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NW Iowa Man Killed in Pocahontas County Wreck Thanksgiving Morning

NW Iowa Man Killed in Pocahontas County Wreck Thanksgiving Morning

–A Northwest Iowa man was killed when his vehicle struck a semi early Thanksgiving morning in rural Pocahontas County.  According to the Iowa State Patrol, 75-year-old Richard Leth of Hartley was northbound on Iowa Highway 4 in a 2007 GMC Sierra, about 7 miles north of Pocahontas, just before 2:30 AM Thursday.   The accident report…read more »

Shoppers Encouraged to Support Small Businesses on Saturday

Shoppers Encouraged to Support Small Businesses on Saturday

While retailers nationwide are bracing for a shopping extravaganza on this Black Friday, locally-owned merchants across Iowa are hoping for a bigger boost tomorrow. Jayne Armstrong, director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Iowa District Office, says Small Business Saturday is a crucial day for the state’s consumers to “Be Loyal, Buy Local.”  Armstrong says…read more »

Swea City Altercation Leads to Charge of Animal Abuse

Swea City Altercation Leads to Charge of Animal Abuse

–An altercation in Swea City last weekend resulted in an arrest when one of the participants allegedly assaulted an animal.   According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies responded to a call of a disturbance in Swea City just after 6 PM on Saturday, November 19th. Upon arrival, Deputies located the parties involved and began…read more »

Peterson Tabbed as Next President at Bishop Garrigan

Peterson Tabbed as Next President at Bishop Garrigan

–Bishop Garrigan Schools announced this week that current 3rd-12th Grade Principal Christy Peterson will become the schools next President. Current President Lynn Miller announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down from the position in 2023, and Peterson tells KLGA News that once Miller made that decision known, she decided to apply for…read more »

New Holiday Decorations Up Around Algona

New Holiday Decorations Up Around Algona

–If you’ve been driving around Algona lately and have noticed some of the holiday decorations looking brighter than you remember, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Algona Municipal Utilities and the City of Algona have partnered to purchase 60 new LED streetlight decorations.  The purchases were made as many of the city’s decorations…read more »

Tuesday’s Basketball Scoreboard: Bulldog Girls Grab 1st win Late

Tuesday’s Basketball Scoreboard: Bulldog Girls Grab 1st win Late

Tuesday’s Area Girls Basketball Scoreboard  Algona 39  Forest City 38  –Lauren McLaughlin’s 3-pointer with 18-seconds left put Algona in front, and a late block by A’Lailah Perry sealed a 39-38 win for the Bulldogs over Forest City Tuesday night in non-conference action. McLaughlin finished with a game 14 points, while Tora Solbach added 10 for…read more »

Garner Man Now Charged in Fatal Crash from June

Garner Man Now Charged in Fatal Crash from June

–A Garner man has been taken into custody in Palo Alto County, and is being charged with vehicular homicide in connection to a June crash near Cylinder that claimed the life of an Algona man.  According to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies arrested 45-year-old Brian Michael Freeman Tuesday night on charges of Homicide…read more »

Highway 169 Back Open North of Algona

Highway 169 Back Open North of Algona

–US Highway 169 has reopened to traffic between Algona and Burt, following a bridge construction project that started this summer.  The bridge work over Black Cat Creek, just north of Smith Lake, wrapped up this week, and the route is now open to regular traffic.  A detour had been in place between Smith Lake and…read more »

Three Killed in Wright County Crash

Three Killed in Wright County Crash

–A Britt man has been identified as one of three people killed in a two-vehicle accident in rural Wright County Monday morning.  According to the Iowa State Patrol, a 2020 Mack Semi driven by 20-year-old Braxton Murphy of Eldora collided with a 2007 BMW 525 around 7:05 AM Monday, at the intersection of County Road…read more »