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Wesley chicken  dinner


Volunteers came out in full force on Monday, May 30, to help with  Wesley’s American Legion Post 428 yearly Memorial Day chicken supper.

Photo at left: Deb Studer, Tammy Eden and Kathy Shear serve food. 

Bottom left photo: Tom Ryan, Deb Weringa and Melissa Johnson help get meals ready.

Bottom right photo from left: Alex Eischen, Nick Kirsch, David Reding and Mat Kirsch handle the outside grill. Joella Leider photos


Hagg 40th

Dan and Holly (Ohlson) Hagg were married 40 years ago on June 5, 1982, at the United Methodist Church in Ogden.

Their children and grandchildren are: Ryan and Bridget Zittritsch of Le Mars and their children Brayson, Asher, Graham and Blayke; Lindsay and Jason Letsche of Kingsley and their children Liam, Audrianna, and Judah; and Alex and Kelsey Hagg of Iowa City and their son Hayden.


Underberg 60th


Brenda Underberg will mark her 60th birthday on June 16. A card shower is planned in their honor. Cards will reach her if sent to 2170 130th St., Livermore, IA 50558.

Money raised for KRHC pediatric therapy program

More than $1,100 was raised in the Kossuth Regional Health Center Auxiliary’s Round Up for Good Health Fundraiser at Fareway of Algona. The money raised will go to support the new pediatric therapy program in the occupational therapy department at KRHC.

Auxiliary annual fundraiser committee members from left: Susan Doster, Pam Wymore and Sande Rodemeyer along with Jim Beadle, Fareway manager. Submitted photo

Greens, goodies and more at market



My favorite way to bake in the summer is to take a Saturday stroll past our vendor tables at the Kossuth County Farmers Market. The delicious treats I find never disappoint! 

A chocolate cupcake or a morning muffin tends to go well with a fresh serving of garden produce. The Saturday market is open from 9 to 11 a.m. on the corner of Dodge and Nebraska Street. The Wednesday market will begin the first week of July. 

Zimmerman celebrates 1 year lung transplant anniversary


ALGONA—On June 12, 2022, Randy Zimmerman and his family will celebrate the most precious year they have every had and the hardest they have ever faced as a family. Zimmerman, age 72 of Algona, was diagnosed in July 2020 with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, in advanced stages. Treatment options were very limited, actually only two options were given, otherwise the disease is terminal.

Fun at the Fire Station

The Algona Fire Station hosted a fun night out for Exceptional Opportunities residents, their families and staff on Monday, June 6. The public safety night was part of the Algona Summer Rec Department Discovery program. 

Party goers got to meet and visit with the firemen, tour the station and fire trucks, were treated to Dilly bars and the brave ones got to try their hand at spraying the fire hose, assisted by fireman Brad Baloun. Amy Frankl-Brandt photos

Summer reading fun begins

Read Beyond The Beaten Path is the theme chosen for the Algona Public Library’s summer reading program. More than 275 people attended the kick-off camporee event on Wednesday, June 1 at the library. Educators from the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Ben White, Lindsay York and Arleen Schmude, presented a nature program and brought animals for everyone to see up-close. 

ISB state t-shirt donation for BGHS



ALGONA—After successful appearances in the girls’ state track and golf events, Iowa State Bank made a total donation of $987 in support of Bishop Garrigan student athletes as a result of their state t-shirt event sales and the bank’s sponsorship of the t-shirts.

Renovated Caddyshack open for season

The Algona Area Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee was held at the newly renovated Caddyshack miniature golf course in Algona on Friday, June 3. Caddyshack manager Heidi Morris told about the renovations which includes all new greens and cup holders as well as landscape work. 

Smith Lake Day camp, Register by June 10



SMITH LAKE—The Kossuth County Library Association, comprised of the 12 libraries in the county, has scheduled “Off the Beaten Path Camp Day” at Smith Lake on June 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. 


MemoriaL Service, Butterfly release

Hospice of the Heartland will host an annual memorial service and butterfly release at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 in the outdoor courtyard of the Kossuth Regional Health Center.

Healthy cooking for One or Two

Current Events

Thursday, June 9

Algona Parks and Rec Dept. Yoga in the Park, 6-7 a.m. Tietz Park, there is a fee but no preregistration required. For more information contact parks and rec department, 295-9251.

Writer’s Group, 4-6 p.m., Algona Public Library, 9th grade and up.

Thurs., June 9 - Sat. June 11

Bancroft city-wide garage sales.

Fri., June 10-Sun. June 12

Algona Fest Rodeo

Friday, June 10



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: Weekends 1-4 p.m., April through December and Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June through August.

COVID travel testing now offered at KRHC

ALGONA—The laboratory at Kossuth Regional Health Center now offers COVID-19 travel testing for those needing to present a negative COVID test to get to their destination.

Area students honored for academics at ILCC

ESTHERVILLE—The names have been released of area students who earned inclusion on the president’s honor list or dean’s list for the 2022 spring semester at Iowa Lakes Community College.

 Those earning president’s list honors achieved a 4.0 GPA. Students named to the dean’s list earned a 3.25 GPA or higher for the semester.

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