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Senator’s stop touts students, sustainability

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst made a stop in Estherville Wednesday to tour the Iowa Lakes Community College’s Sustainable Energy Resources Technology (SERT) Building and the Windtest company that has an office in the SERT Building. The visit was limited to college personnel and members of the ...

COVID-19 active infections increase from March

On March 8, 2021, Emmet County reported 29 active infections of COVID-19, with cases continuing to decline to a low of 26 on March 11. The county’s highest point of active infections was November 30 with 286 active cases. As of Wednesday, April 7, the county had 99 active infections, ...

Building code violators may see sharp rise in fines

Property owners who continually violate city ordinance or refuse to upgrade their properties could face steeper fines than before. At Monday evening’s Estherville city council meeting, code enforcement officer Greg Van Langen said fining a violator $100 under the current ordinance is ...

Name of Swea City man who died following weekend incident released

ALGONA — The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office released the name of a man Wednesday, who died as a result of an incident in Swea City this past weekend. According to a press release, on April 3, 2021, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at Howard and third Avenue ...

Good News Church Estherville launches

Good News Community Church of Okoboji publicly opens their second church location in Estherville this weekend following a yearlong merger conversation with Crossroads Community Church in Estherville. Their historic merger culminates in a name change from Crossroads Community Church to Good ...

April 10 forum to feature Feenstra, Guth & Stone

Jim Boyer of the Emmet County Republicans announced an upcoming legislative forum with U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra, State Senator Dennis Guth and State Representative Henry Stone to take place at the Iowa Lakes Electric Coop Estherville campus on Saturday, April 10 at 1 p.m. Boyer said with the ...

Swimming by next summer

The Estherville Parks & Rec Board hoisted shovels over the already-broken ground at the site of the new Estherville Municipal Pool to start off a special board meeting Monday. The high winds made it difficult to hear any The board also invested time going over colors for the pool house, ...

Yesterday, today & tomorrow

With fundraisers canceled, a limit on attendance, and reduced student fees, sports, music and other activities have taken a hit at Iowa’s schools, including Estherville Lincoln Central, North Union and Graettinger-Terril. The budgets may get a boost for shrinking revenue from last year, ...