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Community Calendar

Thursday, March 16

Book Club, 3 p.m., Algona Public Library, book is Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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

STEM Time For Homeschool Students, 1:30-3 p.m., ages 5-12, Fenton Public Library.

Conversations Connect: Practice English and Spanish, 10-11 a.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m., Algona Public Library, adults and older students.


Seed exchange in Burt

The 3rd Annual Seed Exchange will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Burt Activity Complex on Monday, March 20. The free event will be hosted by the Burt Public Library, ISU Extension and Outreach of Kossuth County and Kossuth County Master Gardeners.

Persons can register at or by calling the office at (515) 295-2469.

Law Enforcement


Monday, March 6

5:07 a.m. Report of stray dog, Whittemore.

9:05 a.m. Request for a deputy, Swea City.

11:46 a.m. Report of 911 hang up, Titonka.

2:42 p.m. Search warrant and arrested Felipe Garza, 25, Swea City, for possession of short barreled weapon, control of firearm as a felon, child endangerment, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to affix drug stamp, Swea City.

AMU Programming

Monday, March 20

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6 p.m.: ACSD Jazz Concert

8 p.m.: NHS Induction Ceremony


Tuesday, March 21

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: ACSD Jazz Concert


Wednesday, March 22

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

11:30 a.m.: City Council

The Daily Umbrella

Replant the seed and always bleed purple

Iinvested countless hours in the sport of wrestling over my lifetime, and I use the word “invested,” as it provided many paybacks. I competed for more than a decade on the mat, and I coached for more than 25 years. Through the blood, sweat and tears, I learned to appreciate it all.

Bill would eliminate requirement to publish public notices in Iowa newspapers

Copyright, Iowa Capital Dispatch, 3-8-2023

A bill approved Wednesday by an Iowa Senate committee would create a new state website to publish public notices and eliminate a long-standing requirement for cities, schools and other entities to publish the notices in newspapers.

Terry McGuire will lead St. Pat’s parade

John T. “Terry” McGuire II of Algona will serve as the grand marshal for the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Algona on Friday, March 17.

A descendant of Irish heritage, his parents were John and Zelda McGuire. Terry rode in the parade with his sister, Marilyn “Midge” Andreasen, when she was the grand marshal. McGuire has owned and operated McGuire Cleaning Services in Algona for decades.

BGHS drama department presents Angel in the Night on March 17-18

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan High School Drama Department will present the play, Angel in the Night, on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m.  in the Friedmann Auditorium at BGHS.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and Garrigan students will be admitted free of charge. There will be bleachers and floor seats available.

CWL kids ready for anything

The third and fourth grade classes at CWL in Lu Verne have enjoyed many different activities this year. They have explored the star lab, nature center and gone a winter survival trip through the woods. The students have enjoyed their time with Naturalists Billie Wille and Julie Fosado getting to learn many new things. Submitted photos

Bourbon will be auctioned Saturday

Veterans Coming Home is a bourbon developed by Lakota Hunting With Heroes and S&B Farms Distillery.

Pork producers donate ribeye pork chops to food pantry

The Kossuth County Pork Producers have donated $1,000 worth of ribeye pork chops to the Kossuth County Food Pantry in conjunction with the Pork in the Pantry program.

The Iowa Pork Producers Association will support county pork producer organizations in Iowa in their efforts to make pork donations to local food pantries.


Lainey Ann Boeckholt

Brice and Amanda (Winkel) Boeckholt of Algona announce the birth of their daughter, Lainey Ann, on February 27, 2023, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. Lainey weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Lainey is welcomed home by sisters Harper and Reese.

Maternal grandparents are Tom and Lori Winkel of Algona. Paternal grandmother is Marlene Boeckholt of  Burt.


Britt stabbing results in death

Law Enforcement


Monday, February 27

6:23 a.m. Ambulance.

8:35 a.m. Ambulance.

9:20 a.m. Ambulance.

9:32 a.m. Escort.

10:18 a.m. Info.

12:02 p.m. Info.

3:28 p.m. Unlock.


Tuesday, February 28

2:18 a.m. Dog found.

8:02 a.m. Funeral escort. Completed.

8:42 a.m. Accident happened last Friday.

9:24 a.m. Ambulance call.  No transport.

9:40 a.m. Ministerial fund.

AMU Programming

Monday, March 13

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

6 p.m.: All School Band Concert

8 p.m.: 5-12 Pops Concert


Tuesday, March 14

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: School Board

9 p.m.: All School Band Concert


Wednesday, March 15

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

7 p.m.: Jazz Concert

9 p.m.: School Board

Spend the first day of spring at the free seed exchange in Burt

BURT— Spend the first day of spring getting in the “spring spirit” at the 3rd annual Seed Exchange being held in Kossuth County.

The Seed Exchange will take place on Monday, March 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Burt Activity Complex. The event is being hosted by the Burt Public Library, ISU Extension and Outreach of Kossuth County and Kossuth County Master Gardeners. The event is free to attend and open to all who are interested.

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