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Outstanding citizens


ALGONA—Morgan Fraker, a student at Algona Middle School, was awarded the Brady Ostwald Inspiration Award for the 2021-2022 school year. The Brady Ostwald Inspirational Award was created in 1982 to honor a student from Algona Middle School who positively motivates others through personal example. Morgan is the daughter of Jaime McEnroe and Chris and Angie Fraker.

Corwith Royal Neighbors help buy furnace



CORWITH—Corwith Royal Neighbors presented a check for $758.57 to Mervin Krauss, president of the Corwith Community Club, to assist with the purchase of a new furnace. These funds were raised at a recent fundraiser held in conjunction with the Corwith Memorial weekend celebration.

Pictured from left: Diana Pearson, Paula Chambers, Leona Welter, Mervin Krauss, Diane Nall, Carol DeGroote, Sharon Gourley and Cecelia Mullins. Submitted photo

Alumni golf outing raises $5,700 for youth rec programs


ALGONA—The Algona Recreation Department’s first alumni golf tournament drew 95 participants and raised $5,716 to help purchase new equipment for youth baseball and softball programs. The event was held on Saturday, June 11 at River Road Golf Club. 

Schiek honored by Historical Society



A special reception to honor Richard Schiek was given by the Kossuth County Historical Society last Friday, June 10 for the numerous contributions he has made to improving the quality of life for citizens of Kossuth County and preserving the county’s history. 

Kemna flys athletes to Special Olympics


More than 800 Special Olympics athletes and coaches traveled to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games on Saturday via an airlift organized by Textron Aviation and the Citation Jet Pilots Group. During the event, aircraft flew participants from locations across the country to Florida’s Orlando Executive Airport (KORL) for the games. The flights were donated by owners and operators of Cessna Citation, Beechcraft King Air, Beechcraft Premier, Beechcraft Beechjet and Hawker aircraft.

Libraries are so much more


The lawn next to the Algona Public Library was a sea of children enjoying the rope walk, zoo and yoga events given at the library this summer. There is no shortage of things to do at the library. Check out the ones in your community. Submitted photo

Gelhaus receives Congeniality Award at ribbon cutting

Daniel Gelhaus was presented with the Congeniality Award during the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce coffee hosted by Oakcrest Funeral Home where he is employed.

Oakcrest Funeral Home just completed a major renovation that began last October and held a ribbon cutting to celebrate. Attendants were given tours and heard some history of the building built in 1919. The chamber coffee was followed by an open house until 2 p.m.

Picture perfect



BANCROFT—The above photo shows the flags blowing in the wind, putting on an impressive display to honor veterans. The American Legion McKinnon Post 377 set up the Avenue of  Flags for the Memorial Day ceremony at the Bancroft Memorial Ballpark. Submitted photo

Three students awarded $1,000 from Kiwanis



The Kiwanis Club of Algona awarded three $1,000 scholarships to local graduating seniors. The scholarship is awarded based on community service.

Pictured with club president Bob Ketchum in photo at left is Stren Crouch, son of Doug and Shari Crouch of Algona.

Photo at near right is Meredith Tigges, daughter of Merle and Kelly Tigges of Fenton.


Bosworth 80th 


Ruth (Wickre) Bosworth will celebrate her 80th birthday on June 17. Her family is planning a card shower in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to 214 S. Roan St., Algona, IA 50511.


Speich 90th


Friends and relatives are invited to help Robert Speich celebrate his 90th birthday on Saturday, June 18 at an open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Algona.


Kahler 65th


 Albert and Mary Kahler will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 26. The couple was married on June 26, 1957, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Armstrong.

A card shower is planned in their honor. Cards will reach them if sent to 520 E. Ramsey St., Bancroft, IA 50517.

Volunteers have a busy summer


ALGONA—There aren’t many things that would get done if it weren’t for volunteers. A lot of work goes into planning and putting on events. These events make a community special, make people want to live there, visit there and spend money there. 

Party in the Park

It was beautiful weather for the Party in the Park event held Wednesday, June 8 on the Carnegie lawn in Algona. The event sponsored by the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce featured food, games, music and displays. 

Meyer honored for distinguished service


Julie Meyer, a special education consultant with Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, was honored for distinguished service by the Iowa Council of Administrators of Special Education (I-CASE). The award is presented to individuals making significant contributions to programs and services for students with disabilities. 

From left: Valerie Jergens, Meyer (center) and Chris Wells, I-CASE secretary. 

Mechler attends state P.E.O. event

Connie Mechler of Algona attended the 129th annual convention of the Iowa State Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood on June 4 in Des Moines. Mechler is a delegate from Chapter PC.

Carrie Wilkinson, Chapter OP, Cedar Rapids president, presided over the more than 400 delegates and visitors attending the event. Twenty-nine chapters from southwest Iowa served as the hostess group.

Big week for Historical Society


ALGONA—The Kossuth County Historical Society had a busy week with three different events as well as being open for tours. 

Photo at left is Evelyn Ruhnke showing six-year-old Trista Wittkopf, daughter of Jeff and Amanda Wittkopf, the pressed flower process. 

Photo at far left shows Carter Nath singing and playing the antique melodeon that he also  tuned for the Historical Society.

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