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Fair time is near

July 24, 2016 Here comes the 2016 Emmet County Fair. The annual four-day county celebration starts this Thursday with all the usual activities for 4-H and FFA youth as well as events for the whole family. more »»

Skrepak’s named EXCELlent property

July 24, 2016 The home of John Skrepak, 904 N. Seventh St., was selected as the EXCELlent Property of the Month this week. more »»

Say ‘mmmm’ to AAA candy

July 24, 2016 Thursday’s Downtown Market was lightly attended due to the heat index, reported by the National Weather Service as 104 degrees through to 7 p.m. Thursday evening. more »»

Ambassadors cut ribbon on three new ventures

July 24, 2016 The Estherville Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors visited three businesses Wednesday to cut ribbons on their new ventures. more »»

Addition at Demoney coming in under budget

July 20, 2016 Mark Allen of Shive-Hattery?gave a building update at the end of the Estherville Lincoln Central School Board meeting Monday evening. “It’s 95 percent complete,”?Allen said. more »»

Mental health is major task for county office

July 20, 2016 Judy Tangen, county Mental Health and Case Management coordinator, updated the Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday meeting. more »»

Taking it to the bank

July 20, 2016 With erosion on a curve of the west fork of the Des Moines River in Estherville, city officials will take quick action to stabilize the bank to protect the water trail project. more »»

Crews rescue trapped boaters

July 20, 2016 Emergency crews were called out Monday to rescue two boaters from the west fork of Des Moines River north of Estherville. more »»

Helping hands

July 17, 2016 One of stanzas of the 4-H pledge calls for using “hands to larger service. more »»

Combatting hunger in Emmet County

July 17, 2016 Kate Pauly of the Food Bank of Iowa visited Estherville Thursday in advance of the Aug. 4 food giveaway at Crossroads. We hear the statistics:?one in six Americans faces hunger. more »»

Emmet County Fair Queen candidates announced

July 17, 2016 Five young women will compete for the title of Emmet County Fair Queen. The competition will take place Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Skateland building on the Emmet County Fairgrounds. more »»

Browns bake for a cause

July 17, 2016 Linda and Vic Brown of Estherville sell baked goods for a cause that has hit very close to home. more »»

Ernst to speak at Republican National Convention tonight

July 17, 2016 Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)?will speak on national security at the Republican National Convention tonight. more »»

The end of a landmark

July 13, 2016 Workers began painting over the Golden Sun Feeds tower Tuesday. Photo by Amy H. more »»

Martens updates supervisors on E-dispatch

July 13, 2016 Sheriff Mike Martens presented the dispatch union contract for the board’s signatures at the Tuesday meeting of the County Supervisors. Martens updated the Board on the use of E-Dispatch. more »»

P& R Board discusses new pool concept

July 13, 2016 The Estherville Pool Committee will likely bring the public a 21st century pool concept this fall, according to Parks &?Recreation Board vice-chair Gary Phillips. more »»

Electric line conversion continues

July 13, 2016 While converting electricity distribution from overhead lines to underground won’t eliminate all problems, it does make it more reliable, according to Estherville City Administrator Penny Clayton. more »»

ELC in-town shuttle bussing information

July 13, 2016 The first day of before school and after school transportation for students in grades K12 is Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. more »»

ELC softball headed back to state

July 11, 2016 It was an anticlimactic ending for such an important game, but Estherville Lincoln Central is going back to the state tournament after a 6-2 victory over Clear Lake in the Class 2A Region 2 Final... more »»

North Union headed to state

July 11, 2016 SWEA CITY — Class 2A No. 4 North Union shut out Panorama 9-0 to advance to the state softball tournament for the second straight year. more »»



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