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Swea City Council approves new dumpster rates

The Swea City Council in their monthly meeting Wednesday, July 27 held a public hearing and approved an ordinance setting new dumpster rates. The new rates are: • Two yard - $40 service …

Grussing Welcomed to Stateline Publications Staff

The Armstrong Journal and Stateline Publications would like to welcome Sherry Grussing as the newest member of our staff. She will be helping with layout, photography, and other news …

Two Vehicle Accident  occurs south of Algona

On 07-13-2022 at 11:12 p.m., the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a head on collision on Hwy 169 about 2 ½ miles south of Algona. Algona Fire and EMS along with …

NK School Board holds short meeting

The North Kossuth School board held a short meeting July 14 to approve a variety of items.  The board approved the following items: • To appoint Jennie Larsen as Board …

Bancroft Native - Retires from the US Army / USARNG

Major Jason T. McCleish, a native of Bancroft, recently retired (at the new National Museum of the US Army at Fort Belvoir, VA) from the U.S. Army after a total of 22 years of service (9 years active …
Sports

Bearcats spoil North Union’s homecoming

ARMSTRONG—In just the second week of the season and the opening night of Class A district play on Friday, Sept. 3, the North Union Warriors’ football team entertained the North Butler Bearcats in …

Fast start lands Looft career 200th IMCA win

ARLINGTON, Minn. (May 28) – Matt Looft joined another of IMCA’s most exclusive clubs Saturday night at Arlington Raceway. Looft won for the 200th time in his Friesen Performance IMCA …

Nine Lady Warriors make all conference teams

The North Union Lady Warriors Softball team has had an exceptional year on the field.  Not only did they win back to back conference titles, all nine starters were named to the Top of Iowa West …

Byrnes named TIC Coach of the Year

The past season for the North Union Warriors baseball team has shown improvement from previous years.  Last year the Warriors had a conference record of 2-12.  This year, the team ended …

Ragin Roosters playing ball soon

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 …

North Union Softball News

By David Swartz SPENCER — Moving up the Class 2A Softball Rankings from No. 3 to No. 2 on Thursday, June 9, North Union was tested in a non-conference game against Spencer. The Tigers …

North Union Baseball News

By David Swartz BANCROFT — The North Union Baseball Team picked up its second victory of the season with a 9-3 win over West Hancock on Tuesday, June 7. The Warriors out-scored the Eagles …
Around the region
Plans by the Summit and Navigator pipelines to carry carbon dioxide through Emmet County – and particularly local opposition to them – has drawn the attention of one of the nation’s …
A quick update on Calvin for those of you who read last weeks column - he is walking like nothing happened. For about one week, he wouldn’t walk on his left leg and would cry in pain if he …
I was cooking supper last night when I turned and saw my 5 year old pushing my 1 year old around the house in his little plastic radio flyer wagon. The smiles and giggles coming from both boys were …
  911 calls for impending childbirth are an EMS response with a highly positive outcome. You get the idea--most other calls for heart attacks, auto wrecks, shortness of breath, shootings, or …
One hundred twenty five years ago: August 6, 1897  Publishers: J.A. Reagan & Kasper Faltinson The Ladies’ Aid Society will give a ten cent tea at the house of Mrs. James Gallion …