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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 …

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 …

Kathy Sturm shows courage fueled by compassion

Kathy and Dick Sturm of rural Armstrong have raised a lot over the years. Dick has raised corn and soybeans and beef cattle on their farm overlooking Iowa Lake. Kathy helped raise students …

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 …

Hagedorn property discussed at Bancroft Council meeting

A structure that was built on the property of Roger and Carol Hagedorn has caused great uneasiness for the Bancroft City Council.   It was brought to the attention of the council at last …
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 …

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 …

North Union Track News

By David Swartz Managing Editor FOREST CITY — Carter Morphew won the 400-meter hurdles to pace the North Union Boys at the 2022 Top of Iowa West Conference Track Meet on Thursday, May 5 …

NU Girls Golf News

North Union Girls Golf Team hosted a dual with North Iowa at Country Greens Golf Course on Tuesday, May 3. Neither school had enough girls for team scores. North Union’s Hannah Nielsen shot …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …