Author Archives: Brian Wilson

Boil Advisory for North Side of West Bend Beginning Tuesday AM

Boil Advisory for North Side of West Bend Beginning Tuesday AM

The West Bend Water Supply will begin working in the northern section of the distribution system Tuesday (10/26) morning. A release from the city says that the businesses and homes located on Broadway Avenue and continuing North of the railroad tracks will be impacted. Due to potential for bacterial contamination, it is recommended that customers…read more »

Ten Digit Dialing is Here

Ten Digit Dialing is Here

If you try to dial a local number without the 5-1-5 or 3-1-9 area codes, the call will not go through now. Iowa Utilities Board spokesman, Don Tormey, says it’s part of a change by the F-C-C to avoid confusion with a new 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. He says you should check to be…read more »

Park Improvement Meetings Set

Park Improvement Meetings Set

–Algona residents are being invited to a pair of meetings next week to discuss proposed upgrades to a couple of the city’s parks. Algona Parks and Recreation Director Nick Diers tells KLGA News the first meeting is Tuesday night. Diers says the 2nd meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening to discuss improvements to Central Park.…read more »

Lone Rock Man Cited for Animal Abuse

Lone Rock Man Cited for Animal Abuse

–A Kossuth County man is facing a charge of Livestock Abuse after Law Enforcement removed cattle from his property late last month. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies responded to a report of cattle on the roadway at an address 5 miles north of Lone Rock back on September 29th. Upon further investigation,…read more »

Search Warrant Executed at Armstrong City Hall

Search Warrant Executed at Armstrong City Hall

–Law Enforcement officials in Emmet County executed a search warrant at Armstrong City Hall Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into misconduct by former city officials. According to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies were assisted by agents from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation in executing that warrant. Earlier this year, now-former Mayor…read more »

Local Band to be Honored this Weekend

Local Band to be Honored this Weekend

–A Kossuth County band is scheduled to be inducted into the Western Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony this weekend in Remsen. The Expressions, formerly known as the Family Expressions, will be inducted along with three other acts Saturday at the Avalon Ballroom. The original members of the band included Bob…read more »

Plan 2 for Legislative and Congressional Districts Revealed

Plan 2 for Legislative and Congressional Districts Revealed

–The second proposal for redrawing Iowa’s Congressional and Legislative Districts has been announced by the Legislative Services Agency. The proposal would keep Kossuth and the surrounding counties in the 4th Congressional District, currently represented by Republican Randy Feenstra of Hull. In the Iowa Senate, this proposal would put Kossuth County into Senate District #5 along…read more »

Library Renovations Taking Shape

Library Renovations Taking Shape

–While part of the renovation project for the Algona Public Library may be delayed, part of it is moving along as scheduled. Library Director Lori Walton gave an update to the city council Monday, and she says it may be a few months before the exterior updates can begin. Walton says the good news is…read more »

Winnebago Reports Record Fiscal Year

Winnebago Reports Record Fiscal Year

Winnebago Industries is reporting a record fiscal year. The Forest City-based outdoor lifestyle manufacturer posted a profit of nearly 282-million dollars for Fiscal Year 2021, which wrapped up at the end of August. That’s an increase of 359-percent compared to more than 61-million in Fiscal Year 2020. Revenues for Fiscal ’21 were three-point-six billion, an…read more »

Genealogical Society Hosting Courthouse Research Meeting

Genealogical Society Hosting Courthouse Research Meeting

–The Kossuth County Genealogical Society will host an informational meeting Monday evening for anyone who wants to learn how to research their family history at the courthouse. According to a release from the Genealogical Society, those in attendance will be guided through the process of conducting research at the courthouse. They will show you how…read more »