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Aqueducts and water buffalo dot scenery

By Jim Sloter

Leaving Itri and heading south toward Napoli, we passed rolling hills with their vineyards, fruit orchards, and olive groves and flat farmland with wheat fields and rice paddies that were irrigated by water delivered in troughs from aqueducts. 

Out of the Past

Athletes, be sure and get your physicals

By Gene Miller

150 Years Ago

The storm on Saturday night was not as destructive to crops as was at first feared. Small grains unless quite ripe will straighten up again. On account of the quick growth of corn its liability to break off was increased, still the crop will be very fair if no other ill befalls it. 

 

125 Years Ago

Our Kossuth County

Pool provides activity, exercise and more 

By Teresa Wolter

Aquatic Center

 

The Daily Umbrella

Opinions. Everyone has them, or so the saying goes.

By Shane Goodman

I bought a newspaper in Guthrie County earlier this month, and I have been flooded with positive comments and support from local residents. A specific question has come up a few times, and it deals with opinions. 

Families of Faith

Do not be anxious

 

By Rev. Thomas Cowell

Pastor, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Burt

Partnership Pastor,

Trinity Lutheran Church

Throwback-from the May, 1972, Kossuth County Advance
Travel Diary

 

Paying a ticket at post office in Naples

By Jim Sloter

Out of the Past

Beaten to death by an eagle 

By Gene Miller

150 Years Ago

Cerro Gordo County is infested by a gang of horse thieves who have thus far carried on their operations without check. It is thought that a clue to the leaders has been found and that the gang will be broken up.

 

125 Years Ago

Our Kossuth County

Lots of volunteer opportunities

By Vicki Mallory

Algona Chamber

 

It’s hard to believe it but we are past the middle of July – seems like we waited forever for summer to get here and in the blink of an eye, we are past the 4th of July holiday, Founders’ Day is over and we are only two weeks away from the Kossuth County Fair.  

The Daily Umbrella

Lessons learned 

at the library

By Shane Goodman

Families of Faith

 

By Dr. Micah Mitchell

Pastor, Lighthouse to Nations, Algona

 

You’re designed to be a miracle

Families of Faith

 

In His Name

 

By Rev. Al Foote

Pastor, Evangelical

Free Church, Algona

 

Ink Spots

Of Seamus and things that go bump in the night

By Molly MacDonald

 

 

I’m writing this on the Fourth of July and Seamus is not a happy camper. Seamus, if you are a newcomer to this column (welcome!), is my nine-year-old German Shepherd mix who has been with me for two years now. 

Out of the Past

Mills Bros. Circus to perform at the county fair grounds

By Gene Miller

150 Years Ago

Travel Diary

Encountering fast moving traffic on the Appian Way

 

By Jim Sloter

The road on which we drove and spent the night parked beside has been preserved from ancient times and is known to all Italians and many others as the Appian Way (Via Appia). It had more nighttime activity and was less quiet than expected – ‘Lovers Lane’ might have been more appropriate. Even so, we did get a good night’s rest after the coming and going ceased.

Our Kossuth County

Howard Omdahl will be honored

 

By Don Heupel

Kossuth County Agricultural 

and Motorsports Museum

 

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