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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 …

Miller pens 22nd book with Joe Hatten biography

There are baseball fans – and then there are baseball fans. Gene Miller is a baseball fan extraordinaire. Hatten’s latest book, Joe Hatten: Bancroft Major Leaguer, released this …

Anastasia Donnelly’s artwork headed to Nationals

Local student artist, Anastasia Donnelly, received first place in both local and state contest with her model of the human heart that was entered into the VFW Auxiliary 3D Patriotic Art contest. Her …

Ricke trial set for June 25

The first-degree murder trial of Kyle Lou Ricke, 43, of Algona has been set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 in Dickinson County District Court in Spirit Lake with Third Judicial District Judge Nancy …

Algona Man Charged with Felony Theft

An Algona man was arrested on a felony theft charge after a search warrant was executed at his residence earlier this week. 55-year-old Russell Jordan is charged with 1st degree theft, a class D …
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 …

Warrior boys are ready to hit the track

ARMSTRONG — Sixteen boys reported to practice for the North Union Boys Track Team this spring. Coach Loren Looft is in his 15th year of coaching track and will be assisted by Brooke …

Five Seniors Return for the girl's track season

ARMSTRONG — The North Union Girls Track Team will look to replace some key athletes this season, but the Warriors also return other athletes with key state experience. Of the five seniors …

New Coach to lead young Golf Team

ARMSTRONG — The North Union Boys Golf Team is under new management as Connor Anderson begins his first year at the helm of the team. Anderson was an assistant golf coach in Fairmont, …

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. …
Around the region
Conner Haukoos, 15 year old son of Justin Haukoos and Carol Ann Sathoff, was diagnosed with AML Leukemia after having symptoms for only a short couple of weeks that prompted a doctors visit and blood …
Things are a poppin’ at the Emmet County Nature Center, with a full slate of youth activities scheduled, the Emmet County Nature Center Foundation and Emmet County Conservation Board learned at …
Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens was arrested over the weekend on a charge of O.W.I.-1st offense in Dickinson County. The 61-year-old Martens was arrested at around 8:50 pm Saturday evening, June 8 …
In a late-morning June 3 filing, the Iowa Supreme Court ordered a stay of district court proceedings in the trial of former City of Armstrong Chief Craig Merrill which had been scheduled to start …
At their Tuesday, May 28 meeting the Emmet County Board of Supervisors discussed when, to whom and how much county departments should charge for research fees. Emmet County Auditor Heidi Goebel …