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Trustees hear Career Academy report

SPIRIT LAKE – The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees at their Tuesday, May 17 meeting heard an update on the Spirit Lake Regional Career Academy that will serve high school students …

Trial date set for Armstrong defendants

A jury trial date of 9 a.m. Nov. 15 has been set for three former Armstrong city employees charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after a multi-year investigation by the Emmet County …

Supervisors continue Peterson Point discussion

With just county officials on hand, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, May 17 meeting continued their discussion from the previous week’s meeting on what to do with the …

Blood Drive coming to Armstrong

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Armstrong on June 8, 2022.  It will be held at the Community Center from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.   If you are feeling healthy and well …

Parking lot bid approved by North Union School Board

The need for more parking at the high school in Armstrong has been growing each year. And has been discussed by the North Union school board multiple times.   During the May 17 meeting, the …

North Kossuth School Board holds short meeting

The North Kossuth School Board made quick work of the short  May 17th agenda.   Discussion was held on purchasing a 2022 Chevy Suburban.  The board did receive quotes on a 2 wheel …

Peterson Point issue appears near resolution

The Emmet County District Court Courtroom was a good venue for the Tuesday, May 10 Emmet County Board of Supervisors meeting where the Peterson Point issue seemed to be decided by a group of peers …
Obituaries
Shirley D. Eckholm
Shirley D. Eckholm, daughter of Walter and Genevieve (Hulderson) Molumby was born on July 29, 1933 in Dickens, Iowa. She died on March 14, 2022 in Fairmont, Minnesota at the age of 88.  A …
Robert Oleson
Funeral services for Robert Oleson will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong with Vicar Kim Campbell as the officiant. Visitation will be one hour …
Julie Ann (Hungate) Goodwin
April 11, 1950 - May 15, 2022 Her parents were Don and Eleanor Hungate. She was born in Algona and lived in Laverne and Bode and graduated from Ringsted High School in 1969. She worked for ConAgra …
Janis E. Campbel
Janis E. Campbell, 75 of Emmetsburg, Iowa passed away May 10, 2022.  A funeral service was held Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. Janis Ellamae (Rikansrud) Campbell was born …
Dr. Craig Ellsworth
A memorial service for Dr. Craig Ellsworth will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakota. In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the North Iowa …
Sports

Nielsen wins state high jump

DES MOINES — North Union’s Sam Nielsen and Lenox’s Cadence Douglas took part in an epic “jump off” for the Class 1A high jump title last Friday. Nielsen came out on …

Sam Nielsen finds success on the track

North Union senior Samantha Nielsen has seen a lot of success the past two years of her track career. During her junior, Sam began to excel in high jump making it to Drake Relays and also …

Prochniak wins two races

MANLY — The North Union boys came away with three top finishes at the Panther Co-ed Relays in Manly on Monday. Bryer Prochniak accounted for two of them as he won the 100-meter dash in 12.17 …

NU Boys golf ends

North Union High School boy’s golf team season ended on May 11 during sectionals golf coming in third and missing advancing by four strokes.  Taking fist place with a core of 312 was …
Around the region
Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and to those who made the day special. Turning 29 doesn’t feel any different than 28. Except for the fact that when I was in high school I …
Aaron Salter Jr., 55, was on duty at the security job that supplemented his retirement income. Ruth Whitfield, 86, was buying groceries. Celestine Chaney, 65, stopped in for strawberries for the …
The Swea City Council heard a proposed schedule for lagoon upgrades at their monthly meeting Wednesday, May 18. Mayor Wendy Zielske updated incoming Councilman Barry Boland and the rest of the …
Private family services were held for Dianne Angle of Swea City. At Rest was held at the Harrison Township Cemetery, Swea City. Dianne Carol (Wessels) Angle, the daughter of Roy and Pearl (Davis) …
I have now been able to mow my lawn at the new house twice. I found out real quick that purchasing a new riding lawn mower was a great investment. Even with a rider, it takes about forty-five minutes …