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Weekend Celebrations in Titonka, Swea City

–With summer officially arriving this week it’s time for some summer town celebrations. Titonka is hosting their annual Indian Days starting this afternoon and going through Sunday. Titonka City Clerk Karen Hamilton tells KLGA News the fun begins at 4pm Friday.     Hamilton says the main attraction will kickoff Saturday’s festivities.       …

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Seedball Event Sunday at Water’s Edge

–The public will have another chance to make Milkweed seedballs and help build habitat for Monarch butterflies Sunday at the Water’s Edge Nature Center. Kossuth County Assistant Naturalist Julie Fosado tells KLGA News they still have a little ways to go to meet their goal for the summer.     Fosado says they’re in need …

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Victim Identified in Tuesday’s Fatal House Fire

–Officials have identified the woman that was killed in an early-morning house fire Tuesday in Algona. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, the deceased is identified as Jessica Lierley Southard of Des Moines. Karen Lierley of Algona has been identified as the injured party in the fire while a Patrice Lierley of Des Moines …

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Council Approves HWY 18 Detour

–The Algona City Council approved an agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation to close Highway 18 at the intersection with Main Street in late July. City Administrator Curt Wiseman told the council at their meeting Monday the closure will allow for reconstruction of the railroad crossing just West of Main Street.     Wiseman …

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Council Fills Vacant Seat

–The Algona City Council filled the open seat left by the resignation of Donna Gruis at their meeting Monday. Brooke Sudol was appointed by unanimous vote to fill Gruis’ seat on the council. Mayor Lynn Kueck says Gruis had to step down because of some family health problems.     The council met with the …

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Pharmacists Mutual Gives 5K for RAGBRAI

–The Pharmacists Mutual Company announced Monday they will be donating $5,000 to help cover the costs of RAGBRAI’s visit next month. Chief Operating Officer John Grether made the announcement saying the gift is part of what Pharmacists Mutual is all about.       Grether says RAGBRAI is a unique event for which they wanted …

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‘One Year Older, Ten Yards Shorter’

If the phrase “one year older, ten yards shorter” was actually true, Algona’s Vera Erpelding would have quit the game of golf long ago. Instead, the 94-year-old hits the links at least three times a week at the Hillside Golf Club in Wesley. She also teaches kids’ golf lessons. Listen to her explain what fuels …

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