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The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees heard about the Digital, Social & Broadcast Productions program from staff and students at the board’s Tuesday, March 15 meeting at the … more
This week was the second funnel week of this session and we stayed busy. We passed a handful of bills through floor debate and received a lot of Senate files that now have to go through the … more
Bancroft now is the home to a new business, Cornbelt Marketing, Inc. which is located at 106 East Ramsey Street, Bancroft.  The new business owner, Brock Beadle stated that he chose Bancroft … more
Two men were arrested recently as the result of the report of suspicious activity at a farmstead in rural Emmet County.  According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, on March 3rd at 08:13 … more
There are everyday heroes everywhere with those working in law enforcement, military and medicine the obvious examples. There are also the not-so-obvious heroes, those who, virtually, keep the lights … more
Currently, the Bancroft fire department is working on replacing their outdated SCBAs (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.)  An SCBA is worn to provide breathable air in an atmosphere that … more
It’s that time of year again.....time for little league registration!  Registrations are due this SATURDAY! (Forms in this newspaper). Kids from Armstrong and all surrounding … more
“Every day I’ve got to pinch myself to see if I’m here”, Bill Olson said. He never dreamed he would live to be one hundred years old but here he is, ready to celebrate his … more
The stain color is aged bourbon – sort of a walnut tone – but a lot of red, white and blue is going into a project Chris Stevens’ shop students are working on this semester. A … more
The Top of Iowa Conference has released the All Conference West Girls Basketball Teams.  Four North Union Warriors have made the team,  Naomi Jones, Sam Nielsen, Lily Henderson and Olivia … more
With the shortage of high school officials becoming a problem, Roger Fisher has been officiating for the past 30 years and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Well unless the aches and pains … more
The Swea City City Council at their Wednesday, Feb. 16 meeting held a public hearing and approved a resolution calling a maximum levy of 16.79593 mils, or $195,351 in tax askings. The amount … more
North Union High School Principal Robert Zotz updated the school board on recent activities of the high school during their February 15 meeting. Mr. Zotz stated that the school is working on … more
North Union Summer baseball and softball as well as other Top of Iowa events are in dire need of sports officials right now and in the future. Currently the Top of Iowa is short over 250 officials … more
Back in December 2021, Swea City Mayor Wendy Zielske was present at the North Kossuth School Board meeting to discuss and inform about a private tile that  may or may not run through the school … more
Last Friday, Summit Carbon Solutions filed it’s petition for a Hazardous Liquid Pipeline permit with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) despite overwhelming opposition from landowners, counties and … more
With all the recent cold weather the area has been experiencing, most individuals are ready to move south to warmer weather.   But for those who enjoying being outdoors this time year and … more
Not that many years ago, bars were closed on election day so candidates couldn’t buy votes at local taverns. Those election-day ‘dry laws’ have not largely changed, but that … more
Jordan Hansen brought home a championship trophy this past weekend from the Iowa Auctioneers Association Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. While at the convention, Hansen attended seminars, training … more
The Swea City City Council at their Wednesday, Jan. 19 meeting debated whether to buy a garbage truck or fix the old one. Councilmember Nicole Hoye presented some options she had researched, … more
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