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Warrant Served on Swea City Man

–The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department served an arrest warrant for a Swea City man Monday after he was stopped in Armstrong. According to the sheriff’s office, 33-year-old Joshua Dale Johanson was stopped by law enforcement officers in Armstrong Monday morning. When it was revealed that Johanson had an arrest warrant out in his name in …

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Enrollment Down Slightly for Algona Schools

–Official enrollment numbers show the number of students in the Algona Community School District is down slightly from a year ago. Interim Superintendent Dr. Tom Williams discussed the figures with the Algona School Board during their meeting Monday night. Williams says the district is seeing a slight increase in the number of students attending from …

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Golden Bears, Warriors Take Home Class A All-District 3 Football Honors

Class A District 3 released its annual all-district football teams this week and the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears dominated the list. After the program’s fourth-consecutive undefeated regular season, another district championship, and a run to the state playoffs quarterfinals, 13 different Golden Bears earned all-district honors, the most of any team.  Bishop Garrigan Head Coach …

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Murder Trial for Lakota Man Pushed Back to March

–The 1st-Degree Murder Trial for a Kossuth County man is being pushed back until next March. 45-year-old Chad David Dietrick of Lakota was charged with 1st-Degree murder back in March following the death of his live-in-girlfriend Krista Lynn Hesebeck. His trial was scheduled to begin on November 27th but last week Dietrick’s attorney asked the …

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West Bend Man Charged with Domestic Abuse

–A West Bend man is facing charges of Domestic Abuse following an incident Saturday morning. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies were contacted just after 8 AM Saturday by person stating a domestic disturbance had occurred in the West Bend area. The caller stated they had been the victim of the alleged abuse. …

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“Stuff the Trailer” Event Approaching

–The 18th Annual “Stuff the Trailer” Food Drive to benefit the Kossuth County Food Pantry is one week away. This year, the Food Pantry is in need of food items like: Hamburger Helper, canned fruits like peaches, pears and mixed fruit, chilli beans, pork & beans, any kind of cereal, instant potatoes, jars of peanut …

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City Extends Application Period for Sewer Program

–The Algona City Council has extended the application period for home owners interested in the Private Property Sewer Assurance Program. The program helps property owners with the cost of installing equipment that can prevent sewage from backing up into their homes. Applications can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded from the city’s website …

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Algona Lands 12 on Class 2A All-District 2 Football Team

Class 2A District 2 has released its annual All-District Football Team. The Algona Bulldogs landed 12 different players on the list, the most of any team in the district, and also were awarded with the district’s offensive and lineman MVPs, along with the Assistant Coach of the Year. Algona finished the year 9-2 with a …

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Council Sets Date for Hearing on Runway Project

–The Algona City Council set the date and time for a public hearing to discuss the upcoming runway relocation project at the Algona Municipal Airport at their meeting this week. The city first approved an agreement with engineering firm Clapsaddle-Garber Associates to serve as the project engineer. CGA Vice President Michael Bearden talked to the …

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