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Multiple workshops planned for Iowans who own private wells

AMES—Owners of private wells can be connected to local experts and funding to test their well by attending one of several workshops being held across the state.

The Private Well Stewardship Program, an educational program offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, teaches well owners about the responsibilities and risks of being a private well owner and connects them to additional resources to manage their well.

Addressing fertility needs of drought-drained pastures

AMES—Many pastures and hayfields across the state continue to recover from the dry conditions experienced during 2023.

One way to help boost forage production and help forages recover from these dry conditions is by addressing fertility needs. Iowa State University extension field agronomist Rebecca Vittetoe said that while fertilization for perennial forages is often overlooked, it's just as vital as it is for row crops to maximize productivity.

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.

What's Happening & 3 2 Do


Women networking together

Women Networking Together event will be held on Monday, April 1 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Columbia Events Center. The event will include dinner, guest speakers, professional comedian entertainment and door prizes. This year’s theme is Any Fool Knows Women Get Things Done.

West Bend library fundraiser

Senior Reflections

By Zach Duckert

AHS Journalism

Graduation is on the horizon, but before you get that diploma, make sure you do your senior exit presentation. Senior exit presentations took place on Tuesday, March 26. Practice presentations have been done this past week in advisory. Seniors can either share their information through a slideshow or just share the information with an outline.


Acelyn Thilges

Jordan Smith and Spencer Thilges of Algona announce the birth of their daughter, Acelyn Thilges, on March 19, 2024, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Bobbie and Kirt Kelsey of Lake Park. Paternal grandparents are Jeanne Davis of Pella and Doug Thilges of Algona.


Dayton Lee Johanson

5 ways to show seniors they’re appreciated

Senior citizens account for a significant percentage of the overall population. Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released in 2020 indicate the nation’s 65-and-older population had grown by more than one-third over the preceding decade. By 2050, the number of senior citizens is expected to be close to 90 million. As of 2021, Statistics Canada reported there were roughly 7.1 million persons age 65 and older living in Canada.

Senior Center

Thursday, March   28

Creamed chicken over mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, strawberries

11 a.m. – Exercise

1 p.m. – Program/Act. meeting


Friday, March   29

Good Friday


Fish, wedges, mixed vegetables, pie

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


Monday, April 1

Meat and cheese sandwich, potato soup, carrots, cookie

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

6:30 p.m. – Kiwanis Bingo


AMU Programming

Monday, April 1

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Lucia Wallace Music Program

9 p.m.: All School Band Concert


Tuesday, April 2

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

8 p.m.: Lucia Wallace Music Program


Wednesday, April 3

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

11:30 a.m.: City Council


Monday, March 18

8:45 a.m. Ambulance.

1:55 p.m. Speak with officer.

2:07 p.m. Welfare Check - Canceled.

2:09 p.m. Ambulance.

5:37 p.m. Ambulance.

7:03 p.m. Unlock.

9:46 p.m. Suspicious noise.


Tuesday, March 19

12:28 a.m. Speak with officer.

1:59 a.m. Ministerial fund.

6:49 a.m. Death - M E contacted.

10:51 a.m. Fraud.

2:54 p.m. Traffic control.



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, March 18

1:17 a.m. Report of suspicious vehicle, Bancroft.

9:37 a.m. Report of truant student, Titonka.

New society based in Algona to support local artists

ALGONA—The National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL ) was organized exactly 80 years ago this year. Its primary goal was to provide scholarships for young artists in the fields of instrumental music, drama, dance, visual arts, and musical theatre. They support 1,500 artists and award $140,000 annually. NSAL alumni are some of the most honored contributors to the arts.

Everyone welcome to Hilah’s Closet open house

ALGONA—Everyone is welcome to a come and go open house and shower being held to introduce the newly formed Hilah’s Closet on Saturday, March 23 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Faith Church, 716 E. McGregor in Algona.

Green opens Ed’s Service Station in Algona in 2024

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer

ALGONA—The full service station located at 902 N. Main Street in Algona has a new owner. Ed Green of Algona opened Ed’s Service Station at the beginning of 2024 in the same location held by Buscher’s Service Center for more than 30 years.

Morey selected PS-8 principal

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer

WEST BEND—Tiffany Morey has been named the new preschool through 8th grade building principal in the West Bend-Mallard Community School District. The principal announcement was made at a special school board of directors’ meeting held on Monday, March 11 in West Bend.

The principal position became open when the current principal Paul Peppmeier accepted the superintendent’s position at West Bend-Mallard Schools.

Loebach memorial scholarships established at ILCC

Iowa Lakes Community College announces the establishment of the Joe and Ruth Ann Loebach Wind Energy Scholarship, a newly endowed scholarship by the Loebach family, as a testament to Joe and Ruth Ann’s forward-thinking approach to sustainability.

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