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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
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Jan. 2 meeting reappointed Todd Glasnapp as chair and Lisa Hansen as vice-chair after some discussion. Supervisor Tim Schumacher said he … more
Sunday night into Monday, the ELC School Foundation hosted a gala to celebrate the new year and to honor Estherville Lincoln School activities office manager Jo Lutz, the 2023 Champion in Education. … more
  Dr. Julie Dodds has loved her time in sports medicine. From treating injured knees and rotator cuffs of professional athletes with the Oakland As and Toronto Blue Jays to returning home … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors in its Tuesday, Dec. 26 meeting discussed the previous week’s judicial review of a case filed against Emmet County by StateLine Cooperative. StateLine in … more
In Emmet County, 2023 saw Estherville dealing with construction detours from spring to late fall. As usual, the year featured many major events. Below is a recap of many of the year’s happenings. … more
  The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees at its Wednesday, Dec. 13 meeting seated the newly elected board and heard about the career opportunities for welding students. … more
With a huge banner proclaiming “Truth” behind him, Republican Presidential candidate and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy laid out his agenda if elected before several dozen persons at Mother … more
Members of the Estherville Lincoln Central varsity choir visited the Estherville Rotary Club recently for a lunch of burgers and to perform carols at the Estherville VFW. The high school carolers … more
The Armstrong City Council at its Tuesday, Dec. 12 meeting approved three resolutions pushing forward plans for reconstruction of the north portion of Golf Course Drive. After a public hearing, … more
RINGSTED — The City of Ringsted is now the owner of a new city hall building – thanks to the generosity of NorthStar Bank. NorthStar President Scott Taylor presented the paperwork for the … more
Jeffrey A. Neary, district judge for the Third Judicial District of Iowa, in a Friday, Dec. 15 Zoom hearing heard four motions from attorneys representing three former City of Armstrong employees … more
The Iowa Department of Transportation’s maintenance department reports its preparations will be for typical Iowa winter weather. Typical weather in Iowa, however, still requires a mountain of … more
Estherville mayor Kenny Billings took one for the city team in 2021, filling in as mayor after newly re-elected mayor Joseph May and his family relocated out of state. Billings previously served as … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Dec. 19 meeting pushed a spokesman for CMBA Architects of Spencer for detailed plans for a less-expensive project. The board also made it clear … more
Worshipers at San Patricio congregation, the Spanish-speaking community within St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 10. The feast … more
The main focus of the Estherville Parks & Recreation board’s December meeting was the configuration of the shelter building. The former poolhouse has been identified as a great location for a … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Dec. 12 meeting discussed remaining work on the Emmet County Annex and how best to finish it. Due mainly to supply issues, some of the final … more
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