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Supervisors discuss bimonthly payroll

The meaning of living paycheck to paycheck could change for Emmet County employees, pending a decision by the Emmet County Board of Supervisors on whether employees should continue to be paid once a …

Baseball lease and assistant coach hired at North Kossuth School Board

With summer sports just around the corner, North Kossuth School Board   is preparing for the upcoming season.   At their February 12th board meeting, the annual contract with the City of …

Spilled Ink

Earlier this week I was talking with my Grandma Jolene as she prepared for her hip surgery (which turned out great) about how fast technology has changed. I have often thought about how my Grandpa …
Obituaries
Scotty Sheets (Leland Luers)
Scotty Sheets, formerly known as Leland Luers, 59, of Marshalltown, formerly of Ringsted, died Wednesday, February 14, in Des Moines. Scotty was born in Minneapolis, MN, on January 28, 1965. …
Eldon Hovick
A memorial service was held for Eldon Hovick on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Armstrong, Iowa, with Vicar Kim Kacmarynski as Officiant. Eldon will be laid to rest …
Eldon Keith Thompson
Eldon Keith Thompson, the eighth child out of 13 children born to Lauren and Goldie (Steele) Thompson, was born December 28, 1937 on a farm in King Township near Thompson, Iowa. He attended school in …
Virginia Lou Askeland
Virginia Lou Askeland peacefully passed away on January 21, 2024 after blessing this world with her love and vivacious personality for 89 years. From the very beginning, she left a lasting impact on …
Merlyn Dean Carstens
Merlyn Dean Carstens passed away January 17, 2024 at Grinnell Unity Point Hospital. He was born September 14, 1931, to Emil and Helen Carstens, in Washta, Iowa. Merlyn attended Washta Consolidated …
Sports

Back to Back State Appearances

By David Swartz CORALVILLE — Senior Harley Tobin came up short of her goal of winning a state medal, but the North Union senior who wrestles with Algona had some quality matches in putting …

Former Bancroft Bandit signs with Pittsburgh Pirates

In 2019, Bancroft Bandits shortstop Shawn Ross began making a name for himself on the ball diamond. He was part of the team that brought home a Championship trophy that year. After leaving the …

Harley Tobin to wrestle at Disney Duals

North Union’s lone girl wrestler, who wrestles under Algona High School, Harley Tobin has earned the right to wrestle for the AAU Girl’s Team Iowa at the Disney Duals in Orlando, Florida. …

Harley Tobin to wrestle at Disney Duals

North Union’s lone girl wrestler, who wrestles under Algona High School, Harley Tobin has earned the right to wrestle for the AAU Girl’s Team Iowa at the Disney Duals in Orlando, Florida. …

Alex Fisher named TIC Coach of the Year

The Top of Iowa West Conference released its all-conference teams for boys’ basketball recently. Three North Union players made the list. Junior Kyan Jones earned first team honors while …

Harley Tobin to wrestle at first girl’s state tournament

North Union junior Harley Tobin will be heading to the first sanction Iowa Girls State Wrestling Tournament on February 2 and 3 in Coraville, IA. After the announcement last year, by the Iowa …
Around the region
On Monday night the Armstrong Betterment Club held an open house meeting to discuss a few things and most importantly, hand out awards. These awards consisted of new business plaques which now …
A funeral Mass for Marty McGuire, 81, of Algona, was held Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 10:00 AM at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bancroft. The funeral was live …
The Armstrong City Council at their Tuesday, Feb. 13 meeting heard of the impact of House File 718 on local governments. Emmet County Supervisor Lisa Hansen informed the council of that impact …
Ronald Tow age 95, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024, at home surrounded by his family.   A Celebration of life is planned at 1:00 p.m. on February 29th, 2024 at the American Legion in …
Emmet County is paying an additional $103,000 to cover the cost of lawsuits against the county. The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, Feb. 6 meeting held a public hearing and …
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