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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
On April 9, 2022, at approximately 10:25 a.m., there was a report of a person being shot at and a report of a vehicle leaving North Park Drive at a high rate of speed. Responding officers spoke to a … more
A short agenda was quickly taken care of by the North Union School Board on April 4. North Union Superintendent Travis Schueller spoke about the resignation of North Union FFA Advisor/Agricultural … 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
The North Union Independent Living II class taught by Kathy Paul, has been busy working on their service learning project by learning to sew using the conventional sewing machine and the serger … more
Algona native John Metzger remembers the exact moment when he knew he was meant to be a police officer. “How did I become a cop? It was a ride along with trooper Tom Cogdall,” Metzger … more
  The North Kossuth (NKEA) and North Union (NUEA) education associations were awarded a $500 community outreach grant from the Iowa State Education Association to support their “Bags of … more
According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies conducted the traffic stop around 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 in the rural Titonka area. After conducting a brief investigation, … more
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office is honored to recognize Harold Lavrenz of Burt as our March 1440 Citizen of the Month. Harold is a lifelong resident of Burt and is well known throughout the … more
The Kossuth County Fair Board announced on Thursday, March 24 that the annual Exotic Animal Auction for April 2 would be canceled due to the recent outbreak over the avian influenza. The annual … more
Madison Fraker, an Algona High School Senior was one of two people killed in a traffic accident early Saturday morning, March 26 in rural Humboldt County.  The Iowa State Patrol says … more
Taylor Larsen has a hobby that most thirteen year olds don’t, showing cattle on a professional level.    Taylor is a student at North Union Middle School and is the daughter of … more
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