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Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday

The Estherville Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Park on Central Avenue in Estherville on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The featured speaker will be Pastor Dave Ullom of First Presbyterian Church and Pastor Cole McCormick of Trinity Lutheran Church will provide the ...

Activities to honor veterans planned at Iowa Lakes

Iowa Lakes Community College will honor veterans in the region by sharing a virtual Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Dan Lutat, Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) of the United States Air Force, with 28 years of service, and Director of Iowa Lakes Government ...

Rotary, Kiwanis compete to help ELC food bank

The Estherville Rotary Club and Estherville Kiwanis have joined forces in a friendly competition to gather donations of food and money for the Estherville Lincoln Central High School food bank. The food bank is an extension of a local effort previously known as Pack Away Hunger, which was taken ...

Far-flung siblings reunite while deployed

Christian Sheda of Estherville is serving his first deployment of his six-year enlistment with the Iowa National Guard Field Artillery in Iraq. Christian’s sister, Natalie Reynolds of Prattville, Alabama was deployed with the Air Force twice during her six-year enlistment and came back to ...

Biden projected to become 46th President

Saturday morning, Nov. 7, the Associated Press called the presidential election after three full days of counting ballots following the Nov. 3 election. Several states were at issue as absentee and mail-in ballots had yet to be counted, issues with the United States Postal Service ...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Emmet County has reached over 500 cases of COVID-19 with the four cases reported Saturday bringing the county to a total of 501. The most recent 100 cases have happened in less than three weeks, with the 400th case reported Oct. 21. Recoveries numbered 344 as of Sunday, with active ...

Emmet County follows rest of state

Emmet County followed the rest of Iowa in its national elections giving its support to Donald Trump for president and Joni Ernst in the U.S. Senate. In the Fourth District U.S. House race, Randy Feenstra-R defeated J.D. Scholten receiving nearly 62 percent of the vote. Scholten had ...

Humboldt firm wins pool bid

The Estherville city council Monday night awarded a bid of $3,928,593 to Sand Construction of Humboldt. The firm has completed multiple pool projects, including Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Pocahontas and Algona in northern Iowa. Sand submitted in this round of bidding with the condition that they ...

Iowa has record voter turnout

Wednesday morning, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced Iowa had “shattered” the previous voter turn-out record by nearly 100,000 votes. Pate cited the Secretary of State’s website where Iowans could track their absentee ballots and a page where voters could plug in their own ...

100 million early votes cast in U.S.

According to responses to a survey of election officials by Edison Research, more than 100 million Americans voted before polls opened today, Election Day, 2020. These votes represented nearly half, 47% of all registered voters. Twenty-one states plus Washington, DC have already seen over half ...