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There are everyday heroes everywhere with those working in law enforcement, military and medicine the obvious examples. There are also the not-so-obvious heroes, those who, virtually, keep the lights … more
Four people were charged as the result of a search warrant in Estherville recently.  According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, while a sheriff's deputy was serving a civil process March … more
The Armstrong City Council sharpened their pencils to closely examine city spending in a 22-item agenda at the council’s Tuesday, March 8 meeting. Councilmember Robb Nutt asked Maintenance … more
A single vehicle traffic accident Saturday morning claimed the life of an Alabama man in rural Emmet County.  According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, the Emmet County Sheriff's Office … more
With more questions than answers, a total of more than 60 landowners, supervisors and other county officials heard out Summit Pipeline representatives at the weekly Emmet County Board of Supervisors … more
It’s that time of year again.....time for little league registration!  Registrations are due this SATURDAY! (Forms in this newspaper). Kids from Armstrong and all surrounding … more
“Every day I’ve got to pinch myself to see if I’m here”, Bill Olson said. He never dreamed he would live to be one hundred years old but here he is, ready to celebrate his … more
The stain color is aged bourbon – sort of a walnut tone – but a lot of red, white and blue is going into a project Chris Stevens’ shop students are working on this semester. A … more
On a cold, blustery day, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Feb. 22 made short work of two meetings, finishing both in just over an hour. The major agenda item on the regular meeting … more
The Top of Iowa Conference has released the All Conference West Girls Basketball Teams.  Four North Union Warriors have made the team,  Naomi Jones, Sam Nielsen, Lily Henderson and Olivia … more
With the shortage of high school officials becoming a problem, Roger Fisher has been officiating for the past 30 years and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Well unless the aches and pains … more
In the digital world, speed is everything. However, speed is a problem at the Emmet County Courthouse. The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, Feb. 15 meeting discussed the need to … more
Unfortunately, for a lot of people, Legion and VFW members carrying flags during parades, honor flights and military funerals are pomp and ceremony and nothing else. Also, unfortunately, those … more
Iowa grown, Iowa made. That would well be the theme of the purchase of NorthStar Bank last December by Robert Van Diest and his family through Van Diest Investment Company. Van Diest … more
North Union High School Principal Robert Zotz updated the school board on recent activities of the high school during their February 15 meeting. Mr. Zotz stated that the school is working on … more
With an annual inflation rate of 7 percent for 2021, the highest since 1982, it’s only natural that people would need more money to live. That rapid inflation rate has impacted Emmet County as … more
In a January letter, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors gave their unanimous objection to the Summit and Navigator pipelines planned for Emmet County. more
The Emmet County Cattlemen held another successful banquet on Saturday, February 12. The banquet was held at the Elks Lodge in Estherville with over 360 people served a prime rib supper prepared by … more
Figuring winter isn’t quite over yet, the Armstrong City Council at their Tuesday, Feb. 8 meeting authorized spending up to $25,000 to replace its current snowplow truck. Mayor Travis … more
North Union Summer baseball and softball as well as other Top of Iowa events are in dire need of sports officials right now and in the future. Currently the Top of Iowa is short over 250 officials … more
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