Even though winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st, the snow that was dumped upon us last week is here to stay. A snow storm blew through the Armstrong/Ringsted area last week that left visibility and icy roads a hazard for traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday.
With the end of first semester quickly approaching, five North Union seniors have submitted early graduation requests to the North Union board on November 25.
Ringsted Santa Day was a success on many different levels. The Legion/Community Center was packed for a baked potato lunch. Parents tried to get their children to eat a baked potato as their excitement for the arrival of Santa grew. Around 12:15 p.m. Santa arrived on a Ringsted Fire Truck.
I found a most interesting seasonal picture in the Bancroft Centennial Book, which I want to share with you this week. I believe it was taken in the 1940’s shortly before Christmas Day. The picture may not be crisp and clear, but I am willing to use it anyway, because it shows life as it was in those days.
A half dozen North Union Warrior football players were selected to one of three all-district teams by a vote of the Class A, District 3 coaches recently.
The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees heard a report on the Emmetsburg-based college Construction Technology program at their Tuesday, Nov. 19 meeting.

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