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Bishop Garrigan, North Union Girls Advance to State with Thrilling Victories

  Bishop Garrigan and North Union will both be playing Wednesday in Des Moines in the state quarterfinals. The Golden Bears and the Warriors picked up dramatic wins in their respective regional finals. Hear and read the details below:   1A Regional Final, #5 Bishop Garrigan 73… #5 Kingsley Pierson 67 in Overtime The Golden …

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Bancroft Teen Transported Following 1-Vehicle Accident

–A Bancroft teen had to be transported to Kossuth Regional Health Center following a 1-vehicle accident Tuesday morning. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, 18-year-old Andrew Schiltz was westbound on  County Road A42 around 11AM Tuesday when he lost control of the 2000 Chevy Blazer he was driving and entered the south ditch. The …

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Gassman Comment Causes Stir at Legislative Forum

–State Representative Tedd Gassman made some waves at a legislative forum in Algona back on Saturday (Feb. 17). While the discussion in the room was focused on where the state should be spending money, Gassman stated that churches should bare more of the financial burden when it comes to helping people during an exchange with …

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Council Approves Union Contracts

–The Algona City Council approved a pair of contracts for the city’s union employees at their meeting Monday afternoon. City Administrator Curt Wiseman told the council the negotiations were pretty straight-forward.     City Attorney Paul Doster laid out the specifics of the contracts.     One contract covers the city’s Street and Cemetery, Waste …

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2017-18 North Central Conference Girls Basketball Selections Released

The Algona Bulldogs girls’ season came to a heartbreaking end in the Regional Final, 54-51 at the hands of #5 Clear Lake. However, Algona had good news Monday as the North Central Conference announced its 2017-18 all-conference selections. Three Bulldogs players were selected. Sophomores Abbey Holmes and Aliyah Buscher made first team, while junior Nicole …

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IHSAA Announces 2018-19 Football Districts and Playoff Changes

UPDATE: Listen to a full explanation and reaction from Algona and Bishop Garrigan coaches below:   The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced the state’s 2018-19 district assignments and classifications Thursday. A new playoff system will also be in place with most teams now playing four non-district games and an RPI formula being used to determine …

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