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Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative’s assistant general manager, Becky Teno, has completed an intensive program in electric utility management with the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Over $225,000 in scholarships were awarded to Albia Community High School seniors on Friday at the annual awards night.

King Opera House Board President Dave Paxton presented a report to the Albia Community School Board on Monday to talk about the restoration project and its implications for the school district.

For a week each May, 70 veterans are provided the opportunity to put aside physical and mental disabilities and enjoy a fishing experience at Lake Rathbun. Casting Away Disabilities, a privately funding program through the Veteran’s Administration, was back at Honey Creek Resort on Lake Rath…

On Saturday the Albia Community High School Music Department took a trip to Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman to perform at the State IHSMA Contest. This involved 110 high school musicians.

Apparently a number of people discussed an Albia City Council decision not to have a spring clean-up this year on an Albia Facebook public forum page. In that discussion, read by Albia City Councilmen Brian Bell and Dennis Conley among others, civil disobedience was promoted.

Apparently the restoration of the King Opera House is moving a little too quickly, at least according to a number of people on Facebook. Here’s a head up. It could move a lot quicker in the next week or two as the Albia Area Improvement Association’s architect finishes the design and masons …

On Friday, April 26, Don and Lori Desko and Brett Lovett of the Kansas City area visited Oakview Cemetery in Albia to remember and honor Joseph R. Peacher.

Next week the Albia Hy-Vee is doing a round up at the register. Customers can round their total up to the nearest dollar and all of it goes to the King Opera House. They can also have a bigger donation added to their total on the spot.

The Albia Ministerial Association will be sponsoring Active Threat Training on Monday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the River Life Family Worship Center. The training is being presented by Monroe County Sheriff Deputy Matt Scharff. A freewill offering will be taken and the money will be donated to…

Jesse Simmons, Studio 42 photos of Albia Community High School Prom 2019

For the second consecutive year, Rathbun Regional Water Association took home the Best Tasting Water in Iowa Award from the 2019 Iowa Rural Water Association’s 44th Annual Conference. The event was held Feb. 18-20 at the Veteran’s Memorial Community Choice Convention Center in Des Moines. 

The Monroe County Board of Supervisors approved the five-year construction plan that the Secondary Roads Department will file with the Iowa Department of Transportation. County Engineer Jeremiah Selby said the plan he was showing the supervisors did not include the exact gravel roads that wo…

The Albia Community School Board met Monday night and reviewed positive numbers from the district’s recent Kindergarten Round-up. Superintendent Kevin Crall reported 78 students identified for enrollment in the fall. “I think the district can comfortably count on four sections next year,” sa…

The Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors on Monday announced that Bryon Stilley has resigned as general manager. Stilley will be exploring new opportunities outside of Albia. Stilley joined CVEC in 2008 as Operations Manager, coming from Crow Wing Power in Brainerd, Minn. …

Albia’s city council meeting on Monday was not exactly a love fest. Councilmen barked at each other over a couple of items, motions didn’t get seconds and a couple of votes were decided on 3-2 margins.

The Albia Community High School annual Swing Show is Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 in the high school “B” Gym. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The Albia Community Choir under the direction of Paul Peterson will conclude their 13th season with two concerts this week. They will perform at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albia on Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m. and at First United Methodist Church in Centerville Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.

The Alba Community Choir will be presenting its 13th annual concert tour and continuing a tradition of presenting fine choral music to music patrons of Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri.

Winter weather has not been kind to a critically important community forum on teenage mental health. First scheduled in November and snowed out and then rescheduled for February and snowed out, it will be held Tuesday, April 9, 6-7 p.m. at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall.

The Monroe County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to finance a new Caterpillar motor grader at a cost of $228,950, four years at 5.35 percent.

The Iowa Department of Education has awarded schools statewide for their work on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a multi-tiered system of support for behavior and provides the framework for teachers to provide and monitor prevention and interventio…

The Albia Community School Board, working inside the boundaries of new employee collective bargaining, spent a considerable amount of time Monday discussing what to do about a 9.39 percent increase in employee health insurance, amounting to about a $120,000 total increase.

For the second year in a row, Lincoln Center art teacher Kim Riney organized a Family Fine Arts night Tuesday. Lincoln Center’s classrooms, band room and gymnasium were filled with artists in multiple mediums, children and parents doing interactive art projects, listening to story tellers an…

The Albia Community School District and the Monroe County Conservation Board are closer to cutting a deal for management of the Monroe County Sports Complex.

Michael Nolan, AIA, LEED AP of Horizon Architecture is the principal architect and project manager for the renovation and repair work at the Monroe County Courthouse. Nolan was hired because of his experience (over a decade) working on historic renovation and restoration projects at the fede…

The Monroe County Cattlemen held their annual banquet Saturday with a number of home grown celebrity. Kylie Peterson, newly hired Director of Marketing for the Iowa Beef Industry Council, her sister, Abby, newly crowned Iowa Simmental Queen and Brayton Striegel, whose steer was shown at the …

If the middle of last week was any indication, Influenza A has bided its sweet time coming to Monroe County. Monroe County Hospital and Clinics Director of Nursing Gale Hererra said the hospital had admitted 12 patients to the floor on Wednesday and for the first time in years, in-patient be…

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Albia is beginning the Lenten season is having their annual all you can eat pancake supper on Tuesday, March 5 from 5-7 p.m. The men of St. Paul’s will be making regular pancakes and blueberry pancakes at this annual men’s ministry. Other items on the menu inclu…

Certified personal trainer Daira Driftmier and Hy-Vee dietitian Taylor Grgurich have teamed up to provide a program for schools that teach you how to properly excercise, make a great post-workout snack, challenge your family to a fitness challenge and more. The program, which provides struct…

The Albia Community High School Individual Speech team earned Division I ratings in 11 of the 18 events they took to the district competition at Grinnell High School last weekend.

An event held at the King Opera House organized by Missy O’Brien Thanksgiving of 2017 was a mustard seed for what appears to be a growing women’s movement in South Central Iowa.

Albia City Attorney Bob Breckenridge presented a first draft of a lease agreement between the city and Monroe County Little League Softball for management of the Washington Park Field and its concession stand. Once passed, the city will still control the restrooms along with the playground a…

AMES– The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) announced that Albia Community High School graduate, Kylie Peterson of Ames is their new Director of Marketing and Communications. Peterson will be leading efforts in beef promotions, advertising, social and digital media communications. She will b…

Led by King Opera House board members Tyler Havard and Mick King, country music fans attending Sunday’s 11th annual Bob Reed Country Music Showcase will enjoy some significant improvements to the 116-year-old theater.