Emmetsburg Outdoor Pool Update-Public Measure Vote Proposed

  The Emmetsburg Outdoor Pool Initiative has presented the pool concept design to the city of Emmetsburg.   The group requested that the city council consider a public measure …

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What do you want to do when you grow up?   That question was easy for Kylie Iverson.   She has always set her sights on being a “cop”.   “My cousin is a school …

Angel Gowns from Wedding Gowns

This year is Dorothy Graff’s 10 th Anniversary sewing Angel Gowns.   Sewing is her “go to pastime.”   In 2014 she learned about a group that was repurposing wedding gowns …

E-Hawk Softball Picks up Win Over HMS

Two weeks ago, The Emmetsburg High School Softball Team was scheduled to play five games in five days. One of those games was rained out and the team played four games. This week the business of …

Win Streak ends at Nine, Wirtz Throws No-No Days Before

Nine was the magic number for the E-Hawk Baseball Team’s winning streak. After two blowout victories last Tuesday and Wednesday over Hartley Melvin Sanborn and Manson Northwest Webster, the …
Editorials
   To me, there isn't anything quite like going to a Major League Baseball game. Grabbing a cold drink and a hot dog while watching the best players in the world is a truly remarkable …
      So many times folks who don't watch golf on TV have explained to me that it's simply too boring. Generally, crowds only get loud at PGA Tour events on Sundays when the …
Secretary Pate encourages 17- and 18-year-olds to register to vote on Statewide High School Voter Registration Day February 13   Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate today announced …
Have you ever thought about the notion that, at times, it is the anticipation for something that makes it so spectacular? The build-up for a high schooler to attend prom, the countdown to Christmas, …
Letters to the Editor
Since I am unable to attend the one and only public meeting concerning the Lost Island Wind Project, I am voicing my concerns in written form.  As you know, I oppose any additional wind …
Every May, we observe Mental Health  Month to promote awareness and offer resources to encourage everyone to explore opportunities to improve mental well-being. When 1 in 5 US Adults experience …
Age of Confusion As with most questions, there are at least two sides, usually more. Some of our academics tell us even math is a racist social construct, and one of our SCOTUS justices is …
We got the news last week that Poet Bio refinery signed on with Summit Carbon Solutions on their mission to sequester CO2 from ethanol plants across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, …
Obituaries
A celebration of life for 75 year old Laura Lundquist will be held Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Church in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
A celebration of life for 81 year old Charles “Skip” Collins will be held Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg, Iowa. …
Funeral services for 69 year old Ruth Coleman will be held Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. …
A celebration of life for 57 year old Brian DePue was held at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home on Monday, June 3, 2024. Brian William DePue, son of William “Bill” and Judy (Fast) DePue, …
E-Hawks Keep Rolling, Claim Top Spot in Twin Lakes Conference as Streak Reaches 7
Last week, a timely winning streak put the E-Hawk Baseball Team back in the thick of the race for the Twin Lakes Conference lead. The same winning streak has yet to be broken as the E-Hawks kept …
E-Hawk Softball goes 1-3 on the Week
Five games in five days. That was the challenge issued to the Emmetsburg High School Softball Team. Tuesday, the team was scheduled to play a game at Humboldt, but heavy rainfall caused the game to …
E-Hawk Baseball Team Rattles off Three Straight Wins
A four-game skid, that included two one-run losses, to open the 2024 baseball season left the Emmetsburg E-Hawks searching for their first victory of the season. Streaks like these can be difficult …
School

Correction

In last week’s paper, EHS student Byron Maina was recognized as a senior. Byron Maina is a sophomore, not a senior as previously printed. The newspaper regrets the error.

This Is E-Hawk Country

E-HAWK TERRITORY -- On the last day of school last week, this painting appeared on the sidewalk leading into the high school building. It is a grand gesture of pride for all things E-Hawk. -- Diane …

Rezabek, EHS Graduate, Visited with High School Students

It may be easy to remain skeptical about how gaming can be a viable career today. However, J.C. Rezabek, Emmetsburg High School graduate, is proof that it can be done successfully. Rezabek’s …

Emmetsburg Community Schools 2023 Graduation

IT ALL COMES BACK TO FAMILY -- Valedictorian of the graduating class, Devan Garman, embraces his family after offering them his yellow rose. Each senior had the opportunity to hand their loved ones a …
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