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Beef champions were named Saturday at the Monroe County Fair. Sheep and goats had champions picked on Friday and swine champions on Sunday. Nu…

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Twelve seniors will play their last game as an Albia Blue Demon football player at Mid-Prairie of Wellman on Friday. Much is on the line. The team has a chance to notch its first winning season in three years and finish as Class 2A District 6 runner-up.

Obituaries

Harry Knuppel, 90, of Lakeville Minn., formerly of Albia, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. Harry was born in Hollenberg, Kan., where he met the love of his life, Naomi Louise Ahlers. They were married for 62 wonderful years, 30 …

Marlin Ray Smith., age 84, of Green Acres, Melrose passed away on Oct. 16, 2018, at his home under the care of EveryStep Hospice, surrounded by his loved ones.

Doris Geraldine O’Brien, age 81, of Albia, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia, under the care of EveryStep Hospice.