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Conner Haukoos Diagnosed with AML Leukemia

Conner Haukoos, 15 year old son of Justin Haukoos and Carol Ann Sathoff, was diagnosed with AML Leukemia after having symptoms for only a short couple of weeks that prompted a doctors visit and blood …

Conservation Board prepares for busy summer

Things are a poppin’ at the Emmet County Nature Center, with a full slate of youth activities scheduled, the Emmet County Nature Center Foundation and Emmet County Conservation Board learned at …

Emmet County Sheriff Arrested for OWI in Dickinson County

Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens was arrested over the weekend on a charge of O.W.I.-1st offense in Dickinson County. The 61-year-old Martens was arrested at around 8:50 pm Saturday evening, June 8 …
Obituaries
Julie Arcand
Julie Arcand, of Armstrong, Iowa, formerly of Spencer, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at the Avera McKenna Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral services were held on …
Ronald C. Porter
Graveside services for Ronald C. Porter will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., at the Center Chain Cemetery. Ronnie passed away at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa, on …
Thomas W. Garry
A funeral Mass for Thomas W. Garry, of Bancroft, was held on Monday, June 10, 2024, at 10:30 AM, at Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Bancroft, with Father Zach Jones, …
Richard Allan Hesvik
Rick Hesvik, age 70, of Fairmont, MN, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2024, in the presence of loved ones at Goldfinch Memory Care.   A private family service will be held in …
Gordon Lloyd Hutchinson
Per Gordy’s wishes, there will be no services.   There will be a private burial in the Fenton Township Cemetery in Lone Rock, IA.   Gordon Lloyd Hutchinson, 86, of Greenfield was …
Sports

Kruse and Hansen to attend Girls State

Addison Kruse of Ringsted and Sienna Hansen of Fenton have been selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Iowa Girls State June 16 -21 at Drake University. Addison and Sienna will be representing …

Warrior boys are ready to hit the track

ARMSTRONG — Sixteen boys reported to practice for the North Union Boys Track Team this spring. Coach Loren Looft is in his 15th year of coaching track and will be assisted by Brooke …

Five Seniors Return for the girl's track season

ARMSTRONG — The North Union Girls Track Team will look to replace some key athletes this season, but the Warriors also return other athletes with key state experience. Of the five seniors …

New Coach to lead young Golf Team

ARMSTRONG — The North Union Boys Golf Team is under new management as Connor Anderson begins his first year at the helm of the team. Anderson was an assistant golf coach in Fairmont, …

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 …
Around the region
There are baseball fans – and then there are baseball fans. Gene Miller is a baseball fan extraordinaire. Hatten’s latest book, Joe Hatten: Bancroft Major Leaguer, released this …
Local student artist, Anastasia Donnelly, received first place in both local and state contest with her model of the human heart that was entered into the VFW Auxiliary 3D Patriotic Art contest. Her …
The first-degree murder trial of Kyle Lou Ricke, 43, of Algona has been set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 in Dickinson County District Court in Spirit Lake with Third Judicial District Judge Nancy …
An Algona man was arrested on a felony theft charge after a search warrant was executed at his residence earlier this week. 55-year-old Russell Jordan is charged with 1st degree theft, a class D …
In a late-morning June 3 filing, the Iowa Supreme Court ordered a stay of district court proceedings in the trial of former City of Armstrong Chief Craig Merrill which had been scheduled to start …
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