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Buttigieg Brings Campaign Back to Algona

–Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg kicked off a campaign swing through NW Iowa with a stop in Algona Thursday morning. Buttigieg held a town hall meeting with around 100 area residents at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center on the campus of Algona High School. Buttigieg spoke for about 15 minutes before taking questions from the …

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School Board Approves Early Retirement for 7 Longtime Teachers

–The Algona School Board approved the resignations of seven long-time teachers in the district during their meeting Monday. Superintendent Joe Carter says this group met the requirements and filed for the early retirement package offered by the board. Carter says this group of teachers will be missed.   The seven early-retirees have been teaching for …

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Final Whittemore Chili Cookoff Postponed

–The 20th annual Whittemore Chili Cookoff has been postponed one week, so you still have time to participate. The cookoff will now be held on Saturday, January 25th due to this weekend’s winter storm.  City Clerk Linda Farrell tells KLGA News they have room for a few more contestants. You can make any kind of …

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Supervisors Agree to Fund EMS Admin Job for 3 years

–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors approved at least a 3-year commitment for the County EMS System Administrator position during their meeting Tuesday. While no one has been hired for the position at this time, the board made the decision to guarantee funding for a 3-year-period to make sure qualified candidates were not deterred from …

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Algona PD Seeking Grant Funding for Imaging Device

–The Algona Police Department is applying for grant funding to help purchase some new equipment. Police Chief Kendall Pals told the Algona City Council last week they have a chance to draw funds from a new area within the Kossuth County Community Foundation this year. Pals says the department is looking to purchase a thermal …

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Local Athletic Schedule and Results for the Week of 1/13-1/19

Winter sports season continues this week as both basketball and wrestling are in the middle of their respective schedules. For a schedule of this week’s athletic events for area schools and Hometown Radio’s broadcast schedule, see below. Monday, January 13th: West Bend-Mallard girls and boys basketball vs. Emmetsburg, 6:00 p.m. Girls: Emmetsburg beats West Bend-Mallard …

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