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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 Thursday's edition of the Estherville News. ...

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 the scene. Firefighters struck the flames from ...

The view on foot

Tyler Sullivan has a history of running; currently he’s on his feet seeing every town in Iowa at eye level. He’s nearly wrapped up twelve counties in northwest Iowa, including Emmet County, whose pictures and poems will make up the first of nine volumes spanning the state. Sullivan has ...

Council approves eight fireworks permits

At last Monday evening's meeting, the Estherville City Council approved fireworks for seven city residents, and for Aspire of Estherville, recently changed from Rosewood Manor, pending insurance paperwork, in addition to the one permit approved at its last meeting. The deadline has passed to ...

Governor makes quick Estherville stop

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds stopped at Studio 12 in Estherville bright and early Friday morning to talk broadband, housing, and daycare on her continuing tour of the state. The governor said supply chain will be the biggest issue in getting internet through the state. Dave Duncan, CEO of ...

Trained and ready

Jarrod Fischer said fundraising this year is crucial to Wallingford Fire & Ambulance. The June 26 fundraiser, held at both fire stations in Wallingford, will make it possible to purchase equipment for the firefighter and ambulance members and provide field trainings. Having to cancel ...

ELC to consider earlier dismissal for elementary

The Estherville Lincoln Central School Board will meet at 5:15 p.m., today, in regular session at the high school library. Among the agenda items, the board will consider a change to the schedule that would release Demoney Elementary students 10 minutes early at 3:20 p.m. In her notes ...

Hang on for summer

Thoreson Park’s playground saw a lot of use by last week between baseball and softball games and the Reggie Schive Jazz Camp concert. This boy tested his mettle by pulling himself up on the parallel handlebars. Photo by Amy H. Peterson

ELC defends home field with win over Braves

Cherokee played better in its second meeting of the season with Estherville Lincoln Central on Friday, but the Midgets were still too much, as they defended their home field with an 11-4 victory. ELC had jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first two innings when the Braves scored two runs in the ...

Joy, love, sacrifice

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 represented his final stops on a road that took him from ...