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Community gathers for state athlete sendoff

Thursday, Oct. 29, the community took to their vehicles to wish the Estherville Lincoln Central football team good luck and great playing in Friday's game against Central Lyon, and to honor Parker Duitsman, state qualifier for cross country cool runnings at State. With signs, posters, honks, ...

Lions oust Midgets from playoffs

Estherville Lincoln Central's defense meant a team that it couldn't stop, at least in the second half, as second-ranked Central Lyon/George-Little Rock scored its first two drives of the second half. The Lions showed their strength up front in eating up the clock on the ground in the 28-6 win ...

Digging into dog ordinances

The Estherville city council has sought guidance from sources all the way up to President Trump's office with a letter sent to the White House in 2019 on the advice of Rep. Steve King's legislative staff. As city attorney Jennifer Bennett Finn said Monday night, there are no court cases that ...

Lt Gov visits Estherville Tuesday

Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg visited Heartland Team Solutions in Estherville as part of his 99-county tour and as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Representatives from Iowa Lakes Community College, the Estherville Chamber of Commerce, economic development, and Estherville Lincoln ...

Ready for the big splash

The low bid for the municipal pool project in Estherville came in from a contractor not far from town. The full amount of the bid and additional details will be detailed at the upcoming city council meeting Monday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. The Parks & Recreation board unanimously approved a motion ...

Details for cross country and football sendoff

The Estherville Lincoln Central Booster Club State Cross Country and Football Send Off will be held at 6 p.m., today, Thursday, Oct. 29. State Cross Country Qualifier Parker Duitsman and the ELC Football Team will be lined up on the sidewalk on the west side of South 17th Street from the ...

Council holds workshop on animal ordinances

The Estherville city council held a work session on revising the animal ordinance for the city. Estherville resident Mark Hood addressed the council on his personal experience with pit bulls and bully breeds and shared statistics he had found. Council members considered features in an ordinance ...

Through the driven snow

A winter weather advisory issued for Emmet County and the surrounding area over Saturday night and Sunday delivered on its promise as the area was hit with close to three inches of snow over the course of Sunday. Brisk northeast winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour brought some ...

Voting in person? Ride shotgun with two Sues

Sue Snyder and Sue Koons are two local women who want to deliver democracy on wheels. Koons spoke with the Estherville News Thursday about her offer to give voters a ride to the polls Nov. 3, Election Day. According to the Pew Research Center, three precent of 2016 presidential election ...