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431 unemployed in Emmet County

There are 431 people reported in Iowa Workforce Development data as currently unemployed in Emmet County – that’s 4.3% of the population. Emmet County is second only to Dickinson County for the percentage of people who are unemployed in rural Northwest Iowa counties. The narrative that ...

Hold the last note

The music department of Estherville Lincoln Central High School held its band and choir concert Tuesday evening in the high school gym. Along with playing music, choir director Steve Bradburn and band director Laura Giebler handed out music letters and senior awards to their student musicians. ...

Armstrong voters elect Scheuller for mayor

Travis Schueller, superintendent of schools for North Union and North Kossuth school districts, prevailed with 153 votes in the election for Armstrong mayor on Tuesday. While early voting was available, all but a handful of voters came to the Emmet County courthouse on Election Day. When ...

Estherville case moved to federal court

Last week, the civil case against the city of Estherville, Employees Credit Union and individual police officers and a credit union employee, based on a petition filed by local woman Victoria Abrahamson, moved to federal court. Several of the defendants filed their answers in response to ...

ELC High School Drama awards include mystery drama

Estherville Lincoln Central Drama Students were given two tickets each to invite loved ones to a wedding murder mystery improvisation performance Saturday in the commons at ELC High School. The show was called, “Til Death Do Us Part.” Guests were invited into the wedding reception, ...

2021 Team Amy Run found joy in journey

The 2021 Team Amy Run took off for its annual event Saturday with a 10k, a 5k, a one mile walk/talk and a children’s one-mile fun run, starting east of the Estherville Public Library. The theme Find Joy in the Journey was emblazoned on gold tee shirts and attracted a healthy number of ...

Avera rewards employee generosity

The Avera Holy Family Hospital Foundation provided ice cream treats to all staff Thursday to celebrate a successful fiscal year 2022 employee giving campaign. The foundation has hosted an annual employee giving campaign for the past seven years and with this year’s pledges, they have given ...

2021 Guardian Angel Preschool graduates

The Guardian Angel Preschool, located at the Duhigg Center in Estherville, held its 2021 graduation on Friday. Front from left are Frankie, Brielle, Ezra, Evelyn and Gavin; back row: Aaryn, Will, Lyla, Jordy, Nellia, Kolton and Kinsley. Photo submitted

2021 Senior Card Shower

Six ELC Seniors and two Graettinger-Terril seniors are part of this year's Estherville News Card Shower. Feel free to send them your best wishes on their accomplishments and future plans.

Senior Spotlight for May 10-17

It's graduation week and we have six more students from the Estherville Lincoln Central Class of 2021 featured in our newspaper this week: Brendan Finley, Zach Koenick, Dawson Eveleth, Adelee Reinhardt, Daniella Segura and Andrew Lopez.