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Father Merlin Schrad retires from active Catholic priesthood after 44 years, with his last mass taking place July 4. Father Schrad said his bags are almost packed. St. Patrick’s Church in Estherville and St. Mary’s Church in Armstrong … more
In February, Eagle Construction landed a contract to build a 64-unit building that would run in an L shape toward the south end of its property on North 5th Street, taking over the former Estherville High School football field and track. If this … more
The former wife of an Armstrong man who went missing last May has filed a declaration in Emmet County court to have her husband and the father of her children declared dead. Joseph Robert Gries of Armstrong has been missing since May 22, 2020. … more
The Estherville Swinging Bridge has a long history of spanning the West Fork, Des Moines River, and has had a few complications in the present day. Floodwaters precipitated the replacement and repair of much of the support structure along the … more
The Estherville Police Department has welcomed Pepper, a one-year-old Dutch Shepherd to the police force, but residents won’t see her out sniffing or tracking just yet. “Pepper has had introductory training in identifying illegal narcotics … more
According to an Estherville police report, around 9:30 p.m last Friday, June 4,, a 2007 silver Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Robert Burgess of Estherville went into the embankment at Highway 9 and 170th Street in west Estherville. Burgess was … more
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 … more
When the Estherville City Council put up for bids a northside home it had acquired, the first intention was to offer it only for those wishing to do the renovations and repairs and live in it themselves. The 1925 home is in need of extensive repair. … more
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 Emmet County Supervisors approved a resolution … more
The prospect of replacing the long-time municipal pool in Estherville was met with regret that a new generation may not get to enjoy it, and excitement at a new phase for the city. Some longtime residents expressed their favor for refurbishing … more
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