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Medicare Meeting Tonight in Bancroft

–The Senior Health Insurance Information Program, commonly known as SHIIP, will hold a free Medicare seminar tonight in Bancroft. According to a release from Kossuth Regional Health Center, the seminar will offer information on Medicare Open Enrollment, Part D Drug plans and answer questions for those who are new to Medicare. In addition to the …

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Public Hearing Canceled

–The public hearing to discuss the proposed Global Plains Wind Farm project that was scheduled for Thursday evening at the Eagle Center in Lakota  had to be canceled. The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors had scheduled the public hearing to take comments on the proposed wind energy project. Kossuth County Zoning Administrator Doug Miller tells KLGA News …

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Lakota Ethanol Plant to be Sold

–Green Plains Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell three of their ethanol plants, including the facility in Lakota, to Valero Renewable Fuels Company. According to a news release from the company, Green Plains is selling their ethanol facilities in Lakota, Bluffton Indiana and Riga Michigan for $300 million in cash plus $28-million in …

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Multiple Arrests in Ledyard Area this Week

–The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department made 3 arrests in the Ledyard area earlier this week. According to the sheriff’s department, an Algona woman was arrested early Monday morning on Kossuth County warrants. Deputies received a call just after 4:30 AM Monday about a possible theft. While responding, Deputies located 60-year-old Jacquelyn Faye Cunningham who had …

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KRHC to Host Seminar on Joint Pain

–Kossuth Regional Health Center will offer a free seminar next week for anyone with questions about joint pain. Dr. Michael Crane, a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon, will host the seminar and answer any questions you may have about joint pain. Dr. Crane works at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City but has been coming …

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Bancroft Teen Escapes Injury in Rollover Accident

–Law enforcement officials say a Bancroft teen was uninjured in a 1-vehicle rollover accident Tuesday morning because he was wearing his seatbelt. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, 15-year-old Parker Eichenberger was west-bound on HWY 9 about 3 miles east of Swea City just after 7 AM when he swerved to avoid a deer …

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Absentee Voting Now Available in Kossuth County

–Absentee ballots are now available at the Kossuth County Auditor’s office for the November 6th General Election. You can vote at the Kossuth County Auditor’s office up until 5pm on Monday, November 5th or you can request an absentee ballot be mailed to you. The deadline to request an absentee ballot and the deadline to …

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Algona Schools to Participate in Intern Program

–The Algona School Board approved an agreement with Morningside College in Sioux City that will include Algona in the college’s intern program at their meeting Monday evening. Interim Superintendent Dr. Thomas Williams spoke to the board about what the program involves. Williams says administrators and teachers will determine whether or not an intern is allowed …

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AMU Internet Upgrades Coming Soon

–Algona Municipal Utilities is in the process of upgrading their internet system and customers will soon see faster speeds and more bandwidth. AMU General Manager John Bilsten tells KLGA News that the upgrades are necessary as demand for faster internet speeds grows. Bilsten says customers will notice a significant jump in speed.   While speeds …

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