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Supervisors stay firm on Level B road upgrade policy

With its many miles of unpaved roads, the Emmet County secondary roads department is tasked with the challenge of not only maintaining, but upgrading, those roads. For several years, the county …

Roesler Explains Disaffiliation Vote

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, members of United Methodist Church of Armstrong voted 67-15 to disaffiliate with the United Methodist Church. On Jan. 27, Pastor Lyn Roesler explained to the Armstrong …

Pipeline legislation introduced

Following are synopses of five carbon dioxide pipeline regulation bills introduced by Sen. Jeff Taylor this session. Senate File 100 – Requires that pipelines seeking eminent domain include …
Obituaries
Leo J. Bradley, Jr
Visitation for Leo Bradley will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Armstrong, Iowa, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, February 4, 2023. Funeral Services will be held at the …
Irene Viola Fink
Irene Viola (Yackle) Fink, 103, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023 at Valley View Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa.  Irene was born on October 3, 1919 to William and Ada (Culbertson) Yackle …
Douglas James Pfeil
Talk about breaking the mold, Douglas James Pfeil was one of a kind.  The quiet, witty, intellectual, fun, creative, curious, and maybe a little exasperating but interesting son of Jim and Ruth …
Emmet J. Quinn
Mass of Christian Burial for Emmet J. Quinn was held at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Estherville, Iowa at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, November 26, 2022.  Officiant at the service was …
Neomi “Maxine” Hoppus
Neomi “Maxine” Hoppus was born on November 11, 1926 in Dolliver, Iowa to William and Ellen (Ball) Ross.  She passed away on November 16, 2022 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in …
Sports

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 …

Emily Meyer signs college deal

North Union senior Emily Meyer signed a letter of intent Tuesday, November 22, to play softball and volleyball at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato for the 2023-24 season.  Meyer has been a …

Basketball Team inducted into Black Hills State University Hall of Fame

Thirty years ago, the Black  Hills State University men’s basketball team was making history but didn’t know it at the time. The 1992-93 Yellow Jackets were just playing a game …

Welbig takes first at Emmetsburg Invitational

EMMETSBURG — North Union’s Jacey Welbig took first place in the girls’ race at the Emmetsburg Invitational on Monday, September 12. The speedy sophomore clocked a time of 20 …

Three Warriors earn all-state honors

Three North Union Softball players have received additional postseason honors for their play this season in helping the Warriors to a 33-5 season. Junior pitcher Emily Meyer, senior third baseman …

Nine Lady Warriors make all conference teams

The North Union Lady Warriors Softball team has had an exceptional year on the field.  Not only did they win back to back conference titles, all nine starters were named to the Top of Iowa West …
Around the region
The United Methodist Church has decided to move away from that name and pursue different views from our top people at the United Methodist brand. The vote to disaffiliate didn’t surprise me per …
Donna Hurlburt, age 85 of Lone Rock, passed away on Saturday, January 28 at Accura Healthcare in Bancroft. Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at the church. Burial will …
On January 19, 2023, at approximately 1:33 PM, Palo Alto County 911 Emergency Center received a 911 call of an unresponsive child.  Palo Alto County EMT’s and the Emmetsburg Police were …
This past week I had Radann Dawson in the press room working on a few electrical projects. A few times we had talked about the 49ers and their playoff run in the NFL. Of course, our conversations …
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors had a short agenda Tuesday morning ahead of budget meetings and other time-consuming events happening in the coming days. The supervisors reviewed the Emmet …
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