The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, May 26 meeting approved a request for a $25,000 revolving loan for purchase of Armstrong Building Supply.
Mitch Preston, owner and operator for Mitch’s Towing, will be moving into the old Pape garage soon. When the paper work is signed for Mitch Preston to purchase the garage, it will be the first time that someone other than a Pape has owned that building. It has been known as the Pape Garage for 92 years.
A traffic stop Saturday May 22nd in Estherville resulted in drug charges on two men. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, a sheriff's deputy on patrol initiated a traffic stop in the 300 block of Central Avenue at 0245 am that morning after observing a traffic violation.
Hairstylists were shut down for two months while the State of Iowa was feeling a surge of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The surge was felt harder in central Iowa where major cities are and doctors in Northwest Iowa predicted that numbers wouldn’t spike until mid-June in the top counties of the state.
The locker rooms located under the stage at North Union High School in Armstrong have not seen any updates for many years. Without the updates, the locker rooms are needing a facelift. The North Union School Board approved a bid for the renovation for a cost of over $400,000 during their May 18 meeting.

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