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September 14, 2016 by Amy H. Peterson Staff Writer The Parks &?Rec board took to Thoreson Park Monday night for their annual potluck dinner. The new business of the night was memorial benches. more »»

Shopko cuts ribbon at Grand Opening

September 11, 2016 While rain fell steadily outside, it didn’t keep customers from descending on Shopko Hometown in Estherville for the store’s grand opening on Friday. more »»

Lee Christensen case Hearing held for new trial, jury poll

September 11, 2016 Prosecution and defense attorneys presented their arguments in favor of and opposition to the defense motions for a new trial and for a jury poll in Emmet County court Friday morning. more »»

Firefighters fill the boot for MDA

September 7, 2016 The Estherville Fire Department stood out on Central Avenue and Fifth Street to fill their boots for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. more »»

Another Labor Day celebration

September 7, 2016 Graettinger celebrated its 120th Labor Day Celebration, the oldest of its kind in Iowa this past weekend. more »»

Armstrong dispatching issue resurfaces at supervisors

September 7, 2016 As of Aug. 31, the City of Armstrong has had no dispatch service. Armstrong Police Chief Craig Merrill and Fire Chief Greg Buum attended Tuesday’s Emmet County Board of Supervisors Meeting. more »»

UPDATE: McAllister resists defense motion for jury poll

September 7, 2016 State Assistant Attorney General Coleman McAllister backed up his Resistance to the defense motion for a jury poll Tuesday in the case of Lee Christensen. more »»

Council hears objection to vehicle nuisance abatement

September 7, 2016 Due to the Labor Day holiday, the regular Estherville City Council meeting was moved to Tuesday evening. more »»

ECCB purchases kayaks, expands archery program with ECCF grant

September 7, 2016 The Emmet County Conservation Board used its Emmet County Community Foundation grant of $5,000 to purchase equipment for their youth archery program and to buy additional kayaks for checkout. more »»

Ambassadors welcome new Avera Holy Family employees

September 7, 2016 The Estherville Ambassadors visited Avera Holy Family Hospital Wednesday to welcome new physician, Adrianne Westmoreland, and new Director of Mission, Emmanuel Nwal. more »»

McAllister resists defense motion for jury poll

September 6, 2016 State Assistant Attorney General Coleman McAllister backed up his Resistance to the defense motion for a jury poll Tuesday in the case of Lee Christensen. more »»

Leifeld: School year off to great start

September 4, 2016 “The year is off to a great start,”?Iowa Lakes executive dean of the Estherville campus Bob Leifeld said. “It’s great to see the multitude of students back on campu. more »»

Iowa Lakes Community College Keeping up with technology

September 4, 2016 College receives $1.7 million grant to upgrade tech By David Swartz Managing Editor A nearly $1. more »»

Never alone

September 4, 2016 “All he ever did was try to save my life,”?Chris McArdle said of Roger?Jacobson, owner of KILR?Radio, about the years McArdle spent working as a sports announcer while struggling with alcohol... more »»

SERT programs gain momentum at Iowa Lakes

September 4, 2016 Enrollment is up in the wind energy, engineering technology and other programs at Iowa Lakes Community College, according to Dan Lutat, Director of Wind Energy & Turbine Technology and Sustainable... more »»

Today’s Emergency workers face numerous challenges

September 4, 2016 “There’s terror in our backyard now,”?Miranda DePyper said. DePyper is the EMS/Fire/Health programmer at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community Colleg. more »»

Estherville, meet jiu jitsu

September 4, 2016 AJ Edwards teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a martial art created by Grandmasters Carlos and Helio Gracie. Edwards said, "I eat, breathe, sleep and live Jiu-Jitsu. more »»

First day of school in Emmet County

September 2, 2016 Over the last week, school was back in session at the public schools in the area: North Union, GTRA, and Estherville Lincoln Central. more »»

Labor Day -- workers marched for better conditions

September 2, 2016 Labor Day began when workers in New York City marched on City Hall for livable hours and safe conditions. We celebrate the American Worker this weekend. Hats off to everyone out working for a living. more »»

How property tax dollars are divided

August 31, 2016 The property tax bill lands in your mailbox, and you have little choice but to pay it. more »»



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