Category Archives: Local News

Algona Schools to Require Masks on Buses

Algona Schools to Require Masks on Buses

–Beginning Monday, all bus drivers and students riding on buses in the Algona School District will be required to wear a mask. Information released by the school Friday afternoon states they are taking the action in light of the notice the district has received from the Iowa Department of Education. A temporary injunction has been…read more »

Winnebago County Deputy Cleared in Shooting of Thompson Man

Winnebago County Deputy Cleared in Shooting of Thompson Man

–The Iowa Attorney General’s office has cleared a Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy of any wrong-doing in an officer related shooting that left a Thompson man dead. On the evening of Saturday, September 11th Winnebago County Deputy Josh Douglas responded to a call reporting an assault in progress at a residence in Thompson. Upon arrival at…read more »

ILCC Nursing Program Candidate for National Accreditation

ILCC Nursing Program Candidate for National Accreditation

–The Nursing Program at Iowa Lakes Community College has obtained candidacy status as part of a national accreditation program. Tammy Shimon serves as the Director for the Iowa Lakes Nursing Program, and she tells KLGA News this process started a couple of years ago. Shimon says becoming an accredited program would have benefits for the…read more »

McGregor Street Will Remain Closed Through Mid-October

McGregor Street Will Remain Closed Through Mid-October

–Officials with the City of Algona are saying McGreggor Street will remain closed at the intersection with Moore Street through at least Mid-October. A release from the city says the posted detour along Nebraska Street will remain in place until McGregor reopens. Areas along Nebraska and Jones Streets have been temporarily designated as no-parking zones…read more »

Council Approves Parade Routes

Council Approves Parade Routes

–The Algona City Council approved street closures for three upcoming parades through town during their meeting on Monday. The first parade will be held tomorrow for the AHS Homecoming celebration. City Administrator Jacob Tjaden told the council there will be some street closures beginning around 2:15 PM. Bishop Garrigan will hold their Homecoming parade next…read more »

Dry Conditions During Harvest Causes Fire Risk

Dry Conditions During Harvest Causes Fire Risk

This is Farm Safety Week as harvest season gets rolling, and all farm hands are warned to stay especially vigilant for field fires during the drought. Iowa State University Extension ag engineer Kris Kohl says after a series of rural fires in 2012, a study was conducted that focused on variables like temperature, humidity and…read more »

Wesley Woman September 1440 Recipient

Wesley Woman September 1440 Recipient

  –A Wesley woman is this month’s recipient of the “1440 Citizen of the Month” award from the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Roger Fisher, Mandy Glawe was nominated for her amazing support and service to the Wesley Community Club. Glawe is described as a person that doesn’t hesitate to get involved and…read more »

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of NW Iowa Man

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of NW Iowa Man

–A traffic stop in rural Palo Alto County over the weekend resulted in the arrest of a man wanted on drug charges in Southwest Iowa. According to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies conducted a stop along County Road N28 on Sunday, about 5 miles west of Curlew. Deputies identified the driver as 57-year-old…read more »

NEW Coop Addressing Cyber Security Incident

NEW Coop Addressing Cyber Security Incident

  –NEW Cooperative took some of their systems offline recently after identifying a cyber-security threat within the company. According to a statement released by NEW Coop, they took their systems offline out of an abundance of caution after becoming aware of the incident. The company notified law enforcement officials and are working closely with data…read more »

Vaccine Booster Clinics Delayed

Vaccine Booster Clinics Delayed

  –A COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic planned for the end of September is being cancelled at this time because of recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration. According to a release from Kossuth Regional Health Center, plans for community booster clinics offered through Kossuth County Public Health are on hold for the time being. The…read more »