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Contracts for high school principal Robert Zotz and elementary principal Katie Black, along with Erin Rogers were approved at the North Union School Board meeting on Monday, June 13. Principal … more
North Kossuth School Board approved two purchases during their June 13th meeting. Sixty Chromebooks for the second and sixth grade students were approved.  Along with 21 new iPads for … more
Longtime Bancroft business owner Charles Kennedy passed away on Sunday, June 12 at the age of 69 at the Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines. Charlie, as most people called him, was a staple in … more
Kim and Wynona Rasmussen’s farm is near the apex of Dolliver, Gruver and Maple Hill in eastern Emmet County. Kim and his grandson, River, raise about 75 head of SimAngus and Angus, with an … 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
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
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
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
Updating equipment and books is a common occurrence each year to keep items maintained and up to date.  With this in mind, the North Kossuth School Board heard a proposal from the North Union … more
Saturday is a milestone for Lillian Johnson as she will be celebrating her 100th birthday.  There are many words to describe this lady who doesn’t look a day over eighty: spunky, bright … more
  The North Kossuth (NKEA) and North Union (NUEA) education associations were awarded a $500 community outreach grant from the Iowa State Education Association to support their “Bags of … more
“Every day I’ve got to pinch myself to see if I’m here”, Bill Olson said. He never dreamed he would live to be one hundred years old but here he is, ready to celebrate his … more
The Top of Iowa Conference has released the All Conference West Girls Basketball Teams.  Four North Union Warriors have made the team,  Naomi Jones, Sam Nielsen, Lily Henderson and Olivia … more
With the shortage of high school officials becoming a problem, Roger Fisher has been officiating for the past 30 years and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Well unless the aches and pains … more
Unfortunately, for a lot of people, Legion and VFW members carrying flags during parades, honor flights and military funerals are pomp and ceremony and nothing else. Also, unfortunately, those … more
North Union High School Principal Robert Zotz updated the school board on recent activities of the high school during their February 15 meeting. Mr. Zotz stated that the school is working on … more
North Union Summer baseball and softball as well as other Top of Iowa events are in dire need of sports officials right now and in the future. Currently the Top of Iowa is short over 250 officials … more
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
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