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Iowa Governor honors area scholars

The Governor’s Scholar Ceremony April 24 honored scholars from each high school in Iowa. Each year the Iowa Governor’s Scholar program recognizes the top academic achieving seniors from each Iowa High School Athletic Association member high school as selected by their school administration ...

Central Bi-Products, Redwood Farms donates to Estherville FD

On behalf of Central Bi-Products and Redwood Farms, both of Estherville, Toby Polkinghorne, complex manager of Central Bi-Products recently presented $1,000 to Estherville Fire Chief Dick Barrett for use by the fire department. Beaver said the funds will be used for boat and water rescue ...

County abates Armstrong VFW 2019 taxes

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Emmet County board of supervisors, LeRoy Strong addressed the supervisors and Emmet County Treasurer Brenda Moore to ask that the supervisors abate the 2019 property taxes for the Armstrong VFW. The Emmet County Board of Review had determined that the ...

REAL ID deadline extended

ANKENY – The Department of Homeland Security has announced that due to circumstances resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for REAL ID enforcement has been extended from October 2021 to May 3, 2023. However, the Iowa Department of Transportation is encouraging anyone who plans ...

First census results released today

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the first results of the 2020 Census today, Monday at 2 pm. CDT. These initial results will include chiefly the population of each state, to serve for purposes of apportionment. Apportionment is the process of distributing the 435 memberships, or seats, in ...

Iowa grew!

Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its first apportionment and resident population results on the state level. Iowa retained the four congressional districts, which had decreased from five in the 2010 census. The state of Iowa grew by nearly 150,000 people (146,014) between the 2010 and ...

Senior Spotlight for 04/26-05/02/2021

This week's senior spotlight includes the wisdom, thoughts and future plans of ELC graduating seniors Jaden Riley Templin, Dorothy Powell, Brandon Fick, Carly Grange, Alex Jensen, and Bryan Peterson. See the whole feature on Page 8 of Monday's edition of the Estherville News.

Local Korea vet earns peace medal

Carroll Lee Monson of Estherville received in Friday’s mail the Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Republic of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. Monson was just 19 when he landed for his first day of overseas service with the Army’s combat engineers at the Demilitarized ...

Over 3,300 Emmet Co. residents have completed vaccine

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported Thursday that 3,350 adults have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series. Across Iowa, more than 911,000 Iowans have had both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. “We are very, very close to having nearly half of the adult population ...

Service above self

The Estherville Rotary Club honored 10 Estherville Lincoln Central students with its Service Above Self Award Friday. Ten students have volunteered a combined total of 4,641 hours. From left: Maggie Domek, Claire Brant, Ella Fitzgerald, Gracen Love, Maddy Norton, Jaydan Nitchals, Gabrielle ...