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Local Publisher Acquires Estherville, Emmetsburg Newspapers

Local Publisher Acquires Estherville, Emmetsburg Newspapers EMMETSBURG -- Jerry Wiseman, a longtime newspaper publisher in Iowa, has reached an agreement to purchase the Estherville News and the Emmetsburg Reporter and Democrat from the Ogden Newspapers, the two parties announced Thursday. The sale is set to close June 1. Wiseman, a native of Estherville, currently operates several weeklies in the region. He said he and his wife Rebecca and their business partner Kristin Grabinoski are purchasing the Estherville and Emmetsburg newspapers with an eye toward the future. Wiseman is a native of Estherville who said he “grew up on the farm reading ‘Alley Oop’ and ‘Beetle Bailey’ in the Estherville Daily News.” He and his wife live in Estherville while Grabinoski and her husband Jay, live in nearby Armstrong. “This is very exciting. We’re investing in our home ...

Farm News Ag Show Scheduled For June 30

Local Publisher Acquires Estherville, Emmetsburg Newspapers EMMETSBURG -- Jerry Wiseman, a longtime newspaper publisher in Iowa, has reached an agreement to purchase the Estherville News and the ...

B.A.D. Golf Postponed

Local Publisher Acquires Estherville, Emmetsburg Newspapers EMMETSBURG -- Jerry Wiseman, a longtime newspaper publisher in Iowa, has reached an agreement to purchase the Estherville News and the ...

Local Sports

Area Athletes Compete at State Track Meet

by Joseph Schany DES MOINES -- Area track and field athletes would compete at the 2021 Track & Field State Championships last Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. While all the athletes would give it their best effort during the three-day event, West Bend-Mallard's ...

Obituaries

Lawrence R. Coleman

RUTHVEN -- Funeral service for Lawrence R. Coleman will be held Saturday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Eric Patten will officiate. Inurnment is in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven. Military rites will be conducted at the grave site by members of American Legion ...

Letters to the editor

Workplaces Have Important Role to Play in Employee Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it comes at a unique time in our history. Following a year of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, discussions around mental health are happening more frequently around kitchen tables, board rooms and within circles of friends. That’s because perhaps ...

Editorials

The Red Poppy

Memorial Day is a time to honor the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We gather at cemeteries to participate in services hosted by members of the VFW and American Legion. We decorate the graves of ...

School

Area Athletes Compete at State Track Meet

by Joseph Schany DES MOINES -- Area track and field athletes would compete at the 2021 Track & Field State Championships last Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. While all the athletes would give it their best effort during the three-day event, West Bend-Mallard's ...

Community

B.A.D. Golf Postponed

Due to the forecast for cold weather and rain, B.A.D. Golf and “Live After Six” with The Jeremy DeWall Band have been postponed. The events were scheduled for today, Thursday, May 27, at Five Island Golf and The Shores at Five Island. B.A.D. Golf and “Live After Six” with One Layne ...