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Back in December 2021, Swea City Mayor Wendy Zielske was present at the North Kossuth School Board meeting to discuss and inform about a private tile that  may or may not run through the school … more
Last Friday, Summit Carbon Solutions filed it’s petition for a Hazardous Liquid Pipeline permit with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) despite overwhelming opposition from landowners, counties and … more
A Worthington, Minnesota man faces drug charges as the result of the investigation of a suspicious vehicle in rural Emmet County recently.  According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, a … more
As part of the Emmet County Sheriff's Office's extension of No-Shave November, the Emmet County Sheriff's Office deputies and jail staff donated $120.00 to the CAASA (Centers Against Assault and … more
Not that many years ago, bars were closed on election day so candidates couldn’t buy votes at local taverns. Those election-day ‘dry laws’ have not largely changed, but that … more
Jordan Hansen brought home a championship trophy this past weekend from the Iowa Auctioneers Association Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. While at the convention, Hansen attended seminars, training … more
With few items on their plate, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors finished their business just inside an hour in their regular Tuesday, Jan. 18 meeting. In committee reports, Board Chair Jeff … more
North Union 8th grader Reagan Nielsen recently won the Patriot’s Pen competition at the district level and has placed 3rd in the state. She is the thirteen year old daughter of Travis and Sommer … more
I recently read my friend and schoolmate Phil Henriksen's Journal announcement to open a solo insurance practice, "Henriksen's Insurance." The Henriksen and Lindholm families lived in close proximity … more
There’s a new face at Bank Midwest in Armstrong. In January of 2021 Nicky Simpson began working in the Armstrong branch under the direction of Jeff Newlin. “I love how Bank Midwest did it, I … more
Katie Black, North Union elementary principal at the Fenton campus, was excited to speak at the NU board meeting on Monday, January 10. She was pleased to inform the board members how well the … more
Each year the students across the state of Iowa are required to take the ESSA - Every Student Succeed Act - tests that are given by the Iowa Department of Education. The North Union elementary at the … more
At Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Emmet County supervisors, county auditor Amy M. Sathoff said the 12 autopsies the county medical examiner performed in 2021 was a record number, and increased … more
The Armstrong City Council ran through a long list of boilerplate and other items at their regular Tuesday, Jan. 11 meeting. The council approved reappointment of Dave Stein as city attorney and … more
Despite a relatively short agenda, it was a fairly long meeting for the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Dec. 28 when they wrangled on how to address Emmet County Compensation Board … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors hacked through a long agenda of mainly boilerplate items to finish their first meeting of the year within an hour Monday, Jan. 3. The meeting was held the first … more
No stone was left unturned in a flurry of search warrants filed by Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens to find evidence to support a multi-year investigation the led to February 2021 charges against … more
The Armstrong City Council at their Monday, Jan. 3 meeting held a public hearing and approved third reading of an ordinance that changes the council meeting date to the second Tuesday of the … more
Just about every Christmas my family has a conversation about our Christmas from Hell sometime in the 1990’s. In almost every photo from that particular Christmas there are buckets and sick people … more
I was saddened by the news of Steve Larsen passing last week. I always enjoyed golfing with him, especially the last three years at the Men’s Club Tournament in Armstrong. Each year I rode in the … more
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