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COVID Forum Held at Senior Center

The Algona Senior Center hosted a forum Wednesday afternoon with local healthcare professionals to discuss the latest with regards to COVID-19 and the vaccine. Here is the forum in its entirety.   Part 1   Part 2

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COVID Vaccine Appointments Can Be Made Thursday

–Area residents who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B can make an appointment to get their first dose beginning Thursday. According to a release from Kossuth Regional Health Center, a call center has been established to handle all of the appointments to receive the vaccine. Beginning Thursday (1/28) at 10 AM, those …

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Tuesday’s Area Scoreboard: Golden Bears Pick Up Huge Conference Victories

Boys Bishop Garrigan 52 Garner Hayfield Ventura 48 –Bishop Garrigan immediately jumped out to an 11 point first quarter lead, but saw the Cardinals chip away throughout the game.  After the Golden Bears re-established a double digit lead during the fourth quarter, the Cardinals went on a run to trim the deficit to one point.  Angelo Winkel converted …

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Informational Meeting Regarding COVID Vaccine Set for Wednesday

  –The Algona Senior Center will sponsor a Community Forum on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with local healthcare officials. According to a release, the forum will feature Dr. Rachel Venteicher from Kossuth Regional Health Center, Lynzie Nilles from Community Health and Joanne Roepke Bode with KRHC Public Relations. Those three will update …

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Wesley Man Badly Injured in Semi/Train Collision Last Week

  –Details of a semi/train collision in rural Kossuth County that sent a Wesley man to the hospital last week have now been released. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, 66-year-old Dwight Dornbier was westbound on County Road B58 near Gailbraith around 3:30 PM on Wednesday, January 20th. Dornbier was unable to see a …

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Next Phase of COVID Vaccines Set to Roll Out Feb. 1, Appointments Can Be Set Next Week

  –Area residents who qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the next phase will be able to set up an appointment to get their shot beginning next week. Lynzie Nilles serves as the Director for Kossuth County Public Health, and she says they will let people know where they can go to sign up …

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Thursday’s Area Scoreboard: Algona Splits With Pocahontas Area

Boys Algona 70 Pocahontas Area 61 –Algona turned a one point halftime deficit into a nine point win behind senior Noah Nelson’s 31 point effort.  Nelson hit seven three pointers, six coming in the second half.  Seniors Kyle Simpson and James Wartick, and junior Tyler Manske all hit double digits as well.  The win for …

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Smith Lake Camp Sites Available for Seasonal Rental

–Anyone who would like to reserve a campsite on the north side of Smith Lake for the summer can apply now. Kendall Stumme with the Kossuth County Conservation Board tells KLGA News they have sites that will be available for five months. Stumme says you can reserve one of those sites for the whole summer, …

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Rake Pair Facing Drug Charges in Winnebago County

–Sheriff’s Deputies in Winnebago County executed a search warrant in the Community of Rake Tuesday, which resulted in a pair of drug related arrests. According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies executed the warrant along with assistance from the North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force Special Operations Group, the Fairbault County (MN) Sheriff’s Department, …

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Council Looking to Upgrade Streets in Algona

  –The Algona City Council discussed the city’s Multi-Year Street Improvement and Bonding plan during a work-session Monday afternoon. City Administrator Jacob Tjaden spoke to the council about how the plan is coming together. Tjaden says current interest rates could allow the city to get more done with minimal tax increases.   Tjaden says that …

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