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Redwood Farms freezer moves forward

After approving a development agreement with Redwood Farms, the company located in southeast Estherville continues to expand its freezer unit, adjacent to its current building. The expansion is expected to create four new jobs paying at least $16.75 per hour. At the Feb. 15 council meeting, ...

Iowa legislature passes early voting bill

Republicans passed a bill in the Iowa House and Senate last week a bill which cuts nine days off the early voting period in Iowa and will require all absentee ballots to be in a county auditor's office by 8 p.m on Election Night. Ballots mailed before Election Day but not delivered by the ...

Two guilty pleas, three trials for Armstrong officials

Mary Kathryn “Kate” Staton pled guilty in a hearing Monday to third degree theft, an aggravated misdemeanor, in connection with her role as a former city clerk of Armstrong. Staton is one of five officials charged in a 21-count trial information by the Iowa Attorney General's office last ...

Estherville man arrested for sexual assault of minors

A 21-year-old man from Estherville, Iowa is behind bars after being charged with the sexual assault of two minors in Clay County. According to a press release, Hunter Gentry is facing multiple charges from the Clay County Sheriff's Office and the Spencer Police Department. Those charges ...

All by myself

Last week, Excel Estherville Arts & Culture committee members discovered a gnome facing Highway 9 on Library Square. A competition is underway with judging Saturday night at 6 p.m., with cocoa and cookies served and prizes for the best gnome companions to this first mysterious creature. ...

Estherville Fire drive through breakfast Sunday

Estherville firefighters will host a drive-through pancake breakfast from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, March 7, at the fire department located at 27 S. Fifth St. The breakfast is a freewill offering. A raffle with several items also will be held with tickets sold during the breakfast.

130 years of service to Emmet County

The Emmet County supervisors awarded eight county employees and officials for their years of service to Emmet County. Left to right: Dan Burton, 20 years, Tim Schumacher, 10 years, Deb Tietje, 20 years, Tony Ruter, 10 years, and Jarrod Fischer, 15 years. Not pictured: Tom Egeland, 15 years, ...

ELC sends 14 to state speech

 Estherville Lincoln Central High School held its Individual Events District Speech competition Wednesday, Feb. 24. Fourteen students received I (Superior) ratings and advanced to State Competition. Acting: Kai Li Dong and Emma Ross Prose: Parker Duitsman, Miyah Paulson and ...

When is it my turn?

Vaccinations have been available for health care workers, long-term care residents and staff, and older Iowans for several weeks, with first responders, K-12 school teachers and staff, and child care staff for a few weeks. At a Thursday press conference, Governor ...

One nation, indivisible

Lawmakers in the Iowa House passed a bill that would require schools to administer the Pledge of Allegiance and show the U.S flag every day. House File 415 requires accredited and non-accredited K-12 schools to show the flag and administer the pledge to students in the first through 12th ...