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Liliana Rose Murphy

Leah and Joe Murphy of Algona announce the birth of their daughter, Liliana Rose, on May 19, 2022, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. Liliana weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Liliana is welcomed home by sisters, Alivia, and Raelynn.


Peyton Victoria Kemna

Field day planned in Kanawha

KANAWHA—ISU Extension and Outreach is offering a field day aiming to educate farmers on effectively managing weeds before they become a major problem.  

A field day will take place on June 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Northern Research Farm, “South Farm” at 1040 James Ave., Kanawha. Follow posted signs for parking.  Attendees will tour corn herbicide plots to discuss effective herbicide sites of action and weed control for a full program approach.

Planting nearly complete statewide

DES MOINES— A few days of light rainfall resulted in 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 5, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fieldwork activities included replanting wet fields, cutting hay, and chemical applications where winds allowed.

Research, demonstration reports available

AMES—The latest version of Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms summary reports are now available online and in print.

Nine farm reports are available, with a new look that includes larger headings, expanded tables and color photography.


Thursday, June 9

Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll

11 a.m. – Exercise 

12 p.m. –  Kiwanis

1:15 p.m. – Board meeting


Friday, June 10

Ground beef stroganoff with egg noodles, peas, dessert

10 a.m. – Bingo

1 p.m. – Prairie Ridge featuring Kris Gannett-Sanchez


Saturday, June 11

Ann Miller/greeting card


Sunday, June 12

Local foundation seeks auction items



ALGONA—The Algona Community School Foundation is seeking donations of silent auction items for a fundraising event to be held July 18.


Monday, June 13

9 a.m.: Presbyterian Church

7 p.m.: AHS Commencement

8:30 p.m.: Senior Awards


Tuesday, June 14

9 a.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church

10 a.m.: Grace Church

6 p.m.: Middle School Vocal Concert

7 p.m.: School Board

9 p.m.: Intern Breakfast


Wednesday, June 15

9 a.m.: Faith Assembly of God

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

7 p.m.: Baccalaureate

Porter receives Congeniality Award



Jozie Porter, owner and manager of Brown’s Shoe Fit, was presented with the Congeniality Award from Bernie Merrill, president of the Algona Chamber Ambassadors, during the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce coffee on Friday, May 27.

The coffee was hosted by Brown’s Shoe Fit in it’s pop-up location two doors down from the main store. Porter says she hopes to keep the pop-up location going all summer long. Amy Frankl-Brandt photo

Dynamic Duo receives Teacher of Year Award


ALGONAMindi Spear and Lisa Cassens were named the recipients of the annual AHS Class of 1979 Award for Excellence in Teaching at the conclusion of the school year Tuesday, May 24.  The award is designed to recognize the outstanding contributions of a teacher who goes above and beyond the job of teaching.

Big week for Historical Society June 6-10



ALGONA—The Kossuth County Historical Society is celebrating Museum Week with three special events, all open to the public and a free will donation to help support the society in the caretaking of it’s three historical buildings and the historical artifacts they hold.

The first event will be a pressed flower presentation with Evelyn Ruhnke on Monday, June 6 at 6 p.m. at the museum located at 116 S. Dodge St.

Wesley Remembers

In the top left photo: The Mick Cruise family receives an award presented by Duane Eden for Mick being a member of Wesley’s  American Legion Andrew’s Post #428 for 52 years. Top right photo shows Steve Wingert with his wife Marla, receiving an award from Duane Eden for 50 years in the Legion. Bottom left photo shows members of the Legion doing the gun salute. Bottom right photo is Deb Weringa playing taps during the Memorial Day celebration in Wesley. Joella Leider photos

Corwith Remembers
Area students enjoy end of year field trip

EMMETSBURG—The annual EPAK (Educational Partners, Agriculture & Kids) program was once again offered to area schools, after having been canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. More than 300 fourth grade students from Emmet, Palo Alto and Kossuth County schools attended the agricultural themed field trip. 

Ken Kemna achieves Ford dealer executive certification


ALGONA—Kemna Auto Group is has announced that owner Ken Kemna has completed his Ford Dealer Executive Certification. The training was part of an intensive, four-day seminar held last week for dealers in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by Ford Motor Company.

Delphian Society of Algona presents monetary awards

ALGONA—Waverly Espe of  AHS and Alaina Bormann of BGHS were this year’s recipients of the Delphian Society Freshman English Awards. The Delphian Society of Algona  selects a freshman from Algona High and Bishop Garrigan High School to receive monetary awards. The Delphian Society Freshman English Award is presented to a student selected by faculty as an outstanding student in the English department


Lenz 80th


Larry Lenz will celebrate his 80th birthday today, June 2. A card shower is planned in his honor. Cards will reach him if sent to 5 Country Estates, Algona, IA 50511.

Decker 80th


Judy Decker will celebrate her 80th birthday at the shelter house at Siems Park in Whittemore from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Cards will also reach her if sent to 1111 Hungry Hollow Rd., Algona, IA 50511. Her birthdate is June 5.

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