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Elbert Selected as New KRHC Administrator

–Kossuth Regional Health Center announced Tuesday that Dar Elbert will be taking over the CEO/Administrator position on a permanent basis. Elbert has been the acting Administrator since May of 2019, and she tells KLGA News it was necessary for the Board of Trustees to take their time before making a permanent hire. Elbert says she …

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King Makes Stop in Algona to Talk Ag

–Congressman Steve King made a stop in Algona Monday afternoon to speak with area agriculture leaders. King gave those in attendance his take the latest trade deals, including the recently completed USMCA. The US-Mexico-Canada agreement was signed by President Trump back in January. King also spoke about the ongoing trade negotiations with China and the …

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Top of Iowa-West Division Announces 2020 Boys Basketball All-Conference Teams

The Top of Iowa Conference released 2019-2020 boys all-conference teams Tuesday morning. In the West Division, Bishop Garrigan (who claimed the conference title with a 15-1 record) and Lake Mills (who finished second with a 14-2 mark) each claimed five spots on the all-conference lists. Lake Mills also took home player and coach of the …

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Top of Iowa-West Division Girls Basketball 2020 All-Conference Teams Released

The Top of Iowa Conference released 2019-2020 girls all-conference teams Tuesday morning. In the West Division, West Hancock and Bishop Garrigan, who tied for the conference championship with 15-1 records, both earned four total selections, including two each on the first team. West Hancock’s Rachel Leerar, now a three-time Top of Iowa-West Player of the …

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DNR to Hold Hunting Meetings

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a series of town hall meetings scheduled, including one in Kossuth County, to discuss possible changes to hunting rules and regulations and other topics. D-N-R spokesman, Mick Klemesrud says the first meeting is scheduled for this week. He says one rule change involves the waterfowl hunting zones.   …

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Local Athletic Schedule and Results for the Week of 2/17-2/23

The 2020 IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament is here this week and five area athletes have advanced to Des Moines. Also, postseason basketball continues across the state while the Algona boys wrap up their regular season. For a schedule of this week’s athletic events for area schools and Hometown Radio’s broadcast schedule, see below. Monday, February …

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Muskrat Trapping Season Extended at Lizard Lake Near Gilmore City

–The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has extended the trapping season for Muskrats on a small lake in Pocahontas County. Vince Evelsizer is a Furbearer Biologist with the DNR and he tells KLGA News that trappers now have until April 1st to harvest Muskrats on Lizard Lake. Lizard Lake is located about 7 miles SW …

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K/PAEDC Receives BEST of Iowa Award

–Members of the Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation were on hand for a ceremony in West Bend Wednesday where they were presented the BEST of Iowa Excellence Award. Bruce Hansen serves as the Vice President for Business Development with the Iowa Area Development Group, and he presented the award to K/PAEDC Executive Director Maureen …

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Swea City Man Approved as EMS Administrator

–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of a System Administrator to oversee a county-wide EMS system during their meeting Tuesday morning. Fourth District Supervisor Kyle Stecker also serves on the county’s EMS Board, and he says their recommendation to the Supervisors was unanimous. Phil Albers from Swea City was approved for the …

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IHSAA Releases District and Substate Brackets for 2020 Basketball Postseason

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released district and substate brackets for Classes 1A and 2A last week. The postseason slates for Algona, Bishop Garrigan, North Union, and West Bend-Mallard are now set as teams begin the push to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Find information about and links to each team’s postseason bracket …

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Registration Underway for March Farm Meeting

  –Area farmers can mark their calendar for the “Your Farm Your Future” seminar on Wednesday, March 25th. Meredith Nelson with the Kossuth County Extension office spoke with KLGA News about the event. Nelson says they have 3 different speakers lined up to provide all sorts of information to those in attendance.   Nelson says …

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IHSAA Releases 2020 Football Districts

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released 2020 football district assignments on Thursday. Week 1 of the 2020 football season is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27th, while the postseason will begin on Friday, Oct. 30th for all classes. The IHSAA’s Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) will be used for ranking at-large qualifiers again in 2020. Notably, …

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