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There was a point early in the fourth quarter with Albia clinging to a 41-34 lead that 6’5” senior Fort Madison center, Jason Fedler, blocked three straight Blue Demon break-aways to the basket. Junior forward Brayden Messamaker was at the other end of two of those. The fourth trip down, Mes…


On the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, Arthur Dale Swayne Jr. of Albia, passed away in his home with his two children by his side.

Doran Wayne Pence, age 84, of Albia, formerly of Bloomfield, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He was born on May 23, 1935 in Bloomfield to Rayburn Burton and Lucile Velma (Pilcher) Pence.

Bill Dale Belzer, son of Thomas A. & Alice F. (Adair) Belzer, was born Aug. 25, 1933 at Avery. Bill grew up at Albia and he graduated with the Albia High School class of 1951.