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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 ...

Tech makes trials possible amid challenges

Nearly two weeks ago, Susan Christensen, chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, issued an order postponing jury trials until February, 2021. Even at that point, the courtroom on the third floor of the Emmet County courthouse will need modification for socially distanced jurors, according to ...

Cranberries: Home-grown from the start

Among the few foods grown in North America that were not brought from somewhere else is the American cranberry. Cranberries were once seen as a medicinal cure, and today cranberries are the active ingredient in medicines that help bladder infections move through, and for those who eschew too ...

Giving thanks on a pumpkin?

Cathy Beaver’s Confirmation class at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church poses with its “thankful” pumpkin. Each week since the end of September, all wrote one thing on the pumpkin that they were grateful to God for. The students came to realize that all good things that they enjoy are ...

Reality: the pandemic

Hearing and reading about the coronavirus day after day can be overwhelming. It's overwhelming for us at the Estherville News to keep writing the numbers, updating the newest rules and guidelines, and amplify the voices of public health and other professionals at how important it is to follow ...

Lakers rock the Well

The Iowa Lakes Community College Laker Dance Team traveled to Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 17 to compete at the 2021 State Dance Team Championship. The Lakers were one of seven Iowa Community College Teams in attendance. All seven teams will compete against one another in the Community College ...

Governor announces new mask mandate

Gov. Kim Reynolds addressed Iowans via Iowa Public Radio and Facebook Live Monday evening to announce new efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and institute a new public health proclamation. The Governor then appeared on the airwaves Tuesday morning to augment her message that it is time for Iowans ...