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Hard work pays off for NHS inductees

The induction ceremony for the 2020-21 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony at Estherville Lincoln Central lasted about a half hour. However, it was hours of hard work that the inductees put in to receive the prestigious honor. Seventeen inductees—seven juniors and 10 seniors—put in the time and effort that caught the attention of the faculty committee who made the selections. “It was a very tough, well-deserving group of individuals to judge this year and we should all be extremely proud of the group sitting in front of you this year,” said faculty advisor Kim Sorbo to ...

Emmet considers opioid action

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Emmet County supervisors, county attorney Melanie Summers Bauler laid out for the supervisors the terms of joining a class action lawsuit to receive funds for ...

Vaccine key to reducing COVID

Emmet County went into Thanksgiving with 259 active cases of COVID-19, down from a high of 269 on Monday. The county surpassed 700 cases for a total of 710 positive cases reported Wednesday. ...

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Janet Lee Haines

A graveside service celebrating the life of Janet Lee Haines, age 61, of Newark, Ohio will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, at Wilson Cemetery with Pastor Rusty Foley officiating. Military honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Family and friends may ...

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Estherville Community Christmas Project cancelled for 2020

Dear Friends, As many of you know, Emmet County has had an annual Community Christmas Project for the past 37 years. The project began in 1982 as a response to the stressful financial circumstances faced by many of our community members. The project that is sponsored by the Estherville Area ...


Estherville News Editorial – A day to give thanks

Our newsroom wanted to pause in our Thanksgiving issue to give our sincere thanks to you, the readers of the Estherville News. Despite its relatively small size, this community has things going on all the time that keep us hopping. From those times we know our coverage of local government ...

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