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Looking for a fun time this weekend?  Come to Swea City and enjoy three days of activities starting on Friday, June 24 with the Antique Tractor Ride.  Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. in … more
Contracts for high school principal Robert Zotz and elementary principal Katie Black, along with Erin Rogers were approved at the North Union School Board meeting on Monday, June 13. Principal … more
North Kossuth School Board approved two purchases during their June 13th meeting. Sixty Chromebooks for the second and sixth grade students were approved.  Along with 21 new iPads for … more
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 … more
Longtime Bancroft business owner Charles Kennedy passed away on Sunday, June 12 at the age of 69 at the Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines. Charlie, as most people called him, was a staple in … 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 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
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
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
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
Updating equipment and books is a common occurrence each year to keep items maintained and up to date.  With this in mind, the North Kossuth School Board heard a proposal from the North Union … more
Saturday is a milestone for Lillian Johnson as she will be celebrating her 100th birthday.  There are many words to describe this lady who doesn’t look a day over eighty: spunky, bright … more
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