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First snowfall arrives with bitter cold temps

Rod Nelson clears snow from the courthouse square sidewalks.Albion received its first dusting of snow Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15, and bitter cold temperatures arrived earlier in the week.
An arctic air mass settled over the Great Plains on Nov. 11, and temperatures dropped by more than 50 degrees.
The cold was expected to hang on through most of this week, with some moderation by the weekend.

News

Albion holiday events begin with Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, Nov. 20

Christmas elfIn case you’re not yet in the holiday spirit, the Albion Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a variety of events and activities to change your outlook.
Customer Appreciation Day is this Thursday, Nov. 20, when local businesses will be offering a variety of savings opportunities. Participating merchants will have discount drawings, refreshments and specials on holiday merchandise throughout the day.
Businesses will be decorated for the holidays, and Christmas Elves will be making the rounds starting Nov. 20 to hand out discount coupons and Chamber Christmas Bucks.
More details in the Nov. 19 Albion News Print and E-Editions.

Business

Leifeld Furniture marks 15th anniversary

Leifeld Furniture celebrates 15 years.Albion Chamber of Commerce honored Leifeld’s Furniture on the store’s 15th anniversary with a plaque presentation last Thursday, Nov. 13. Jennifer Leifeld, co-owner (second from left) accepted the plaque from (l.-r.) Linda Inman, Lori Krohn and Chamber Secretary Heidi Dorador.

Sports

Cardinals charge to C1 final

Boom!
Boom!
Boone Central/Newman Grove has feasted on explosive plays all season, with its wide array of game-breaking athletes.
However, on a night when the Cardinal offense misfired early, it was the defense and special teams providing the sparks to propel Boone Central/Newman Grove to a 34-7 Class C1 state playoff semi-final victory over host Kearney Catholic.
First, Travis Kennedy’s 39-yard interception return broke a 7-7 deadlock with 3:14 remaining in the first half. While that buoyed the Cardinals, Kearney Catholic still felt good about its first-half effort, trailing by just six at intermission.
Enter the Cardinal kick return unit and all-state blur Wyatt Mazour.
Mazour gathered in the second-half kickoff at the BC/NG 11-yard line, found an open lane through the middle of the field due to terrific BC/NG blocking and, with teammate Zac Glidden as an escort, flew 89 yards for a score that made it 19-7 and certainly deflated the Kearney Catholic sideline. Read more »

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Obituaries

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Cardinals charge to C1 final

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