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North Kossuth School Board Meeting

The North Kossuth School Board met in regular session at the conference room in Swea City Tuesday night. The board approved several start of the school year items, such as appoint Jennie Larsen as Board Secretary/Treasurer, naming Rick Engel as Board Attorney, and listing the school’s depositories and limits that can be placed in each …

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All Are Safe Following Semi Crash

The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department says no one was hurt in a semi crash early Thursday morning. According to the crash report, Gerar Ortega Franklin of Maple Grove, MN exited his 2017 Freightliner but forgot to put on the parking brake. The vehicle rolled into the ditch and collided with a sign. The officer estimated …

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Skills USA Produces Good Results For Locals

Several students with local ties did well at the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA competition held last month in Louisville, KY. Iowa Lakes student and Algona High grad McCain Jennings placed 11th at Nationals in carpentry. AHS students Gabriella Holms and Conner Yi placed 29th in TV (Video) production. And Cody Thompson of Algona High finished …

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Kossuth Regional Health Center To Celebrate Breastfeeding Week

The Kossuth County Fair is quickly approaching and the Kossuth Regional Health is prepared to combine the event with another celebration. World Breastfeeding Week is August 1st through 7th and the KRHC plans to recognize this by providing a free space for feeding and changing young children at this year’s fair.   Calling it the …

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Storms Hit Kossuth County During Early Evening Hours

The storms that moved through the Hometown Radio area Wednesday night brought with them heavy rains, thunder, lightning, and even funnel clouds. Emergency Manager Dave Penton says at approximately 5:15 PM, the Kossuth County Law Enforcement Center received reports of swirling winds northwest of Algona. Officers from the Algona Police responded and used their weather …

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Abandoned Vehicle Found

The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department says they found an abandoned vehicle in a creek early Saturday morning. According to a report, the deputy located a 2014 Chevy Malibu with its front third submerged in the creek on 20th Avenue just north of 280th Street. The Malibu had driven approximately 150 yards through the ditch before …

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Burt Woman Sentenced

Court records state a Burt woman was sentenced in Minnesota court this week after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a high speed chase. Records state 18 year old Sierra Marie King pled guilty to one felony count of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. The judge sentenced her to two years of …

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Teen Charged With Theft In Emmetsburg

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Department charged a teenager with theft Friday after complaints from the Field of Dreams Complex in Emmetsburg. According to a release from the sheriff’s department, on July 7th they received notice of the theft of bags of cans from the can cage that sits on the north east corner of …

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West Bend City / North Union School Board Council Preview

The West Bend City Council will work their way through a busy agenda during their regular session tonight. The agenda includes 21 items, six of which involve the city’s garbage collection system switching from a bag system to one using carts. The council plans to approve the third reading of three ordinances and then adopt …

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Burt City Council

The Burt City Council approved the second and third readings and adopted an ordinance increasing water rates in Burt. City Clerk Vickie Madsen says the new rates will go into effect with the July meter readings and residents will see the increase with the bills that come out in early September.   The council approved …

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Bancroft City Council Update

The Bancroft City Council approved a contract and bond with Beck Excavating during their meeting last week. City Director Crysti Neuman says the $1.24 million bond will pay for the upcoming street project; work on that will start later this year.   Council spoke with city staff about an alley between Portland and Morehouse. Residents …

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Copies of Military Pictures Wanted

Our fair booth this year will be patriotic and we’re going to be collecting money for the Brushy Creek Honor Flight. What I need from everyone is a picture of you or a loved one in uniform. It doesn’t matter which branch served or if they have passed away. You can e-mail your pictures to …

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