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Subject of Emmet County search apprehended

The Emmet County Sheriff announced around 2:30 p.m. Friday that a male subject of a search south of Wallingford Thursday had been apprehended.Press ReleaseThe person wanted in regard to fleeing from a traffic stop in rural Emmet County yesterday is in custody this morning. According to Emmet ...

Rainy first day

Ezra Grove, 4, was excited for his first day at Guardian Angel preschool in Estherville Wednesday, until he arrived at school, according to his mother, Julie Alvarado.Photo submitted

Pool set for rebid

The Estherville City Council approved Monday new specifications for construction companies to bid on the new municipal pool. City administrator Penny Clayton said about $117,000 had been stripped from the original value engineering costs based on recommendations from contractors who bid on the ...

Fabulous façades

In a survey sent out by the city of Estherville, local residents indicated in great numbers that they wanted to see Estherville's homes cleaned up and looking nicer. While the city council and city attorney deals with properties that have become a nuisance, there had not been any program to ...

Up with Estherville

The Iowa Lakes Corridor recently finished a four-year work plan that carried the development corporation from fiscal year 2017 to fiscal year 2020. In that time, according to President and CEO Kiley Miller, the success of the last four years will carry over into the Corridor's new five-year ...

Book buying at school

One Demoney Elementary School teacher returned from the long, Labor Day weekend Tuesday to a gift she had been anticipating. The Estherville Lincoln Central Foundation is one source of donations from the public that helps outfit the Estherville Lincoln Central schools with gear and ...

September Yard of the Month

September Yard of the MonthThe Estherville Garden Club chose the yard of Tony and Jody Condon as the Yard of the Month for September. The garden club noted the overall attractive landscaping using a variety of colors on all sides of the yard as well as the curb appeal of a white fence and arbor ...

Fighting deaths from opioids and meth

The Opioid Initiatives Director at the state health department, Kevin Gabbert, said opioid deaths are still a concern here. "We did see a decline in 2018, however in 2019, those numbers have increased again. And for 2020 - it looks like those numbers are going to pass what we had in 2019," ...

Whistleblower files lawsuit against state

Thursday morning, Polly Carver-Kimm, former Iowa Dept. of Health spokesperson, and her attorney held a virtual news conference about the legal action they have filed against the state of Iowa over her July firing.The Petition Carver-Kimm filed against the state through her attorney, Tom Duff, ...

Council meets Tuesday

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Estherville city council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m., broadcasting to Zoom from the council chambers of city hall. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis and to comply with social distancing requirements, the public may join via Zoom teleconferencing: Zoom ...