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Judge considers request to increase Christensen’s bail

June 24, 2015 By Amy H. Peterson Staff Writer Lee Christensen appeared for a hearing Wednesday on a series of motions and resistances filed by his attorney, Leon Spies, and the state attorney general’s office. more »»

Emmet County gets its own Freedom Rock

June 24, 2015 By Amber Hovey Staff Writer ARMSTRONG — On Tuesday, the Emmet County Freedom Rock was set and cemented in place in the Armstrong park. more »»

ELC hits scarce against Spencer

June 24, 2015 By David Swartz Managing Editor Taking on Class 3A No. 10 Spencer, Estherville Lincoln Central struggled to get the hits on Wednesday as the Tigers left town with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday. more »»

Emmet County is newest Home Base Iowa Community

June 21, 2015 Governor Branstad stepped up to the microphone Thursday afternoon and said, “I am proud to say Emmet County is the newest Home Base Iowa Community, and Iowa Lakes Community College the newest... more »»

Branstad, Reynolds visit fourth annual STEM camp

June 21, 2015 Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds traveled to Estherville to visit the Fourth Annual TRIO Talent Search STEM Camp at Iowa Lakes Community College Thursday afternoon. more »»

County foundation to award $92,162 in grants

June 21, 2015 Awards ceremony is July 1 The Emmet County Community Foundation will award 22 grants totaling $92,162 to local nonprofits and government entities for community projects at its awards ceremony on... more »»

On schedule

June 17, 2015 Both Estherville Lincoln Central School construction projects are on schedule even with multiple rain days said ELC Superintendent Tara Paul. more »»

Branstad visit to include Home Base honor

June 17, 2015 Emmet County will officially be designated at a Home Base Iowa Community and Iowa Lakes Community College will receive its designation as a CHAMP Campus at a ceremony this afternoon. more »»

City, county move forward with new economic plan

June 17, 2015 The Estherville City Council and Emmet County Board of Supervisors both approved a plan to boost economic development efforts. more »»

Sathoff sworn in as county auditor

June 17, 2015 Magistrate Dave Forsyth swore in new Emmet County auditor Amy Sathoff on Tuesday during the Emmet County Board of Supervisors regular meeting. more »»

Windsor Manor shows off facilty at Business After Five

June 17, 2015 Wednesday, Windsor Manor was the location of the Chamber’s Business After 5 monthly event. more »»

ELC school board OKs new hires

June 17, 2015 At Monday’s Estherville Lincoln Central School Board meeting, four new hires were approved. more »»

Christensen bond set at $2 million

June 14, 2015 A day after the Estherville community gathered to say goodbye to 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit, officials returned the man charged with his murder to Emmet County for his initial court appearance. more »»

Healed by positive attitude and a sense of humor

June 14, 2015 “It was an interesting experience, I will tell you that,” laughed John Greig. This October will mark 28 years that Greig didn’t think he should have had. more »»

Jazz, jazz and more jazz

June 14, 2015 When Scott Hesse picked up a guitar the summer he was 14, it was to play for fun. more »»

Studying life in a small town

June 14, 2015 What do you think of living in a small town? Iowa State University asked this of 15,000 residents spread through one town in each of the state’s 99 counties – first in 1994, then in 2004 and most... more »»

A town in mourning

June 10, 2015 The community of Estherville is in mourning following the death of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit this past weekend. more »»

Bortvit death ruled a homicide

June 10, 2015 In a release from Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens Wednesday evening, he stated that the Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner in Ankeny released a preliminary report that the manner of death of... more »»

City officials begin planning for new pool

June 10, 2015 Estherville officials are slowly moving forward with plans for a new outdoor swimming pool/aquatic center. more »»

Sups set public hearing for NFP Farm

June 10, 2015 Emmet County Supervisors met last Tuesday with a short agenda. During the meeting, the board set the public hearing date for NFP Farm 254-Morlin hog confinement site for 10 a.m. on June 1. more »»



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