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Lakers qualify for Nationals

The Iowa Lakes Men's Basketball Team earned a trip to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament with an 85-73 win over Southwestern here on Saturday. It will be the second trip to Nationals for Troy Larson as a head coach—the last time was in 2013. Larson made the trip as a player in 1992. ...

Latest ELC Senior Spotlight

Seven members of the Estherville Lincoln Central class of 2021 are featured this week in the Estherville News: Brenna Evans, Claire Brant, Kaitlyn Pollock, Adrienne Rosfjord, Justin Ruiz, Charles Lane, and Jordyn Moore.

Senator’s stop touts students, sustainability

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst made a stop in Estherville Wednesday to tour the Iowa Lakes Community College’s Sustainable Energy Resources Technology (SERT) Building and the Windtest company that has an office in the SERT Building. The visit was limited to college personnel and members of the ...

COVID-19 active infections increase from March

On March 8, 2021, Emmet County reported 29 active infections of COVID-19, with cases continuing to decline to a low of 26 on March 11. The county’s highest point of active infections was November 30 with 286 active cases. As of Wednesday, April 7, the county had 99 active infections, ...

Building code violators may see sharp rise in fines

Property owners who continually violate city ordinance or refuse to upgrade their properties could face steeper fines than before. At Monday evening’s Estherville city council meeting, code enforcement officer Greg Van Langen said fining a violator $100 under the current ordinance is ...

Name of Swea City man who died following weekend incident released

ALGONA — The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office released the name of a man Wednesday, who died as a result of an incident in Swea City this past weekend. According to a press release, on April 3, 2021, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at Howard and third Avenue ...

Good News Church Estherville launches

Good News Community Church of Okoboji publicly opens their second church location in Estherville this weekend following a yearlong merger conversation with Crossroads Community Church in Estherville. Their historic merger culminates in a name change from Crossroads Community Church to Good ...

April 10 forum to feature Feenstra, Guth & Stone

Jim Boyer of the Emmet County Republicans announced an upcoming legislative forum with U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra, State Senator Dennis Guth and State Representative Henry Stone to take place at the Iowa Lakes Electric Coop Estherville campus on Saturday, April 10 at 1 p.m. Boyer said with the ...