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Obituaries
George M. Good
Beloved Marine Veteran and Fixer of All Things Passes George M. Good of Lakota, went to Heaven July 28, 2022, at the age of 86 at the Kossuth Regional Health Center. He’d fought valiantly …
Bernard E. Burnett Sr
 Funeral Service for or Bernard E. Burnett Sr.   will be held at the Our Savior Lutheran Church, Swea City, Iowa at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022 with Pastor David P. Schultz as the …
Clifford G. Steinberger
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 8, 2022, for Clifford G. Steinberger, with Father John Kelly as the Officiant and Deacon John Rudd as Concelebrant.  Clifford was laid to rest …
Charlie Kennedy
Bancroft, Iowa - A funeral Mass for Charlie Kennedy was held Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft with Father Sunny Dominic and …
Betty Joan Vriesen
Betty Joan Vriesen, age 92 of Blue Earth, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Southview Estates in Blue Earth. A celebration of life was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Bethany …
Sports

Fast start lands Looft career 200th IMCA win

ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 28) – Matt Looft joined another of IMCA’s most exclusive clubs Saturday night at Arlington Raceway. Looft won for the 200th time in his Friesen Performance IMCA …

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 …

Byrnes named TIC Coach of the Year

The past season for the North Union Warriors baseball team has shown improvement from previous years.  Last year the Warriors had a conference record of 2-12.  This year, the team ended …

Ragin Roosters playing ball soon

Collegiate baseball is back!  And people are excited to watch the Ragin’ Roosters at the Bancroft Memorial Ballpark. The Expedition League, based out of Sioux Falls, SD, consists of …

North Union Softball News

By David Swartz SPENCER — Moving up the Class 2A Softball Rankings from No. 3 to No. 2 on Thursday, June 9, North Union was tested in a non-conference game against Spencer. The Tigers …

North Union Baseball News

By David Swartz BANCROFT — The North Union Baseball Team picked up its second victory of the season with a 9-3 win over West Hancock on Tuesday, June 7. The Warriors out-scored the Eagles …
Around the region
Plans by the Summit and Navigator pipelines to carry carbon dioxide through Emmet County – and particularly local opposition to them – has drawn the attention of one of the nation’s …
A quick update on Calvin for those of you who read last weeks column - he is walking like nothing happened. For about one week, he wouldn’t walk on his left leg and would cry in pain if he …
I was cooking supper last night when I turned and saw my 5 year old pushing my 1 year old around the house in his little plastic radio flyer wagon. The smiles and giggles coming from both boys were …
  911 calls for impending childbirth are an EMS response with a highly positive outcome. You get the idea--most other calls for heart attacks, auto wrecks, shortness of breath, shootings, or …
Today many people use GPS (Global Positioning System) for getting directions when traveling. Spiritually speaking, the Bible does that. We read in Psalm 119:105 “Thy word is a lamp unto my …