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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 ...

Dry weather a concern for area crops

While the weather thus far in June has been hot and dry, there’s still time for things to turn around for area crops. Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist Paul Kassel said this week that Estherville has had less rain then much of the area, compared to Spencer and Storm ...

Jazz in the park

Reggie Schive Jazz Camp turns 40 The 40th Annual Iowa Lakes Community College Reggie Schive Jazz camp announces five concerts featuring Headliners and camp participants on Monday through Thursday, June 14 – 17. The 2021 Headliners include: Tony Gulizia, keyboard and vocals – Vail, ...

Estherville man dies in motorcycle accident

An Estherville man died as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in rural Emmet County over the weekend. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, a 2003 Harley Davidson driven by Michael Schubert, 64, was eastbound in the 4300 block of 230th Street, when the ...

Estherville firefighters tackle two small brush fires on Monday

The Estherville Fire Department responded to two grass fires on Monday. Estherville Fire Chief Dick Beaver said the first fire was reported shortly after 7:40 a.m., at 1708 Highway 4 South. Upon arrival, firefighters found a pile of logs and brush burning that had spread from a controlled ...