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Runway Displacement Project Moving Forward for Algona Airport

–The Algona City Council held a public hearing at their meeting Monday to take comments on proposed changes to the runway at the Algona Municipal Airport. The current runway sits too close to Highway 18 and doesn’t allow for the required clearance for planes on approach. Mike Bearden is one of the engineers working with …

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Another Scam Targets AMU Customers

–Algona Municipal Utilities is warning area residents about another scam that is targeting their customers. According to a news release, AMU has received reports from a few area businesses that they have been contacted by someone claiming to represent AMU wanting payment for disconnection of services. Caller ID information makes it appear these calls are …

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Forest City Man Arrested Near Corwith

–A Forest City man was arrested Saturday near Corwith on a warrant out of Kossuth County. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, deputies served an arrest warrant for 33-year-old Cory Lee Knowles after locating him at a rural residence near Corwith. Knowles is facing charges of manufacturing or possessing a controlled substance. According to …

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Tickets Still Available for ILCC “Dancing with the Local Stars” Fundraiser

–Tickets are still available for Iowa Lakes Community College’s “Dancing with the Local Stars” scholarship fundraiser coming up in March. Julie Bird is an Event Specialist with Iowa Lakes and she tells KLGA News the deadline to order tickets is approaching.   Bird says they do have full tables or single seats available for the …

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Whittemore Seeking More Contestants for Chili Cookoff

–The Whittemore Chili Cookoff is still looking for a few more contestants. Linda Farrell with the City of Whittemore says they have a few openings for the contest that will be held this Saturday.   All of the chili will be available for the public to sample and vote on.   The 18th annual Whittemore …

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Scam Call Making Rounds Regarding AHS

–The Algona School District would like to make area businesses and residents aware of a scam phone call that is making the rounds. The caller says they are making t-shirts on behalf of the Algona Cheerleaders and is offering advertising space on the back of the shirt. Algona Superintendent Marty Fonley tells KLGA News this …

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Legendary Umpire, Official, and Referee John Bartolo to Enter Hall of Fame

  John Bartolo’s “jaw dropped” when he was notified he’d been selected to enter the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. While he was surprised and humble, after 40 years of officiating and multiple state tournament selection, Bartolo has had an illustrious career working football, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball games. Listen …

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