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Nixon tells about college equipment levy

August 1, 2014 Estherville Rotarians Thursday heard how continuing the Iowa Lakes Community College equipment replacement levy will help the college fund technology train employees for the future. more »»

Supervisors hire county engineer

July 29, 2014 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire a new county engineer. Walter Davis-Oeth, 28, Pocohontas County assistant engineer, will start the $78,000-a-year position Aug. more »»

Raising rabbits

July 25, 2014 A lot of 4-Hers raise and show calves, swine, sheep — those sorts of animals. And then there are those who like to raise and show animals of a different breed for the fai. more »»

Danes welcome invading hordes

July 25, 2014 When the first viking raiders came to England at Lindisfarne monastery in 793, the invaders were termed Danes for the next 250 years. more »»

Sweet Corn Days July 31 through Aug. 3

July 25, 2014 “We Salute Our Veterans” is the theme of this year’s Estherville Sweet Corn Days Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 3. more »»

Elks sponsor fire safety house during 2014 Sweet Corn Days

July 25, 2014 The Estherville Elks Lodge #528 is sponsoring the Blank Children’s Hospital Fire Safety House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 during Sweet Corn Days. more »»

Black Knights gear up for ‘Sweet’ show

July 25, 2014 The Black Knights Car Club of Estherville is holding its Sweet Corn Days car show at a new venue this year — along North Eighth Street and First Avenue North on Saturday, Aug. 2. more »»

Museum restores corn binder for fair

July 25, 2014 That Emmet County Museum bunch is pretty ambitious. Every year, museum board members restore at least one piece of antique farm machinery for Sweet Corn Days. more »»

ELC Board meets new staff

July 25, 2014 New staff members greeted board members and the public at the monthly Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education meeting Monday. David McCaulley, new middle-school principal, was on hand. more »»

Midway Country Club observes 100 years

July 25, 2014 Back a hundred years ago, when there were no paved roads and few if any cars to drive on them and when horses were more common than automobiles, women’s clubs proliferated throughout rural America. more »»

Boyer, Irmiter crowned Emmet County queen and princess

July 24, 2014 This year, it was two North Union High School girls who took both honors as Emmet County Fair queen and princess Thursday night on the first day of this year’s fair. more »»

Teaching a craft, learning a trade

July 18, 2014 Even Jakob Paulson’s mom Theresa admits that anyone who would be willing to teach her son welding has a world of patience. more »»

Emmet County Fair features full slate of events

July 18, 2014 There’s lots of family fun at 146th Emmet County Fair Thursday through Sunday July 24-27 at the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Estherville. more »»

Fair queen candidates announced

July 18, 2014 The 2014 Emmet County Fair Queen Pageant 2014 Candidates have been announced. more »»

Tracing the trail of the orphan train

July 18, 2014 Before there were foster homes, before there was a Department of Human Services, there was the orphan train. more »»

Stewart stumps for Senate seat

July 18, 2014 An independent candidate is making a run at Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat this fal. more »»

RAGBRAI a truly international event

July 18, 2014 Ringsted residents can polish up their Mandarin and Italian — and maybe a few other languages — for this year’s RAGBRAI. more »»

Sweet Corn Days parade entries sought

July 18, 2014 The Estherville Sweet Corn Days parade committee is looking for entries for the 17th annual Sweet Corn Days Parade that kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. more »»

Supervisors approve personal vehicle policy

July 18, 2014 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a policy for employees using personal vehicles for work. more »»

RSVP funding seems intact

July 18, 2014 It appears that future RSVP funding remains intact — for the moment, at least. more »»



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