The Albia Community School Board, working inside the boundaries of new employee collective bargaining, spent a considerable amount of time Monday discussing what to do about a 9.39 percent increase in employee health insurance, amounting to about a $120,000 total increase.

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Two state titles and a third place team finish. Not a bad weekend for the Albia Archers. Peyton Popson won the Middle School 3D individual championship, the Elementary team won the Bullseye championship and the Elementary team finished third in 3D competition.


Catherine Elizabeth O’Brien, age 56, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2019 to be with her Savior at her home in Phoenix, Ariz., in the company of her loving parents, older sister, Karol, and her caregiver, Jasmine. Cathy had fought a brave battle with cancer since February, 2018.


Last week, as a prelude to the next few weeks as we go through Lent together, I began a study on the topic of love and all it means. Love is our theme for Lent and so…. this almost sounds like a Valentine’s message but in reality, it is about proclaiming what all God’s love is and means to u…