City Discusses Construction Projects for 2023

–The Algona City Council discussed upcoming construction projects during a special meeting this week. City Administrator Jacob Tjaden tells KLGA News that the upgrades to Central Park will continue in 2023. 

 

Tjaden says they hope to bid out the Splashpad project in early 2023. Besides Central Park, the city will also continue with some street improvement projects next year. 

 

Tjaden says they are looking at couple areas where they will once again do a full reconstruction of the street. 

 

While plans are being made for the 2023 construction season, Tjaden says they already have some preliminary plans for street improvements to be made in 2024. 

Ledyard Woman is Latest “1440 Award” Winner

–A Ledyard woman is the latest recipient of the “1440 Citizen of the Month” award from the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office. 

According to Sheriff Roger Fisher, Diane Krosch is being honored for her amazing personality and friendliness towards others. Krosch is involved with her community and has been instrumental in organizing several fundraisers within the Community Building in Ledyard.  

Krosch hosts a morning coffee time for several community members and goes above and beyond to make sure everyone feels welcome.  

If you know someone who lives or works in Kossuth County, and has a positive and caring nature towards others, you can nominate them for the “1440 Citizen of the Month” award. Just contact Sheriff Roger Fisher via email at rfisher@kossuthcounty.iowa.gov or you can go the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and find the nomination form and fill it out. 

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USDA Numbers Show Corn Yields Down Slightly from Last Year

The U-S-D-A is predicting the average corn yield in Iowa this year will be 202 bushels an acre. That’s just a couple of bushels short of last year’s record. Iowa State University ag economist Chad Hart says drought conditions had a mixed impact on yields. 

Commodity prices are strong and the U-S-D-A predicts farm income nationwide will be about five percent higher than in 2021.  

 

Initial U-S-D-A projections for 2023 suggest Iowa farmers will plant more acres of corn next spring. 

Hart says lingering drought conditions have been a concern for farmers in each of the past two growing seasons and will be again in 2023. 

 

Officials in Texas say drought there is causing billions of dollars in losses for cotton farmers. In the American west, drought conditions have persisted for 22 years and ag operations are fighting to maintain access to water.