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You could make a convincing argument that the first quarter of play at Davis County was the worst quarter of the season for the Albia football team. A bad center snap led to a blocked punt that led to a Davis County touchdown.


Billie Eugene Willetts, age 90, of Albia, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones, at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s. The VA facility graciously honored him with an honor’s ceremony upon his passing.

Wilma Grace LaMar, age 96, of Albia, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at Monroe Care Center in Albia.

Edward Michael Crall, age 86, of Albia, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. He was born on Sept. 19, 1933, on the family farm east of Georgetown, to Pat and Agnes (Stone) Crall.


Lots of things to talk about today. As a pastor, everything I try to write is from a Biblical perspective or slant. You expect that and I try to deliver. Sometimes, you may not think so as I reflect on the culture and do so in light of what the Bible has to say. Having prefaced that remark, …

I had the journalistic opportunity to interview a primary candidate for the Democrat presidential nomination. It’s nothing new for an Iowa community journalist of 43 years. Iowa’s first in the nation caucus makes newspaper writers targets for candidates looking for free publicity.