Alpha News


01/05/2018 09:24 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Wachal to lead county board into ne... 

Don Wachal is the new chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. Wachal, who is in the last year of his first term as county commissioner, was elected board chair at Tuesday's commissioner meeting.


12/27/2017 10:33 AM  ~~~Source~~~
More townships, cities mull merits ... 

More Jackson County townships - and even some cities - are poised to replace Election Day voting with mail-in balloting. Jackson County Auditor/Treasurer Kevin Nordquist said Belmont and Rost townships, along with the city of Alpha, will join Heron Lake Township in conducting mail-in balloting next November.


05/16/2017 09:28 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Storm brings 70 mph wind gusts 

An early-morning thunderstorm shook Jackson County Tuesday, with wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour knocking down branches and uprooting trees from Heron Lake to Alpha. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, S.D., issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Jackson County shortly before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday as an area of dying showers producing strong winds appeared on radar along the western edge of the county moving northeast at 35 mph.


02/09/2017 04:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
One hurt in Tuesday crash 

One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon in Jackson. Benjamin Freking of Alpha sustained unspecified injuries in the collision, which took place shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 71 and Industrial Parkway.