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Kossuth County Compensation Board Reccomendation on the Agenda for Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors Meeting

The Kossuth County Compensation Board met last week, and determined that the salaries for Kossuth County elected officials are all below the state averages, and lower than the average salaries of comparably sized Northern Iowa Counties with comparable size county seats. The Compensation Board determined that in Kossuth County the Auditor receives $2,657 or 4.63% …

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Ledyard Man Arrested on Emmet County Warrants

A Ledyard man was arrested on warrant out of Emmet County Wednesday. According to the Kossuth County Sherriff’s office 28-year-old Zackery Carlson of Ledyard was arrested shortly after 10:00 Wednesday morning. Carlson was arrested on warrants for Third-degree Harassment and Fifth -degree Criminal Mischief. According to the Iowa Courts online database, he is set to …

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Toys for Tots Invites Families in Need to Pick up Toys for Their Children Saturday

Abate of Iowa – District 7 has again teamed up with the Marine Corps Reserve to help those in need in Kossuth County this Christmas. Events Coordinator Jennifer Monson says that it’s a simple process for families who would like some help this holiday season. Abate District 7, and the Marine Corps Reserve invites families …

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No Injuries in Car-Deer Accident in Palo Alto County

There were no injuries reported in a car-deer accident last weekend. The Palo Alto County Sherriff’s office says that Franny Dee Pollard of Rolfe was driving on 460th Avenue on Sunday, when a deer ran out of the west ditch and entered the road at around 3 PM Sunday afternoon. Pollard struck the deer causing …

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Graetinger Woman Injured in Rollover Accident

A Graettinger woman was injured in a rollover accident in west of Graettinger last week. According to the Palo Alto County Sherriff’s office, 27 year-old Tanya Johnson was traveling west on 280th street when she lost control of her Chevy Trailblazer. Johnson entered the ditch, causing her vehicle to roll. Following the accident, Johnson was …

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Tuesday’s Girls Basketball Scores

Bishop Garrigan 55 Lake Mills 44   –Jenna Boelter scored 24 points and Bishop Garrigan held Lake Mills 34-points below their season average as the Golden Bears topped the Bulldogs 55-44 Tuesday in Lake Mills. Garrigan built a 23-17 lead at halftime and then extended it to 13-points by limiting the Bulldogs to just 2 …

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Tuesday’s Boys Basketball Scores

Lake Mills 69 Bishop Garrigan 62   –Lake Mills scored the final 8 points of the game to defeat Bishop Garrigan 69-62 Tuesday in Lake Mills. The Golden Bears led early and held a 30-26 advantage midway through the 2nd quarter before the Bulldogs ended the half on a 12-2 run to lead 38-32 at …

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WBM Wrestlers Compete in Cherokee

–The West Bend-Mallard wrestling team went 1-2 Tuesday at a non-conference meet in Cherokee. The Wolverines defeated Sioux Central 48-18 before falling to Pocahontas Area 63-18 and Cherokee51-18.   The Wolverines won four matches by fall and four by forfeit against Sioux Central to grab the dual meet victory. Connor Fehr won by fall in …

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Truck on Fire After “Tug of War”

The Palo Alto County Sheriff says the Emmetsburg Fire Department was called to a truck fire last weekend that stated because the pickup was participating in a “tug of war” with another truck. According to a press release, 24 year old Ashley Moore and 19 year old Taylor Gile, both of Emmetsburg, were driving pickups …

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Donation Made to Project Blue Light from Algona Rally

A one thousand dollar donation has beeen made to Project Blue Light from funds raised at the Algona “Back the Blue” rally last month. The money was raised from proceeds of “Back the Blue” T-shirt sales. Project Blue Light is operated by Brian Waide of Charles City. He donates blue lights for people to use …

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Algona City Council Meeting Recap – 12/5/16

The Algona City Council met for the final time in the old City Hall building last night. They unanimously approved the Design, Development Plans, and Specs for the new City Hall, following a presentation from Tyler Riley of FEH Designs. The Council also approved the contract for the demolition of the existing City Hall Building, …

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Tickets Available for Inaugural Shows at Wilcox Performing Arts Center

Tickets are now available for the inaugural shows at the new Wilcox Performing Arts Center on the campus of Algona High School. Algona High School and Bishop Garrigan will be having a combined band and choir concert, and the tickets for this show are free, however they must be picked up in advance. Two shows …

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