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Friday 11/20/2015
School board hears technology presentation as it prepares to replace KUNO personal devices

The faculty at Albia Community School District are sort of in a technological no man’s land. This was to have been the third year for the schools 1:1 program (providing personal computers to each student 7-12) and instead they are using shared carts to implement technology in their classrooms whi...

Posted: November 20, 2015
Cody Huber is roping champion

The year didn’t start out particularly good for Albia professional calf roper Cody Huber. The 5’8”, 140-pound rodeo athlete lost his horse trailer and living space in a fire last spring. But it sure has ended well.

Updated: November 20, 2015 - 8:56 am
Wednesday 11/18/2015
Achenbach back with softball, Chance to baseball

Larry Achenbach did two stints with the Lady Dee basketball team, the second time winning conference titles and leading them to the substate finals.

Posted: November 18, 2015
Bomb threat a hoax, caller caught

Friday was supposed to be the day every student and faculty member wore blue and thought about Saturday’s big game in the UNI-Dome. For Lincoln Center students, faculty and administration, it became a day of leaving their classrooms and finding other places to spend the day.

Posted: November 18, 2015
Friday 11/13/2015
Albia Lincoln Center evacuated due to threat

At 11:09 a.m. on Friday, November 13, a call was received from the Lincoln Center Middle School at 222 North 2nd Street in Albia stating that they had received a bomb threat.

Posted: November 13, 2015
November tornado hits SW MonCo

Phyllis Vote was in her house watching the gathering clouds southwest of her farm home located near the curve north on the Iconium blacktop in southwest Monroe County. The phone rang and it was her granddaughter from Creston who told Phyllis she needed to be in the basement because a tornado was ...

Posted: November 13, 2015
Supervisors hear Public Center safety update

Lonn Wiegel, Project Manager, of Septagon Construction presented the October status report on the new Monroe County Public Safety Center to the Board of Supervisors at the regular Tuesday morning meeting. The month of October included a substantial completion of the slabs, sidewalks at the south ...

Posted: November 13, 2015
Wednesday 11/04/2015
Starcevic is National Merit Scholar

ACHS Prinipal Richard Montgomery announced today that senior Matthew Starcevic, son of Joe and Jan Starcevic of Albia, has been named a commended student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Posted: November 04, 2015
‘Faith of Our Fathers’ shown for Vet’s Day

The King Opera House will be showing a special Veteran’s Day movie this Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Updated: November 04, 2015 - 9:18 am
Friday 10/30/2015
A.Y. McDonald a national leader in gas valve production

When Albia Industrial Development Corp. announced that Dubuque Manufacturer, A.Y. McDonald, was opening a new factory in the former Trojan Mfg. plant on Highway 5 South in 1989, it couldn’t have come at a better time. The community was beginning to crawl out of the economic malaise caused by the ...

Posted: October 30, 2015

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