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Fire fighters to Fill the Boot for MDA

September 2, 2015 Members of the Estherville Fire Department along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special event to kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign and... more »»

Good Sam receives a new Advent wreath

September 2, 2015 The Marth family are no strangers to the Good Samaritan Society Estherville. They are dedicated volunteers who offer their time and talents in many ways. more »»

Crowd of 60 peppers Sen. Grassley with questions

August 30, 2015 Ethanol, immigration, the Affordable Care Act and Iran dominated the hour-long town hall meeting at Iowa Lakes Community College. more »»

Dancers start the year off with a little hip hop

August 30, 2015 Friday was the first practice for the Iowa Lake Dance Team and the L’ecole Danse Tea. more »»

Mayor proclaims September National Recovery Month

August 30, 2015 On Wednesday, Estherville Mayor Kenny Billings signed a proclamation declaring September as National Recovery Month. more »»

Introducing ELC School Board candidates

August 30, 2015 Compiled by Amy Peterson Staff Writer Name: Kathy Miller Cornwall? Address (or neighborhood or township): 1471 365th Ave. more »»

Santorum stumps in Estherville

August 26, 2015 Former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum made his campaign stop at Hardees in Estherville on Monday morning. more »»

Welcome new ELC teachers

August 26, 2015 Twelve new teachers will grace the classrooms and halls of Estherville Lincoln Central this fall. Among them are a familiar faces as well as many who are in Estherville for the first time. more »»

Back to its old self

August 26, 2015 If you approach a natural, freshwater lake and see it’s green and murky, it means there isn’t enough plant life in it to cycle the aquatic waste. more »»

Social Security turns 80

August 26, 2015 On Aug. 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, landmark legislation that continues to provide hope and protection to some of the most vulnerable members of societ. more »»

Hearing on new confinement site continued

August 26, 2015 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors reopened the public hearing for the Joel Jacobson new construction site located in Section 22 of High Lake Township. more »»

Swartz named Kiwanis Layperson of the Year

August 26, 2015 Estherville Noon Kiwanian David Swartz recently received the local club’s 2014-15 Layperson of the Year Award and also received the 2015 Layperson of the Year of the Word for Nebraska-Iowa District... more »»

Library staff colors hair blue in support of reading challenge

August 26, 2015 The Estherville Library hosted a Blue Hair Reading Challenge from Aug. 3 - 17, in which patrons were asked to read 2,015 items, not including magazines. more »»

GTRA senior to raise money for Paws and Effect

August 23, 2015 Cassy Olesen, a senior at Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven/Ayshire is making a difference in her small hometown of Graettinge. more »»

ELC School Board approves additional item to project

August 19, 2015 During the Estherville Lincoln Central School Board meeting on Monday, the board approved the renewal of the district’s Instructional Support Levy for another five years. more »»

Hevern named Economic Development Director

August 19, 2015 Lyle Hevern was introduced as the new Emmet County Economic Development Director to both the Estherville City Council on Monday and to the Emmet County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday After several... more »»

RWC receives new coordinator

August 19, 2015 The Regional Wellness Center in Estherville welcomed Nathan Kral as its new Youth and Fitness Coordinator Monday. Originally from Sleepy Eye, Minn. more »»

Jacobsen public hearing tabled

August 19, 2015 During the public forum of the Emmet County Board of Supervisors meeting, Estherville City Administrator Penny Clayton introduced Lyle Hevern as the new Economic Development Director. more »»

ELC Schools High tech and new freshman orientation at high school

August 16, 2015 No more failing grades. Raising grades and getting new students connected with school is the goal driving the addition of an entire day of freshman orientation to the academic calendar on Aug. 31. more »»

The 10%/90% Rule of Adversity

August 16, 2015 By Amy H. Peterson Staff Writer Aaron Thomas, Coach and Principal at Aplington-Parkersburg school, says one root of greatness is believing you come from somewhere specia. more »»



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