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Scheevel sentenced on seven counts, Van Roekel enters plea

Former Estherville and Armstrong police officer Ben Scheevel was sentenced on seven of an original 85 counts of accessing confidential law enforcement databases and using them to stalk or harass …

Pipeline opponents hold the line

Just because you’re at first and goal, that doesn’t mean you’re going to make a touchdown. That was the message pipeline opponents received when they met Wednesday, Nov. 29 at …

Bowman victim of fire – three times

When Michael Bowman of Ringsted turned in the night before Thanksgiving, little did he know how his life would be turned upside down by a fire that struck his home just west of Jason Pergande’s …
Obituaries
Karen Jean Sanftner
Karen Jean Sanftner, 81, of Armstrong, died October 26, 2023 at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong. Karen was born on July 29, 1942, in Estherville to Ardys (Opsal) and Curtis Twedt. Her mother …
Steven Alan Gregersen
Steven Alan Gregersen, 60, of Armstrong, died on October 24, 2023, in Fairmont, MN.   Steven was born on August 29, 1963, in Cedar Rapids and was the son of Maynard and Gayle Gregersen. He …
Matthew Weisbrod and Ethan Weisbrod
Matthew Weisbrod and his son, Ethan Weisbrod, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 21st, 2023. The family finds comfort knowing that their last moments were spent together, driving their …
Mary Kay Picht
Mary Kay (Krumm) Picht was born on June 4th, 1947 in Estherville, Iowa, the daughter of Richard and Ruby (Opsal) Krumm. She passed away peacefully at the age of 76 in Fairmont surrounded by her …
Ruth Ann Loebach
Ruth Ann Loebach of Algona, formerly of Burt, passed away Saturday evening, September 23, 2023 at Good Samaritan Care Center in Algona. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, …
Sports

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. …

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. …

Alex Fisher named TIC Coach of the Year

The Top of Iowa West Conference released its all-conference teams for boys’ basketball recently. Three North Union players made the list. Junior Kyan Jones earned first team honors while …

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 …
Around the region
In a Zoom status hearing Friday Dec. 1, Judge Jeffrey Neary continued the hearing to Dec. 15, suggesting that a change of venue might be in order for the three remaining defendants charged with …
Over the past few months, the North Union School Board has been working with CMBA Architects of Spencer on drawing up plans for a multipurpose/weight room building.   The building will be …
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office is doing their best to save Christmas by making sure “The Grinch” remains in custody at the Kossuth County Jail. The Grinch cleans, does laundry, …
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