Local News
A garden meme says, “Some girls are just born with the garden in their soul.” That might describe Estherville Lincoln Central junior Shelby Brosh. “My biggest passion is plants,” Brosh …
The Emmet County Fair Board named Georgia Whitehouse the 2022 Friend of the Fair. Crystal Pluth said of Georgia, “She’s been so dedicated, the backbone of our saddle events, working quietly …
Estherville Sweet Corn Days begins this evening with a bags tournament beginning at 5 p.m. at the Estherville Golf Course. The presentation of the flames and opening ceremony hosted by Excel Arts & …
Obituaries
Jay Barklie Johnston passed away peacefully on July 25, 2022, at the age of 79 in his home in Naples, Florida. Born on March 27, 1943, to the late Heloise and Barklie Johnston, Jay grew up in …
When Scott Burton left Iowa for Colorado a couple of years after graduating from Estherville high school in 1980, he landed a job in construction in the Denver area. There were two guys on the …
Funeral services for Rosie Clark, 76, of Estherville were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Father Paul Kelly officiating. Interment was …
Donald A. Kuhnau, age 85, of Alexandria, formerly of Estherville, Iowa, died on Monday, August 1, 2022, at Alomere Health in Alexandria, Minn.A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., …
Local Sports

10 ELC players receive all-conference honors

The Estherville Lincoln Central Baseball Team reaped in the all-conference honors after finishing 9-1 in the Lakes Conference in 2022. ELC placed six players on the all-conference first team, one …

Lakes champs place seven on all-conference teams

With an undefeated run through the Lakes Conference softball schedule in 2022, Estherville Lincoln Central could expect to be rewarded in the all-conference balloting. Seven ELC players earned …

10 North Union Softball players receive all-conference honors

The North Union Lady Warriors Softball team has had an exceptional year on the field. Not only did they win back to back conference titles, all nine starters were named to the Top of Iowa West All …

GT/RA’s Currans earns first team in TLC

While the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Baseball Team improved from four wins last year to seven this year, the Titans didn’t improve their position in the Twin Lakes Conference. A year …
From the opinion pages
Local columns

Suspicion is not enough in our system of justice

It is difficult for many of us to muster empathy for people accused of crimes who have complaints about the way police treated them.This lack of empathy probably occurs because ordinary folks do not …

Highlights with Henry

Week three was packed with committee and subcommittee meetings. The first funnel week is coming up soon which leads to a big push of bills to committees. There were seventy House subcommittee …

Do you mow lawns?

For my readers, today’s story is one written back in 2010. Simply too good to not share. An odd day, but not in a bad way. The transmission which was supposed to be here at 1:00 …