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Iowa land values take a dip from historic high

December 26, 2014 By David Swartz Managing Editor – with ISU Extension reports After reaching historic highs a year ago, Iowa farmland value dropped in 2014. more »»

Schumacher sees brighter future for Emmet County

December 26, 2014 While 2014 may have been a year of transition for Emmet County — sometimes a bit rough — 2015 looks to be a year of opportunity. more »»

ELC Board OK’s Demoney project architect contract

December 26, 2014 Working against a deadline of impending holidays, the Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education in special session Tuesday morning approved by a 4-0 vote a contract with Shive-Hattery... more »»

Leonard nominated for national award

December 26, 2014 Estherville Lincoln Central High School Principal Brad Leonard has been nominated for the 2014-2015 national LifeChanger of the Year awar. more »»

Mitchell blasts odor of rendering plant

December 26, 2014 A resident who lives along South Highway 4 in Estherville took Iowa Protein Solutions to task for odors at a meeting of the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. more »»

Ringsted man injured in accident

December 26, 2014 A Ringsted man was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 9 early Monday morning. Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens reports that at 4:16 a.m. more »»

County overlay projects come in under estimate

December 26, 2014 Two county overlay projects done this past summer came in well under the engineer’s estimate, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. more »»

North Union board hears about student performance initiatives

December 26, 2014 ARMSTRONG — Much of Monday night’s North Union Board of Education meeting dealt with how the district is working to improve student performance at all levels. more »»

What the state says about Early Literacy Implementation

December 26, 2014 According to the Iowa Department of Education Website, Early Literacy Implementation legally includes the following. more »»

Elementary expansion

December 19, 2014 The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education Monday approved a financing scenario and timeline and to put out to bids the Demoney Elementary expansion and renovation projec. more »»

ELC eyes activity salary equity

December 19, 2014 The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education Monday night discussed how they could raise Schedule B salaries — those paid to coaches and other activity directors — to meet median salaries of... more »»

Emmet County Board of Supervisors Christensen previews staffing changes

December 19, 2014 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday heard of proposed staffing changes for Emmet County Social Services. more »»

Light up my life

December 19, 2014 For just about 20 years, Dennis and Cindy Rohrbaugh at 921 N. 13th St. in Estherville have seen their December light bill jump up a little. Make that quite a little. more »»

Gage complains of odors

December 19, 2014 Estherville businessman Roy Gage complained to the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday about odors he said were coming from the Iowa Protein Solutions rendering plant south of Estherville. more »»

Trustees welcome Leifeld

December 19, 2014 The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday welcomed Robert Leifeld as the new executive dean of the Estherville campus. Leifeld started his new duties on Dec. 8. more »»

Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you’re part of a team

December 12, 2014 No one should ever have this much learning. But they sure did. more »»

P&R board takes stock of ash trees

December 12, 2014 Nearly half of the trees in Estherville parks are green ash. That doesn’t bode well in the event that the emerald ash borer ever reaches town. more »»

Supervisors hear more odor complaints

December 12, 2014 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday heard odor complaints from a southside Estherville resident. Roy Gage complained of odors at his residence at 608 S. 15th St. from 5:53 to 7:43 p.m. more »»

P&R Board sets 2015-16 budget

December 12, 2014 The Estherville Parks and Recreation Board finalized its 2015-16 budget at its regular meeting on Monday. The budget includes $109,000 for capital projects. more »»

E’burg man faces charges in farm thefts

December 12, 2014 Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens reported this week that a 28-year-old Emmetsburg man has been arrested as the result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into the theft of farm machinery in... more »»



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