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Ballot box or mailbox? Voting by mail increases turnout

July 20, 2020 In the 2020 primary held last month, more than a half million voters cast ballots, surpassing the previous high by almost 100,000 voters. more »»

Relay for Life honorary survivor - Check and double check

July 15, 2020 Editor’s note: this week, we feature one of two honorary survivors for the 2020 Relay for Life, Robin Enerson. more »»

Pool project backstrokes due to dollar inflow issues

July 15, 2020 The Estherville Parks & Rec board met Monday evening to address pages of possible money savings on the municipal pool project, after fundraising was put on hold due to concerns with the COVID-19... more »»

Guard unit plans send-off this August

July 15, 2020 Alpha Battery 1-194th FA reported recently it will be holding a sendoff ceremony at Estherville Lincoln Central High School’s football field at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1t. more »»

Emmet County healthcare workers, first responders tested for Covid-19

July 15, 2020 Last Thursday, Emmet County Public Health in a collaborative effort with Avera Holy Family Hospital, Emmet County Emergency Management, and Estherville Ambulance conducted COVID-19 testing and... more »»

The kids are alright

July 13, 2020 Iowa ranks in the top 10 for the well-being of children, according to the measures by the Annie E. Casey foundation, who releases data on children each year. more »»

Senator, mayor talk COVID-19

July 13, 2020 Senator Joni Ernst visited Estherville Mayor Joseph May Thursday morning to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the area. Ernst was the first Iowa woman elected to the U.S. more »»

Spirit of Harmony chorus celebrating 40 years

July 13, 2020 Editor’s note: The Spirit of Harmony Chorus, based in Spirit Lake, is celebrating its 40th year as a chartered chorus of Sweet Adelines International this year. more »»

As Emmet County nears 100 cases of COVID-19, TestIowa has hit 100k tests

July 13, 2020 As of Sunday, Emmet County reported 97 cases of COVID-19. Emmet County ranks 22nd of 99 counties in cases per population. Sixty-three of those cases have recovered. more »»

City lands $100,000 state catalyst grant

July 9, 2020 Estherville became one of 26 Iowa communities to win $100,000 grants from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to improve buildings. more »»

Emmet County to experience a Chill

July 9, 2020 While the federal project in Estherville continues to move at the pace of federal government, the massive amount of work involved in lining up investors and initial contractors and meeting... more »»

Grassley letter sheds light on microelectronics

July 9, 2020 This week, a letter from U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley to three members of the Committee on Appropriations dated Dec. 5, 2019 was released. more »»

Blood drive to help with shortage during COVID-19 Pandemic

July 9, 2020 Avera Holy Family Hospital, Northwest Bank and Community Blood Bank will host the annual All American blood drive on Wednesday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

50-plus years in the making

June 29, 2020 The storied history of the USS Iowa Battleship will be on display for all to see at the Estherville VFW. A model built by Loren Renze was donated to the local post home this last week. more »»

ELC student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

June 29, 2020 The Estherville Lincoln Central School District released a statement Friday that said two student athletes, one a junior varsity/varsity softball player and one a freshman baseball player with the... more »»

Governor extends public health proclamation 30 days

June 29, 2020 Governor Kim Reynolds extended Iowa’s public health emergency proclamation for 30 days with all restrictions and suspensions in the proclamation continued until Saturday, July 25. more »»

Sour grapes :(

June 29, 2020 After weeks of deliberation and discussion, the Estherville Sweet Corn Days Committee announced Wednesday that it has decided to cancel the Sweet Corn Days for 2020. more »»

2020 fair is show-and-go

June 29, 2020 The 2020 Emmet County Fair will run July 20-26 with static and agricultural exhibits, but without spectators. more »»



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