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Wednesday’s Area Softball & Baseball Scores

  Listed below are the results from Wednesday’s baseball and softball action for area schools.   Baseball Bishop Garrigan  0 Garner Hayfield-Ventura  2 West Bend-Mallard  1 Pocahontas  11   Softball Bishop Garrigan  4 Garner Hayfield-Ventura  3 North Union  13 Belmond-Klemme  2 West Bend-Mallard  8 Pocahontas  5   Thursday’s Baseball Schedule Algona at Hampton-Dumont, 5:30 PM …

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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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Belmond Man Killed in Weekend Accident

–A Belmond man was killed in a 2-vehicle accident two miles south of Klemme in Hancock County Sunday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 31-year-old Nathan Wadsley was traveling northbound on a 2011 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle along US HWY 69 around 12pm when he was struck head-on by a 2009 Chevy Impala, driven by 33-year-old …

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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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