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The Moravia Education Foundation has received a generous donation of $10,000 from the estate of 1936 MHS graduate Alvin Donahoo. It is the hope of his family that these funds will be used to provide $1,000 scholarships to local graduates who intend to pursue owning or operating a greenhouse,…

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The Albia Community School Board discussed several ways to move forward with proposed building projects in the district with financial advisor Matt Gillespie from Piper Sandler during their regular Aug. 9 meeting. Board member Mark Robinson was absent.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented awards to the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Choose Iowa Coloring Calendar contest during a ceremony at the 2021 Iowa State Fair. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship received an abundance of submissions from K-12 students st…

The Monroe County Fair Board held auctions during various livestock shows and events during the fair to raise funds for deserving senior 4-H & FFA exhibitors that will be graduating in 2022.  The auctions were an extreme success for the second year in a row and $6,825  was raised.  This …

Jorryn Crall’s steer “CJ3” raised $7,600 in the Governor’s Charity Steer Show at the Iowa State Fair. The buyer of the steer was the Monroe County Cattlemen and supporters with additional donors from the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network (Russ Parker) and Jorryn Crall Family and Friends.

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Joshua Harris, D.O.,  will begin his medical practice at Monroe County Hospital Medical Clinic in late August 2021. Dr. Harris is board certified in family medicine.

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One thing is crystal clear following the Field of Dreams game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox last Thursday. Jan Stalzer of Albia can ask just about anything of her husband, Phil, and son, Jake and she will get it.

Reverta Stewart will be celebrating her 96th birthday on July 25, 2021. All are invited to come help her celebrate at the Albia American Legion from 2-5 p.m.

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 …