I reached out to the North Union Senior Class Officers and Representatives last week to see how they were dealing with the four week closure of their school and the social distancing due to the coronavirus.
With a low bid of $700,000 over the engineer’s estimate, City of Estherville representatives came before the Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, March 17 meeting to plead for additional money to help pay for a new outdoor pool.
Brendan Anderson, son of the late Nathan and Amy Anderson and grandson of Jerry and Donna Ulrich, has been accepted into playing at the Shrine Bowl in Cedar Falls. With his Senior year looking more and more like he spent his last days in North Union halls a couple of weeks ago, Brendan has a smile on his face.
Armstrong Police Chief, Craig Merrill, announced via Facebook that he would be temporarily changing how calls for service are handled due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Craig stated that his number one priority is for the safety of his community and all officers involved.
Editor’s Note: This interview was done prior to the recent outbreak of cases in Iowa. With the outbreak growing, changes and cancellations are happening every day. As of Monday, March 16, 22 in the state of Iowa have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Is COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, a huge threat to people in Emmet County? Or are the warnings we’ve heard merely a hysterical reaction by news organizations? The truth probably lies somewhere in between.

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