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NU School board approves bid for new facility

The North Union School Board has been working towards constructing a new weight room/storage facility for several   months.   In the fall of 2023, the board was presented plans for the …

Baseball lease and assistant coach hired at North Kossuth School Board

With summer sports just around the corner, North Kossuth School Board   is preparing for the upcoming season.   At their February 12th board meeting, the annual contract with the City of …

Minnesota Man Sent to Hospital After Accident in Northern Kossuth County

A Minnesota man was sent to the hospital after a one vehicle accident on February 6 in Kossuth County near the Iowa-Minnesota Border. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says at around …

NUMS Band Department receives $1,000 donation from MAMA

The North Union Middle School Band Department received a monetary boost with the donation of $1,000 from the Midwest All-Music Association (MAMA).   The check was presented to the school on …

Algona Native Who Founded Orphanage in Haiti Charged with Sexual Abuse

An Algona native and founder of an orphanage in Haiti is facing a U.S. criminal charge after an investigation revealed that he traveled to the country to sexually abuse a minor. According to the …
Sports

Bearcats spoil North Union’s homecoming

ARMSTRONG—In just the second week of the season and the opening night of Class A district play on Friday, Sept. 3, the North Union Warriors’ football team entertained the North Butler Bearcats in …

Back to Back State Appearances

By David Swartz CORALVILLE — Senior Harley Tobin came up short of her goal of winning a state medal, but the North Union senior who wrestles with Algona had some quality matches in putting …

Former Bancroft Bandit signs with Pittsburgh Pirates

In 2019, Bancroft Bandits shortstop Shawn Ross began making a name for himself on the ball diamond. He was part of the team that brought home a Championship trophy that year. After leaving the …

Harley Tobin to wrestle at Disney Duals

North Union’s lone girl wrestler, who wrestles under Algona High School, Harley Tobin has earned the right to wrestle for the AAU Girl’s Team Iowa at the Disney Duals in Orlando, Florida. …

Harley Tobin to wrestle at Disney Duals

North Union’s lone girl wrestler, who wrestles under Algona High School, Harley Tobin has earned the right to wrestle for the AAU Girl’s Team Iowa at the Disney Duals in Orlando, Florida. …

Alex Fisher named TIC Coach of the Year

The Top of Iowa West Conference released its all-conference teams for boys’ basketball recently. Three North Union players made the list. Junior Kyan Jones earned first team honors while …

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 …
Around the region
On Monday night the Armstrong Betterment Club held an open house meeting to discuss a few things and most importantly, hand out awards. These awards consisted of new business plaques which now …
The meaning of living paycheck to paycheck could change for Emmet County employees, pending a decision by the Emmet County Board of Supervisors on whether employees should continue to be paid once a …
A memorial service was held for Eldon Hovick on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Armstrong, Iowa, with Vicar Kim Kacmarynski as Officiant. Eldon will be laid to rest …
The Armstrong City Council at their Tuesday, Feb. 13 meeting heard of the impact of House File 718 on local governments. Emmet County Supervisor Lisa Hansen informed the council of that impact …
Earlier this week I was talking with my Grandma Jolene as she prepared for her hip surgery (which turned out great) about how fast technology has changed. I have often thought about how my Grandpa …