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Albians knew plenty early last Thursday that some heavy rains were coming. They just didn’t know how much and how fast it would come. The areas around Albia received about five inches of rain in under two hours. East of Albia rain totals neared 10 inches, causing roads to wash out near Blakesburg.

The Albia Community High School Wall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for induction into the 2021-2022 Wall of Fame.

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A maple tree was planted at the Albia Country Club in memory of Deb Williams, who died unexpectedly early this year, by her fellow women’s golf league members. From left, back, Jan Starcevic, Lisa Hermsen, Lori Vitko, Marty Ryan, Diane Sulentich; front, Lorraine Starcevic, Marilyn Colwell an…

Albians knew plenty early last Thursday that some heavy rains were coming. They just didn’t know how much and how fast it would come. The areas around Albia received about five inches of rain in under two hours. East of Albia rain totals neared 10 inches, causing roads to wash out near Blakesburg.

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Monroe County Engineer Jeremiah Selby said that someone has stolen recently laid down rock from 130th Street in Monroe County resulting in not only loss of the new rock but damage to the underlying road.

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An Oskaloosa man charged in Monroe County with attempted murder and other serious crimes saw several charges dropped Monday due to lack of a speedy trial and has also petitioned the court to drop more charges for the same reason.

The Monroe County Supervisors will see their suit regarding blocking firearms from being brought into the Monroe County Courthouse in court on Friday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. The hearing is open to the public and will be held at the Monroe County Courthouse.

The legacy of Rino and Ruth Della Vedova continued with the graduation of the Albia Class of 2021. With 15 move Della Vedova Scholarships awarded Friday, the total amount of scholarships for engineering, architecture and closely related fields grew to over $1.7 million since the trust was se…

Albia Community High School seniors and alumni received over $350,000 in local scholarship awards at Friday’s Senior Awards Ceremony, held in the newly air conditioned A Gym.

The Albia Golf and Country Club reported a break-in and theft to the Albia Police Department. Christine Judge, on her Facebook page, reported the theft of a slim screen TV, small round bar table, Visio Sound Bar and diamond bracelet. Golf sheds were also broken into and robbed.

The Monroe County Board of Supervisors approved the reclassification of 730th Avenue in Pleasant Township from Level A to Level C after a public hearing during their May 18 meeting. There were no written or verbal objections to the proposed change during the hearing.

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont school board handled a number of regular items at the meeting on Monday, May 18. Some of these were: open enrollment in and out and new hires.

A free Spring Conference will be held Friday, June 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Church, 658 N. 8th Street in Albia. It will be a night filled with worship, laughter, prayer, speakers and skits. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church is asking people throughout the community to save the date for Vacation Bible School.

The Albia Community School Board voted unanimously at a special 20-minute board meeting Monday to make the wearing of masks optional at school.

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Albia Legion members Gary Dustin, Jerry Durian, Rex Clark and Jerry Fontinel are placing 7 new flagpoles to the Avenue of Flags in Oakview Cemetery, the flags will be displayed for Memorial Day and joining the 9 flags set last year. They are taking donations to help with the cost and to add …

 Fairfield — The SE Iowa Watershed Partnership is proud to announce the opportunity to be leveraging $6.4 million in southeast Iowa to focus on water and soil quality and soil health improvements through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) award.

OTTUMWA-- Indian Hills Community College has been named an Iowa Post Reserve Program training site to train reserve law enforcement officers in the Indian Hills 10-county region as well as throughout southern Iowa.  The reserve officer training program will be taught by Indian Hills Criminal…

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Longtime Moravia resident and business owner Jim Baty was honored last month with the 2020-2021 Larry Meisner Contractor of the Year award by Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa. Each year, the organization presents this award to an individual who, through their performance, has achi…

Cosby’s Cellular has been named a 2020 Elite Performer by UScellular for the sales and operational excellence at its Centerville and Albia locations displayed throughout the year. The Elite Performer recognition is awarded annually by UScellular to its best-performing exclusive retail agents…

The Monroe County Board of Supervisors opened their April 27 meeting with a public hearing with Monroe County Public Health. Dana Cockrell from public health went over how the office had used a $55,0000 Community Development Block Grant received last year to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic …

 The Senate passed several education bills in debate and floor action this week. One of these bills was House File 847, referred to as the “Education Omnibus” bill. This legislation gives school boards more budget flexibility, provides parents more choice and say in their children’s educatio…

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The Monroe County Cattlemen grilled 500 burgers and 150 beef hot dogs Friday night, all given away, and raised $1,600 by free will donation for the CJ3 Foundation. Eric Thomas and his CJ3 Foundation will be the Cattlemen’s Governor’s Charity Steer Showman in August.  From left  Dave Thomas, …

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A volunteer’s volunteer, Ruth Belzer, is leaving Albia, moving back to Lawrence, Kan., to help care for her youngest sister who is undergoing kidney dialysis. It is the second time Belzer moved to the J-Hawk state. She and her late husband, Harold, moved to Lawrence to be closer to Harold’s …

There is still time to register for the Live Healthy Iowa 5K race set for Saturday, May 1 at the Albia Reservoir. The race route is pictured above. It starts near the Rotary Club shelter house on the north side of the lake. Registration can be made up to race day. Registration is $30 for adu…

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After having most activities cancelled or held online in 2020, the Iowa FFA Association was able to hold the 2021 State FFA Convention live and in person. The convention, normally held in Ames, was held at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines April 18-20.  Competition, service, an…

The Monroe County Supervisors approved the Iowa Department of Transportation 2021-2022 budget and a five-year construction plan for Secondary Roads presented by Monroe County Engineer Jeremiah Selby during their April 13 meeting.

BLAKESBURG—The Blakesburg Garden Club annual Plant and Bake Sale is 8- 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 24 at Blakesburg Community Building.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have an upcoming “Family Week” appearing in Iowa’s Unified Activity Federation calendar for the first time in 2020-21. This week will prohibit any coach and/or teacher contact with student-athletes and prohib…

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Moravia FFA members who are part of the Horticulture and Greenhouse Management class have been busy planting flowers and vegetable starts in preparation for their plant sale, which will be held on Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or until supplies are depleted. They will offer pepper…

There is still time to register for Live Health Iowa 5K race set for Saturday, May 1 at the Albia Reservoir. The race route is pictured above. It starts near the Rotary Club shelter house on the north side of the lake. Registration can be made up  to race day. Registration is $30 for adults …

Three Moravia non-profits received a share of the nearly $107,000 in proceeds from gambling revenue which were awarded to applicants in Appanoose County by the ACCF last week. The Moravia Historical Society will receive $2,750 to be used for restoration of the Interurban Depot. The Community…