Local news

Anderson signing with ISU is a community event

Estherville Lincoln Central football players, students, coaches, family, and friends came to support senior Zack Anderson as he signed as a preferred walk-on for the Iowa State University Football …
Sathoff outlines pros and cons of being runoff city
At Monday evening’s Estherville City Council meeting, county auditor Amy M. Sathoff outlined the process for Estherville to become a Chapter 45 city for municipal elections. Currently, Estherville …
Jiu Jitsu may be one way to prevent assault
A.J. Edwards, instructor in Gracie Jiu Jitsu at 362 Training Center located on the mats at the Regional Wellness Center, is offering a free seminar. The two sessions will take place Saturday, Feb. 19 …
Snow gnomes seek long lost family
Following a snow-covered trail and a map printed off of Ancestry, an extended family of snow gnomes has gathered in Library Square to connect with their Emmet County relatives. Describing their …
Obituaries
John Joseph Boggess was born January 5, 1948 in Estherville, Iowa the son of Nolan and Lena (Schaper) Boggess. He was one of nine siblings. John died in Winder, Georgia on February 14, 2022, after …
Christina Ann Armstrong, daughter of Norman and Patricia (Tracy) Armstrong, was born on September 26, 1950 in Hawthorne, California. She passed away at her home on March 6, 2022 in Estherville, Iowa …
Funeral services for Naomi M. Fox, 96, of Estherville, will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with the Rev. Dr. David Ullom officiating. …
Funeral services for Steven Rezac, 52, of Armstrong, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at the United Methodist Church, Armstrong. Interment will be at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, …
Local Sports

Martindale hits 300-win milestone

HULL — The Estherville Lincoln Central girls left no doubt that they would give their coach, Don Martindale, his 300th career girls’ basketball victory on Tuesday. Senior Jaydan Nitchals hit …

Wolfpack avenges ELC loss

HULL — As the team responsible for Class 2A No. 1 Western Christian’s only loss this season, the Estherville Lincoln Central boys knew the Wolfpack would be looking for revenge as the teams met …

Moffitt to be inducted into Wrestling Hall of Fame

Former Estherville-Lincoln Central wrestler and current Iowa Central Community College Coach Luke Moffitt will be part of the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Moffitt will be …

ELC wrestlers pick up win against Central Lyon/GLR in non-conference quadrangular meet

ROCK VALLEY — Estherville Lincoln Central wrestlers went 1-2 in dual competition last Thursday in a quadrangular against Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock and Sioux Falls, …

Laker women cruise past Northeast

The Iowa Lakes women got back on track with a 73-50 win over Northeast Community College on Tuesday. The Lakers led from start to finish with a 19-10 lead after one quarter and 35-17 at halftime. …
From the opinion pages
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor:Due to the trials and tribulations of the pandemic, the Community Christmas Project had to be canceled in 2020. But in 2021, the project was held and more than 500 people will be …
Mayor Joseph M. May I applaud you and thank you for your message to all of us. So very true and timely. With Liberty and Justice for all. Sincerely, Dona Opsal
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 …
Local columns

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 …

The View From Here

Week three of the 2022 legislative session was very busy for me. There were plenty of subcommittees which gave us a first look at many ideas. As chair of an appropriations subcommittee, I help …