Bancroft Man Receives Minor Injuries in Rollover Accident
(Fenton) – A Bancroft man received minor injuries in a rollover accident on Highway 15 south of Fenton earlier this month. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says at around 1:15 pm on February 10th, 24-year-old Blake Crawmer-Wolf was traveling southbound on Highway 15 in a 2006 Toyota Corolla when he lost control and crossed the centerline. Crawmer-Wolf struck a mailbox on the east side of the roadway, and ended up in the east ditch.
Prescribed Burns Scheduled in the Area This Spring
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas. Areas scheduled for prescribed burns include Pickerel Lake in Buena Vista County…Dewey’s Pasture, Hawk Valley, Tom Tuttle Marsh, Little Sioux, Fen Valley, Elk Lane, Barringer Slough, and Dan Green Slough in Clay County…and Blue Wings Marsh, Dewey’s Pasture, West Fork, and Fallow Marsh in Palo Alto County.
Graettinger City Introduces Online Utility Bill Management for Local Residents
Graettinger, a small city in Palo Alto County, Iowa, has introduced new online services. The city's billing and payment platform, FrontDesk, now enables residents to manage their utility bills online. This move reflects the city's commitment to improving residents' quality of life.
Sugar Shack Cooking Up Syrup this Weekend
–If you’re looking to get outdoors this weekend and enjoy the weather, the Cozy Grove Sugar Shack will be open, collecting sap and cooking it down to produce fresh maple syrup. Kossuth County Naturalist Billie Willie tells KLGA News they will have hours on both Saturday and Sunday. Willie...
Avera Holy Family President and CEO Announces Plans to Retire
(Estherville) - The President and CEO of Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville has announced plans to retire. Deb Herzberg, who's been with Avera since 2018, will be retiring October 2nd of this year after a 47-year career in health care and leadership. Under Herzberg's leadership at Avera Holy Family,...
Three Charged Following Multiple County Pursuit
Pocahontas, IA (KICD)– Three people have been charged after leading law enforcement on a multiple county pursuit early Sunday morning. A Deputy with the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a speeding vehicle around 4:40 on Highway 4 north of Havelock but the driver reportedly accelerated reaching 100 miles per hour before turning onto a gravel road traveling at more than 90 miles per hour.
Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for West Bend Man
–A traffic stop in Algona Monday afternoon ended with drug charges being filed against an area man. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies conducted the traffic stop in Algona just after 2 PM Monday. After conducting a brief investigation, Deputies arrested 45-year-old John Lee Schoenwetter of West Bend.
Minor Injuries Reported Following Rollover Near Fenton
–A Bancroft man suffered only minor injuries following a rollover accident along Iowa Highway 15 earlier this month. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old Blake Crawmer-Wolf was southbound on Highway 15 in a 2006 Toyota Corolla around 1:15 PM on February 10th, when he lost control and crossed the centerline 4 miles south of Fenton. Crawmer-Wolf struck a mailbox on the east side of the roadway, and attempted to correct the vehicle, but ended up in the east ditch.
Where's the ice? Historic low Superior and Great Lakes ice cover
The Great Lakes have never looked like this in February. Ice cover is at record low levels this month on Lake Superior and other Great Lakes. Lake Superior continues to hover around the record low 1.7 percent ice cover observed in the middle of this month. The average ice cover...
Titonka man accused of murdering Ventura woman to have second competency evaluation
GARNER — A second competency evaluation has been ordered for a Titonka man accused of murdering a Ventura woman in Britt last March. 57-year-old Monte Eckels was charged with first-degree murder after being accused of fatally stabbing Leallen Bergman while inside a residence at 275 4th Street Southeast in Britt on the night of March 4th.
Wesley Woman Cited Following Accident Along HWY 18
–A Wesley woman was cited following a one-vehicle accident along US Highway 18 earlier this month. According to a report released this week by the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, 43-year-old Sylvia Serrano-Real was traveling westbound on HWY 18 in a 2009 Dodge Journey around 9AM on February 9th. The accident report states that Serrano-Real lost control of her vehicle and veered left, crossing the centerline and entering the south ditch.
Members of Lead the Ville, Estherville VFW Hosting Fest-E'Ville Celebration
(Estherville) – An all-day community event called Fest-E’Ville is taking place Saturday, March 23rd at the Estherville VFW. The event is being led by members of the Lead the Ville program. Ashley Reed is a member of Lead the Ville and says the event will begin with a BBQ ribs cookoff.
Sioux Central Girls Stifle Pocahontas Area, Advance to State
It was a big night for the Sioux Central Rebels as they move on to the State Tournament. Sioux Central jumped out to a 14-10 lead over Pocahontas Area in the first quarter and extended the lead to 5 going into the half. The two familiar teams were containing each...
Newly Hired West Bend Mallard Superintendent Talks Small District Challenges
West Bend, IA (KICD) — As we previously reported, long-time West Bend Mallard teacher, coach, and principal Paul Peppmeier has been hired as Superintendent for West Bend Mallard and Gilmore City Bradgate. Peppmeier was the guest on George Bower’s morning show Tuesday. So what are the challenges for...
Suicide Prevention Program for Ag Professionals Planned in Eshterville
(Estherville)--ISU Extension and Outreach and Emmet County Public Health are coming together to offer a suicide prevention program for agriculture professionals. Extension Adult Program Coordinator Sue Boettcher says the program will be held on Tuesday, March 19th from noon to 2 pm at Emmet County Public Health. Boettcher says the program is called Question-Persuade-Refer.
Bulldogs advance to district finals for fifth straight year
The LMHS boys basketball team breezed through the first round of the district tournament by soundly defeating West Bend-Mallard 73-27 last Monday, Feb. 12. Full text available to online subscribers only. To purchase an online subscription, please click here.
Lakota School District Provides Individual Learning Devices to All K-12 Students
All K-12 students in the Lakota school district now have individual device access for learning. Each student has a touchscreen Chromebook. Second graders have new devices while K-1 students have devices previously used by higher grades. This is part of Lakota's commitment to budget management and equal support for student learning.
ILCC men back on winning track, down Dakota County
ESTHERVILLE — Following a one-point 60-59 loss to Southwestern College Saturday, Feb. 17, ending a seven-game win streak, the Iowa Lakes men’s basketball team bounced back Wednesday night with a 93-78 home victory over Dakota County to move to 22-6 overall on the season.
Council Passes 3rd Reading for Urban Forest Utility Ordinance
–The Algona City Council approved the 3rd and final reading of an ordinance that will establish a new fee to cover costs associated with tree maintenance and removal during their meeting this week. City Administrator Jacob Tjaden addressed the council prior to the vote. Tjaden says the fee will not...
Sign Up Now for Spring/Summer Rec Programs
–While the warmer temperatures recently have many thinking about spring, the Algona Recreation Department is actively preparing for their spring and summer activities. Recreation Director Nick Diers updated the City Council on everything they have going on right now during their meeting this week. Diers says they are also getting...