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Healed by positive attitude and a sense of humor

June 14, 2015 “It was an interesting experience, I will tell you that,” laughed John Greig. This October will mark 28 years that Greig didn’t think he should have had. more »»

Jazz, jazz and more jazz

June 14, 2015 When Scott Hesse picked up a guitar the summer he was 14, it was to play for fun. more »»

Studying life in a small town

June 14, 2015 What do you think of living in a small town? Iowa State University asked this of 15,000 residents spread through one town in each of the state’s 99 counties – first in 1994, then in 2004 and most... more »»

A town in mourning

June 10, 2015 The community of Estherville is in mourning following the death of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit this past weekend. more »»

Bortvit death ruled a homicide

June 10, 2015 In a release from Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens Wednesday evening, he stated that the Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner in Ankeny released a preliminary report that the manner of death of... more »»

City officials begin planning for new pool

June 10, 2015 Estherville officials are slowly moving forward with plans for a new outdoor swimming pool/aquatic center. more »»

Sups set public hearing for NFP Farm

June 10, 2015 Emmet County Supervisors met last Tuesday with a short agenda. During the meeting, the board set the public hearing date for NFP Farm 254-Morlin hog confinement site for 10 a.m. on June 1. more »»

Helping Estherville area residents stay covered

June 10, 2015 State Farm has recently moved to its new location on Central Avenue, however, the dedicated service remains the same. more »»

Sathoff elected county auditor

June 9, 2015 Emmet County residents overwhelming elected Amy Sathoff as the new auditor in a special election on Tuesday. The election was held to fill the position vacated by Mikki Erickson, who retired in April. more »»

Second update: Arrest made in Bortvit death

June 7, 2015 More details are being released this morning as the result of an investigation into the death of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit of Estherville. more »»

Relay raises over $103,000

June 7, 2015 The Emmet County Relay for Life exceeded expectations Saturday, raising a grand total of $103,824.43, crushing the goal of $89,000. more »»

Estherville receives downtown assessment

June 7, 2015 A team from the Iowa Department of Economic Development Authority visited Estherville this past week to conduct a downtown assessment and help provide tools for bettering the community. more »»

Vandals strike historic Estherville Rock Garden

June 7, 2015 While it takes an entire village to raise a child; it most definitely takes the eyes and ears of the entire population of the City of Estherville to safeguard all of the city parks and our unique... more »»

Emmet County Conservation welcomes its new naturalist

June 7, 2015 Emmet County Conservation welcomed Gunnar Johnson as its new naturalist last Monday. more »»

Board discusses what to do with Peterson Point buildings

June 7, 2015 The Emmet County Conservation Board met Thursday morning. Topic up for discussion during the meeting was Peterson Point. more »»

Estherville residents arrested

June 7, 2015 Two Estherville residents face drug and other charges following an arrest early Thursday morning. According to police press release, officers made contact with a male at 205 N. 14th St. more »»

Living on hope

June 3, 2015 ARMSTRONG – Deb Madden was diagnosed with early stage two of vulvar cancer in the beginning of May 2007. more »»

Friends, family and prayer help Huntley beat cancer

June 3, 2015 Vicky Huntley is one of two Estherville area residents named Honorary Cancer Survivor for Emmet County’s 19th annual Relay for Life. more »»

Council approves concept for more housing

June 3, 2015 Housing was a key topic at the Estherville City Council meeting on Monday. more »»

Man faces charges after foot chase

June 3, 2015 An Estherville man faces further charges after leading police on a foot chase last Saturday. According to Captain Paul Budach, police were dispatched to 821 N. 10th St. at approximately 8:27 p.m. more »»



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