Category Archives: Local News

WBM Begins Search for New Supt.

WBM Begins Search for New Supt.

–The West Bend-Mallard School Board will hold a work session and a special meeting Thursday evening to discuss the District’s Superintendent position. Current Superintendent Amanda Schmidt tells KLGA News that she has submitted her resignation to the board, effective June 30th of 2023.  8488  Schmidt says she has no specific plans set at this time…read more »

Leadership Class Hosting “Polar Express” Event Saturday

Leadership Class Hosting “Polar Express” Event Saturday

–The Leadership Algona Class is holding a fundraising event this Saturday at the Kossuth Ag & Motorsports Museum. Amy Whitacre is the Office Assistant at the Algona Chamber of Commerce, and a part of the Leadership Class that is organizing the event. She tells KLGA News they will be showing a holiday classic and providing…read more »

City Discusses Construction Projects for 2023

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…read more »

Ledyard Woman is Latest “1440 Award” Winner

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…read more »

USDA Numbers Show Corn Yields Down Slightly from Last Year

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…read more »

Idaho Man Facing Charges in Kossuth County

Idaho Man Facing Charges in Kossuth County

–An Idaho man is facing charges in Kossuth County after he was allegedly found passed out in a vehicle outside of Algona Sunday evening.  According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies received a report of a male who was passed out inside a vehicle in the River Road area around 6:45 PM Sunday.  Upon…read more »

Chips Off the Old Block Silent Auction Fundraiser Begins this Week

Chips Off the Old Block Silent Auction Fundraiser Begins this Week

–The local Chips Off the Old Block group is once again be hosting a silent auction fundraiser to benefit local area organizations that provide services to the general public. Chips Spokesman Ron Matz tells KLGA News that the silent auction items will be on display beginning Tuesday at the Algona Public Library, through December 17th,…read more »

December Fundraisers Planned for Emmet County Historical Site

December Fundraisers Planned for Emmet County Historical Site

A pair of fundraisers to support restoration work at a site in northwest Iowa that’s on the National Register of Historic Places will take place in early December. The Brugjeld-Peterson Point Historic Farmstead has a house, barn and other buildings that date back to the 19th century. It’s located east of Wallingford in Emmet County.…read more »

Holiday Lights Could be a Fire Hazard

Holiday Lights Could be a Fire Hazard

With Thanksgiving behind us now, many Iowans started decorating their houses for Christmas, though others may wait until December to start decking the halls. Andrea Vaspis, public education director for the National Fire Protection Association, says those colorful lights can be a beautiful accent to your house, but they can also pose a serious fire…read more »

NW Iowa Man Killed in Pocahontas County Wreck Thanksgiving Morning

NW Iowa Man Killed in Pocahontas County Wreck Thanksgiving Morning

–A Northwest Iowa man was killed when his vehicle struck a semi early Thanksgiving morning in rural Pocahontas County.  According to the Iowa State Patrol, 75-year-old Richard Leth of Hartley was northbound on Iowa Highway 4 in a 2007 GMC Sierra, about 7 miles north of Pocahontas, just before 2:30 AM Thursday.   The accident report…read more »