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Midwest’s Premier Dairy Conference

Learn the latest information in dairy nutrition and management by attending the 2024 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 5 and 6 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. This premier conference will feature the latest information to improve productivity and profit.

Kossuth County Alert Iowa

Effective on 7/1/2022, Kossuth County replaced its alert system with Rave Alert and Smart 911. To sign up, visit: or download the Smart911 App. To ensure you receive the latest weather and community-based emergency alerts we encourage you to re-register through our new system. With this switch, residents will have access to new features and functions that will enhance how you receive alerts!

Chronic Conditions? Stay Active

Being active is helpful for people with chronic health conditions. It can help people with arthritis by making their joints less stiff and reducing bone loss for those with osteoporosis. And if you have diabetes, it can even help lower blood-sugar levels.

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 16

Coffee and Chat, 9-10 a.m., Fenton Public Library.

STEM for Homeschool Students, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Fenton Public Library.


Color Run

On Friday, May 17, join Algona Middle School with the Community Color Run Fun Run & Walk. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and the run starts at 6 p.m. Registration is $25 and proceeds go to support various events and activities in the middle school.


Bunco for Books

Recurring & Ongoing Events


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: closed until further notice due to construction.

Zentner 50th Anniversary

Tom and Betty Zentner are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, May 25.

The couple were wed on May 25, 1974, at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt, IA.

Helping them celebrate are Zachary Zentner of Lakewood, IL along with his wife Elizabeth and their children Adam, Henry and Daphne and Emily Homan of Hermantown, Minn. along with her husband Garrett and their children Everett and Lorelei.

Hannover 80th Birthday

Duane Hannover will celebrate his 80th birthday on May 23rd.

His family is having a card shower for him. Please join them to fill his mailbox.

Cards may be sent to 221 Maple St., Fenton, IA 50539.


Anthony Jacob Sorenson

Justin and Mallary (Wegener) Sorenson of Livermore announce the birth of their son, Anthony Jacob Sorenson, on May 6, 2024, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounce and was 21 inches long.

Anthony is welcomed home by siblings, Aspen (4) and Marshall (2).

Kossuth County Sheriff 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, May 6

7:39 a.m. Traffic stop, Titonka.

Algona Police Report

Monday, May 6

8:07 a.m. Funeral escort.

8:44 a.m. Harassment complaint.

11:03 a.m. Accident.

11:15 a.m. Ministerial fund.

11:36 a.m. Fraud.

12:51 p.m. ATV check.

2:02 p.m. Ambulance call.

2:53 p.m. Aided Lake Mills PD.

4:30 p.m. Ambulance call.

4:33 p.m. Aided.

4:51 p.m. Accident.

5:17 p.m. Found property.


Tuesday, May 7

12:05 p.m. Unlock.

Senior Center

Thursday, May 16

Chicken pot pie, corn, peaches/cottage cheese

11 a.m. – Exercise


Friday, May 17

Pork chop, stuffing ,gravy, carrots, fluff salad

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Monday, May 20

Chicken/orange salad, breadstick, fruit

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Tuesday, May 21

Shepherd’s pie, Broccoli, hot apples

11 a.m. – Exercise

1 p.m. – Devotions


Wednesday,  May 22

AMU Programming

Monday, May 20

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Kindergarten Concert

8 p.m.: Senior Awards


Tuesday, May 21

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: Senior Awards


Wednesday, May 22

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

11:30 a.m.: City Council

6 p.m.: Mayor’s Report

2024 KCA Academic All-Stars

The Kossuth County Advance (KCA) has announced selections for its annual Academic All-Stars. The students are picked by the KCA staff after nominations are received from the four local school districts the newspaper covers on a regular basis – Algona, Bishop Garrigan, North Union and West Bend-Mallard.

The selections are made based on criteria that involve a complete high school career that included academic performance and involvement in school and community activities.

2024 Algona FFA banquet

Photos below in order:

Iowa Degree Recipients from left: Ellie Vaske, Paige Vileta, Carson Skow, Kara Rotert, Logan Lentz, Porter Divis and Kayla Buscher.



2024 Algona Alumni FFA Senior Scholarship Recipients from left:  Paige Vileta, Jacob Schutter, Reid Louwagie, Logan Lentz, Morgan Kelly, Ian Fehr and Carlee Allen. Missing Mya Garman.



Kids help save library

If kids can do it-you can too

Wesley Library Director and President of the Kossuth County Library Association (KCLA), Lany Mitchell, stands in the middle of a group of Garrigan and Seton students (along with outside donations from friends) holding a check for $3,500 to KCLA.  The students held a Jean Day fundraiser to raise the money to help keep Kossuth County Libraries open.

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