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Be part of Emmet County’s continuing story

Here are some stories our newsroom is working on for September, and we’d like you to be part of them: Wallingford – we continue to tell the story of Wallingford, Iowa and want to hear from people, places, and businesses there. August 26 – please send us your amazing first day of school pictures right away. From preschool to post-grad, teachers, too! Sept. 2 – Are you an employer continuing to have trouble finding employees? Are you a worker seeking a job? Do you have a childcare provider (or parents!) who are vital to your continuing employment? Ahead of Labor Day, we want to report on the current work situation in Emmet County. Sept. 6 – Microbusinesses: are you a one-person or mom and pop-only shop? Let us come out to see you in action and talk about what it takes to find your niche and make work for yourself. Sept. 9 – It’s the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. ...

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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 ...


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