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Algona High School Welcomes Two New Members to Wall of Fame

Just before Algona High School’s Homecoming Game against Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Friday, September 21, the Bulldogs will induct two new members to its Wall of Fame. Wayne Johnson, class of 1959, starred in track and field at both Algona and Drake. He’s joined by Denny Myers, class of 1926, who played football at Algona, Iowa, and …

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New Route for AHS Homecoming Parade

–The Algona City Council approved a different route for the Algona Homecoming parade at their meeting on Monday. Algona Police Chief Kendall Pals told the council that the Algona High parade route had to be altered due to the Dodge Street reconstruction project. Pals told the council he worked with Mindi Spear at AHS to …

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Algona Man Cited Following Accident Near Call Park

–An Algona man was cited following a 1-vehicle accident late Sunday night near Call State Park. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were contacted regarding an accident on Call Park Drive just before 11:45 PM Sunday. A vehicle had left the roadway and struck an electrical box owned by Algona Municipal Utilities, causing …

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Medicare Informational Meeting Approaching

–Counselors from the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will host an informational meeting next week at the Algona Campus of Iowa Lakes Community College for Medicare recipients. Peggy Skilling is a SHIP volunteer and she recently spoke with KLGA for the KRHC Health Care report and she discussed the mission of SHIP. Skilling says …

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Buffalo Center Woman Injured in HWY 9 Crash

–A Buffalo Center woman had to be extricated following a 1-vehicle accident in Northern Kossuth County Tuesday. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, 60-year-old Donna Schiefelbein was eastbound on HWY 9 in a 2013 Lincoln MKX around 5pm Tuesday when she crossed the centerline and entered the North ditch, eventually striking a utility pole. …

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Students to Take Flight this Weekend

–8th Grade Students from Algona and Bishop Garrigan Schools will conclude a unit on flight this weekend by getting a chance to take to the skies. Keith Brandt is a former military pilot and a member of the Algona Pilots Association and he tells KLGA News that the students have been learning about flight in …

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Company Says Lakota Ethanol Plant Will Stay Open

–Green Plains Energy is denying a report that they are going to shut down a pair of their ethanol production facilities in Iowa. Reuters reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources that the plants in Lakota and Superior would be shut down due to low ethanol demand. Jim Stark is Vice President of Media Relations for …

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Council Approves 1st Reading of ATV/ORV Ordinance

–The Algona City Council approved the 1st reading of an ordinance that will allow for the use of ATV’s (All-Terrain Vehicles) and ORV’s (Off-Road Vehicles) within the city limits. Police Chief Kendall Pals spoke to the council about the ordinance. ATV’s and ORV’s would have to be registered in the County Recorder’s Office just like …

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KRHC Getting Ready for Flu Season

–Kossuth Regional Health Center is gearing up for flu season by getting the word out now to get your flu shot. Dr. Rachel Vanteicher tells KLGA News they recommend everyone over the age of six months get a flu shot. Dr. Vanteicher says they will make sure you have a chance to get your flu …

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Multiple Ways to Get Severe Wx Updates in Kossuth County

–In light of last week’s tornado and flash flooding that occurred in Kossuth County, local emergency management officials are asking the public to make sure they know where to find information during a volatile weather event. Kossuth County Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Penton tells KLGA News that they will utilize five different warning systems when …

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Union Slough to Take Grazing Bids

–The Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge is soliciting sealed bids for grazing on 4 separate tracts of land. Refuge Manager Ed Meendering tells KLGA News that the grazing will take place in 2019 but they need to take the bids now. Meendering says they manage the lands as needed each year.   Meendering says the …

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