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Anderson honored with award

KEARNEY, NE.—Steve Anderson of Algona, retired vice president of sales and marketing from Stueve Construction Company in Algona, was awarded the 2023 Association Industry Partner Award during the 66th Nebraska Agri-Business Exposition held in January at the Younes Conference Center North in Kearney.

Whoopcoming-A new tradition is born


By Jacob Schutter

AHS Journalism


Middles & Music Honor Band


Twelve members of the Algona Middle School Band were selected to participate in the Middles & Music Honor Band, which was held at the South Hamilton Middle & High School on Saturday, Jan. 27.

These talented musicians had their performance resumes submitted by their teachers, and the top students were chosen for the bands. The students spent the day in rehearsal in preparation for the evening concert.

Bulldog Heroes

Bulldog Heroes


Kindergarten Bulldog Heroes are from left: Sam Grindberg, Angel Garcia Silva, Haedyn Lohman, Eden Behounek and Violet Schechinger.


Fourth grade Bulldog Heroes are from left: Harlow Kern, London Ehrig, Elaina Hubbard, Will Brantner and Silas Thilges.


First grade Bulldog Heroes are in the front row from left: Ami Santillan, Weston Potts, Keiton Koenecke, Hudson Rahe and Scarlett Grandgenett-Smith.

A variety of chili sampling

Frostbite Olympics events kicked off Thursday evening, Feb. 1  with the Algona Morwens Kiwanis Club Chili Cook-off at the VFW in Algona.

Happy surprise for publishing staff
Chosen for Karl King Honor Band

Twelve Bishop Garrigan students grades 6-8 were selected to participate in the Karl King Honor Band held at St. Edmond School in Fort Dodge in Saturday, January 20. Photo at right: seventh graders: Avery Culbertson and Riley Doerning. Submitted photo

Sixth graders selected for the Karl King Honor Band were front, from left: Connor Plathe, Tyler Chen and Karina Chen. Back: Lydia Bormann, Holden Glawe and Henry Greteman. Submitted photo


Rusch 90th

Franklin Rusch will celebrate his 90th birthday on Feb. 14. His family is planning a card shower in his honor.

Cards will reach him if sent to 317 N. Garfield, Algona, IA 50511.


Addisyn Dawn Thilges

Justin and Paige (Van Voorst) Thilges of Algona announce the birth of their daughter, Addisyn Dawn, on February 1, 2024, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Addisyn is welcomed home by a sibling, Landyn.

Maternal grandparents are LaVonne Clark, and Doug and Deb Van Voorst of Spencer. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Debi Thilges of Algona.

College Notes

Area students honored for academics

DES MOINES—Two local residents earned academic honors for the 2023 fall quarter and semester terms at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attain a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.749 for a minimum of six semester credit hours or four quarter credit hours in their most recent academic term.

DNR to recap hunting seasons, discuss possible rule changes at February 20 public meeting


ALGONA - The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings where local staff provide updates on recently completed hunting seasons, discuss possible changes to hunting rules and regulations, and address other topics as requested.

Locally, the Iowa DNR will be at the Water’s Edge Nature Center, 1010 250th Street, near Algona, on Feb. 20. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Where there’s a need, there’s a Knight


Richard Erpelding, treasurer and Tom McGuire, financial secretary of the St. Joseph, Bode, Knights of Columbus delivered 24 coats to the Kossuth County C.A.R.E. Team on Wednesday, Jan. 17. This donation was made possible by the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids initiative.

Horticulture food crops survey available

DES MOINES—Iowa horticulture food crop producers are invited to participate in a statewide industry survey aimed at capturing fresh data on the diversity, growth and economic impact of horticultural food crop production in our state.

March deadline for speciality crop block grant

DES MOINES—Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is now accepting applications for the 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through March 1.

The grant program, which is designed to support projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Iowa by increasing demand, yields or awareness, is administered by the Department with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Recognition deadline set for Century, Heritage Farms

DES MOINES—Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig encourages eligible Iowa farm owners to apply for Century or Heritage Farm recognition as part of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Century and Heritage Farm Program. The program was created by the Department and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation to honor families who have owned their farms for 100 years and 150 years, respectively.


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, January 29

12:50 a.m. Request for an ambulance, Wesley.

4:49 a.m. Request for an ambulance, Whittemore.

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