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Supervisors stay firm on Level B road upgrade policy

With its many miles of unpaved roads, the Emmet County secondary roads department is tasked with the challenge of not only maintaining, but upgrading, those roads. For several years, the county …

Pipeline legislation introduced

Following are synopses of five carbon dioxide pipeline regulation bills introduced by Sen. Jeff Taylor this session. Senate File 100 – Requires that pipelines seeking eminent domain include …

Irmiters Buy Armstrong Locker

Al and Shelly Irmiter of Spencer have purchased Armstrong Locker from Tom and Marolyn Johnstone, effective Jan. 12. Al, an area native, graduated from Armstrong-Ringsted High School while Shelly …

Emmetsburg Child Death Investigation

On January 19, 2023, at approximately 1:33 PM, Palo Alto County 911 Emergency Center received a 911 call of an unresponsive child.  Palo Alto County EMT’s and the Emmetsburg Police were …

Supervisors Seek Tech Director 

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors had a short agenda Tuesday morning ahead of budget meetings and other time-consuming events happening in the coming days. The supervisors reviewed the Emmet …

Days Gone By 1-25-2023

One hundred twenty five years ago: January 21, 1898  Publishers: J.A. Reagan & Kasper Faltinson On account of poor health I am compelled to go out of business and move to a different …

The ABC Club Presents Dueling Pianos

The Armstrong Betterment Club is proud to host a wonderful evening out for Presidents Day Weekend. Dueling Pianos will be performing at the Armstrong Community Center on Sunday, February 19, 2023, …
Obituaries
Leo J. Bradley, Jr
Visitation for Leo Bradley will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Armstrong, Iowa, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 4, 2023. Funeral Services will be held at the …
Irene Viola Fink
Irene Viola (Yackle) Fink, 103, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023 at Valley View Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa.  Irene was born on October 3, 1919 to William and Ada (Culbertson) Yackle …
Douglas James Pfeil
Talk about breaking the mold, Douglas James Pfeil was one of a kind.  The quiet, witty, intellectual, fun, creative, curious, and maybe a little exasperating but interesting son of Jim and Ruth …
Emmet J. Quinn
Mass of Christian Burial for Emmet J. Quinn was held at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Estherville, Iowa at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, November 26, 2022.  Officiant at the service was …
Neomi “Maxine” Hoppus
Neomi “Maxine” Hoppus was born on November 11, 1926 in Dolliver, Iowa to William and Ellen (Ball) Ross.  She passed away on November 16, 2022 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in …
Sports

Harley Tobin to wrestle at first girl’s state tournament

North Union junior Harley Tobin will be heading to the first sanction Iowa Girls State Wrestling Tournament on February 2 and 3 in Coraville, IA. After the announcement last year, by the Iowa …

Emily Meyer signs college deal

North Union senior Emily Meyer signed a letter of intent Tuesday, November 22, to play softball and volleyball at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato for the 2023-24 season.  Meyer has been a …

Basketball Team inducted into Black Hills State University Hall of Fame

Thirty years ago, the Black  Hills State University men’s basketball team was making history but didn’t know it at the time. The 1992-93 Yellow Jackets were just playing a game …

Welbig takes first at Emmetsburg Invitational

EMMETSBURG — North Union’s Jacey Welbig took first place in the girls’ race at the Emmetsburg Invitational on Monday, September 12. The speedy sophomore clocked a time of 20 …
Around the region
The United Methodist Church has decided to move away from that name and pursue different views from our top people at the United Methodist brand. The vote to disaffiliate didn’t surprise me per …
Donna Hurlburt, age 85 of Lone Rock, passed away on Saturday, January 28 at Accura Healthcare in Bancroft. Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at the church. Burial will …
You don’t need a crystal ball to see that private school vouchers appear to be barreling toward passage by the Iowa Legislature, just three weeks into the 2023 session. These vouchers, or …
On Tuesday, I was able to serve on my first subcommittee for this session where we discussed and passed HSB 2. This was the first among many subcommittees I will be taking part in this legislative …
The North Kossuth School Board approved the School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) for Modified Supplemental Amount and Supplemental Aid for the 2023-24 Dropout Prevention Program in the amount of …