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County declares emergency

March 18, 2020 Kathy Preston and Mary Moorman from Emmet County Public Health joined Emmet County Emergency Services manager Travis Sheridan at Tuesday morning’s Emmet County supervisors meeting to declare a... more »»

No virtual days at ELC

March 16, 2020 The Estherville Lincoln Central School District announced Monday evening that the state has waived four weeks worth of instructional days while ELC joins districts across Iowa in suspending classes... more »»

ELC Schools, RWC close for four weeks

March 15, 2020 After Gov. Kim Reynolds recommended all Iowa schools close for four weeks, ELC officials announced the district, including the RWC, would be closed "indefinitely. more »»

Pool project hit with undertow from contractors

March 11, 2020 The Estherville Parks & Recreation board reviewed bids for the city’s municipal pool project at Monday night’s meeting. more »»

Navy veteran enters U.S. Senate race

March 11, 2020 Mike Franken is a candidate for U.S. Senate, running against four other candidates in the Democratic primar. more »»

Estherville News poll results:

March 11, 2020 The Estherville News conducted an online poll asking: Do you agree with the change in legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21? Possible answers were: 1. more »»

Another successful show

March 9, 2020 The 2020 Farm Home & Living Show at the RWC drew vendors from across the area and beyond, each of whom had an opportunity to share the latest from their companies and organizations. more »»

Multiple agencies help in arrest of counterfeit suspect

March 9, 2020 A Dunnell, Minn., man faces several charges in both Iowa and Minnesota after allegedly passing counterfeit money and then eluding law enforcement. On Friday, Feb. more »»

Estherville man sentenced to 11 years

March 9, 2020 An Estherville man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while illegally possessing guns was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in federal prison. Dustin Julich, pled guilty on Sept. more »»

3 COVID-19 Cases in Iowa

March 8, 2020 DES MOINES - Testing at Iowa’s State Hygienic Laboratory has indicated three presumptive positive cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa residents. more »»

Counterfeiting suspect captured by multiple law enforcement agencies

March 6, 2020 Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, the Estherville Police Department received a report of a suspect that had passed a counterfeit $100 bill at a local hardware store. more »»

The color of life

March 5, 2020 Chad Elliott, formerly of Spencer and now of Lamoni, Iowa, visited local middle school students for the second time this school year to paint stories and sing colors. more »»

Raising h . . .

March 5, 2020 Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series on Estherville native Dr. Bill Moreau and the stand he has taken against the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee in protection of its athletes. Dr. more »»

Local candidate filing deadlines

March 5, 2020 Emmet County Auditor Amy Sathoff has announced filing deadlines for national, state and local offices for the primary and general elections. The filing deadlines are early this year. more »»

Council OKs 2020 curb & gutter project

March 5, 2020 There was only one major item on the agenda for Monday evening’s Estherville City Council meeting: the 2020 curb & gutter improvements project. more »»

Supervisors, treasurer discuss county tax sales

March 5, 2020 When is a property really abandoned? And when does it constitute a public nuisance? These are questions the Emmet County supervisors grappled with in a discussion with Emmet County treasurer... more »»

Honoring a firefighter

March 5, 2020 Estherville Fire & Rescue dedicated its meeting room to Alan “Henry” Hanson during its pancake breakfast Sunday morning. more »»

Top talkers

March 5, 2020 Saturday, 19 students competed in 27 events in District Individual Speech competition at Sibley-Ocheydan High Schoo. more »»

The price, The stand People before Prizes, Morals before Medals

February 28, 2020 Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series on Estherville native Dr. Bill Moreau and the stand he has taken against the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee in protection of its athletes. more »»

Answering the call

February 28, 2020 Pastor Tim Johnson of Estherville Lutheran Church said his ordination on Jan. 26 was amazing. more »»



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