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Community Thanksgiving Meal Seeking Volunteers

–Preparations are underway for the annual Community Thanksgiving meal that will be served next Thursday at St. Cecelia’s Parish Center. Kossuth Regional Health Center Administrator Scott Curtis is an organizer of the event, and he tells KLGA News they’re expecting a good turnout on Thanksgiving Day. While the meal is held at St. Cecelia’s, Curtis …

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Nature Center to Host Scholarship Fundraiser

–The Water’s Edge Nature Center Foundation will host a soup supper on Sunday evening to raise money for scholarships. Kossuth County Naturalist Billie Willie tells KLGA News the foundation was originally established to get the Nature Center built. Willie says local students who will be graduating this spring are encouraged to apply for a Nature …

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Only Minor Injuries in Car vs. Tractor Accident

–An Algona man had to be transported to Kossuth Regional Health Center following a 2-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, 93-year-old Loren Bishop was eastbound in the 500 block of Highway 18 when he attempted to pass a slow-moving tractor. As Bishop began to pass, the tractor turned left into …

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Another Successful Year for Legacy Ball

–The Kossuth Regional Health Center Foundation’s annual Legacy Ball fundraiser earlier this month brought in a substantial amount of money for the KRHC endowment fund. Foundation Director Nancy Grandgenett-Besch tells KLGA News that this year’s event was well attended. Grandgenett-Besch says they were able to add over $80,000 to the KRHC endowment fund.   The …

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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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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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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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