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Close to 70 Hogs Die in Accident Near Fenton

–A Missouri man was not cited after the semi-trailer he was driving rolled, killing close to 70 market-ready hogs last week in northern Kossuth County. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, 24-year-old Trevor Stark of Princeton, Missouri was leaving a driveway at 304 375th street in the early morning hours of July 11th. The …

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Council Awards Contract for Rec. Trail Project

–The Algona City Council approved the bid of a Rockwell City firm for Phase III of the Recreation Trail project at their meeting Monday afternoon. The Iowa Department of Transportation held a bid letting for the project on June 19th with Howery Construction of Rockwell City submitting the low bid of $221, 923.70. Construction on …

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Supervisors Make No Further Changes to Wind Ordinance

–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors made no further changes to the county’s wind energy ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday. Supervisor Don Besch proposed changes to the ordinance with regards to setbacks from both occupied and unoccupied structures, contractors for any repairs needed for county infrastructure and noise generated by the turbines. Besch proposed …

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Calendar Sales to Benefit Library Renovation

–The Kossuth County Genealogical Society is kicking off a fundraiser for the Algona Public Library over Founders Day Weekend. Anita Murphy is the President of the Kossuth County Genealogical Society. She tells KLGA News they have put together a commemorative calendar that details the history of the library and reading clubs in the area. Murphy …

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School Board Talks Interim Superintendent

–The Algona School Board discussed how they will proceed as they look for a new Superintendent for the district at their meeting Monday night. School Board President Cheryl Grether told the board that Board Vice President Rodney Davis and herself have met with the district’s administrators to make sure nothing is missed before school starts …

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Emmetsburg Man Killed in Bike/Van Accident

–A bicyclist was killed and another injured after being struck by a car in Northwest Iowa’s Palo Alto County Tuesday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 36-year-old Luke Bryan Rouse of Emmetsburg was riding a bicycle southbound on County Road N40 when he was struck by a southbound 2006 Dodge Van driven by 83-year-old …

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IHSAA Releases 2018-19 Football Schedules

The Iowa High School Athletic Association released the 2018 and 2019 football schedules Wednesday morning. For the next two seasons, district and playoff rules have changed in the state of Iowa. The IHSAA decided to make more, smaller districts in which the only way to automatically qualify for the playoffs is to win a district. …

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