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Help sought in locating vandals

January 5, 2015 The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for any information in regard to some acts of vandalism that have occurred recently at Okamanpedan State Park in Emmet County. more »»

Penney’s/Sievert’s building project taking shape

January 2, 2015 It’s in the early stages, but you can already see a lot of possibilities in the renovation of the former Penney’s/Sievert’s building on South Sixth Street in Estherville. more »»

Top Stories of 2014

January 2, 2015 Another year has gone its way as the Estherville News celebrates the top stories of 2014. Yes, it had its share of triumphs and tragedies as well as just everyday life. more »»

Excel projects benefit from sales tax

January 2, 2015 The year 2014 was a banner one for projects paid for by the local option sales tax benefitting projects through Excel Estherville. more »»

Supervisors make appointments, hear road report

January 2, 2015 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of the year Friday to make board committee appointments and handle other matters. more »»

Ruter: Homegrown talent at its best

January 2, 2015 No one could cast any doubt on Lexie Ruter’s ability to serve as executive director of the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce. Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Iowa Lakes Community College. more »»

Supervisors get CAASA request

January 2, 2015 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday received a funding request from CAASA, a Spencer-based nonprofit agency that assists sexual assault victims. more »»

Iowa land values take a dip from historic high

December 26, 2014 By David Swartz Managing Editor – with ISU Extension reports After reaching historic highs a year ago, Iowa farmland value dropped in 2014. more »»

Schumacher sees brighter future for Emmet County

December 26, 2014 While 2014 may have been a year of transition for Emmet County — sometimes a bit rough — 2015 looks to be a year of opportunity. more »»

ELC Board OK’s Demoney project architect contract

December 26, 2014 Working against a deadline of impending holidays, the Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education in special session Tuesday morning approved by a 4-0 vote a contract with Shive-Hattery... more »»

Leonard nominated for national award

December 26, 2014 Estherville Lincoln Central High School Principal Brad Leonard has been nominated for the 2014-2015 national LifeChanger of the Year awar. more »»

Mitchell blasts odor of rendering plant

December 26, 2014 A resident who lives along South Highway 4 in Estherville took Iowa Protein Solutions to task for odors at a meeting of the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. more »»

Ringsted man injured in accident

December 26, 2014 A Ringsted man was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 9 early Monday morning. Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens reports that at 4:16 a.m. more »»

County overlay projects come in under estimate

December 26, 2014 Two county overlay projects done this past summer came in well under the engineer’s estimate, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. more »»

North Union board hears about student performance initiatives

December 26, 2014 ARMSTRONG — Much of Monday night’s North Union Board of Education meeting dealt with how the district is working to improve student performance at all levels. more »»

What the state says about Early Literacy Implementation

December 26, 2014 According to the Iowa Department of Education Website, Early Literacy Implementation legally includes the following. more »»

Elementary expansion

December 19, 2014 The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education Monday approved a financing scenario and timeline and to put out to bids the Demoney Elementary expansion and renovation projec. more »»

ELC eyes activity salary equity

December 19, 2014 The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education Monday night discussed how they could raise Schedule B salaries — those paid to coaches and other activity directors — to meet median salaries of... more »»

Emmet County Board of Supervisors Christensen previews staffing changes

December 19, 2014 The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday heard of proposed staffing changes for Emmet County Social Services. more »»



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