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Martyr resigning supervisor position

August 4, 2014 Jon Martyr, who was running for reelection to his seat on the Emmet County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 4 general election, will resign his position since he is moving to Dickinson County Aug. 16. more »»

Wood finds solace in remembering the fallen

August 1, 2014 When Eddie Wood, a cavalry scout with the 171st armored Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, was killed along with his sergeant by an IED in Afghanistan July 5, 2010, life changed forever for his... more »»

Sweet Corn Days get off to a sweet start

August 1, 2014 Parade is today at 10:30 a.m. Estherville Sweet Corn Days got off to a great start with events Thursday and Friday. more »»

Prather pleads not guilty

August 1, 2014 STORM?LAKE?— An Estherville man entered a not guilty plea this week to a sexual abuse charge in Buena Vista County Court. more »»

North Union board approves student handbook changes

August 1, 2014 The North Union Board of Education Monday night officially approved changes in the student handbook, one of which bars students with failing grades from accessing Apple applications. more »»

EFD expects truck next week

August 1, 2014 On Friday, the Estherville Fire Department entered into a agreement to purchase a 1994 Ford heavy rescue truck from Command Fire Apparatus of Lancaster Penn. more »»

North Union delays events entry construction

August 1, 2014 ARMSTRONG — With concerns over construction during the school year, the North Union Board of Education Monday night delayed until next summer construction on an events entry on the south side of th... more »»

Gregg seeks Iowa Attorney General post

August 1, 2014 Iowa Attorney General candidate Adam Gregg made his stop in Estherville this week as part of his tour through all 99 counties. more »»

Nixon tells about college equipment levy

August 1, 2014 Estherville Rotarians Thursday heard how continuing the Iowa Lakes Community College equipment replacement levy will help the college fund technology train employees for the future. more »»

Supervisors hire county engineer

July 29, 2014 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire a new county engineer. Walter Davis-Oeth, 28, Pocohontas County assistant engineer, will start the $78,000-a-year position Aug. more »»

Raising rabbits

July 25, 2014 A lot of 4-Hers raise and show calves, swine, sheep — those sorts of animals. And then there are those who like to raise and show animals of a different breed for the fai. more »»

Danes welcome invading hordes

July 25, 2014 When the first viking raiders came to England at Lindisfarne monastery in 793, the invaders were termed Danes for the next 250 years. more »»

Sweet Corn Days July 31 through Aug. 3

July 25, 2014 “We Salute Our Veterans” is the theme of this year’s Estherville Sweet Corn Days Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 3. more »»

Elks sponsor fire safety house during 2014 Sweet Corn Days

July 25, 2014 The Estherville Elks Lodge #528 is sponsoring the Blank Children’s Hospital Fire Safety House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 during Sweet Corn Days. more »»

Black Knights gear up for ‘Sweet’ show

July 25, 2014 The Black Knights Car Club of Estherville is holding its Sweet Corn Days car show at a new venue this year — along North Eighth Street and First Avenue North on Saturday, Aug. 2. more »»

Museum restores corn binder for fair

July 25, 2014 That Emmet County Museum bunch is pretty ambitious. Every year, museum board members restore at least one piece of antique farm machinery for Sweet Corn Days. more »»

ELC Board meets new staff

July 25, 2014 New staff members greeted board members and the public at the monthly Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education meeting Monday. David McCaulley, new middle-school principal, was on hand. more »»

Midway Country Club observes 100 years

July 25, 2014 Back a hundred years ago, when there were no paved roads and few if any cars to drive on them and when horses were more common than automobiles, women’s clubs proliferated throughout rural America. more »»

Boyer, Irmiter crowned Emmet County queen and princess

July 24, 2014 This year, it was two North Union High School girls who took both honors as Emmet County Fair queen and princess Thursday night on the first day of this year’s fair. more »»

Teaching a craft, learning a trade

July 18, 2014 Even Jakob Paulson’s mom Theresa admits that anyone who would be willing to teach her son welding has a world of patience. more »»



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