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A blessed life

Cole and Jeanette McCormick spoke from their Jackson, Minn., home as their one-year-old son, Landon played and ate snacks, waving and smiling at the phone during a FaceTime interview. Cole, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville, and Jeanette, pastor of First Lutheran in ...

Listen to him; he’s a doctor

If St. Patrick’s Catholic Church has a Christmas Eve mass this year, for the first time since he was 13 years old, Dr. Rob Humble will not be sending Christmas Carol melodies out over the sanctuary from behind the church’s organ. Because Rob is not coming home for Christmas due to ...

City reports water main break

Due to a water main break on North 13th St. and 1st Ave. N., a portion of Estherville will be without water service, or have low water pressure, for a few hours this afternoon and evening while repairs are being completed. The area is generally north of Central Ave., east of North 9th St., ...

Hard work pays off for NHS inductees

The induction ceremony for the 2020-21 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony at Estherville Lincoln Central lasted about a half hour. However, it was hours of hard work that the inductees put in to receive the prestigious honor. Seventeen inductees—seven juniors and 10 seniors—put ...

Emmet considers opioid action

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Emmet County supervisors, county attorney Melanie Summers Bauler laid out for the supervisors the terms of joining a class action lawsuit to receive funds for preventing and treating opioid addiction in Emmet County. The class action could reach over $100 ...

Vaccine key to reducing COVID

Emmet County went into Thanksgiving with 259 active cases of COVID-19, down from a high of 269 on Monday. The county surpassed 700 cases for a total of 710 positive cases reported Wednesday. Emmet County has also reached 500 and 600 cases in November. Test Iowa sites were set to close for ...

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Whether you're looking for little toy drums or little toy horns, a pair of skates or a soccer ball, or just to say hello to the Jolly Old Elf, Santa will be at Santa's House in Library Square on Saturday, December 5 and Saturday, December 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for socially distanced visits. ...

Season still holds some yays

Estherville Chamber director Lexie Ruter says this year, small business Saturday will extend for weeks, from this Friday, Nov. 27 through Dec. 21. “Shop the Ville for Holi-yay Cheer,” Ruter said. Shoppers who spend $20 or more at participating Estherville retailers and restaurants will ...

Let’s Dance

The Estherville Lincoln Central Dance Team was at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Wednesday for the state dance competition. Results won’t be posted until Dec. 5. ELC’s Abby Sander and Brenna Evans, left and right, respectively, both performed solos at the state competition. Photos ...

Employees Credit Union contributes to pool project

A $50,000 donation from the employees & board of directors at Employees Credit Union was heartily accepted by the Estherville Parks & Recreation Board’s for the Dive Into Fun Swimming Pool Project. “It is a tremendous feeling to be able to give back to the Estherville community ...