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The Monroe County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution for Cargill in Eddyville’s application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s High-Quality Jobs program, that was approved by the IEDA last week. Abia Industrial Development Corp. President Dan Tometich told the supervisors t…

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Editor’s note: Today we begin a series of articles on our senior athletes who will miss their spring senior sports seasons. This series goes over their first three years as ACHS athletes, what they had hoped for this season and thoughts about COVID-19.


Harriet Elaine Ewers never met a stranger which is one of abundant reasons why so many folks near and far will be grieving her passing and celebrating her life. Born to Ruby and Everett Dicks on Oct. 15, 1929, she was raised in Albia, along with her younger sister, Velda, happily surrounded …

Calvin Earl Mayo, age 96, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia, under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. He was born on Aug. 4, 1923 to Herbert and Grace (Chilton) Mayo.

Barb Lynn (Morehead) Brunkhorst passed away May 14, 2020. She was born Oct. 9, 1949 in Albia, to Paul and Josephine (Carlson) Morehead. Barb graduated from Albia High School, class of 1967. She then attended Clark College in Dubuque, and received the bachelor of arts degree Magna Cum Laude a…


Hallelujah! We’re going to have summer baseball and softball. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me feel, even with the seemingly endless rules governing the opening. You might get some eye rolling, but players and fans aren’t going to balk at all about how we’re going to have to play.