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SPIRIT LAKE – The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees at their Tuesday, May 17 meeting heard an update on the Spirit Lake Regional Career Academy that will serve high school students … more
With just county officials on hand, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, May 17 meeting continued their discussion from the previous week’s meeting on what to do with the … more
Kathy and Dick Sturm of rural Armstrong have raised a lot over the years. Dick has raised corn and soybeans and beef cattle on their farm overlooking Iowa Lake. Kathy helped raise students … more
The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive in Armstrong on June 8, 2022.  It will be held at the Community Center from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.   If you are feeling healthy and well … more
The need for more parking at the high school in Armstrong has been growing each year. And has been discussed by the North Union school board multiple times.   During the May 17 meeting, the … more
The North Kossuth School Board made quick work of the short  May 17th agenda.   Discussion was held on purchasing a 2022 Chevy Suburban.  The board did receive quotes on a 2 wheel … more
The Emmet County District Court Courtroom was a good venue for the Tuesday, May 10 Emmet County Board of Supervisors meeting where the Peterson Point issue seemed to be decided by a group of peers … more
WALLINGFORD – Wolden Campground, part of the Emmet County Conservation Board network of parks and recreational areas, will likely find a bigger spot on the map when the park’s namesake is … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, May 3 meeting agreed to try to set up a meeting with the StateLine Cooperative Board of Directors regarding credit for a property tax … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, May 3 meeting approved a third budget amendment for fiscal 2022 and set a public hearing for a fourth amendment. The board held a public … more
Emmet County Public Health Administrator Kathy Preston is officially retiring May 16 after nearly three decades of public health service in Emmet County. Preston’s replacement, Kari Batman, … more
North Union High School will receive the Carrie Chapman Catt Award at senior awards night, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors learned at their Tuesday, May 3 meeting.  Assistant Auditor … more
North Union High School will be graduating 46 seniors on Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the high school gymnasium in Armstrong.  The class has chosen the Motto:  ‘Don’t Cry … more
Collegiate baseball is back in Bancroft!  And the town and new league are excited for the season to start later this month. To kick off the new league and season, Steve Wagner, owner of the … more
Newspaper owner and publisher Kris Grabinoski was named a 2022 Master Editor-Publisher by the Iowa Newspaper Association April 28.  Grabinoski was one of four publishers and editors honored … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, April 26 meeting approved a resolution endorsing the disbursement of nearly $900,000 in ARPA funds. Proposed Courthouse renovations will … more
Ben Scheevel, the former Estherville and Armstrong city police officer who was arrested April 7 on multiple counts, is out on bond. Scheevel had been held in the Buena Vista County jail on $200,000 … more
Jan Ehmen has worked in the food service department at the North Union Elementary building for the past three years. Upon her hire, it didn't take long for Jan to begin building relationships with … more
EMMETSBURHG – Iowa Lakes Community College Executive Dean Scott Stokes was named the new college president at the Tuesday, April 19 meeting of the Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees … more
A former Armstrong and Estherville police officer was arrested on a warrant served by the Emmet County Sheriff April 7. The warrant included charges on 84 criminal counts. Ben Scheevel of Fairmont, … more
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