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Scam Targets Catholic Churches in Area

–The Algona Police Department is advising the public about scam emails that have been received in the area. According to the Algona PD, individuals belonging to Five Saints Parishes in Algona were contacted via scam email Wednesday from an individual posing as Father Girres. The email stated that he was in a meeting and eventually …

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Bulldogs Land Four on 2019 All-NCC Softball Teams

The North Central Conference released its annual all-conference teams late Wednesday night. Humboldt, the conference champion, picked up a conference-high eight selections, including five first-team honors. Algona, the lone team from the North Central Conference to make the 2019 State Softball Tournament, boasts four selections, with at least one player on each team. Find the …

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Top of Iowa Releases All-Conference Softball Honorees

With the state tournament field set for next week in Fort Dodge, the Top of Iowa has released its annual softball all-conference lists for the 2019 season. Central Springs, the Top of Iowa Conference champion, led the way with eight total all-conference selections (including four on the first team), in addition to both player and …

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Local Officials Meet to Discuss EMS in Kossuth County

–Members of the Algona City Council and Kossuth County Board of Supervisors sat down with representatives from EMS providers around the county Tuesday evening. Algona EMS Director Gary Merrill tells KLGA News the meeting was a productive first step towards a system that would provide EMS service to the county without breaking the bank. Statistics …

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Iowa Lakes Names Algona Center for Long-Time Trustee Lynn Kueck

–Iowa Lakes Community College held a dedication ceremony this (Tuesday) afternoon on their Algona Campus, officially naming the Algona building for long-time Iowa Lakes Trustee Lynn Kueck. ILCC President Valerie Newhouse opened the ceremony by thanking Kueck for his years of service. Bob Jennings currently represents Kossuth County on the Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees. …

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Kueck Will Not Seek Reelection as Algona Mayor

–Algona Mayor Lynn Kueck announced Monday that he will not seek another term in office. Kueck, who made the announcement during the latest Algona City Council meeting, tells KLGA News he wanted to step away on his terms and before he lost his passion for the position. Kueck says he will always have fond memories …

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Algona and Bishop Garrigan Softball Teams Each Clinch First State Tournament Appearance

On Monday evening, both the Algona Bulldogs and the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears punched their respective tickets to the 2019 State Softball Tournament with region final wins on the road. The Bulldogs, in a game that lasted long into the night and was at one point delayed by rain, beat Spirit Lake, the region’s No. …

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Victims Identified, Deaths Ruled Double Murder-Suicide by Investigators

–Investigators have identified the bodies found in a Bancroft residence Friday morning and ruled the deaths a double murder-suicide. According to the Iowa Department of Investigation, a 911 call was received around 8:15 AM Friday reporting 2 deceased individuals in a residence at 524 S. Morehouse Street in Bancroft. Officers with the Bancroft Police Department …

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Local Athletic Schedule and Results for the Week of 7/15-7/21

With the state softball tournament just a week away, we will know its participants by the end of the week. Baseball district play opened up over the weekend for Class 1A and continues into this week. For Class 3A, postseason play begins late this week. For a full schedule of this week’s athletic events for …

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Portraits of Kossuth Contest Underway

–The Kossuth County Conservation Board is looking for entries in their annual “Portraits of Kossuth” photo contest. Kossuth County Naturalist Billie Willie tells KLGA News says the major requirement of the contest is that the photo needs to be a nature photo. Willie says when you have your nature photo, get it to them so …

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Phone Scams Targeting Area Residents

–Local Law Enforcement agencies are reminding the public about the dangers of scam calls and how to avoid becoming a victim. Kossuth County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Briggs tells KLGA News he received a call on his work cell phone that was reportedly from Publisher’s Clearing House. Briggs says if you receive a scam call from …

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Murder Trial for Lakota Man Pushed Back Again

–The murder trial of a Lakota man has been pushed back once again and will now take place next year. Chad David Dietrick was scheduled to go on trial July 16th, but now it will be January before the case is presented to a jury. According to the court records, Attorney’s for Dietrick asked for …

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