When I discovered this picture of Don (Drug Store) Welp and his family in the collection which was loaned to me, I knew I wanted you to see it. As we anticipate the opening of our new pharmacy, I thought it would good to remember some of the history of pharmacies in Bancroft.
A few days ago I received a phone call from my boss and mentor Jerry Wiseman. It is a call that I hate receiving. My good friend and one of the few people who have shaped my love for newspapers had died.
My name is Mattie Carstens. I am the new English teacher at North Union High School. I graduated high school from Remsen-Union and graduated college from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa in 2018. I began my teaching career in Kuwait and was a long-term substitute for 5th and 6th English when I came home.
Last month the North Union School Board approved the hiring of Dakota Odermann as an assistant football coach at North Union. North Union Head Football Coach Matt Ernster has placed Dakota as the Defensive Coordinator. He will specifically work with linebackers and running backs during individual drills.
Citizen’s input during the Public Hearing on the Proposed Resolution of Necessity for Curb and Gutter put a halt to the year and half long plan. With four councilmen present, the split council vote ceased the project. Councilmen Nick Mart and David Grussing were out-voted by nay voters Dan Moore and Nathan Anderson.
For 39 years, Diane Nelsen has been judging photography at the Winnebago County Fair as well as other county fairs. During those 39 years, Nelsen has seen a great deal of changes in not only cameras but also in the style of photography being displayed.

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Last weekend the Davis family took a trip to Cedar Falls for a family gathering with the Grabinoski’s and the Weichers family. (Weichers family is Grant’s fiancé’s family).


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