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Trunk or Treat

Halloween night the streets bordering the First United Methodist Church in Algona were lined with trunk or treat stops for kids of all ages. Photo above left: in front Sadie Coleman and McKinley Kuhlmann, back: Charli Dodds and Taylor Coleman. Photo above right: Myla  Toombs and her dog, Bailey, walked in the costume parade. Kim Wegener photos

Photo at left: Geoff Hansen and his kids, Ridge and Addison, handed out candy at Smithfield’s trunk and treat area.

Severson earns national recognition


By Montgomery Halsrud

AHS Journalism


ALGONA—In August 2022, the National Recognition Program awarded 62,000 students from all around the United States with academic honors for excelling in their classrooms. One of these students was from right here in Algona, Treston Severson.

Volleyball teams fight cancer



The Algona Middle and High School volleyball teams raised $2,352.18 for the Kossuth County Cancer Support Foundation. The teams passed the bucket during games, had a bake sale and sold t-shirts to help raise the money to assist those battling cancer in the county. Submitted photo


NEW Cooperative assists WBM Athletic Boosters Scoreboard Project


WEST BEND—The West Bend-Mallard Athletic Boosters received a contribution from NEW Cooperative that will aid in the purchase of a new scoreboard for the high school gymnasium.

NEW Cooperative Foundation Director Gary Moritz recently presented the check totaling $1,500 to the boosters.


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Ag in the Classroom receives support from NEW Coop


The NEW Cooperative Foundation recently presented a contribution totaling $2,500 to North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom (NCI AITC).

The funding will be used to provide information about agriculture to preschool through eighth grade students in area schools during the 2022-2023 school year.

NCI AITC is a non-profit organization that provides instruction of ag-based curriculum in 10 north central Iowa counties.


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Eastern Star helps Parkinsons

Algona Chapter Order of the Eastern Star members attended the Iowa Grand Chapter meeting October 20-23 in Cedar Rapids. Pictured are Bruce Thomas, Sue Thomas, Norma Hughett, Holly Norman- Hamm, Kaylene Kiewiet, Marla Norman, Joan Waller, Bill Howie, Fairy Florence and Sandy Ley. All members of Iowa OES this year worked to raise funds for the state project which was Parkinsons.


Wesley photos top row from left: First prize went to Jessica Blakesley, 2nd place was Ashley Vaske, 3rd  place is Lily Donaghy, 4th place is Rosalynn Kronemann and winner of the pie eating contest was Jacob Kofoot. Second row photos: Justine Dornbier and Stan Blakesley won the 13 and older category. The pie eating contest at Wesley. Bottom row from left: Everley Schissel trick or treating in Corwith. A group of people got together to do a Wizard of Oz theme for trunk or treat in Corwith.


Weber 60th

Tracy Weber will celebrate her 60th birthday on November 12. Family and friends are encouraged to shower her with cards. Cards will reach her if sent to 1502 170th Street, Lu Verne, IA 50560.


Weber 60th

Jeff Weber will celebrate his 60th birthday on November 6. Family and friends are encouraged to shower him with cards. Cards will reach him if sent to 1502 170th Street, Lu Verne, IA 50560.

All Call Theatre Company auditions announced for Aladdin: KIDS



By Pamela Rydner


Help for Dementia patients and their families



KOSSUTH COUNTY—Dementia patients, their family, friends and caregivers can find help, hope and support through the Kossuth County Dementia Care group. They are a non-profit organization providing education, support and resources. The 10 board members have all dealt with Dementia on some level and have a first hand understanding on how it affects a loved one and their family.

There is no cure but there is care for the more than 60 types of Dementia.


Veterans meet and greet

A Veterans Day “Meet and Greet” is planned for Friday, Nov. 11 at Twin Rivers Elementary School in Bode. Veterans are asked to meet at 2:10 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Veterans are encouraged to bring memorabilia, pictures or stories to share. Those planning to participate please email or call Kelly or Mr. Wenzel at the school at 515-379-1309.





Where to vote



General Election,

November 8, 2022


KOSSUTH COUNTY—Absentee ballots are now available at the Kossuth County Auditor's Office. Persons can vote at the Kossuth County Auditor's Office up until 4 p.m. on Nov. 7 or they can request an absentee ballot through the mail.

The Kossuth County Auditor’s office will be open Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for absentee voting.

New reorganized ACSD board meets


ALGONA—Rodney Davis, Jay Limbaugh, Todd Louwagie, Lany Mitchell, Tom Nugent, Dr. Brent Owen and Andrea Vinci met on Oct. 24 for an organizational meeting of the new board for the reorganized Algona Community School District.

The oath of office was administered to the board members by Secretary Lisa Chapman.

Rodney Davis was  unanimously elected as Board President. Jay Limbaugh as Vice-President.

Harvest of the corn for grain crop reaches 77 percent complete

DES MOINES—Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November.

“The widespread and badly needed rain during the last week did very little to slow down corn and soybean harvest, which continues at a pace well ahead of the five-year average,” said Secretary Naig.

Senior Center

Thursday, Nov 3

BBQ baked chicken, potato wedges, cole slaw, dessert

11 a.m. – Exercise

12 p.m. – Kiwanis

1 p.m. – Cribbage


Friday,  Nov 4

Beef and noodles, carrots, fruit, whole wheat roll

10 a.m. – Bingo

4-5 p.m. – Kiwanis set up



6-11 a.m.–  Kiwanis pancake breakfast

Monday,  Nov 7

Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fruit

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