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Estherville Pharmacy receives limited vaccines

Estherville Pharmacy announced Thursday it will receive a very limited quantity of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partner Program. A statement from the pharmacy said, “We are working diligently with the CDC and our federal partners to deliver vaccines to ...

Multi-year investigation leads to arrest of Armstrong officials

Tuesday, Feb 16 update: Former Armstrong City Clerk Mary "Kate" Staton was charged with one count of theft in the third degree and one count of tampering with records, both aggravated misdemeanors, in a two-count trial information approved by the Emmet County District Court. Staton ...

Next two vaccine clinics full

Emmet County Public Health announced late Tuesday that it was targeting persons 80 years of age and older for its next two vaccine clinics on Fridays, Feb. 12 and 19. The clinics filled up within minutes of the call times opening. High demand and a shortage of vaccine continues to be an ...

Play ball!

After the coronavirus pandemic caused an entire season’s bye in 2020, Estherville is warming up for a youth baseball and softball season in 2021. Monday evening, the Estherville Parks & Recreation Board approved the purchase of a bunker and field rake to prepare the baseball and ...

Easter Egg Hunt set for April 3

The Estherville Parks & Recreation Board announced the date for Estherville’s Easter Egg Hunt as April 3 at 10 a.m sharp. “If you arrive at 10 a.m., you’ve already missed it,” city administrator Penny Clayton said. The event is open to children up through the third grade. The ...

Two Wallingford rescuers earn Firefighter One

EMT-Firefighter Luke Brenner and EMT-A (RN) Firefighter Crystal Clarke have successfully completed Firefighter One training. According to Wallingford Fire Chief Jarrod Fischer, the class is over 120 hours plus hazardous materials operations, NIMS, and other training opportunities. Fischer ...

Emmet County attorney seeks judgeship

Emmet County Attorney Melanie Summers Bauler, a Wallingford resident, is one of five finalists for the upcoming judicial vacancy that will be created when District Court Judge David A. Lester retires March 2. Summers Bauler has been Emmet County Attorney since Jan. 1, 2019 after running ...

20 years of adjustment

Dr. Cory Hoyer is a Ringsted native who runs his chiropractic practice with his wife, Michelle, and employee Robynn Hanson in downtown Estherville. Dr. Hoyer said while the ribbon cutting for his practice was 20 years ago and in a different location, it seems like it was just yesterday. Dr. ...

Suicide prevention line will be 988

From the Iowa Dept. of Public Health The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 State Planning Grant through Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Through the ...