Honoring the area’s first responders
The Estherville Annual Appreciation Night is approaching fast. Sponsored by the Estherville Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, the event shows appreciation to area first responders including the …
Support your local marching band
Estherville Lincoln Central fans can support the 2021 Marching Band at 7 p.m., today, Sept. 16 at Hoyt Luithly Field, the school’s home stadium.
Supervisors set reclassification hearing
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, Sept. 14 meeting set a public hearing date for an amended ED # Drainage District reclassification and amended annexation hearing.
People for parks

Estherville’s parks crew is short of people. After taking on the eternal task of maintaining Oak Hill Cemetery, the parks maintenance crew is scrambling even after hiring dedicated cemetery help for the summer. There is currently a role available for someone to mow, cut weeds and otherwise maintain the cemetery, probably through October. City maintenance director Roger Hash said, “Leaves will be a huge issue.”

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 …
Local refuse saved; crisis averted The Estherville Fire Department responded to a call around 2:30 p.m. for a fire at ECCOG on South First Street. Three engines responded to the blaze in a semi trailer behind the building. Estherville Police Department and Iowa DNR also responded to …
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 County, whose pictures and poems will make up the first of nine …
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 paperwork, in addition to the one permit approved at …
Local Sports
Iowa Lakes men’s soccer wins conference opener
12 hours ago

On Saturday, Iowa Lakes Men’s Soccer Team traveled to Ottumwa for the first conference match of the season, defeating Indian Hills 2-0. Logan Roach continued his hot streak with a goal in the …

Local columns
Father's Day Message from the Mayor
Monday, June 21

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 …

From the Mayor …
Monday, June 7
Della Lutterman
12 hours ago

SHERBURN, Minn. — A Mass of Christian Burial for Della M. Lutterman, 65, of Sherburn will be 10:30 am. Monday, September 20, 2021, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Sherburn with Father …

Diane M. Tromblay
12 hours ago
Larry H. Hansen
Wednesday, June 23
Donald L. Wells
Wednesday, June 23
Letters to the Editor
Reader applauds mayor
Thursday, April 8

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

Thankful for mayor
Thursday, April 8
Town Hall = Photo Op?
Thursday, April 1
It’s that day
Thursday, April 1

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 …

Saving daylight
Friday, March 12
Weddings & Engagements
Neppl - 50 years
Sunday, November 15, 2020

The family of Craig and Linda Neppl invites you to take part in a card shower to honor the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. Craig and Linda were married in Creston, Iowa on November 28, 1970. Cards of congratulations will reach them at 315 …

Howell — 50th Anniversary
Wednesday, July 29, 2020