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Halloween Hike Set for Saturday

–The Water’s Edge Nature Center will host their annual Halloween Hike Saturday evening with a sort of messy theme. Kossuth County Naturalist Billie Willie tells KLGA News they have several skits ready to teach participants about animals. Willie says the hike will begin at 7 PM with the event last about 90 minutes.   Willie …

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Kossuth County Woman Charged with Felony

–A Kossuth County woman is facing a felony charge after being taken into custody this week. According to the Algona Police Department, officers were informed that 32-year-old Heather Marguerite Schulz was in the area on Monday. Officers were able to locate her just before 8 PM Monday and took her into custody on a pair …

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Murder Trial Set to Begin Tuesday

–A Livermore man is scheduled to go on trial next week in Kossuth County on charges of 1st Degree Murder. 61-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Winters was charged with 1st Degree Murder in late August of 2018, following the death of 54-year-old Randy Merle Page in LuVerne. Page was found unresponsive in the garage of his home …

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Father of Slain Soldier to Speak in Algona

–The father of an American Soldier killed in Afghanistan will be in Algona this weekend sharing his story and the stories of other Gold Star Families. Dan Robinson lost his son, Chief Special Operator Heath Robinson, back in 2011 and he tells KLGA News that event changed the way he looked at the world in …

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Candidate Forum Monday in Algona

–Candidates for contested races in Algona will have the chance to express their views during a candidate forum next week sponsored by the American Association of University Women. Jane Nettleton with the AAUW tells KLGA News they have split the forum into two separate segments. Nettleton says the forum will be held at the Algona …

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Supervisors Hear EMS Ideas

–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors spoke with the Auditor in Wright County Tuesday about how their EMS system operates. Voters in Wright County approved a tax levy last August to fund EMS service countywide, and Auditor Betty Ellis spoke to the board about how the process worked. Ellis told the board that Wright County …

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Supervisors Take No Action on Wind Moratorium

–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors took no action on a proposed moratorium on new wind energy projects during their meeting Tuesday morning. The board held discussions with their wind energy attorney during a closed session for about half an hour, before coming back into open session and declaring that no decision will be made …

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Algona School Board Looking at Early Retirement Plans

–The Algona School Board discussed the possibility of offering early retirement packages to teaching staff during their meeting Monday night. Superintendent Joe Carter outlined 2 early retirement models for the board to consider. Carter says the 2nd model would offer insurance benefits for a little longer period.   The school board scheduled a special meeting …

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Local Athletic Schedule and Results for the Week of 10/14-10/20

The penultimate week of the Iowa High School Football regular season is here along with postseason play for both volleyball and cross country. For a schedule of this week’s athletic events for area schools and Hometown and Home Country Radio’s broadcast schedule, see below. Monday, October 14th: Bishop Garrigan girls and boys cross country meet …

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IGHSAU Releases Full Regional Pairings for 2019 Volleyball Postseason

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released full brackets for the 2019 girls volleyball postseason on Wednesday. Algona, Bishop Garrigan, North Union, and West Bend-Mallard now know what stands between them and a potential trip to the state tournament. Find information and links to each team’s draw below. Class 3A – Region 2 Algona …

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