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Following President Trump’s directive to provide certainty to American farmers and landowners so that the economy can continue to expand while waters are protected, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are moving to the next steps in proposing …

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The first and second place winners of the Essex local spelling bee held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, now advance to the Page County Bee. The Page County Bee is scheduled for February 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Page County Bee will be held at Clarinda Lutheran School, 707 Skidmore St., in Clarinda, IA.

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In a special meeting held Jan. 5, 2019, the Essex School Board approved holding a public meeting to discuss the future of the school district. That meeting will be held Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. in the Allen Stuart Gymnasium.

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Former Fremont County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Mather is scheduled for a hearing in the Fremont County District Court on Jan. 24 to answer to three charges: two counts of domestic abuse assault and one count of reckless use of a firearm.  These charges stem from incidents alleged to have occu…

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Riding the coattails of the new VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Community Based Outpatient Clinic coming to Shenandoah, the Veterans Houses Project is seeking to help local veterans by drawing new residents to Page County and the surrounding area.

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Another step has been added to the process of filling the position of Page County Assessor.

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Shenandoah High School band students Ciara Schierkolk, Kayla Shelton, Eli Schuster and Josh Schuster were part of the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band that played during Outback Bowl festivities, and the game itself, Jan. 1, in Tampa, Florida. The honor band had about 180 students from mul…

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The Essex Community Club (ECC) will be kicking off their 2019 Membership drive soon. Anyone is welcome to become a member of ECC. Individual memberships are $35 (additional $5 for each additional family member who wants to join) and business memberships/sponsorships start at $100.

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Get ready country fans, you will be able to "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," "Drink a Beer" and "Kick the Dust Up" with "Country Man," Luke Bryan at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 16, 2019 with special guest Jon Langston. Luke Bryan has never performed at the Iowa State Fair before. Tickets g…

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The Iowa State Patrol reports a fatality crash occurred in Clarinda at 8:33 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2019.

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The following two paragraphs from a July 2010 Herald-Journal story could easily be called the first step in what has turned out to be a more-than-eight-years and $2 million 911 project. And it’s expected to be turned on next month.

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A total of 24 market beef calves were weighed and tagged in Fremont County as 4-H and FFA Projects on December 27, 2018.  That number represented 13 Fremont County and 1 Page County 4-H and FFA youth carrying the market beef project for the upcoming 2019 Fremont County Fair.  Of the 24 head …

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I was very disappointed in your selection for person of the year. I think that the past city administrator was a paid ‘public servant’. That payment would be a salary or wage, from taxes, to do a job for the city and its citizens. Hopefully this person was doing the job he was being paid for…

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Page County Attorney, Carl M. Sonksen, reports the following activities in the Iowa District Court for Page County for the week of December 17, 2018. The Honorable Richard H. Davidson, District Court Judge of the Fourth Judicial District presided. All persons are presumed innocent until prov…

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On Dec. 31, 2018, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig highlighted passage of dedicated, long-term water quality funding, a challenging trade environment and ongoing economic uncertainty as some of the top issues facing Iowans involved in agriculture in 2018.

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The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood and platelets by resolving to give blood this January – National Blood Donor Month.

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A lack of applicants for the soon to be vacant Page County Assessor position has forced a hiring committee to go back to the county conference board.

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The population of Iowa has grown by 109,273 people, or 3.6 percent, since 2010, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2018 estimated overall population of Iowa is now 3,156,145 people, ranking Iowa at 31st in the nation for size.

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Members of the Essex City Council met in regular session Dec. 12 and approved several requests and bids. Council members approved City Clerk Mary Ohnmacht to submit a MidAmerican Energy Trees Please! Application; approved the appointment of Ann Albert to the Essex Lied Library Board of Direc…

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Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health are reporting low activity in the state for influenza, as of Dec. 8, the last provided report.

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Page County Board of Supervisors met with County Engineer J.D. King Tuesday, Dec. 18 to discuss a potential addition to his staff to help with safety issues.

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Bryan Buick of rural Essex was arrested by officers with the Clarinda Police Department Monday, Dec. 3, on a Page County warrant for burglary in the second degree (a felony) and sexual assault - no injury (felony).

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DES MOINES, Iowa – DNR conservation officers responded to numerous hunting incidents this weekend during the second shotgun season for deer. The following are incidents that are currently under investigation by the Iowa DNR and any possible charges will be forthcoming.

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Page County Attorney, Carl M. Sonksen, reports the following activities in the Iowa District Court for Page County for the week of Dec. 3. The Honorable Richard H. Davidson, District Court Judge of the Fourth Judicial District presided. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty i…

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A community meeting took place Tuesday, Dec. 4 in the Essex Community Room with representatives from the Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) about the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)- Housing Repair Grant the city of Essex received To be eligible for home repair, a resident of …

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A GRAND DEDICATION...A Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association Coffee was held Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Community Food Pantry’s new location at 1209 5th Ave., in Shenandoah. Pictured are food pantry board member Jeannine Liljedahl, Laura and Bill Danforth, A.J. Lyman, Bill Ditmars, Rawso…

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Not wanting to damage gravel roads because of the condition of the snow is why Page County snow clearing crews put more emphasis on paved roads last weekend.

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Iowa’s waterfowl hunting seasons are starting to close. The north zone duck and goose season ends Dec. 4, followed by the south zone duck and goose season on Dec. 11 and the Missouri River zone duck and goose season on Dec. 18. Goose hunting seasons reopen beginning Dec. 15 in the north zone…

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Page County Attorney, Carl M. Sonksen, reports the following activities in the Iowa District Court for Page County for the week of November 19, 2018. The Honorable Richard H. Davidson, District Court Judge of the Fourth Judicial District presided. All persons are presumed innocent until prov…