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SPIRIT LAKE – The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees at their Tuesday, May 17 meeting heard an update on the Spirit Lake Regional Career Academy that will serve high school students … more
Kathy and Dick Sturm of rural Armstrong have raised a lot over the years. Dick has raised corn and soybeans and beef cattle on their farm overlooking Iowa Lake. Kathy helped raise students … more
The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Armstrong on June 8, 2022.  It will be held at the Community Center from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.   If you are feeling healthy and well … more
The Swea City Council heard a proposed schedule for lagoon upgrades at their monthly meeting Wednesday, May 18. Mayor Wendy Zielske updated incoming Councilman Barry Boland and the rest of the … more
The need for more parking at the high school in Armstrong has been growing each year. And has been discussed by the North Union school board multiple times.   During the May 17 meeting, the … more
The North Kossuth School Board made quick work of the short  May 17th agenda.   Discussion was held on purchasing a 2022 Chevy Suburban.  The board did receive quotes on a 2 wheel … more
North Union High School will receive the Carrie Chapman Catt Award at senior awards night, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors learned at their Tuesday, May 3 meeting.  Assistant Auditor … more
With no help from the county, the Swea City Council at a special Tuesday, May 3 meeting agreed to go it alone and pay for repairs to a city ambulance that serves the northern hub of the Kossuth … more
North Union High School will be graduating 46 seniors on Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the high school gymnasium in Armstrong.  The class has chosen the Motto:  ‘Don’t Cry … more
Collegiate baseball is back in Bancroft!  And the town and new league are excited for the season to start later this month. To kick off the new league and season, Steve Wagner, owner of the … more
Newspaper owner and publisher Kris Grabinoski was named a 2022 Master Editor-Publisher by the Iowa Newspaper Association April 28.  Grabinoski was one of four publishers and editors honored … more
Ben Scheevel, the former Estherville and Armstrong city police officer who was arrested April 7 on multiple counts, is out on bond. Scheevel had been held in the Buena Vista County jail on $200,000 … more
Jan Ehmen has worked in the food service department at the North Union Elementary building for the past three years. Upon her hire, it didn't take long for Jan to begin building relationships with … more
EMMETSBURHG – Iowa Lakes Community College Executive Dean Scott Stokes was named the new college president at the Tuesday, April 19 meeting of the Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees … more
By a vote of 48-0, Bancroft entrepreneur Sara Winkleman was confirmed by the Iowa Senate on April 18, 2022, to her first term on the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission. Her five-year term will begin … more
The Swea City Council at their Wednesday, April 20 meeting tabled a request for help with paying for ambulance repairs, pending a firm quote. Chris Stevens, ambulance director, asked the … more
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office is honored to recognize Billy Bradford of Algona as our April “1440 Citizen of the Month”. Billy is employed as the building maintenance … more
According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies conducted a stop in the rural Swea City area around 10 p.m. on Monday, April 11. After conducting a brief investigation, Deputies … more
A former Armstrong and Estherville police officer was arrested on a warrant served by the Emmet County Sheriff April 7. The warrant included charges on 84 criminal counts. Ben Scheevel of Fairmont, … more
On April 9, 2022, at 10:25 a.m., the Algona Police Department received a report of shots fired and a vehicle leaving the area of North Park Drive in Algona, Iowa, at a high rate of speed.  … more
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