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With summer sports just around the corner, North Kossuth School Board   is preparing for the upcoming season.   At their February 12th board meeting, the annual contract with the City of … more
A Minnesota man was sent to the hospital after a one vehicle accident on February 6 in Kossuth County near the Iowa-Minnesota Border. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says at around … more
The North Union Middle School Band Department received a monetary boost with the donation of $1,000 from the Midwest All-Music Association (MAMA).   The check was presented to the school on … more
An Algona native and founder of an orphanage in Haiti is facing a U.S. criminal charge after an investigation revealed that he traveled to the country to sexually abuse a minor. According to the … more
The North Union School Board has been working towards constructing a new weight room/storage facility for several   months.   In the fall of 2023, the board was presented plans for the … more
A new trial date has been set for the man accused of killing an Algona Police officer back in September. 43-year-old Kyle Lou Ricke is facing a charge of First Degree Murder in connection with … more
The North Union School Board has been working towards constructing a new weight room/storage facility for several   months.   In the fall of 2023, the board was presented plans for the … more
On November 15, 2024, at about 9:18 a.m., the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a person passed out and suffering from hypothermia. The person was reported to be inside a … more
The Swea City City Council at their Wednesday, Jan. 17 meeting heard a gauntlet of complaints regarding nuisance properties in the city even as they tried to deal with a visible eyesore – a … more
Editor’s Note: The following story is courtesy of the Lake Mills Graphic.   Bancroft natives, Phil and Margaret (Nurre) Vaske, both graduated from St. John High School, and have family … more
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 … more
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, … more
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s is honored to recognize Marv Chickering of Algona as our November 1440 Citizen of the Month! Marv was nominated for his dedicated service toward the Algona POW … more
Even though it was not on the agenda, so no action could be taken, the North Kossuth School Board held a lengthy discussion on raising the pay for route and activity bus drivers during their November … more
Following the November election, new school board members, along with incumbents, were sworn in during the November 20th   meeting. Incumbents, Chris Hardt, Justin Deim and Autumn Morphew, … more
Steve Lang of Armstrong was honored by the Midwest All Music Association Hall of Fame Saturday, Oct. 21 for his many years as an entertainer. The event, held at the Avalon Ballroom in Rensen, … more
On October 25, 2023, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office was attending the North Union Schools in both Fenton and Swea City to talk with area youth about Red Ribbon Week. The Officers performed … more
October 2023   The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office is honored to recognize Lany Mitchell of Wesley as our October 1440 Citizen of the Month! Lany is the librarian and community center … more
Emmet County Election Deputy, Roxanne Budach, has released the list of candidates for the City-School Election that will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. In Armstrong, incumbant Travis … more
The students at North Union Elementary in Fenton were excited to come back to school in August.   But that happiness was added too when they found out they were gifted a GaGa Ball Pit. … more
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