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AHS Grad, School Administrator Killed in SE Iowa Crash

–An Algona High School graduate who was working as an Elementary School Principal in Southeast Iowa was killed in a 2-vehicle accident early Thursday morning. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 45-year-old Christopher Lee Richards of Burlington was southbound on Higway 61 just before 7 AM. Richards attempted to turn left onto Mason Road on …

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Scholten’s Tour to Stop in Kossuth, Hancock Counties Tuesday

–The Democrat looking to unseat Republican Congressman Steve King will be making stops in Kossuth and Hancock Counties next week. J.D. Scholten will hold events in Kanawha and Titonka on the evening of Tuesday, December 17th. According to his campaign, Scholten will hold a town hall meeting at the Kanawha Fire Station at 5 PM …

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KCCB Expanding St. Benedict Wildlife Area

–The Kossuth County Conservation Board has completed a land acquisition that will allow for the expansion of the St. Benedict Wildlife Area. Kossuth County Conservation Board Chairman Kendall Stumme tells KLGA News how the whole deal came about. Stumme says the 70 acres they are purchasing will nearly double the size of the St. Benedict …

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Farm Land Values Up in 2019

The annual Iowa State University survey shows the statewide value of an acre of farmland increased by two-point-three percent and now is estimated at seven-thousand-432 dollars. Wendong Zhang  conducts the survey and doesn’t think it’s a sign of any big upward trend. That increase means an acre of farm ground is worth 168 dollars more …

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Charles City Man Facing Drug Charges

–A traffic stop early Tuesday morning has resulted in drug charges for a Charles City man. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 800 block of Highway 9, just east of Swea City just before 1 AM Tuesday. After conducting a brief investigation, Deputies arrested 28-year-old Derek William …

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Law Enforcement Reminder: Keep Things Locked Up

–Law enforcement in Kossuth County is reminding residents to make sure all vehicles and buildings are locked during the evening and overnight hours. A string of break-ins have been reported in the northern part of the county over the last few days, including several in the Bancroft area.. A surveillance photo of a man who …

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ACSD Board Elects New Leaders

–The Algona School Board selected their President and Vice President for the upcoming year and swore in new board members during their meeting Tuesday evening. Rodney Davis was selected to serve as Board President while Dr. Brent Owen was approved as the board’s Vice President. Todd Louwagie was sworn in as a new member of …

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Local Athletic Schedule and Results for the Week of 12/9-12/15

Fall sports season is kicking into full gear across the state of Iowa as both basketball and wrestling seasons are fully underway for the teams in Kossuth County! This weekend also features the annual crosstown basketball matchup between Algona and Bishop Garrigan. For a schedule of this week’s athletic events for area schools and Hometown …

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