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Foundation hands out annual grants

July 4, 2016 The Emmet County Community Foundation awarded $97,085?in grants to 27 organizations at a Wednesday luncheon at the Estherville VFW. more »»

Eide to be promoted to Lt. Col. Unofficial ceremony held in Estherville; promotion takes effect Aug. 1

July 4, 2016 An Air Force major with Emmet County roots held his unofficial promotion ceremony at the Estherville VFW on Thursday. more »»

Bakker joines Estherville police

July 4, 2016 The Estherville Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Rodney Bakker has been added to the staff. Officer Bakker comes to Estherville from the Spirit Lake Police Department. more »»

Lee Christensen trial Jury verdict: Guilty of second-degree murder

July 1, 2016 Lee Samuel Christensen, 19, of Estherville was found guilty of murder in the second degree by an Emmet County jury. The verdict came in around 1:30 p.m. Friday. more »»

Closing arguments start today in Christensen trial

June 29, 2016 This is the second week of trial in the case of Lee Christensen, who is accused of killing Thomas Bortvit on June 6, 2015. more »»

Cowboy rides rough for veterans

June 29, 2016 Tony Jones is riding Highway 9, for this stretch on a palomino named Ellen, calling it “The Quest for Constitution in honor of Vets: A 1,500 mile journey from Fort Pierre, S.D., to Washington DC. more »»

­Ready for THE flight breakfast

June 29, 2016 The 68th Annual Flight Breakfast continues a long-standing Estherville tradition Begun in 1948, the first flight breakfasts were held in August, but eventually moved to July. more »»

Estherville’s ‘pop’ artist

June 26, 2016 “They were too neat and colorful to just recycle,” Jeanette Walton of Estherville said about the rainbow of soda, energy drink, juice drink and tea cans now available. more »»

Armstrong ready for the Fourth

June 26, 2016 ARMSTRONG — With the Fourth of July on a Monday this year, the community of Armstrong is taking advantage of adding three days of preliminary events starting on Friday, July 1. more »»

Jury selected for Christensen trial

June 22, 2016 With jury selection taking two days, opening arguments in the Lee Christensen of Estherville first-degree murder trial began today at the Emmet County Courthouse.. more »»

Rental housing code passes first reading

June 22, 2016 With some slight modifications, the Estherville City Council approved the first reading a new rental housing code on Monday. more »»

Funds raised for county Honor Flights

June 22, 2016 The Emmet County Supervisors addressed a light agenda at Tuesday’s meeting. more »»

Rental code upgrade has landlords concerned

June 19, 2016 The rental housing code meeting Wednesday night crackled with flurries of questions and frequent interruptions of the slide presentation by city administrator Penny Clayton. Clayton, flanked by Sgt. more »»

A Danish celebration

June 19, 2016 The southeast Emmet County town of Ringsted held an all-school and town celebration this past weekend. Friday night’s entertainment included a mock version of “The Dating Game. more »»

The monster (cookie) legend

June 19, 2016 Her monster cookies are sold around town. Her freshly baked quick breads sell out at the Estherville Downtown Market. She cans strawberry rhubarb and other fruity preserves. more »»

God, country and community

June 15, 2016 A year after Governor Branstad announced Emmet County as a Home Base Iowa Community, and Iowa Lakes Community College as a Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP), Emmet... more »»

A run through the parks

June 15, 2016 And…go. With city administrator Penny Clayton and some board members absent from the meeting, a tight team did a speedy relay through Parks & Rec business Monday night. more »»

Light up the sky

June 15, 2016 According to Tim Schumacher, fireworks are legal to sell in Iowa. more »»

Book revisits 1973 NW Iowa murders

June 15, 2016 SIOUX CITY: Phil Hamman was overcome with emotion when he heard about the murders at Gitchie Mantou State Park in 197. more »»

#Fight for Benjamin comes to Graettinger

June 15, 2016 Saturday, June 18, supporters of Kody Manwarren and his family are hosting a Thrivent-supported fundraiser with a motorcycle ride from Terril to Superior to Wallingford to Graettinger with... more »»



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