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New Details On House Fire in Burt

New details have been released on a weekend house fire in Burt. According to the training officer for the Burt Fire Department, Jordan Jahnke the home – located at 301 Grand Avenue was owned by the Presbyterian Church, and occupied by Minister Gwen Wilson and family. The son had returned home to find the house …

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Ragbrai to make overnight stop in Algona

After an announcement this weekend, it’s official, the 45th annual Ragbrai ride will be stopping in Algona this summer. Organizers say that Raigbrai will be riding through extreme northeast Iowa’s “Driftless Area,” the sole spot missed by glaciers that once covered and flattened out the state, and will start in Orange City on July 23rd. …

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AHS and NU Wrestling Teams in Action Thursday Evening

–The Algona Wrestling team went 2-1 at a quadrangular meet in Rockford Thursday topping St. Ansgar 60-15 and the hosts from Rockford 50-26 but falling to Lake Mills 56-12.   Against Rockford the Bulldogs won the first 3 matches by forfeit as Dominic Etherington (285), Luke McKenna (106) and Bryce Witham (113) all took the …

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Thursday’s Prep Basketball Scoreboard: Bulldogs Swept by PAC, Bears Topple Lake Mills

Thursday’s Area Boys Basketball Scores   Bishop Garrigan 89 Lake Mills 69   –Drake Buscherfeld connected on seven 3-pointers in his first start of the season as Bishop Garrigan topped Lake Mills 89-69 Thursday in Algona. The Golden Bears came out on fire outscoring the Bulldogs 23-11 in the 1st quarter and building the advantage …

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Iowa Lakes to Hold Show and Jazz Choir Festival Jan 24-25

Twenty-five Show Choirs and Jazz Choirs from area schools will be playing at the Annual Iowa Lakes Show/Jazz Choir Festival Jan 24-25. Clay Blackman from Omaha will be working with the Show Choirs, and Cornelius Koerselman from Northwestern College will be working with Jazz Choirs. The clinicians will be giving the groups on-stage feedback to …

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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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