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Schnell questions DD 44 cleanout

In their public forum at their Tuesday, May 14 meeting, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors faced questions about cleanout of the east end of Drainage District 44. Bud Schnell asked about the …

Supervisors act on DD 29 annexation and reclassification 

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, May 14 meeting held public hearings and approved annexation and reclassification for Drainage District 29 in the   northern part of Emmet …

Brody Fritsche Starts New Business in Armstrong

A new business has opened up in Armstrong. Something a little different than a much needed restaurant, another hair salon, or another Chiropractic office. Brody Fritsche, of Armstrong, has recently …
Obituaries
Gary Lee Leach
A mass of christian burial was held for Gary Leach was held on Friday, May 17, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Armstrong, Iowa, with Father Paul Kelly as Celebrant. Gary was laid to …
John D. Shaw
A funeral service for John D. Shaw, 71, of Fenton, was held Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 10:30 AM, at the Fenton United Methodist Church.   John Douglas Shaw was born August 12, 1952, in …
David John Richardson
David John Richardson was born August 7, 1953, the son of John and Phyllis (Busch) Richardson of Ledyard, IA.   David grew up on a farm near Ledyard.   He attended school at Grant Township …
Brian Munyer
A graveside service for Brian Munyer, 71, of Ledyard, will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 3:00 PM at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft.   Brian died Monday, March 18, 2024 at the …
Marjorie Person
A funeral service for Marjorie Person, 94, of Algona formerly of Lone Rock, was held Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 10:30 AM at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church. The funeral was live streamed on the …
Sports

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
Erin Michelle Fraker of Bancroft pleaded guilty to theft 2nd degree, a Class D felony, according to an April 18 filing in Kossuth County District Court. A Class D felony is punishable by up to …
The Swea City Council at their Wednesday, May 15 meeting heard a complaint from a resident about backflow of water onto his property. “It’s affecting the value of my property,” …
Bancroft Municipal Utility is proud to sponsor a community clean up event to help residents dispose of unwanted household items responsibly. Date: Saturday, June 1st, 2024 Time: 8:00 am to Noon …
With the last day of school for area schools coming and gone, Bancroft residents have been watching the progress being made on the Bancroft Swimming Pool. The pool has been a topic that has …
Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens, the Des Moines Police Department, the Algona Police Department, families and other law enforcement partners …
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