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The Albia Lady Dee softball team is headed back to the state tournament in Fort Dodge. A three-run home run by Jena Lawrence in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Dees a 9-6 victory over 12th ranked North Polk.

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The Albia Lady Dee softball team is headed back to the state tournament in Fort Dodge. A three-run home run by Jena Lawrence in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Dees a 9-6 victory over 12th ranked North Polk.

Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Duea, age 79, passed away with family by his side on June 27, 2019, at the Banner Dell E. Webb medical Center in Sun City West, Ariz.

Christine Lynn Harnden, age 44, of Albia, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family.

Eleanor (Selby) Rhoads, 87, of Newton died on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Park Centre. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service and again after the servi…

Opinion

Tomorrow is July 4. It is Independence Day. It is a day where picnics are held, ball games are played, fireworks are displayed and parades are seen. But back in 1776, the only fireworks took place in Philadelphia where a group of patriots had gathered from the 13 colonies to take the momento…