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A shot in the arm

The vaccine for COVID-19 is in Emmet County. Due to the limited supply, the Iowa Department of Health has designed numbered phases so individuals will know when the vaccine will be available to them. Phase 1A includes health-care workers and skilled nursing ...

Lifestyle Challenge postponed

Tina Bauermeister, registered dietician nutritionist and coordinator of the Lifestyle Challenge announced this week that the Lifestyle Challenge will be postponed due to the 17 percent positivity rate for COVID-19 in Em-met County. “Things look a little different this year due to the ...

Protest mob storms U.S. Capitol

Thousands of protestors have stormed the U.S. Capitol, breaking in and interrupting the certification of electoral votes in both houses of Congress. Senators Ernst and Grassley and new U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra all issued statements on Twitter condemning the protests, in which a mob began ...

Fire engulfs home, claims life

A neighbor called 911 just before 4 a.m. Saturday morning reporting a large fire in the area. Estherville firefighters arrived to find 1414 N 6th Street engulfed in a fire with flames shooting out the windows. The two-story yellow home was owned by ...

COVID-19 cases top one in 10 in county

Emmet County reported 1,022 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday. Recoveries reached 826 cases. State-wide 1,121 new positive cases were reported by the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for a total in the state of 284,265. While the number of active ...

GAO honors King request on service animals

The Estherville city council has been grappling with the issue of its current ban on pit bull-type dogs in the city after several residents have defended their emotional support animals from the ban with one of those winning a lawsuit and financial ...

Hope for tomorrow

The year 2020 came in with a great deal of hope and less than a quarter of the way in became challenging in ways Emmet County residents never expected. A number of new businesses, however, stepped up to the challenges of launching a new business in the pandemic, and boosted Emmet County’s ...

PPP helped UDMO stay in black in 2020

Tuesday morning, the Emmet County supervisors heard from Jamey Whitney, director of Upper Des Moines Opportunity. UDMO moved its Graettinger headquarters to a location across from the high school earlier this year, a move Whitney said has allowed its families better access. “We were ...

Ambassadors welcome new extension program director

The Estherville Ambassadors welcomed new Emmet County Iowa State University Extension Program Director Megan Janssen on Wednesday. From left are ISU Extension and Outreach Office Assistant Missy Danner, ISU Extension and Outreach County Youth Coordinator Sidney Riemenschneider, Megan ...

Spring 2021 Express Registration announced

Iowa Lakes Community College announces Express Registration dates to help prospective students gain admission and register for classes quickly and easily for the Spring 2021 semester. Express registration will occur on Thursday, January 7, and Monday, January 11, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm ...