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Kossuth Farmers Market

By Joanne Roepke Bode

Rain didn’t damper farmers market


In a world that has become all about convenience, is it possible to enjoy things that take a little extra effort? Making a homemade meal with fresh ingredients and shopping at the farmers market both involve some time, but I hope you find those extra moments are worth it!

Sometimes the best recipes are the quick and easy ones that the whole family enjoys. 


Kids Fishing Derby

Whittemore Outdoor Club will sponsor the 17th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 19. The free event at Siems Park starts at noon for children with adult supervision and a valid fishing license. 


Off The Beaten 

path day camp

Titonka Indian Days set for June 25 and 26 



TITONKA—Titonka Indian Days are set for June 25 and 26 this summer. The annual town celebration will begin with the Donut Dash 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The rest of the day will include a parade, inflatable carnival, Happy Train rides, face painting, balloon animals, horse and buggy rides, an ice cream truck, bingo, bags tournament, a street dance and fireworks.

On Sunday the Titonka firemen are sponsoring a car show and meal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bancroft BBQ and burger cookoff July 3



BANCROFT—Bancroft will hold their 3rd annual BBQ rib cook-off on Sunday, July 3. The event will take place at the Main Street Pub. Register by June 30 if you would like to participate by calling Jeremy at 507-421-7992. Four racks of ribs are supplied per participant with options for more. There is a 50 percent payback with the other 50 percent going to the Hormel Institute for cancer research. Set up begins at 7 a.m. and turn in time is at 3:30 p.m.

College Notes

Teylor Rindone

graduates from

Central College

PELLA—Teylor Rindone of Johnston graduated from Central College in Pella during commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14 at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium.

Rindone received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Central.


Local students

honored for



Walker Alan Kiefer

Kaylee Owens and Marcus Kiefer of Algona announce the birth of their son, Walker Alan, on June 1, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. Walker weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Walker is welcomed home by a sister, Hadley.

Maternal grandparents are Stacy and Cory Brown of Kanawha and Belmond. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Tina Kiefer of Forest City. 

Cooking for One or Two workshop


set for June 30


WHITTEMORE—When you live alone or with just one other person, it can be challenging to scale down portion sizes, so you don’t make too much of a dish and end up wasting a lot of food.

Improvement in drought conditions

DES MOINES— Iowa’s precipitation in May was 3.46 inches, 1.38 inches below normal for the month, according to the latest Water Summary Update.

While there was some improvement in drought conditions, a small area of severe drought remains in and around Woodbury County. Soil moisture, stream flow and groundwater conditions show some improvement as well, but also reflect the dry conditions existing in northwest Iowa.  

Funeral Services

LEONA LARSON, 91, LONE ROCK: Services, 2 p.m., Thursday, Burt Presbyterian Church. Burial, Burt Township Cemetery. Visitation, at the church one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be left at

Senior Center

Thursday, June 16

Chef salad, crackers, peaches, Jell-o

11 a.m. – Exercise 

1 p.m. – Cribbage


Friday, June 17

Braised herb pork chop, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, pears

10 a.m. – Bingo


Monday, June 20

BBQ pulled pork sandwich, potato wedges, carrots, dessert

10 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Life coaching with Carla Skow

6:30 – Kiwanis Bingo


Tuesday, June 21

AMU Programming

Monday, June 20

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Memorial Day Program

8 p.m.: Intern Breakfast


Tuesday, June 21

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

9 p.m.: AHS Commencement


Wednesday, June 22

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

11:30 a.m.: City Council

7 p.m.: Senior Awards

Tom Winkel enjoyed every minute as reserve officer


KOSSUTH COUNTY—For nearly 33 years, Tom Winkel served as Kossuth County Sheriff Reserve Officer K-1 and he loved every single minute of the job. 

So much so that he didn’t call it quits with his duties until the very last minute he was allowed to by law. Winkel said law enforcement officers are required to retire active duty after the age of 65. 

Stecker wins Republican ballot


KOSSUTH COUNTY— Kyle Stecker won a primary challenge for his seat as District 4 Supervisor for Kossuth County and represent the Republican party in the November election. It was a close race with former supervisor Don McGregor. Stecker finished with 297 votes to McGregor’s 237. The results are unofficial.

A squishy feeling

Kara Fox touches a swan egg as her sister, Harper, looks on during the Algona Public Library’s summer reading program camporee kickoff event on Wednesday, June 1. Blank Park Zoo personnel in Des Moines brought animals and objects for the outdoor program attended by more than 275 people. See more photos on page B14. Kim Wegener photo

Summer interns ready to make a difference


ALGONA—Seventeen interns spending the summer months working in Kossuth and Palo Alto Counties are participating in the Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation Summer Intern Program. A kick-off breakfast for the intern program was held at the end of May at the Columbia Events Center in Algona. 

Fun day in Corwith


Top photo: Thomas Curry from Lu Verne enjoys his ride on a pony. Bottom photo: Annabelle Fish braces herself for a turn down the slide during the Memorial Day celebration in Corwith. Joella Leider photos

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