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The Explosion of CAFOs in Iowa and Its Impact on Water Quality and Public Health

February 14, 2018 IOWA CITY — Iowa should consider major policy changes including a moratorium on new concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that pose growing environmental and health challenges. more »»

Library hops with Peter Rabbit program

February 12, 2018 Thursday evening, the Estherville Public Library’s downstairs was hopping as Emmet County Naturalist Ashley Reed gave a Peter Rabbit program. more »»

$2.4 million awarded in church embezzlement case

February 12, 2018 Former water conditioner salesman Andrew Matheason has been ordered to pay $2.5 million to Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger after he took over $400,000 from the church over 14 year. more »»

Time to recognize Iowa’s great women

February 12, 2018 The Office on the Status of Women is celebrating “sheroes” through the month of March. more »»

ELC Jazz Band displays ‘superior’ talent

February 7, 2018 SPIRIT LAKE — The Estherville Lincoln Central Jazz Band traveled to the Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Band Contest in Spirit Lake last Wednesday evening and came home with a Superior... more »»

The Sizzle Squad

February 7, 2018 For the third year, Michelle Frideres’ culinary class is firing up the foods lab’s ovens to create tasty meals for the public. more »»

Anderson wants to keep rolling

February 7, 2018 Lee Anderson of Estherville has neither regrets nor hang-ups about what he lacks: both legs and an arm, and partial use of the remaining arm. He’s grateful for what is. more »»

Christensen appeal oral arguments Feb. 21

February 7, 2018 Lee Samuel Christensen has been granted the right to present oral argument in the appeal of his conviction of murder in the second degree for the June 6, 2015 shooting death of Thomas Bortvit in... more »»

Let’s see your happy emoji

February 7, 2018 ABOVE:?Laurel Hash, Lyle Hevern, and Lexie Ruter dig into the show pile to start sculpting the emoji heads. more »»

Jazzin’ it up

January 25, 2018 Estherville Lincoln Central’s Vocal Jazz, directed by Steve Bradburn, took part in the Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz/Show Choir Festival on Wednesday. more »»

Armstrong complaints dismissed

January 25, 2018 The city of Armstrong faced five prohibited practice complaints before the Iowa Public Employee Relations Board filed May 3. more »»

Create a memory

January 25, 2018 The Excel Estherville Arts & Culture committee is sponsoring the community snow sculpture building project Jan. 27 on the southwest corner of Library Square in Esthervill. more »»

Campaign for new ER exceeds $1m goal

January 23, 2018 In April, 2017, the Avera Holy Family Hospital Foundation launched a capital campaign to raise $1 million to support the renovation and expansion of the emergency department at the hospital. more »»

All ones, all the time

January 23, 2018 Estherville Lincoln Central High School’s large group speech competitors all and each earned Division 1 ratings at district speech competition in Spencer Saturday. more »»

2018 Snow sculpture is Emoji

January 22, 2018 The Excel Estherville Arts & Culture committee is sponsoring the community snow sculpture building project January 27 on the southwest corner of Library Square in Estherville. more »»

Authentic beauty

January 18, 2018 It’s J-Term for Spirit Lake and Okoboji High Schools, and over a dozen girls opted for the course at Faust Cosmetology in Spirit Lake, taught by Stephanie Egeland, owner of Shear Magic Salon in... more »»

Complaints against Armstrong to PERB dismissed

January 18, 2018 Preston DeBoer, Northwest Iowa union representative for AFSCME (Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees) Council 61, dismissed all five complaints he filed May 31 with the Iowa... more »»

Hannah Forcier, YouTube beauty blogger, surprises area girls with trip to Iowa

January 17, 2018 Our front page feature in tomorrow's paper is of Hannah Forcier, a 21-year-old beauty blogger sharing a hard-won lesson on true beauty with area girl. more »»

Estherville City Council Officials discuss snow emergency procedures

January 17, 2018 The Estherville City Council and city staff on Monday discussed the snow emergency declared on the night of Jan. 10, after an accumulation of up to 6 inches was predicted. more »»

Weekend food program helps students in need

January 17, 2018 When students go home on Friday, teachers generally expect them to have access to food on the weekends. That isn’t always the case. more »»



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