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Cattle On Feed

DES MOINES—Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 620,000 head on February 1, 2023, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service report.


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____Libraries, Museums, recreation, EVENTS_____

Algona Nativity Scene: Small groups by appointment. Call 515-295-7241.

Algona POW Museum: closed until April 1, 2023.

Algona Library: Mon.-Thu., 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

3-2-Do and Community Calendar

Lifeserve Blood Drives

The LifeServe Algona community blood drives will be held on Monday, March 6 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Algona, and again on Tuesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. also at the same location. Text LIFESERVE to 999-777 or call 800-287-4903 to schedule.

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Kossuth County Sheriff's Report

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, February 20

3:57 a.m. Report of 911 hang up, Lakota.

9:36 a.m. Report of truant students, they were at school , Fenton.

Algona Senior Center

Thursday, March 2

Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, mandarin oranges

11 a.m. – Exercise

1 p.m. – Cribbage/Canasta


Friday,  March 3

Salmon loaf, baked potato, creamed peas, peaches

10:30 a.m. – Bingo

1:30 p.m. – Tai Chi


Monday, March 6

Hearty chicken stew, cornbread, coleslaw, banana

9:15 a.m. – Ashley Cappel, Iowa Food Bank

10:30 a.m. – Bingo


AMU Programming

Monday, March 6

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: Boys BB vs. Humboldt

9 p.m.: Boys BB vs. MOC/Floyd Valley


Tuesday, March 7

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

7 p.m.: City Council

8 p.m.: Boys BB vs. MOC/Floyd Valley

Wednesday, March 8

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

10:30 a.m.: Divine Mercy

Catholic Church

11:30 a.m.: City Council

Iowa DNR cancels public meetings in Ventura, Algona and Okoboji due to weather


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is cancelling public meetings planned tonight in Ventura, Algona and Okoboji due to inclement weather. The meetings will not be rescheduled.


The meeting scheduled tonight in Onawa will go on as planned.


The Iowa DNR will have the presentation available on its website beginning next week for review and comment.


Thankful to be alive

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


Dale Overstreet says he can’t stress enough how important he feels it is to go to the doctor and get a yearly medical exam. The Burt resident said his yearly exam last fall at Kossuth Regional Health Center led to the discovery of heart issues he didn’t know he had followed by lifesaving surgery.

KRHC’s Dar Elbert receives national rural CEO honors

ALGONA—Kossuth Regional Health Center Chief Executive Officer Dar Elbert is being recognized as one of 80 rural hospital CEOs to know by Becker’s Hospital Review for the second year in a row.

Rural hospitals play a critical role in keeping communities safe and healthy. The CEOs leading these small but mighty healthcare organizations have worked tirelessly to continue serving patients throughout the pandemic and ensure financial stability for the future.

Cotton Grave opens office in Algona

By Kim Wegener

Features Writer


ALGONA—Cotton Grave Farm Management and Land Realty has been providing Kossuth County and the surrounding area residents with farm management and real estate services for many years through its office in Spencer.


Cink 80th


Bev Cink will celebrate her 80th birthday on February 26. Her family is planning a card shower in honor.

Cards will reach her if sent to 411 S. Hall Street, Algona, IA 50511.


Lacey 80th


Marilyn  Lacey will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house on Saturday, February 25 from noon to 4 p.m. in the party room of the Good Samaritan in Algona.

A card shower is also planned in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to 412 W. Kennedy Street, Algona, IA 50511.


A dozen 5th and 6th grade students from Bishop Garrigan Schools performed in the North Central Iowa Honor Choir directed by Dr. Christina Svec on Tuesday, February 14 in Algona.  They were joined on stage by approximately 200 students from other area schools.
Front, from left: Connor Plathe, Grayson Morse, Piper Roethler, Olivia Roethler, Mya Penton and Madilyn Wells.

Twin Rivers fourth and fifth graders go snowshoeing



BODE—The snow on the ground provides new opportunities and experiences for students at Twin Rivers. Each year The Water’s Edge Nature Center in Algona provides a variety of hands-on learning experiences for area students and community members. This year, on February 7, the TR fourth and fifth grade students took advantage of the snowshoeing experience. Students were taught about the history of snowshoeing.

Pops Concert at Garrigan Friday

ALGONA—A Night at the Movies will be the theme of the music performed by the band and vocal departments during the Bishop Garrigan Pops Concert on Friday, February 24.

Bleachers seats are available for the concert and tickets can be purchased at the door for the 7 p.m. concert in the Friedmann Auditorium at Bishop Garrigan High School.

Lu Verne Elementary celebrates 100 days of school


LU VERNE—Lu Verne Elementary school recently celebrated the 100th day of school with fun activities.

Principal and Superintendent Mr. Hueser announces the Students of the Month.

Second graders celebrating the 100th day of school are from left: Susan Cortez, Ayden Cortez and Isaak Real.

Students use 100 cups to build a pyramid.

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