Category Archives: Local News

Ribfest Set to Kickoff Memorial Day Weekend in Whittemore

Ribfest Set to Kickoff Memorial Day Weekend in Whittemore

–The Whittemore Memorial Day Celebration kicks off Saturday and they are still looking for contestants for their Ribfest contest. Organizer Ashley Frideres tells KLGA News that you can get signed up Saturday morning.  Frideres says they have 12 contestants already, but they have enough food for 20.  The public will get a chance to sample…read more »

Development Work Continues on Lost Island Wind Project

Development Work Continues on Lost Island Wind Project

–The company that is trying to build a Wind Farm in Northwest Palo Alto County is still trying to finalize plans for the project. Dan Scheffler works as a Senior Development Manager for Vestas, and he tells KLGA News the exact number of turbines they would construct is still up in the air.  Area residents…read more »

Dry Conditions Expected to Expand

Dry Conditions Expected to Expand

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration predicts dry conditions will continue for western Iowa and expand eastward. Meteorologist Adam Hartman authored the report.  La Niña weather conditions are a climate pattern that produces drier days.  U-S Ag Department meteorologist, Brad Rippey, says the weather’s impact on crops depends largely on the timing of the heat waves. …read more »

Slow Down in Work Zones, Even when Workers Aren’t Present

Slow Down in Work Zones, Even when Workers Aren’t Present

The first days of the summer travel season arrive this weekend and the Iowa Department of Transportation reminds that despite it being a holiday, drivers need to obey the rules in construction zones. Pete Hjelmstad (HELM-stad), with the D-O-T’s Mason City office, says even though work crews will likely not be in those areas this…read more »

CaddyShack Getting Upgraded Prior to Opening for the Season

CaddyShack Getting Upgraded Prior to Opening for the Season

The Caddyshack Miniature Golf Course is getting a facelift prior to opening next week. Caddyshack Manager Heidi Morris tells KLGA News that each hole is getting a fresh layer of new green carpet amongst other upgrades.  The upgrades won’t take out all the obstacles the golfers will face when they come out to the course…read more »

Person Selected as “1440 Citizen of the Month”

Person Selected as “1440 Citizen of the Month”

–A Burt man is the May recipient of the “1440 Citizen of the Month” award from the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office.  According to a release from Sheriff Roger Fisher, Dale Person is a lifelong resident of Kossuth County and has been an active member in his hometown for decades. Person has served the school board…read more »

Pair of English Teachers Honored with Class of ’79 Award

Pair of English Teachers Honored with Class of ’79 Award

–A pair of English Teachers from Algona High School are the latest recipients of the “Class of 79’ Excellence in Teaching Award”.  According to the Algona Community School Foundation, who administers the award on an annual basis, this year’s honorees are Mindi Spear and Lisa Cassens.  Spear and Cassens were nominated by a fellow teacher…read more »

North Union Schools to Offer Meals in June

North Union Schools to Offer Meals in June

–The North Union Community School District announced this week that they will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture.   Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  Lunch…read more »

Senate Leaves Pipeline Moratorium on the Floor

Senate Leaves Pipeline Moratorium on the Floor

A temporary moratorium on the use of eminent domain to seize property along carbon pipeline routes passed the House in March, but it was never considered in the Iowa Senate. The plan would have prevented pipeline developers from filing an application with the Iowa Utilities Board before February 1st, in order to acquire land where…read more »

Click-It or Ticket Over the Holiday Weekend

Click-It or Ticket Over the Holiday Weekend

As the start of summer travel season arrives with the Memorial Day weekend, law enforcement agencies across Iowa are taking part in the Click It or Ticket campaign. Genie Sterbenz, spokeswoman for the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, says the campaign is already underway and runs through June 5th.    A familiar safety duo who got…read more »