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Bond referendum for Iowa Lakes passes with more than 60 percent

February 9, 2016 College officials at Iowa Lakes are extremely pleased that voters in the district have placed a positive stamp on the $16 million bond referendum on the ballot tonight/Feb. 9. more »»

Iowa Lakes CC District special elections delayed until 9 am Tuesday due to wintry weather

February 8, 2016 DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, in conjunction with county auditors, announces an emergency declaration to delay the start time for Tuesday’s Special Election for the Iowa Lakes... more »»

Ah snow!

February 3, 2016 Tuesday’s blizzard dropped an estimated 10 inches of snow on Estherville and the surrounding area, providing plenty of the white stuff for those who enjoy being outdoors in the winter time. more »»

Shopko to return to Estherville

February 3, 2016 The item on the Estherville City Council meeting seemed routine: The Council will consider a resolution setting a date for a public hearing on an amendment to the urban renewal pla. more »»

Iowa Lakes CC special election rescheduled­

February 3, 2016 Due to Tuesday’s blizzard, the Iowa Lakes Community College Special Election that was to be held Feb. 2 was postponed until next Tuesday, Feb. 9. more »»

Keeping the city powered up

February 3, 2016 Mitch Eveleth gave the annual report of the Electrical Distribution and Generation Department at Monday’s Estherville City meeting. He highlighted staff, which he said was one of the best around. more »»

Raucous at the caucus

February 3, 2016 Cars lined the streets near Roosevelt School in mid-town Estherville Monday night as Republicans attended their precinct caucuses. more »»

Estherville declares snow removal period

February 2, 2016 A snow removal period has been declared for all streets except North Seventh street from Central Avenue to First Avenue North within the City of Estherville effective today, Feb. 2, beginning at 10 p. more »»

Winter weather delays opening of polls for special election

February 1, 2016 Due to the pending severe weather potential for tomorrow’s Iowa Lakes Community College Special Election, the Iowa Secretary of State has issued an emergency declaration to delay the opening of the... more »»

Emmet County Farm Service Agency Committee Election Concluded and Longtime FSA employee Retires.

January 31, 2016 Larry Lago, County Executive Director of the Dickinson/Emmet County Farm Service Agency, says the Emmet FSA County Committee has completed the Local Administrative Area #1 County Committee Election... more »»

Bush: “We’re in this together.”

January 31, 2016 Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger said he ran for Congress during what he termed a dark period in the U.S. “because even though we may go through dark times, [the U.S. more »»

Blizzard Watch Tuesday

January 31, 2016 The national weather service has issued a blizzard watch for areas north and west of Des Moines, including Emmet, Kossuth, and Palo Alto counties, as well as Bremer, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Franklin,... more »»

City Council meets tonight

January 31, 2016 The Estherville City Council will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1 in the council chambers at city hal. more »»

“I stood with neighbors where the gutters ran with blood.” Martin O’Malley swings through area.

January 31, 2016 As the third place candidate of three in the Democratic nomination race, Martin O’Malley said, “I need you to lift up a new leader,” to a crowd of about 30 at Bear Coffeehouse in Spencer Saturday. more »»

Supervisors meet Tuesday

January 31, 2016 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the boardroom at the courthouse. more »»

Estherville campus holds Community Days for IA Lakes referendum

January 27, 2016 Just before the region-wide vote on the Iowa Lakes bond referendum, the college held Community Days at all its campuses. The final session took place Tuesday night at the Estherville campus. more »»

Cruz and Bush to be in the area

January 27, 2016 RINGSTED — Leading up to the Iowa Caucus on Feb. 1, Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be barnstorming the Hawkeye State, holding 28 events and completing his pledge to visit all 99 Iowa counties. more »»

Court News

January 27, 2016 Frequenting a disorderly house Bechen, Baylee A, 19, Moville, Negotiated plea, fine $65. Clayton, Caitlyn M, 19, Estherville, Negotiated plea, fine $6. more »»

ELC officials talk about school’s online protection

January 24, 2016 Editor’s note: The following is the third story in a three-part series on online safety. In today's world, kids are constantly online, whether it ‘s social media or browsing websites. more »»

Sanders’ wife makes Estherville stop

January 20, 2016 When Bernie Sanders was mayor of Burlington, Vt., he faced an oppositional city council and a small city in decline, Jane Sanders said. more »»



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