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Winnebago Co. Supervisor Facing Charges

–A member of the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly being intoxicated at the courthouse while carrying a firearm. According to the Forest City Police Department, a call came in at 10:16 AM Tuesday stating that Supervisor Mike Stensrud appeared to be intoxicated. Upon arrival officers met with Stensrud in …

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AMU Receives Award for Helping Another Municipal Utility

–Algona Municipal Utilities was recognized recently by the American Public Power Association after several electric line workers assisted another municipal utility following a storm. AMU General Manager John Bilsten tells KLGA News that six different employees spent time in Sibley, Iowa after utility poles and lines went down in a snowstorm in April. Bilsten says …

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Ordinance Would Allow Minors to Attend Founders Day Street Dance

–The Algona City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would amend the city code to allow minors to be present at an event where alcohol is being served with prior approval from the council. Mayor Lynn Kueck talked about the request for this change that came from the Founders Day Committee. Councilor …

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MaxYield’s Algona Location Installing New Scale

–MaxYield Cooperative’s Algona location will be unable to take grain deliveries for the next two weeks beginning May 20th due to elevator scale renovations. Chad Meyer works in Client Relations/Communication for MaxYield and he tells KLGA News about the project. Meyer says the elevator has two scales but they have to shut down both for …

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Local Athletic Schedule and Results for the Week of 5/20-5/26

The 2019 track and field season is over, but state golf competitions take place this week and both baseball and softball seasons begin, too. For a full schedule of this week’s athletic events for area schools, see below. Also, check back in throughout the week for results. Monday, May 20th: Algona girls golf regional final …

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2019 State Track and Field Championships: Local Athletes’ Day 3 Schedule, Results and Reports

The 2019 State Track and Field Championships are here! The meet is a three-day long event, starting with Day 1 on Thursday, May 16th, continuing with Day 2 on Friday, and ending with Day 3 on Saturday. All four area schools advanced athletes to the meet. Find the Day 3 schedule for area athletes, organized …

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Algona Will Participate in Summer Food Service Program

–The Algona School District will once again be participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to children without charge at 2 locations beginning in June. According to Food Service Director Jill Nelson, the district has adjusted times and locations for the program to meet numbers and demand from past summers. …

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Algona Softball Reloading With New Faces Entering 2019 Season

Algona softball lost nine players to graduation last year, including First Team All-North Central Conference pitcher Brooke Fonley and a few other all-conference selections on the offensive side. Seniors Nicole Smidt, Abby Groen, and Morgan Erpelding return and are tasked with leading a group of Bulldogs that are relatively inexperienced. Find a season preview, which …

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2019 State Track and Field Championships: Local Athletes’ Day 2 Schedule, Results and Reports

The 2019 State Track and Field Championships are here! The meet is a three-day long event, starting with Day 1 on Thursday, May 16th, continuing with Day 2 on Friday, and ending with Day 3 on Saturday. All four area schools advanced athletes to the meet. Find the Day 2 schedule for area athletes, organized …

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2019 State Track and Field Championships: Local Athletes’ Day 1 Schedule and Results

The 2019 State Track and Field Championships are here! The meet is a three-day long event, starting with Day 1 on Thursday, May 16th, continuing with Day 2 on Friday, and ending with Day 3 on Saturday. All four area schools advanced athletes to the meet. Find the Day 1 schedule for area athletes, organized …

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Algona Releases 2019 Wall of Fame Class

Algona High School released the members of its 2019 Wall of Fame class, featuring two individuals and two teams. The Wall of Fame committee took nominations from the community earlier this year before determining the contents of the 2019 class. Rather than being inducted the day of Algona’s homecoming football game, the 2019 Wall of …

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Bishop Garrigan Softball Leaning on Junior Class to Lead the Way in 2019

The Bishop Garrigan softball team does not have a senior on their 2019 roster and, as a result, will lean on a deep and experienced junior class to set the tone this season. Find a season preview, which features thoughts from head coach Wendi Meister and her players, below.     Find the Bishop Garrigan …

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