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Cross Country: Algona’s Trey Engen and North Union’s Defending 1A State Champ Riley Bauer Qualify for State

  Thursday evening the state’s cross country teams competed in state qualifying meets. Algona junior Trey Engen qualified for state for the third consecutive year by running a 16:59 in the Bulldogs’ qualifier in Spencer. North Union defending state champion Riley Bauer finished first in the Warriors’ qualifying in Eagle Grove, giving the senior a …

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MaxYield Helping the “Hunting with Heroes” Program

–MaxYield Cooperative recently presented a contribution to the “Hunting with Heroes” program that will help wounded veterans get to Iowa for a relaxing weekend. Client Relations/Communications Leader Chad Meyer tells KLGA News that MaxYield has been involved with “Hunting with Heroes” since its inception.     Meyer says MaxYield is involved because of the tremendous …

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Algona Volleyball’s Season Comes to an end at #11 Forest City in First Round of Regionals

  Algona volleyball’s season came to a halt in the first round of regioans for the second straight season in a three set loss at #11 Forest City Wednesday night. The Bulldogs fell 28-26, 25-10, and 26-24. Algona led set one 24-23, and the third set 24-21 before relinquishing both sets. The Indians improved to …

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LuVerne Man Uninjured After Striking Car Left on Rural Road

–A LuVerne man was uninjured last Friday night (10/13) after striking a car that was illegally parked on a county road. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, James Rotert was southbound on 140th Avenue around 10:45pm when the 2014 GMC Sierra he was driving struck a vehicle in the roadway. The accident report states …

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Algona Fire Department Seeking DNR Grant

–The Algona City Council approved a grant application for the Algona Fire Department at their meeting Monday afternoon. Councilman Chad Besch serves on the fire department and he tells KLGA News they are applying for a grant through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.   Besch says they have a specific use in mind for …

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Another School Bus Illegally Passed

–Charges have been filed against a Southern Iowa man after he allegedly passed a school bus last week near Wesley. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 34-year-old Justin Clubb of Sigourney has been charged with passing a school bus following the incident on Thursday, October 12th. Trooper Tracey Teague tells KLGA News that this incident …

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Another Meeting Between City and YMCA

–The Algona City Council held another work-session Monday with representatives of the Algona YMCA and the city’s recreation commission. City Administrator Curt Wiseman tells KLGA News that the city is still looking at all options as they try to find a replacement for longtime Rec. Department Director Peg Bell.     Wiseman says they are …

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Iowa Lakes Offering EMT Class

–Iowa Lakes Community College is offering a class starting this week at their Emmetsburg campus for anyone who would like to become a Certified EMT. Miranda DePyper is the EMT/Fire/Health Programmer for Iowa Lakes and she tells KLGA News the class will be a combination of course work and practical experience.     DePyper says …

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Week 8 Football Recap: Bishop Garrigan Clinches 14th Straight Playoff Appearance, Algona Falls at LeMars

  Listed below are scores for area schools and their districts. Team listed on the bottom of each pairing was the home team.   #4 Bishop Garrigan            35       (8-0, 6-0 A District 2) Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn     14       (4-4, 3-3) Bishop Garrigan won its 26th straight regular season …

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Sun Outages Could Disrupt TV Signals

–If you’ve had trouble with your TV signal recently, the problem might very well be a sun outage. Sun outages occur 2 times a year when the sun ends up behind the satellites that transmit TV signals. Algona Municipal Utilities Marketing Director Bob Jennings tells KLGA News about some of the problems sun outages can …

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Led by Seniors, Bishop Garrigan Volleyball “Found Confidence in Each Other” During 2017 Season

    The 13th ranked Bishop Garrigan volleyball team enters the postseason 17-11, but they’ve fared well against fellow 1A schools. The Golden Bears felt the effects of being shorthanded due to injuries early in the season, but now with the postseason ahead, Garrigan feels they’re primed for success after “finding confidence in each other.” …

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