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ELC sends 14 to state speech

 Estherville Lincoln Central High School held its Individual Events District Speech competition Wednesday, Feb. 24. Fourteen students received I (Superior) ratings and advanced to State Competition. Acting: Kai Li Dong and Emma Ross Prose: Parker Duitsman, Miyah Paulson and Maggie Domek Poetry: Emily Paulson, Allison Young, and Kaitlyn Pollock Original Oratory: Shelby Brosh Storytelling: Kaylyn Domek and Quimby Ross Public Address: Elliot Palmer Musical Theater: Grace Johnson and Braxton Shryock Receiving II (Excellent) Ratings: Acting: Blake Bixby Prose: Jaden ...

Council meets Monday

The Estherville city council will meet Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5 p.m in the council chambers of city hall and also over Zoom teleconferencing. Due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis and to comply ...

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An Imbalance

Last spring just as the isolation of the pandemic was setting in, Hulu released a nine-episode series called “Mrs. America,” about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, the backlash that was mostly unexpected, and the efforts of activist Phyllis Schlafly ...

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Auxiliary grateful for hometown support

Once again Estherville has proven what it means by “Home Town Support.” When the Covid-19 virus kept the VFW Auxiliary from their annual Buddy Poppy Drive, Oliver Anderson took it upon himself to go around to the area businesses and nearby communities and ask for donations. As many of ...


Character counts — everywhere

The Robert and Billie Jo Ray Foundation is accepting nominations of Iowans of Character for its annual awards. Our newsroom hopes there will be nominations from Emmet County. Of all places, we might need the boost more than anywhere else. The national Character ...

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