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Albia coaches and players probably saw the same play in their dreams following Friday’s 45-7 loss to Centerville. It was Sawyer Wardlow, a rangy junior, running a quarterback read option, faking (mostly) to a halfback or slotback, pulling the ball out and running right up the middle of the A…


Douglas “Doug” Arthur Bacon, age 78, of Albia, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Elexa K. Diehl, 28, of Council Bluffs, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. A private family service will be held.

Richard Eugene McDonough, age 76, of Bondurant, passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines. He was born on Dec. 18, 1943 to Thomas and Marie (Vroegh) McDonough of Eddyville.