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Hours, Not Days, Determine when School Ends

–Today is the last day of school for the Algona Community School district as students will be dismissed for the start of summer break. Algona Superintendent Marty Fonley tells KLGA News that schools now have a little more flexibility in determining when the last day of school will be.     Fonley says the extra …

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Algona Chamber Announces “Party in the Park” Themes

–The Algona Chamber of Commerce has announced the dates and themes for this summer’s “Party in the Park” events. Chamber Director Vicki Mallory tells KLGA News says the first event is less than a month away.     Mallory says the July event will take place just a few days before RAGBRAI comes to town. …

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Scam Calls Regarding Algona Schools Reported

–The Algona School District would like the public to be aware some scam phone calls that are going around. Superintendent Marty Fonley tells KLGA News that a business has been calling area residents saying they’re selling Algona Cheerleading shirts. Other calls have been received saying they’re selling shirts for other AHS activities as well. Fonley …

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Algona Man Sentenced to 15 Years

–An Algona man was sentenced to 15-years in federal prison last week after pleading guilty back in February to one count of Sexually Exploiting a Child for a pornographic purpose. According to court records, 45-year-old Adam Perry will also serve 10-years of supervised release following his prison term. Perry was arrested last fall after an …

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Supervisors Won’t Pursue Armory Building

–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors has decided not to make a formal proposal to the City of Algona and will not try to purchase the former National Guard Armory building. During a public hearing at the Algona City Council meeting on May 15th, Supervisor Roger Tjarks told the council that the county was interested …

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Local High School Student Makes Iowa All-State Jazz Band

Algona High School Junior and Part Time KLGA DJ Kellen Schmidt has been accepted to the 2017 Class 3A Iowa All-State Jazz Band. He was selected as one of only 5 trombonists for the band statewide. This is Kellen’s first year participating in All State Jazz Band. Acceptance into the Iowa All State Jazz Band …

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Algona Schools to Offer Free Lunches this Summer

–The Algona Community School District will once again be participating in the Summer Food Service Program, offering free lunches to kids. Kathy McGuire is the Food Service Director for the Algona School District and she tells KLGA News the program will begin next month.     McGuire says the program has really gained in popularity …

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Deadline Approaching for RAGBRAI Vendors

–If you want to be a vendor when RAGBRAI comes to Algona in July, the deadline to get your paperwork filed is quickly approaching. Algona RAGBRAI organizer Joann Rupke-Bode spoke with KLGA on Monday and she talked about who needs to get a vendor permit.       Rupke-Bode says local businesses do need a …

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Algona RAGBRAI Committee Recruiting Volunteers

–The Algona RABGRAI committee is making the push to find volunteers to help throughout town when the estimated 20,000 riders come to Algona July 24th. Mandie Studer is the Volunteer Co-Chair and she stopped by the KLGA studios this week to talk about all the opportunities that are out there. Studer says volunteers will be needed …

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