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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
North Union High School will receive the Carrie Chapman Catt Award at senior awards night, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors learned at their Tuesday, May 3 meeting.  Assistant Auditor … more
North Union High School will be graduating 46 seniors on Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the high school gymnasium in Armstrong.  The class has chosen the Motto:  ‘Don’t Cry … more
Bancroft Clean Up Day will be held on Saturday May 21, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  The  Roll off will be located on City Lot,  southwest corner of Grove Street and North Portland … more
Collegiate baseball is back in Bancroft!  And the town and new league are excited for the season to start later this month. To kick off the new league and season, Steve Wagner, owner of the … more
Newspaper owner and publisher Kris Grabinoski was named a 2022 Master Editor-Publisher by the Iowa Newspaper Association April 28.  Grabinoski was one of four publishers and editors honored … more
Ben Scheevel, the former Estherville and Armstrong city police officer who was arrested April 7 on multiple counts, is out on bond. Scheevel had been held in the Buena Vista County jail on $200,000 … more
Jan Ehmen has worked in the food service department at the North Union Elementary building for the past three years. Upon her hire, it didn't take long for Jan to begin building relationships with … more
EMMETSBURHG – Iowa Lakes Community College Executive Dean Scott Stokes was named the new college president at the Tuesday, April 19 meeting of the Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees … more
By a vote of 48-0, Bancroft entrepreneur Sara Winkleman was confirmed by the Iowa Senate on April 18, 2022, to her first term on the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission. Her five-year term will begin … more
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office is honored to recognize Billy Bradford of Algona as our April “1440 Citizen of the Month”. Billy is employed as the building maintenance … more
Sara Winkelman, Drew Hellman and Brad Arndorfer were present at the April 18th meeting of the Bancroft City Council.  The three individuals were there to speak to the council about the Veterans … more
According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies conducted a stop in the rural Swea City area around 10 p.m. on Monday, April 11. After conducting a brief investigation, Deputies … more
A former Armstrong and Estherville police officer was arrested on a warrant served by the Emmet County Sheriff April 7. The warrant included charges on 84 criminal counts. Ben Scheevel of Fairmont, … more
On April 9, 2022, at 10:25 a.m., the Algona Police Department received a report of shots fired and a vehicle leaving the area of North Park Drive in Algona, Iowa, at a high rate of speed.  … more
On April 9, 2022, at approximately 10:25 a.m., there was a report of a person being shot at and a report of a vehicle leaving North Park Drive at a high rate of speed. Responding officers spoke to a … more
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