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The Estherville city council at Monday evening’s meeting reviewed the recommendation of Excel! Estherville to approve 14 of 25 applications for the Neighborhood Facade Grant. The grant provides up … more
At Monday’s meeting, the Estherville City Council presented the report from its goal-setting work session held Nov. 15. After working through the biennial process with facilitator Mark A. Jackson, … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Dec. 5 meeting held off on approving Emmet County Compensation Board recommendations for raises for elected officials. James Rosendahl, Comp … more
Monday night, the Estherville city council approved a loan agreement in the amount of $2,228,000 to finance a wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The council has been studying facility … more
The Many Voices Choir presented its annual Christmas concert in Estherville Saturday afternoon. It was the second of three concerts for the choir. The first concert was Saturday, Nov. 26 at St. … more
Just because you’re at first and goal, that doesn’t mean you’re going to make a touchdown. That was the message pipeline opponents received when they met Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Iowa Lakes … more
The Estherville Lincoln School Foundation has moved its annual Champions in Education fundraiser to New Year’s Eve with a Gatsby/1920s themed New Year’s Eve gala at the Estherville Elks Club … more
  The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Nov. 28 meeting approved a new loan from the county’s revolving loan fund to the owner of Country Greens Golf Course in … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Nov. 28 meeting learned the county can expect an 8.5 percent insurance premium hike on its property and casualty insurance. Nancy Danielson of … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Nov. 28 meeting discussed how to handle overtime for sheriff’s office employees, but tabled the matter for the board’s Dec. 5 … more
Content warning: This is an immersive story in which a 52-year-old, somewhat sedentary newspaper reporter reported at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday to undergo the strength training available in classes at … more
The 2023 Emmet County 4-H Awards Program included honors for the hard work and achievements of youth as well as for adult leaders and community entities who support Emmet County 4-H. The … more
Vivek Ramaswamy said he is serious about delivering an Iowa surprise on caucus night, Jan. 15, 2024. He’s moved his family, including his wife, Dr. Apoorva Ramaswamy, and two young sons, to an … more
Former Estherville and Armstrong police officer Ben Scheevel was sentenced on seven of an original 85 counts of accessing confidential law enforcement databases and using them to stalk or harass … more
Following the Nov. 7 election, the Estherville Lincoln Central School Board welcomed two new members at its organizational meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Voters re-elected incumbent Jeff Soper along … more
A year ago, the Estherville FFA began raising funds to build an Agricultural Learning Center. With the community showing tremendous support, the walls on the project are going up. Estherville FFA … more
A year ago, the Estherville FFA began raising funds to build an Agricultural Learning Center. With the community showing tremendous support, the walls on the project are going up. Estherville FFA … more
Last week, we reported on five individuals and businesses honored at the Annual Chamber Dinner. The Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce, Estherville Area Growth Partnership, and Excel! Estherville … more
Tuesday afternoon, the current senior members of National Honor Society: Jasey Anderson, Evi Nath, Parker Duitsman, Shelby Brosh, and Emily Paulson, inducted 15 new members into the National Honor … more
The Many Voices Choir started 35 years ago in Estherville, drawing in members from up to an hour’s drive for rehearsals and performances. For many of its members, it has become a second family. … more
ARMSTRONG — The Armstrong City Council at its Tuesday, Nov. 14 meeting agreed to move forward with North Golf Course Drive improvements, an issue that has raised the hackles of more than one area … more
ARMSTRONG — An audit of City of Armstrong finances by the Iowa Auditor of State for the period of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, shows several irregularities. The audit was made public Sept. … more
With Veterans Day falling on a Saturday this year, Estherville Lincoln Central’s Demoney Elementary delayed its celebration of area veterans to Friday, Approximately 50 veterans from the Army, … more
The Ringsted Community Improvement Association and the Ringsted Quasquicentennial Committee noted progress in projects and plans at their meeting Sunday, Nov. 19 at Smoke N Firehouse No. 20 in … more
Numerous volunteers came together to make Veterans Park in Estherville a reality, and it will take volunteers to resolve an issue the city and parks crews recognize – some of the bricks at the park … more
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