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Obituaries
Shirley D. Eckholm
Shirley D. Eckholm, daughter of Walter and Genevieve (Hulderson) Molumby was born on July 29, 1933 in Dickens, Iowa. She died on March 14, 2022 in Fairmont, Minnesota at the age of 88.  A …
Robert Oleson
Funeral services for Robert Oleson will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong with Vicar Kim Campbell as the officiant. Visitation will be one hour …
Dr. Craig Ellsworth
A memorial service for Dr. Craig Ellsworth will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lakota. In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the North Iowa …
Dianne Angle
Private family services were held for Dianne Angle of Swea City. At Rest was held at the Harrison Township Cemetery, Swea City. Dianne Carol (Wessels) Angle, the daughter of Roy and Pearl (Davis) …
Melvin C. McElwee
A visitation  for Melvin C. McElwee will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Swea City from 9:00 - 11:00 AM, on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Funeral Service will be held at the First …
Sports

Nielsen wins state high jump

DES MOINES — North Union’s Sam Nielsen and Lenox’s Cadence Douglas took part in an epic “jump off” for the Class 1A high jump title last Friday. Nielsen came out on …

Sam Nielsen finds success on the track

North Union senior Samantha Nielsen has seen a lot of success the past two years of her track career. During her junior, Sam began to excel in high jump making it to Drake Relays and also …

Prochniak wins two races

MANLY — The North Union boys came away with three top finishes at the Panther Co-ed Relays in Manly on Monday. Bryer Prochniak accounted for two of them as he won the 100-meter dash in 12.17 …

NU Boys golf ends

North Union High School boy’s golf team season ended on May 11 during sectionals golf coming in third and missing advancing by four strokes.  Taking fist place with a core of 312 was …

North Union Track News

By David Swartz Managing Editor FOREST CITY — Carter Morphew won the 400-meter hurdles to pace the North Union Boys at the 2022 Top of Iowa West Conference Track Meet on Thursday, May 5 …

NU Girls Golf News

North Union Girls Golf Team hosted a dual with North Iowa at Country Greens Golf Course on Tuesday, May 3. Neither school had enough girls for team scores. North Union’s Hannah Nielsen shot …
Around the region
Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and to those who made the day special. Turning 29 doesn’t feel any different than 28. Except for the fact that when I was in high school I …
Aaron Salter Jr., 55, was on duty at the security job that supplemented his retirement income. Ruth Whitfield, 86, was buying groceries. Celestine Chaney, 65, stopped in for strawberries for the …
With just county officials on hand, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, May 17 meeting continued their discussion from the previous week’s meeting on what to do with the …
April 11, 1950 - May 15, 2022 Her parents were Don and Eleanor Hungate. She was born in Algona and lived in Laverne and Bode and graduated from Ringsted High School in 1969. She worked for ConAgra …
Janis E. Campbell, 75 of Emmetsburg, Iowa passed away May 10, 2022.  A funeral service was held Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. Janis Ellamae (Rikansrud) Campbell was born …