Category Archives: Local News

Ownership Change in the Works for Algona Radio

Ownership Change in the Works for Algona Radio

  –The Algona City Council approved a Revolving Loan Fund agreement during their meeting Monday evening that will help transition KLGA/KLGZ into new ownership. Pending FCC approval, current KLGA/KLGZ General Manager Bernie Merrill and her husband Gary will become the new owners, under the banner of A2Z Broadcasting. Merrill tells KLGA News the transition is…read more »

Swea City Man Facing Weapons Charge

Swea City Man Facing Weapons Charge

–A Swea City man is facing a felony charge following an alleged incident with a gun over the weekend. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies were called to a residence in Swea City just before 3 AM Saturday on the report of a man brandishing a weapon. The reporting party stated that the…read more »

Weekend Crash Ends Up in Four Mile Creek

Weekend Crash Ends Up in Four Mile Creek

–No injuries were reported after a vehicle ended up in a waterway Southwest of Algona Saturday morning. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Manuel Cantu was northbound on 90th Avenue in a 2004 Buick LeSabre around 7 AM Saturday. The accident report states the vehicle went off the roadway to the right, struck…read more »

First Proposal for Congressional and Legislative Districts Unveiled

First Proposal for Congressional and Legislative Districts Unveiled

–The Legislative Services Agency unveiled their 1st proposal for Congressional and Legislative Districts across Iowa Thursday morning, and if approved, they would mean some changes at the state level for Kossuth County. Kossuth County would still be in the 4th Congressional District as it currently is, represented by Republican Randy Feenstra of Hull. However when…read more »

Preliminary Numbers Show Enrollment Up for Algona Schools

Preliminary Numbers Show Enrollment Up for Algona Schools

–Preliminary numbers show enrollment is up this year for the Algona Community School District. Superintendent Joe Carter went through the numbers for the Algona School Board during their meeting earlier this week. Carter says while the numbers are not official at this time, they do look good.   Carter says they saw a big jump…read more »

License Rule Changes Approved by Transportation Commission

License Rule Changes Approved by Transportation Commission

The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved some driver’s license rule changes to comply with changes passed by lawmakers in the last legislative session. D-O-T Motor Vehicle Division director, Melissa Gillett, says one change involves school licenses. Those who are 14-and-half can get a minor school license and drive to and from school and school activities…read more »

Belmond Man Gets 10 Years in Federal Prison

Belmond Man Gets 10 Years in Federal Prison

–A Belmond man has been given a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges of distributing methamphetamine earlier this year. According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, 29-year-old Rafael Perez-Mercado pled guilty in April to charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Evidence…read more »

Public Meetings Coming for Proposed CO2 Pipeline

Public Meetings Coming for Proposed CO2 Pipeline

The process is underway that could lead to the construction of the first ever carbon dioxide pipeline in Iowa. Iowa Utilities Board spokesman, Don Tormey says Summit Carbon Solutions is considering the pipeline. Summit Carbon Solutions is an affiliate of the Summit Agricultural Group owned by Bruce Rastetter of Alden. Tormey says the project would…read more »