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Estherville police officer Jacob Hinrickson has been on the job for a year an a half. Police work, however, is not new to him. His father was police chief in Pocahontas when Hinrickson was growing …
Road trip reaches Emmet County
Seth Varner and Austin Schneider visited every incorporated town in Nebraska during the summer months of 2020. For 2021, they set a goal of visiting all 939 incorporated towns in Iowa. Emmet …
Lines drawn
The 2020 Census made redrawing the boundaries for state senate and house and U.S. Congress districts necessary. Shifting population numbers meant some representatives no longer serve the same …
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 …
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.”

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.
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 …
Local Sports

ELC defeats CGD, 52-21, in district opener

While Class 2A No. 4 Estherville Lincoln Central had a few setbacks in the first half against Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, the Midgets regrouped in the second half on the way to a 52-21 victory last …

Bryer Prochniak leads Warriors past Lake Mills

LAKE MILLS — North Union junior Bryer Prochniak had a break-out game Friday. The 6-0, 175-pound running back rushed for 266 yards on 18 carries with five touchdowns, as the Warriors defeated …

Hough, Titans put up big numbers in fourth win

RUTHVEN — Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire’s Max Hough had a big Friday night for the second consecutive week.After scoring six touchdowns the previous week—three rushing, three …

Iowa Lakes men’s soccer wins conference opener

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 …

GT/RA netters win first match

SIOUX RAPIDS — The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Volleyball Team won its first match in the past two seasons and first Twin Lakes Conference match in the past three seasons with its 3-1 …
Obituaries
Origer, James Douglas, age 74, passed away at his home in Apollo Beach, Florida, on November 6, 2021. He was in the presence of his loved ones. Jim was diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumor in …
Sandra Jo Sunde, daughter of Orval and Della (Erickson) Taylor, was born on July 31, 1940 in Estherville, Iowa and departed this life on October 22, 2021 at Aspire Nursing Home in Lake Park, Iowa at …
Mass of Christian Burial for Melanie Mary Murray, 43, of rural Wallingford, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. , 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger with Father William …
Funeral services for Wayne W. King, 86, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at the United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Kevin Moore officiating. …
Lifestyles
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 …
Larry and Vicki Howell (Clark) are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 1. They were united in marriage on Aug. 1, 1970, at the St. Paul Church in Welcome, Minn. They have been blessed with two children, Mark Howell and fiance Leah …
Gary and Ann Harris, Graettinger, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Taylor to Sadie Poldervaart, daughter of Linda Studer and Arie Poldervaart. Sadie is a 2013 graduate of Corwith-Wesley-Luverne and a 2014 graduate of Faust …
From the opinion pages
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
Editorials
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
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