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The Blue Demon baseball team split with the Keokuk Chiefs on Monday night in Keokuk. Albia won 5-1 and lost the second game 4-3 in extra innings. “Our pitchers did an incredible job,” said Coach Robbie D’Amato. “They allowed zero earned runs in 15 total innings of work and they put us in exc…

Obituaries

Molly Lou (Orchard, Moyer) McCombs, age 70, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Albia, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at her home in Cedar Rapids surrounded by her family.

Our beautiful, 96 year old mother, joined her loving husband, daddy, mother, and sister in heaven on a very appropriate holiday, Father’s Day. Jean Anderson died at the Monroe Care Center on Sunday, June 16, 2019 following complications from her unforgiving Alzheimer’s disease. We can only i…

Dorothy Jane Howard, age 94, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Albia.

Opinion

I’ve really never had a problem with weight gain or obesity, mostly because I’ve been an exercise devotee for all of my adult life. I never understood why a person would work like a dog playing sports in high school and then quit. Football, baseball and track in high school morphed into hand…

This weekend, one of my favorite events to see and help and emcee takes place. It is the big car and tractor show on the square in Albia which I hope you will attend. Last year there was a record number of cars. DeWayne Repp and his many workers and supporters do such a splendid job and vint…

This Sunday is Father's Day. It is the first one in 67 years I have not had my dad to observe it with. It has been nearly five months since his passing at 101. I think about him every day... things he said, things he did, advice he gave. He is in so many ways still with me. He, more than eve…