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2020 seniors have requirements waived due to COVID-19

April 13, 2020 As of Saturday, 1,510 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in Iowa with 15,622 negative tests. Among businesses and organizations that remain closed until at least April 30 are Iowa’s schools. more »»

The Elements of a Good Life

April 13, 2020 I want to thank you all for your adaptability to the current COVID-19 pandemic that our entire world is experiencing. I also want to thank everyone for your thoughtfulness and prayers as well. more »»

Iowa Lakes postpones commencement to July

April 13, 2020 Iowa Lakes Community College has postponed the 2020 Spring Commencement ceremony to Friday, July 24. more »»

UDMO food surplus giveaway today, closed Good Friday

April 9, 2020 Upper Des Moines Opportunity, located at 1527 Central Ave., will have its surplus food giveaway today, Thursday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.. more »»

King steps down

April 9, 2020 For some, community service is just a part of them. more »»

City amends urban revitalization plan

April 9, 2020 The Estherville city council met virtually over Zoom in its regular meeting Monday. The council set public hearing dates for amending the current year budget for its May 4, 2020 meetin. more »»

National Guard critical to COVID-19 mission

April 9, 2020 At Governor Kim Reynolds’ press conference, Tuesday, Adjutant General Benjamin J. more »»

Schools now closed until april 30

April 6, 2020 On Thursday, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the extension of Iowa school closures for all K-12 schools through April 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more »»

Area churches plan ecumenical Good Friday Service

April 6, 2020 While the coronavirus has halted services at churches, people of faith have found other ways to worship. more »»

Many COVID-19 cases tied to care centers

April 6, 2020 DES MOINES - As of Sunday, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) had been notified of 83 additional positive cases for a total of 868 positive case. more »»

Estherville News readers: A little bit country, but mostly rock & roll

April 6, 2020 In honor of Music Monday, which is today, April 6, and Music in the Schools month, which was in March, Estherville News staff asked our readers what is their favorite style of music, and fully half... more »»

Volunteer to help those who can’t

April 6, 2020 A need has been identified in Emmet County for a volunteer program to pick up groceries and other essentials for those at-risk or home bound as the COVID-19 public health emergency continues. more »»

Reynolds calls on Iowans to do the right thing

April 6, 2020 Governor Kim Reynolds has introduced two major avenues of help for Iowans in press conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. more »»

Degrees of separation

April 6, 2020 Iowa Lakes Community College, like the vast majority of colleges and universities in the U.S. more »»

Ensuring the county’s health

April 6, 2020 The Emmet County board of health met Tuesday afternoon virtually on Zoom to address a change in public health nurse home visits due to coronavirus. more »»

ELC board OKs 2020-21 budget

April 6, 2020 The Estherville Lincoln Central School Board met in special session Monday evening for the 2020-21 budget hearing and related matters, as well as passing a resolution in relation to the current... more »»

Firefighters battle grass fire

March 31, 2020 WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford Fire Department was paged to a grass fire Monday afternoon southwest of Wallingford. According to Wallingford Fire Chief, the page came at just after 1:50 p.m. more »»

$1 million fund established to help local businesses recover from coronavirus

March 31, 2020 Estherville businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc. more »»

Foundation creates disaster response fund

March 31, 2020 The Emmet County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, has established a fund called the Emmet County COVID-19 Disaster Response Fund to respond to the... more »»

Avera closes hospitals to visitors

March 31, 2020 Avera is closing its hospitals to visitors to protect patients and staff from the spread of COVID-19. more »»



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