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Swedish Foundation wins grant

STRATFORD — The Swedish Foundation of Iowa’s Swede Bend Settlement has been awarded a grant from the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation. The grant will help with cataloging archival storage and exhibit gallery project. Following the passing of the foundation’s co-founder and president ...

Officer-involved shooting reported in Algona

ALGONA — Algona Police officers responded to a disturbance at the Super 8 Motel in Algona at 12:15 a.m. Thursday. As a result of circumstances upon arrival, one officer discharged his firearm. A high-speed pursuit then ensued with the suspect. The pursuit ended with the driver losing control ...

Go and Do: Nov. 26, 2021

Around the area HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Christmas Market is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. SATURDAY at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Humboldt. There will be 30 vendors, mini photo sessions with Santa, food provided by the Lions and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and a gingerbread house competition for ...

Christmas village dazzles with decorations

In one scene, children are gleefully skating on ice. In another scene, a young couple is getting married at a church. These are just two possible stories out of many that can be told throughout Cindy Kaufman’s Christmas village. The village is a collection of winter scenes located at ...

Giving back with gifts

In 2017, Dr. Rick Joneson at the Community Health Center of Fort Dodge diagnosed Jerrod Frideres with a head injury sustained more than 25 years prior. Frideres is now giving back to the doctors and staff of the center by donating toys for children. Frideres didn’t remember ever ...