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ISASP (Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress) replaced the Iowa Assessments which replaced the old Iowa Test of Basic Skills. And Monday the Albia Community School District received for the first time the ISASP results from 2018-2019.


Layton left this earthly life Nov. 3, 2019. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family and the caring staff at the IOOF Home. He was born in Albia on Aug. 26, 1940 to Edna Green and Layton Redell Zbornik Sr. He graduated from Albia High School in 1958. He married Marla Asher at the First…

Kenneth Hayden Williams, age 91, of Albia passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at the Monroe County Hospital, under the care of EveryStep Hospice. He was born on March 5, 1928 in Albia to Elmer and Mildred (Mercer) Williams.


I had a chance to walk down memory lane this week after being asked to help with a project Albia soccer coach, Aaron Koestner, is doing for the 20th year of Albia soccer. In looking at back volumes of the newspapers, all the way back to 2001, it was hard to stop and look only at soccer stuff.

Say what you will about Fox News, but a whole lot of stuff would go uncovered without it. The networks, along with the big newspapers in the country have been largely silent over outrageous statements made by Bernie Sanders and, in lesser part, Joe Biden over planted audience questions regar…