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Algona EMS Work Session Held Prior to Monday’s City Council

A special work session was held prior to the city council meeting on Monday with EMS Director Gary Merrill to discuss a problem with EMS Service Funding. Merrill says that part of the problem is that many of those who are using the services are covered by insurance that has contracted rates and only pays …

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Clear Lake Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop

A Clear Lake man was arrested following a traffic stop in Sexton last week. According to the Kossuth County Sherriff’s Office, 28-year-old Elliot Ray Kessler was arrested Friday evening after a driving complaint was called in to the Sherriff’s office. Deputies initiated a traffic stop, and after investigation charged Kessler with Second-offense Operating While Intoxicated. …

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City Council Approves $10,000 Loan

Last night the Algona City Council met, and approved a $10,000 loan to Meyer Home Improvement, the council also approved a request to rezone property on Eastland Heights, rezoning will allow for duplexes to be built. A public hearing was set on this rezoning request, for February 6th. A resolution also passed to approve a …

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Whittemore Chili Cook-Off Happens on Saturday

So far there are fifteen entries in Whittemore’s annual Chili cook off Saturday; however Linda Farrell says that there is room for up to five more contestants. The Whittemore Betterment Committee will present the Annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday at St. Michaels Parish Center on Saturday Night from 5-8 or until the food is …

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Algona Man Transported to KRHC Following Accident with Semi

An Algona man was transported to Kossuth Regional Health Center following an accident with a Semi-truck last week. According to the Algona Police Department, 66-year-old Llewellyn Brown of Algona was leaving the Hy-Vee parking lot and thought he had a green light, at the same time a semi-truck driven by 29-year-old Kiel Davis of Algona …

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One Person Transported to KRHC Following Accident in Algona

One person was transported to Kossuth Regional Health Center following an accident last week. According to the Algona Police Department, 52-year-old Cynthia Minard of Algona was traveling west on McGregor Street when she turned  left onto Hale, and into the path of another vehicle driven by 31-year-old Brandon Stebbins of Algona which was headed East …

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Hospice of the Heartland Offers Free Documentary Screening Next Week

Hospice of the Heartland will be holding a free screening of the new documentary “Being Mortal” next week. The screening will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 3:00 and 6:00 PM at the Algona State 5 Theatre. Being Mortal explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness, and explores the relationships between …

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Weather Related Announcements: 1/17/17

School Announcements: All Algona High School and Middle School activities are cancelled today. AHS Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball @ Humboldt will be rescheduled for January 26th. Bishop Garrigan Boys/Girls Basketball vs. Lake Mills tonight is postponed until Thursday, January 19th North Union Boys/Girls Basketball @ Forest City tonight is postponed until February 9th West Bend-Mallard Boys …

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Saturday Sports Roundup: Wrestling and Basketball Action

–The Algona Wrestling team finished 6th and crowned 1 champion at the Bob Sharp Invitational in Ankeny on Saturday. The Bulldogs finished with 132 points as Ankeny Centennial won the tournament with 194.   Josh Wegener upped his record to 23-2 as he won the 285 pound weight class. Wegener recorded a pair of 1st-period …

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Friday’s Basketball Scoreboard: Bulldogs Split with St. Edmond

Friday’s Area Boys Basketball Scores   St. Edmond 64 Algona 53   –St. Edmond outscored Algona 36-24 in the 2nd half as the Gaels topped the Bulldogs 64-53 Friday night inside the AHS gym. Algona trailed by 3 at the end of the 1st quarter but the Bulldogs used a 14-10 advantage in the 2nd …

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Ruthven Man Arrested Following Auto Theft and Crash

A Ruthven man is behind bars after police say he stole a car and crashed into a utility pole on Monday. According to the Palo Alto County Sherriff’s office, 32-year-old Jonathan Sutherland is accused of stealing a 2001 Buick Park Avenue from 1307 Bruce Street in Ruthven. While in possession of the Buick, Sutherland lost …

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Man Involved in Accident Several Months Ago Now Facing Charges

A man involved in a serious car accident several months ago has now been arrested on charges that resulted from the investigation. According to the Palo Alto County Sherriff’s office 36-year-old Joseph Ackerman Jr. of Peterson was charged with Third-offense OWI, and Serious Injury by Motor Vehicle, both Class D Felonies, Carrying Weapons, a Serious …

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