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Estherville Pharmacy celebrates first year

Starting a business any time is never easy. Starting a business during a pandemic provides even more challenges. This week, the community owned and operated Estherville Pharmacy celebrates their one-year anniversary. “I just want to give a huge thank you to the community,” said head pharmacist Andy Spurgin. “It’s been a humbling experience receiving so much support from the community that helped shape me as I grew up.” A 2004 graduate of Estherville Lincoln Central, Spurgin first returned to town in 2018 at Estherville Drug. When Estherville Drug closed in 2019, ...

Supervisors discuss Budget Director

Supervisors discuss Budget Director No action take after disagreements on source of payment and whether specific funding is required by Amy H. Peterson Staff Writer Two weeks ago, the ...

Local Sports

Obituaries

Leslie Dean Wright

Leslie Dean Wright, son of Melvin and Darlyne (Stanford) Wright was born on January 19, 1965, in Estherville, Iowa. He died on June 1, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 56 years. A service for Les will be held later this summer. Les grew up in ...

Local Columns

From the Mayor …

The evening of June 28th, 1969 patrons at a local New York bar called Stonewall Inn were forced out of the bar and into the streets. The patrons at the time had broken a law by actively and openly dancing with one another. Around 13 people were arrested that night, the number included ...

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