Chamber of Commerce Awards and Country Music

Nearly 150 people filled the Wild Rose Banquet room last Friday night for the annual Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce Music and Awards evening.   The hors d’oeuvres buffet, Whiskey Wall and …

Loud and Proud: EHS Speech at Districts

    On February 24, the Emmetsburg High School Individual Speech Team competed at the Northwest Iowa District Speech Contest in Sioux Rapids. Students competed in Interpretive Reading …

Miss Iowa Will Attend St Pat's Festivities

  Alysa Goethe was crowned Miss Iowa 2023 last June in Davenport, Iowa. A summa cum laude graduate of Drake University (2022), Alysa studied music education and was a middle school vocal …

E-Hawk Girls Basketball Recap

According to a few of the players on the E-Hawk Girls Basketball Team, they knew this season was going to be a challenge with only seven total members and a schedule that featured matchups against …

Jace Nelson-Brown Runner-up & Justin Wirtz 4th as E-Hawks Compete at State Tournament

Five E-Hawks earned the right to travel down to Des Moines to compete in the IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament held at Wells Fargo Arena. Of those five, two of them made it to the final day of …
Editorials
      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, …
Q: What opportunities does your office have for college-age students? A: No matter the job, nothing compares to real life work experience. Whether waiting tables, starting an IV in a patient or …
Letters to the Editor
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, …
  I would like the person who sent me the Christmas Card with money last year to know the following: I'd like to say "thank you" from this friend.
Dear Editor, I pay my EMU bill every month thinking it is for gas, water, sewer and garbage. I found out last Thursday evening how valuable the EMU staff is. My carbon dioxide alarm kept going off. I …
To the Editor, I thank Diane Weiland for the nice write up to my address on the history of the Normandy Invasion of June 6, 1994. I always look forward to reading the local news as she reports it. …
Obituaries
Funeral services for Susan Taylor, 59, of Emmetsburg, Iowa, were held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg, Iowa Susan Ann Taylor, daughter of James and …
Stephen Robert Varcoe of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, former resident of Emmetsburg, died January 18, 2024 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota, while recovering from a serious …
Funeral Services for Marguerite Jones, 96, of Ruthven were held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at United Methodist Church in Ruthven. Reverend Kris Hackbart was the celebrant. Interment was at …
  Joyce Van Horn, age 91 of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Funeral Service was Monday, February 12, at Peace Lutheran …
E-Hawks Roll Past Hinton, Advance to District Semifinals
After back-to-back losses to close the regular season, the E-Hawk Boys Basketball Team played host to the red-hot Hinton Blackhawks who had won eight games in a row. The game stayed close in the …
Emmetsburg Sends Five Wrestlers to State
Five E-Hawk Boys Wrestlers are heading to Des Moines for the IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament that started yesterday.. Jace Nelson-Brown, Gage Jorgenson, Justin Wirtz, Ryan Wirtz, and Nick Saxton …
E-Hawk Boys Win Streak Broken
All good things must come to an end. The E-Hawk Boys Basketball Team was defeated for the first time since December 19, 2023, when they were defeated by Estherville Lincoln Central. The team to …
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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