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Chamber kicks off trivia nights Jan. 6 at VFW

A series of Algona Area Chamber of Commerce trivia nights kicks off Thursday, Jan. 6 at the Algona VFW. “Think Up, Drink Up” Trivia Night is 6:30-9 p.m., with registration at 6 p.m.  There is no entry fee, teams can be from one to six people, and there are prizes for first, second and third place. A cash bar is available. Similar events are planned in February, March and April.


Retiring Menning will miss the people most

By Kim Wegener, Features Writer

ALGONA—As Jean Menning reflects on the staff she has worked with and the people they have served during her 42 year career with Exceptional Opportunities, she said choosing a favorite memory is too hard to do.

Kossuth Conservation hosting author


SMITH LAKE—Kossuth County Conservation will host author and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officer Erica Billerbeck at Water’s Edge Nature Center Friday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.  

Billerbeck will speak about her book, “Wildland Sentinel - Field Notes from an Iowa Conservation Officer,” which chronicles some of her adventures as a conservation office in Johnson County. 

County quizzes pipeline officials

By Brad Hicks


ALGONA—Kossuth County supervisors peppered a trio representing Summit Carbon Solutions with questions during a 35-minute presentation.

Comp board proposes 6% and 12% pay hikes for elected officials

ALGONA—The board that recommends compensation adjustments for Kossuth County elected officials has turned its work over to the county board of supervisors for budget consideration.

Algona gets bonus infrastructure bill airport funding; has projects planned

By Brad Hicks



ALGONA—Algona will receive $159,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an allocation made from the recently passed infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law.

Law Enforcement Reports

Notice to Readers:

The information included on this page has been obtained from public records — either court files, police and sheriff logs or accident reports. The Kossuth County Advance staff reminds readers that all charges are accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Kossuth County Sheriff's Report

Monday, December 20

1:06 a.m.: Ambulance, Ledyard.

Senior Center

Friday, Dec. 31

Baked chicken parmesan with spaghetti, broccoli, crisp


Monday, Jan. 3

Cheeseburger soup, breadstick, lettuce salad, mixed fruit

10 a.m. – Bingo

6:30 p.m. - Kiwanis bingo

7:30 p.m. - Legion meeting


Tuesday, Jan. 4

Tuna noodle casserole, green beans, spiced peaches, cookie

11 a.m. – Exercise

1 p.m. - Devotions

4:30 p.m. - TOPS # 223


Wednesday, Jan. 5

AMU Programming

Monday, January 3: 

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church 

1 p.m.:G/B vs. Bishop Garrigan

6 p.m.: Bertha Godfrey Concert

7 p.m.: Bishop Garrigan Choir Concert 

8:30 p.m.: AHS Band/Choir Concert


Tuesday, January 4: 

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran

10 a.m.: Grace Church 

6 p.m.: Bertha Godfrey Concert

7 p.m.: City Council

8:30 p.m.: G/B BB vs. Bishop Garrigan


Sounds of the season at Bishop Garrigan
KRHC employees recognized for years of service

ALGONA—Kossuth Regional Health Center recognized employees and providers celebrating milestone years of service at its annual employee holiday lunch in December.


Maddux Joseph Kenne

Alex and Amanda Kenne of Algona announce the birth of their son, Maddux Joseph, on Dec. 20, 2021, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. Maddux weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. 

Maddux is welcomed home by a brother, Ryker.


Silas Russell Cox

Jaci and Josh Cox of Grimes announce the birth of their son, Silas Russell, on Nov. 2, 2021. Silas weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce. 


Lacey 60th

Howard and Marilyn (Miller) Lacey of Algona will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30.  

A card shower is planned in their honor. Cards will reach them if sent to 605 Bell Court or 412 West Kennedy, Room 106, Algona, IA 50511.

Their children include Michelle Hargeshiemer, Melanie Bleich, Mary Jo Lacey Elmberg, Mia Bronk and Marta Lacey. 

Howard and Marilyn were married on Dec. 30, 1961 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal, Iowa.

Carols filled the air at AHS

ALGONA—The Algona High School band and choir entertained an audience with their holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center. Photo at left is Carson Olmstead  on drums. Photo at right is Paige Vileta on clarinet. Submitted photos.

Cops for Kids spreads holiday cheer

ALGONA—Members of local law enforcement worked together to provide a day of holiday fun for local children at the annual Cops for Kids event held at Bomgaars in Algona on Dec. 18.

Holiday lighting winners

The Algona Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors announced the winners of this year’s holiday lighting contests. Above, Jason and Tricia Wartick at 503 Eastland Circle won the best classic display contest. Left and below, Jack Hendricks at 102 Wood Acres won the Clark Griswold Award. 

Brad Hicks photos

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