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Thursday's edition is HOT

The heat index could reach 108 Wednesday with little relief in sight before Thursday evening. The Estherville News drove around the area talking to people about how they were dealing with the heat, including the Cellans of Wallingford. See more in Thursday's edition of the Estherville News. Photo by Amy H. Peterson

The view on foot

Tyler Sullivan has a history of running; currently he’s on his feet seeing every town in Iowa at eye level. He’s nearly wrapped up twelve counties in northwest Iowa, including Emmet ...

Council approves eight fireworks permits

At last Monday evening's meeting, the Estherville City Council approved fireworks for seven city residents, and for Aspire of Estherville, recently changed from Rosewood Manor, pending insurance ...

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Local Columns

Father’s Day Message from the Mayor

Father’s Day is a national holiday celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year. However, most are not aware of how Father’s Day came to be. To fully appreciate the day,we must look at the history of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day was started by Ann Reeves Jarvis in the 1860s, she saw ...

Letters to the editor

Thankful for mayor

As a resident of Estherville for many years, I would like to say how much I appreciate the letters to all of us written by Mayor Joseph May almost every week and published in the Estherville Daily News. He obviously cares deeply about the citizens of this town and how our lives are impacted by ...

Editorials

It’s that day

With the world so strange it’s difficult to cull fiction from fact without a footnote, our newsroom had a hard time writing a prank story or creating any journalistic sleight of hand. The levity of April Fool’s Day, even if this year it comes on the more somber Maundy Thursday, would be ...

Weddings and Engagements