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City offices close

Friday afternoon, the city of Estherville announced it was closing its offices to the public as of Monday, Sept. 21. The city did not say whether any public officials or staff had tested positive for coronavirus, but stated its commitment to keep with Governor Kim Reynolds' State of Public ...

Protecting Emmet Co.’s air and water

Aimee Devereaux's last day as Emmet County environmental health specialist is October 2. Working through Emmet County Public Health, Devereaux was in charge of numerous responsibilities for Emmet and other counties, including onsite wastewater, private wells, swimming pools, tanning beds, ...

Ambassadors cut ribbon on Sittin’ Pretty

The Estherville Chamber Ambassadors cut the ribbon in Sittin' Pretty Dog Grooming at 502 N 8th St. in Estherville Wednesday. From left, Ambassadors Mike Hanson, Stephanie Andrews, and Ron Leffel, Sittin' Pretty owner Angela Barefield, Ambassador Dallas Quastad, Brandon Barefield, Ambassadors ...

Doggone it, that’s nice!

The Estherville Dog Park received a couple of upgrades Wednesday morning thanks to a group of volunteers who count—literally. Estherville employees from Williams and Company PC built an obstacle course out of wooden posts and a table ramp for dogs to play on. “A lot of us our a part of ...

VFW Auxiliary honors Mae Rose

At its monthly meeting Aug. 19, 2020, the VFW Auxiliary Post 3388 honored Mae Rose Eide for 25 years as auxiliary secretary. Eide is a long time member of the auxiliary. Sandy Weldon, VFW Auxiliary Department President, presented Eide with a pin in recognition of Eide's 55 continuous years as ...

Son shows up for dad who showed up

Dick Shonkwiler of Estherville worked at his son, Josh's Twin Cities construction company for 15 years, and along with mom, Jo Ellen, lived up there more weeks than not. When Dick retired, Josh, his sister, Anna, the company's project manager, and his crew made a caravan to Estherville to build ...

Free lunch for all kids through 2020

The Estherville Lincoln Central School district announced last week that all students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch at school through the end of 2020. Previously, Demoney Elementary and ELC Middle School students had qualified for a funding source that provided free school meals for ...

ELC Homecoming Week begins Sept. 21

Estherville Lincoln Central's 2020 Homecoming Week will be held the week beginning Sept. 21.The ELC Homecoming Court was announced last week.Queen candidates are Alyna Astello, Brenna Evans, Amara Heinrichs, Adrienne Rosfjord, Emma Ross, and Allison Young.King candidates are Brandon Brunsvold, ...

SNAP fraud alert

WASHINGTON The USDA issued the following notice Friday to protect SNAP participants, after receiving reports of several possible SNAP Fraud attempts:Be aware of a scam using texting to obtain your personal information. The text might say you were chosen to receive food stamps or SNAP. If you ...