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Keys passed at Estherville Good Sam

January 30, 2015 Friday was a day of both joy and sadness for the residents and staff at Estherville Good Samaritan Society as staff and residents welcomed a new administrator and said farewell to Isaac Gerdes who... more »»

Martens tells Rotarians about rural protection programs

January 30, 2015 Emmet County rural residents can rest a lot easier than those in a lot of other places, thanks to the House Watch Program. more »»

Homann trust benefits local charities

January 30, 2015 Local charities have benefitted greatly from the recently settled Roy E. Homann trust. Homann, who died Aug. more »»

Estherville police investigating counterfeit $20 bill

January 30, 2015 The Estherville Police Department is investigating the discovery of a fake $20 bill. Estherville Police say they received a counterfeit $20 bill from a local financial institution. more »»

UMDO requests continued funding

January 30, 2015 Upper Des Moines Opportunity Tuesday asked the Emmet County Board of Supervisors to renew the organization’s current funding level of $12,972 for fiscal 2016. more »»

Writers sought for reading series

January 30, 2015 Are you a writer with a published book or a book about to be published? If you are, the Excel Estherville Arts and Culture Committee is looking for you. more »»

Midget yard stakes on sale

January 30, 2015 The Estherville Post Prom Midget yard stakes are now on sale for $25. The stakes can be ordered by emailing Diann Minion at or leaving a message at 712-362-8557. more »»

Supervisors OK plan to send juvenile offenders to Eldora in the future

January 30, 2015 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved sending future juvenile detainees to Central Iowa Detention at Eldora rather than the Youth Emergency Services Center in Cherokee where... more »»

NU students explore interests in J-term

January 30, 2015 The North Union Board of Education Monday night heard presentations on J-Term from the experts — students who took the classes. more »»

Armstrong discusses 2014-15 budget

January 30, 2015 The Armstrong City Council in a special session Monday discussed the city budget and made appointments. more »»

North Union approves new pre-K structure

January 30, 2015 ARMSTRONG — The North Union Board of Education Monday night approved changes in the district pre-kindergarten structure to accommodate future growth. more »»

NU moves ahead with events center entrance

January 30, 2015 ARMSTRONG — After a public hearing, the North Union Board of Education Monday night decided to ask for bids to remodel the events center entrance on the south side of the Armstrong building. more »»

North Union Board approves early retirement package

January 30, 2015 ARMSTRONG — The North Union Board of Education Monday night approved an early retirement package that the board hopes will halt any need for a reduction in force later this yea. more »»

County sheriff reports on criminal activity

January 30, 2015 Man faces drug charges A Brooklyn Park, Minn. Man faces drug charges as the result of a traffic stop north of Armstrong on Friday, Jan. 23. more »»

Newhouse lauds Obama’s community college proposal

January 23, 2015 Iowa Lakes Community College President Valerie Newhouse Thursday lauded President Barack Obama’s free community college proposal outlined in his State of the Union speech Tuesday nigh. more »»

Estherville Council sets budget hearing

January 23, 2015 The Estherville City Council set the public hearing for Monday, Feb. 16 on the 2015-16 budget hearing at its regular meeting on Monday. more »»

What’s going on outside?

January 23, 2015 Emmet County naturalist Jenna Pollock has a real knack for bringing the outdoors indoors. more »»

Armstrong to again pursue county dispatching

January 23, 2015 City of Armstrong representatives met with the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday about a possible new dispatching agreement. more »»

Retirement shines brightly for Lukins

January 23, 2015 Childhood interest in electricity and the need to know how it works was the career motivator for City of Estherville employee Dennis Lukins who is retiring on Friday, Jan. more »»

Evans sees high parent participation at ELC

January 23, 2015 Parents are an essential partner in a child’s education, and families are involved at Estherville Lincoln Central. more »»



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