starting at the beginning of the school year, and lasting until the middle of fall, these students have committed themselves to success in the program.

On Sept. 28, 2023, students traveled to NIACC to compete in the Regional Conference. Students who performed well were chosen as either alternates or outstanding delegates.

Miller speaks at KCHS annual meeting

FENTON—The Kossuth County Historical Society (KCHS) held its annual meeting at the North Star Restaurant in Fenton on Jan. 24. Fenton Mayor and author Gene Miller talked on Fenton history and the upcoming Fenton Quasquicentennial.

Pinewood Derby tradition lives on


AMS musicians named to 2024 North Central Honor Choir

Eight Algona Middle Scholars were accepted into ICDA District Honor Choir to be held in Algona. This district honor choir features fifth and sixth grade students from around the area. Their performance will take place in the Wilcox PAC on Tuesday Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

I feel like dancing

Maggie Wartick

AHS Journalism


The AHS dance team traveled to Des Moines on November 30 to compete in the ISDTA State Championship. The state team from Algona High School is made up of 10 girls and coached by Danelle VanGorkom. They competed in two routines this year, one in the pom category and the other in the kick category.

Jazzing it up

Evan Posey

AHS Journalism


Algona High School is in full swing as the jazz choir started practicing their songs for the upcoming jazz season. Some songs they are singing include: “Hand in Hand” by Kait Karrigan, “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Frank Sinatra, and “Orange and Blue” by Sarah Jarosz. Algona High’s jazz choir has been coming in every few days a week at seven to practice and perfect their setlist for upcoming competitions and concerts.

Bulldog Heroes

Kindergarten Bulldog Heroes for January from left: Edison Friedrich, Chevelle Baade, August Traub, Julia Wright and Bo Jacobson. 

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