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The Albia Police Department has announced that 36-year-old Aaron Koester has been arrested following an investigation by the Albia Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation. Koester of Indianapolis, Indiana, was arrested by Indiana authorities on Sept. 3 and extradited to …

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The Blue Demon wrestling team made their annual pilgrimage to Lincoln, Nebraska for the 2021 Nebraska Team Camp June 21-25. The camp featured 18 teams from the Midwest, including teams from Missouri, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Albia wrestled in 12 duals…


Larry B. Stapleton age 83, of Albia, IA, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

Phillip Dean Hughes, age 58, of Lovilia, passed away on October 6, 2021 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. He was born on July 21, 1963 in Albia, IA to William and Phyllis (Foster) Hughes.

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Paul G. Beronich, 100, of West Des Moines, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at his residence.