News

The Albia City Council on Monday gave approval to dedicated two parking spots for electric vehicle battery charging. Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative Manager Charles Van De Pol was at the meeting to discuss the proposal that had already passed the Monroe County Board of Supervisors.

Obituaries

Pauline Morrow, age 81, of Albia, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society under their hospice care in Ottumwa, surrounded by her loved ones.

Linda Zoe Jenkins, 83, of Roseville, Minn., passed away May 17, 2019 leaving a hole in the hearts of her friends, family and community that can never be filled. Known to her many grand nieces and grand nephews as Great Zoe, she lived up to that moniker in every way. She was a tireless advoca…

Constance “Connie” Irene Campbell, age 67, of Albia, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia.

Opinion

It’s that time of year when you ought to be thinking about graduations. Depending on your age and whether or not you actually have children and grandchildren, you might be thinking about pre-school graduation, eighth grade graduation, high school graduation or college graduation.