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About 20 local residents attended a dam mitigation meeting Monday evening in the council chambers of city hall. City administrator Penny Clayton, local Dept. of Natural Resources officials, and … more
Cory Hepola is the speaker for the Iowa Lakes Corridor luncheon next Thursday. Hepola said his documentary series My Town has its roots in an effort to tell the stories of rural areas. Hepola was a … more
The Estherville Lincoln Central Jazz Band continued its busy month of January. As reported in the Jan. 18 edition, the jazz band traveled to the Triton Jazz Festival at Iowa Central Community … more
GRAETTINGER — Firefighters were called to the scene of a blazing fire at Daybreak Foods about 5.5 miles east of Graettinger Tuesday night. According to the Wallingford Fire Chief Jarrod Fisher, … more
The Estherville Lincoln Central School Board approved agreement with the architect firm Shive-Hattery for facility planning around five building projects that the board has identified as priority … more
Lili Jensen of Estherville served the Estherville Lincoln Central school district for four decades, then retired and wasn’t sure she wanted another job, but is now a media consultant for Prairie … more
Dr. Dan Mart, who started in his role as director of Prairie Lakes AEA July 1, said the AEA does such a wonderful job of serving students from the background of their regular days at school. … more
A family was displaced following a trailer fire Monday morning. According to Estherville Fire Chief Travis Sheridan, the Estherville Fire Department was paged and responded to residential trailer … more
Several new developments have occurred in the last several months that promise to improve mental health in Emmet County. The late singer Leonard Cohen said, “There is a crack in everything; that's … more
Members of the Emmet County Board of Supervisors sharpened their pencils at their Tuesday, Jan. 23 meeting with CMBA Architects of Spencer to determine if the county can build a Courthouse west … more
The Iowa Rock & Roll Music Association announced its 2024 Hall of Fame inductees Monday. Emmet County has seen its share of hall-of-famers with local connections earn the honor. This year, local … more
The Estherville News recently spoke with Peyton Hantelman, ARNP, about her expansion of her aesthetics practice in Estherville. Hantelman sees patients in a space at her brother’s PRO Fitness and … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Jan. 16 meeting approved a reduced percentage of Emmet County Compensation Board recommendations, with no raises for themselves. The Comp … more
Mary Mealman Mary Mealman was the partner of John Kleen for 27 years until his death in September. Mealman’s daughter, Tammie Timm, said Mealman, who has health struggles, is attempting to stay … more
The former president of the United States, Donald J. Trump won the Emmet County Republican Party Caucus Monday night with 68% of the vote. Ron DeSantis had 15%, Vivek Ramaswamy, the candidate who … more
Tony Nath and Jen Hough, co-directors of the Regional Wellness Center, recently spoke about the programs happening at the Regional Wellness Center. The RWC hosts classes throughout the day and around … more
The Emmet County Conservation Board and Emmet County Nature Center Foundation at their Thursday, Jan. 4 meeting discussed the March 16 banquet and other matters. The banquet raises money for the … more
With the dissension of one board member, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Jan. 9 meeting agreed to move forward with revised plans for the Courthouse addition. Adam Van Gorp … more
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the state of Iowa tied for sixth in the nation for fatal car crashes involving animals. The ranking represents the proportion of … more
Not such a raucous caucus: Jan. 15, 2024 is the caucus date for both Republicans and Democrats. Check in before 7 p.m. at Iowa Lakes Community College. Iowans get a voice once every four years. … more
Last month, the Estherville Parks & Rec board shared architectural images of the future Phillips Pavilion, the shelter that will be constructed inside the former poolhouse next to the ninja park. The … more
In a Thursday, Jan. 4 ruling, Third Judicial District of Iowa Judge Jeffrey A. Neary ruled that separate trials be held for three remaining defendants in a criminal trial of former City of Armstrong … more
Eggs are incredible. They’re edible. When powdered, liquified or frozen, they serve as the base for everything from mayonnaise to the creamy center of popular, prepackaged snack cakes, to the … more
Mayor A.J. Edwards and Ward I council member Anthony Condon joined the city council for their first meeting Tuesday evening. The council met a 2024 goal from its November goal-setting meeting … more
Challenges and tragedies can hit at any time of the year, but the dawn of this year has brought a few particularly difficult times for a few local families. Local fundraisers and petitions on sites … more
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