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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
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call in Swea City at 2:51 a.m. on 06-14-2022 of a motorcycle accident with one person injured. The Swea City Ambulance and Fire were … 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
On May 26th, 2022, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) near the Thompson area that was identified as possibly being involved in area … more
The North Kossuth Community School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be provided to all  children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age … more
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
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