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Out of the Past

By Gene Miller

Couches should conform to the human figure

 

150 Years Ago

Ink Spots

By Molly MacDonald

Graduation parties and two confessions

Now that the season of high school graduations and graduation parties has passed, I suppose it’s time for me to make a confession. Bing and I had five children, all of whom graduated from high school. Bing and I attended all five of their graduation ceremonies. Bing and I hosted exactly . . . umm . . . zero graduation parties.

Don’t judge. We had a reason, however feeble.

Travel Diary

By Jim Sloter

From Pisa to Rome scenes from a movie

As we prepared to leave Pisa, we noticed that the streets were being swept by women wielding wide push brooms – unusual, but things sure looked clean and tidy.  

ON THE SIDE

By Brad Hicks

Battling biases

 

Gannett, publisher of USA Today, hundreds of newspapers across the country, and most recognizably in our state, The Des Moines Register, announced in recent days that it is reducing editorial pages in its markets. The company said it would be instead doing a more reader interactive format. Editorial pages will not completely disappear from Gannett properties, but they will be less frequent.

Learn and build skills for life

By Jane Koppen

ISU Extension

 

The Daily Umbrella

By Shane Goodman

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

 

A 22-year-old Cassius Clay (soon to change his name to Muhammad Ali) made those words famous when he told boxing fans what his ring style would be against heavyweight champ Sonny Liston.

FAMILIES OF FAITH

A Whale of a Tale

 

Have you ever lost your way? I am not the greatest at finding my way around and usually rely on an app or my wife to direct me. Whenever I get lost, I need someone or something to tell me where I am and where I need to go to get me on the right path again. 

I am often surprised at how many people I come into contact with who have a feeling of being lost. Not a directional lostness, but a spiritual one. 

Throwback: Name that intersection

Can you name this intersection? The buildings shown? What’s there now? Send your best guesses to news@algona.com. Show it to your kids and grandkids who might be surprised to see what this area used to look like.

Families of Faith

Do unto others

 

ON THE SIDE

Nominations for Advance Awards ‘22

 

 Do you know a Kossuth County resident who makes a difference in his or her field?

 Do you know a Kossuth County whose contributions should be recognized?

Providing healthcare excellence

 

Summer is here and for most of us that means enjoying the warm weather and jam-packed schedules full of family-fun and celebrations. I know for my family, we plan to spend time attending little league and swim meets, fishing and boating, and participating in a couple of significant family reunions.

Out of the Past

Sunday dinner choices,

65, 55 or 35 cents

150 Years Ago

A walk has been built on Dodge street from State to Call, and has been extended across State. Walks are now being constructed in every direction.

 

125 Years Ago

Letter to Editor

Get involved

 

“A republic if you can keep it,” replied Benjamin Franklin when asked after a session of the constitutional convention about what form of government had been formed. A republic is a form a government where the power resides with the citizens who vote for elected officials to represent them and govern according to law. To preserve our republic and our country, we need to be educated and be involved.

The Daily Umbrella

Rinse and repeat

 

Travel Diary

Overnight spot became busy with trucks

The Ponte Vecchio or “Old Bridge” was our last stop in Florence, Italy, but well worth seeing. Originally built across the Arno River allowing all traffic at the time (about 123 AD), it has been destroyed by flood at least twice over the centuries and rebuilt stronger each time. 

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