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The neighborhoods: your input needed on housing survey

Estherville needs input from the public on its housing survey. The link to the survey is here: https://bit. ly/3jdgjri The Rural Housing Readiness Assessment is a tool the Iowa State University Extension uses to help communities find best practices that will work for them to ...

Monday clinic offers 60 doses of vaccine

Emmet County was allocated only 60 doses this week from the Iowa Department of Public Health. These doses are to be used for persons 65 and older AND Phase 1B – Tier 1, which includes First responders (firefighters, police officers, and child welfare social workers) and PK-12 school staff, ...

The numbers that count

Despite delays and challenges posed by COVID-19 and the restrictions from sending census workers to knock on Americans’ doors in the spring through fall of 2020, and libraries closing during the weeks in March and April when they usually are on hand to distribute paper ...

Ambassadors make a welcome back

The Estherville Chamber Ambassadors welcomed pharmacist Denny White to the fold at Estherville Pharmacy, a place that continues to fill with familiar faces. White said he skipped a mask for the photo as he has been twice vaccinated. From left, Estherville Chamber director Lexie Ruter, ...

Redial, rinse and repeat

Emmet County Public Health published phone numbers to make appointments for Monday COVID-19 vaccinations Friday morning. The two local cell phone numbers had no voicemail and callers were asked to continue calling for appointments. Phase 1B of Iowa’s vaccine rollout extended vaccine ...

Financial advisors get more calls in pandemic

The worldwide pandemic has caused a crunch on the economy for both large businesses and small businesses as well as personal finance in Emmet County’s households. But The College for Financial Planning reports that demand for financial advice has increased since the outbreak of the ...

Students First bill speeds through Iowa Senate

Governor Kim Reynolds proposal for 2021 a “student first scholarship program,” similar to school vouchers which would divert tax dollars that now support Iowa’s public schools to be spent on private school, including religious schools. The positive intent of vouchers, according to ...

Koenck selected to serve on Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team

Carter Koenck, a 2020 graduate of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire has been chosen to serve on the Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team. Koenck is currently a student at NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College) in Mason City. The Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team assists the Iowa Corn ...

Dunlavy honored for commitment to drug abuse prevention

From the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Iowa An Estherville, Iowa, police officer is being honored by the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for his commitment to reducing ...

Single dose vaccine coming to Iowa

The latest COVID-19 vaccine may give Iowans a single shot to immunize against the virus, Governor Kim Reynolds stated on her Wednesday morning news conference. Emmet County currently has had 1,112 positive cases of COVID-19 with one removed from the county’s statistics this week. ...