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Birth Announcements

Bailey Jean Lichtenberg

Sarah and Brody Lichtenberg of Burt announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Jean, on November 1, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center.

She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Bailey is welcomed home by a sister, Avery.


Charlotte Rose Kading

Kossuth County Sheriff's Report

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.


Monday, October 31

8:31 a.m.: Cattle out, Armstrong.

10:03 a.m.: Dog bite, Swea City.

10:21 a.m.: Speak to deputy, Swea City.

Accident report

Driver falls asleep,

causes accident

Kossuth County Election Results

ALGONA—Here are the unofficial 2022 Kossuth County general election results with 6,774 ballots cast from 20 precincts.


U.S. Senator

Chuck Grassley-R...............4,781

Michael Franken-D.............1,924


US States Representative District 4

Randy Feenstra-R 4,864

Ryan Melton-D 1,667

Bryan Jack Holder-Lib. Ca. 99


Governor of Iowa

Kim Reynolds-R 5,030

Three public hearings planned for AMU Board of Trustees’ November meeting

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—The Algona Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees has set November 30 at 11 a.m. as the day and time for three public hearings.

AMU General Manager John Bilsten said the first public hearing will be held to amend the 2022 budget as AMU has exceeded the budgeted expenditures.

Bilsten said the good news is AMU also exceeded revenues.

Celebrations noted, two capital purchases approved

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—Two celebrations were noted and two capital purchases approved when the Kossuth Regional Health Center Board of Trustees met in October.

Local auto dealer makes top 150


ALGONA—Kemna Auto Center has been selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces for the eighth year by the Des Moines Register. “It is remarkable that we were the only automobile dealer listed in the state of Iowa”, says Tom Kemna, General Manager of Kemna Auto Center.

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox collection drop off location is Grace Church, (1923 E. McGregor St.) Algona. Hours to drop off boxes:  Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 14-16 from 10 a.m. to noon; Thursday through Friday Nov. 17-18 from 5-7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon; Sunday, Nov. 20 from 2-4 p.m.; and Monday, Nov 21 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Canteen Display and More at Museum

Local community impact recognized during Community Foundation Week

KOSSUTH COUNTY—The Kossuth County Community Foundation will celebrate Community Foundation Week, November 12-18, to recognize the increasingly important role that community foundations play in strengthening localities and addressing community needs.

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, Nov 10

Minestrone soup, half a turkey sandwich, fruit, dessert

11 a.m. – Exercise

12 p.m. – Kiwanis

1:15 p.m. – Board meeting


Friday,  Nov 11

Fish, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit

10 a.m. – Bingo


Monday,  Nov 14

Goulash, breadstick, broccoli, fruit

10 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – The Nords singing group


Tuesday,  Nov 15

AMU Programming

Monday, Nov. 14

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: AHS Vocal Concert


Tuesday, Nov. 15

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: School Board


Wednesday, Nov. 16

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

7 p.m.: Veterans Day Program

8 p.m.: School Board


Thursday, Nov. 17

9 a.m.: First Lutheran Church

Holiday garland workshop planned in December

ALGONA—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Kossuth County Master Gardeners are hosting a holiday garland workshop on Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glen’s Green Thumb in Algona.

Using a three-foot strand of balsam fir, participants will create garland by adding greenery and embellishment of their choosing.  Kossuth County Master Gardener Intern Shannon Franke will lead the workshop with the help of fellow Master Gardeners.

Algona Police Report

Monday, October 31

6:23 a.m.: Ambulance.

8:08 a.m.: Theft of bike.

8:12 a.m.: Unlock.

9:45 a.m.: Gravestone knocked over at Calvary.

10:34 a.m.: Problem with neighbor.

10:40 a.m.: Tobacco.

10:55 a.m.: Lost dog. Located.

11:43 a.m.: Unlock.

12:19 p.m.: Found wallet.

3:59 p.m.: Assisted resident.

5:58 p.m.: Peace disturbance.

7 p.m.: Fire.

8:07 p.m.: Missing juvenile.

BGHS releases honor roll

ALGONA—Bishop Garrigan High School has announced the students who qualified for the first quarter honor roll for the 2022-23 school year. Those with an asterisk (*) earned a 4.0 grade point average.

College Notes

Wells inducted into Grand View Hall of Fame

DES MOINES—Tyler Wells of Des Moines, grandson of Betty and Bill Johnson of Algona and son of Sherry (Johnson) Wells of Des Moines, was inducted into the Grand View University Hall of Fame for football and track and field.

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