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KRHC to Implement Visitor Restrictions

–Kossuth Regional Health Center is implementing visitor restrictions to try and prevent further spread of respiratory illnesses like influenza. According to a news release, KRHC will implement Level Two visitor restrictions to keep anyone displaying respiratory symptoms from spreading those germs. The Level 2 restrictions mean visitors with respiratory or influenza-like symptoms will be prohibited …

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Algona Girls Basketball Head Coach Mike Ford Discusses 2019-2020 Season

After his team fell 71-45 on the road to Okoboji in a Class 3A Region 2 semifinal, Algona girls basketball head coach Mike Ford joined the broadcast on Hometown Radio, 92.7 FM. It was the second-straight year that the Algona girls’ season ended in the regional semifinal round. The loss caps Algona’s 2019-2020 campaign with …

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Bomb Threat At Graettinger School Under Investigation

An investigation is underway after a bomb threat was made against the Graettinger-Terrill School in Graettinger Tuesday. According to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, they were notified of a bomb threat at the school just before noon on Tuesday. Deputies responded and coordinated the evacuation of the building with school staff and administration. The …

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EMS Board Discusses Location in Northern Kossuth County

–The Kossuth County EMS Board heard presentations from Bancroft and Swea City during their meeting Tuesday night. Both cities have offered their facilities to be used as a Northern Hub for EMS in the county. Kossuth County EMS Administrator Phil Albers gave a presentation outlining the coverage that could exist with a Northern Hub, and …

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Elbert Selected as New KRHC Administrator

–Kossuth Regional Health Center announced Tuesday that Dar Elbert will be taking over the CEO/Administrator position on a permanent basis. Elbert has been the acting Administrator since May of 2019, and she tells KLGA News it was necessary for the Board of Trustees to take their time before making a permanent hire. Elbert says she …

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King Makes Stop in Algona to Talk Ag

–Congressman Steve King made a stop in Algona Monday afternoon to speak with area agriculture leaders. King gave those in attendance his take the latest trade deals, including the recently completed USMCA. The US-Mexico-Canada agreement was signed by President Trump back in January. King also spoke about the ongoing trade negotiations with China and the …

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Top of Iowa-West Division Announces 2020 Boys Basketball All-Conference Teams

The Top of Iowa Conference released 2019-2020 boys all-conference teams Tuesday morning. In the West Division, Bishop Garrigan (who claimed the conference title with a 15-1 record) and Lake Mills (who finished second with a 14-2 mark) each claimed five spots on the all-conference lists. Lake Mills also took home player and coach of the …

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Top of Iowa-West Division Girls Basketball 2020 All-Conference Teams Released

The Top of Iowa Conference released 2019-2020 girls all-conference teams Tuesday morning. In the West Division, West Hancock and Bishop Garrigan, who tied for the conference championship with 15-1 records, both earned four total selections, including two each on the first team. West Hancock’s Rachel Leerar, now a three-time Top of Iowa-West Player of the …

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DNR to Hold Hunting Meetings

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a series of town hall meetings scheduled, including one in Kossuth County, to discuss possible changes to hunting rules and regulations and other topics. D-N-R spokesman, Mick Klemesrud says the first meeting is scheduled for this week. He says one rule change involves the waterfowl hunting zones.   …

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Local Athletic Schedule and Results for the Week of 2/17-2/23

The 2020 IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament is here this week and five area athletes have advanced to Des Moines. Also, postseason basketball continues across the state while the Algona boys wrap up their regular season. For a schedule of this week’s athletic events for area schools and Hometown Radio’s broadcast schedule, see below. Monday, February …

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Muskrat Trapping Season Extended at Lizard Lake Near Gilmore City

–The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has extended the trapping season for Muskrats on a small lake in Pocahontas County. Vince Evelsizer is a Furbearer Biologist with the DNR and he tells KLGA News that trappers now have until April 1st to harvest Muskrats on Lizard Lake. Lizard Lake is located about 7 miles SW …

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K/PAEDC Receives BEST of Iowa Award

–Members of the Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation were on hand for a ceremony in West Bend Wednesday where they were presented the BEST of Iowa Excellence Award. Bruce Hansen serves as the Vice President for Business Development with the Iowa Area Development Group, and he presented the award to K/PAEDC Executive Director Maureen …

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