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Officials Give Update on Floods, Roads in Kossuth County

–Emergency Management, Law Enforcement and Local Government officials gave an update on what’s happening across Kossuth County with regards to flooding and poor roadways across the area. Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Penton says they have been receiving reports of problems from all over the county. Thursday evening, the residents of an apartment complex on the …

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Sloppy Roads Become Problem for Schools

–Both Algona and North Union Schools will only be running their busses on hard surfaces until further notice. Algona Schools Interim Superintendent Tom Williams sent notification to all parents in the district Wednesday, saying student safety is the primary motivation for the decision. Algona bus drivers will be contacting parents on their route to determine …

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Whittemore Man Facing Drug Charges

–A Whittemore man is facing drug charges following his arrest earlier this week. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, Deputies took 29-year-old Jacob David Gosch into custody just after midnight Monday. Gosch had been picked up in Palo Alto County and transferred to Kossuth County. Court records indicate an arrest warrant was issued for …

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King to Speak in Algona

–Congressman Steve King has scheduled a town-hall meeting for Kossuth County next week. According to a news release, King will be in Algona next Tuesday, March 19th for a meeting at the Public Library. The 9-term Republican from Kiron will meet constituents from 12-1 PM in meeting room A of the Algona Public Library. The …

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Algona Schools Still on Schedule to End Year on Time

–With all the missed days and late starts schools have had this winter, it looks like the Algona School District will still be done as scheduled on May 24th. Interim Superintendent Tom Williams gave the Algona School Board an update this week on where the district stands in regards to making up time at the …

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Board Approves Contract for New Superintendent

–The Algona School Board approved the contract for the district’s new superintendent at their meeting on Monday. Joe Carter, who currently serves as an Elementary Principal and Director of Student Programs in Emmetsburg, was selected last month by the board to take the position. Carter addressed the board and those in attendance Monday. Interim Superintendent …

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