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North Kossuth School Board approves purchases of chrome books and ipads

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 …

Patricia Ann Doerning

A Funeral Mass for Patricia Ann Doerning, 86, of Tempe, Arizona, will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 10:30 AM at Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft. Burial will …

Gene Miller to hold book signing about Denis Menke

Bancroft and baseball are synonymous.   The history of the game is long and well known.  And has brought fame to several individuals through collegiate and national baseball leagues. One …

Come join in the fun at Swea City Fun Days

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 …

Contracts approved for administrators at North Union

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 …
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 …

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 …

Nielsen wins state high jump

DES MOINES — North Union’s Sam Nielsen and Lenox’s Cadence Douglas took part in an epic “jump off” for the Class 1A high jump title last Friday. Nielsen came out on …

Sam Nielsen finds success on the track

North Union senior Samantha Nielsen has seen a lot of success the past two years of her track career. During her junior, Sam began to excel in high jump making it to Drake Relays and also …

Prochniak wins two races

MANLY — The North Union boys came away with three top finishes at the Panther Co-ed Relays in Manly on Monday. Bryer Prochniak accounted for two of them as he won the 100-meter dash in 12.17 …
Around the region
A Private Funeral service for Michael Rhodes Sjoblom “Old Mike”  will be held at the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Armstrong, Iowa.  He will be At Rest in Armstrong Grove Cemetery, …
Funeral services for Lorna Swanson were held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Dolliver with Jan Lange as the officiant. She was laid to rest at the Lincoln Township …
Here we are, well into year three of the effects and after-effects of Covid.   An oft-heard comment during this time has come from people who believe government should simply butt out. These …
Only minor injuries were reported after a motorcycle left the roadway and ended up in a field near Burt Saturday afternoon.  According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, …
A Celebration Of Life for Alan Chester Linge will beheld at the Henry Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2022. Alan Chester Linge, the son …