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Obituaries
Charlie Kennedy
Bancroft, Iowa - A funeral Mass for Charlie Kennedy was held Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Divine Mercy Parish - St. John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft with Father Sunny Dominic and …
Betty Joan Vriesen
Betty Joan Vriesen, age 92 of Blue Earth, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Southview Estates in Blue Earth. A celebration of life was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Bethany …
Bill Dudding
Billy Dudding, 90, of Bancroft, died December 2, 2021, at West Bend Health & Rehab in West Bend, Iowa.  A memorial Mass will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022, at St. John the …
Wayne Stowell
The family of Wayne Stowell will host an open Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 19 at Gull Point Lodge, Gull Point State Park on West Lake Okoboji, 1 pm- 4:30pm. 1500 Harpin Street, Milford.Wayne …
James F. Welp
James Francis (Jim) Welp, of Flagstaff, Arizona, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Jim was born on June 21, 1932 in Bancroft, Iowa to Joseph Herman Welp II and Bernice …
Sports

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 …

NU Boys golf ends

North Union High School boy’s golf team season ended on May 11 during sectionals golf coming in third and missing advancing by four strokes.  Taking fist place with a core of 312 was …
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 …
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 …
A Celebration of Life Service for Maxine Bussa, age 91, of Windom, will be held on Monday, June 20th at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Windom, with Reverend Pam Prouty officiating. …