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Cause of house fire still not determined

January 9, 2015 The cause of Wednesday’s house fire was as yet undetermined on Friday, according to Estherville assistant fire chief Clint Howard. Howard said the house at 1215 Third Ave. S. more »»

A new look

January 9, 2015 Q Custom Designs is relocating to the former Racine’s building at 614 Central Ave., opening Feb. 5 Joining the business will be the Style Loft, a fashion boutique catering to women of all ages. more »»

Paul expounds on ELC school project

January 9, 2015 After 15 months in planning, spring groundbreaking is planned for the new Demoney Elementary additio. more »»

Lago tells producers about Farm Bill

January 9, 2015 Emmet-Dickinson USDA Farm Services Agency Director Larry Lago told Emmet County ag producers Tuesday about options available to them under the 2014 Farm Bill. more »»

Supervisors set public hearing date for road vacation

January 9, 2015 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday set a public hearing date of 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 for a road vacation southwest of Ringsted. more »»

Gassman: School issues coming up this session

January 9, 2015 Education issues could be a key focus in the upcoming legislative session, Dist. 7 Rep. Tedd Gassman of Scarville said this wee. more »»

Guth: School funding a priority

January 9, 2015 Getting schools the funding they’re requesting could be a hurdle for state lawmakers who return to work next week, said Dist. 4 Sen. Dennis Guth of Klemme. more »»

City employees, police to receive 2 percent raise

January 9, 2015 Estherville city police and other city employees both will receive 2 percent wage increases for the 2015-16 fiscal year following action by the city council on Monday. more »»

Donations sought for family after fire

January 8, 2015 No one was injured in a fire that destroyed an apartment house on Wednesday in Estherville, but the blaze did leave a young Estherville family of five in immediate need of clothing and hygiene item. more »»

Help sought in locating vandals

January 5, 2015 The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any information in regard to some acts of vandalism that have occurred recently at Okamanpedan State Park in Emmet County. more »»

Penney’s/Sievert’s building project taking shape

January 2, 2015 It’s in the early stages, but you can already see a lot of possibilities in the renovation of the former Penney’s/Sievert’s building on South Sixth Street in Estherville. more »»

Top Stories of 2014

January 2, 2015 Another year has gone its way as the Estherville News celebrates the top stories of 2014. Yes, it had its share of triumphs and tragedies as well as just everyday life. more »»

Excel projects benefit from sales tax

January 2, 2015 The year 2014 was a banner one for projects paid for by the local option sales tax benefitting projects through Excel Estherville. more »»

Supervisors make appointments, hear road report

January 2, 2015 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of the year Friday to make board committee appointments and handle other matters. more »»

Ruter: Homegrown talent at its best

January 2, 2015 No one could cast any doubt on Lexie Ruter’s ability to serve as executive director of the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce. Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Iowa Lakes Community College. more »»

Supervisors get CAASA request

January 2, 2015 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday received a funding request from CAASA, a Spencer-based nonprofit agency that assists sexual assault victims. more »»

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 »»



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