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Memories filled in

The prospect of replacing the long-time municipal pool in Estherville was met with regret that a new generation may not get to enjoy it, and excitement at a new phase for the city. Some longtime residents expressed their favor for refurbishing the existing pool, which was first built at ...

Supervisors discuss Budget Director

Supervisors discuss Budget Director No action take after disagreements on source of payment and whether specific funding is required by Amy H. Peterson Staff Writer Two weeks ago, the Emmet County Supervisors approved a resolution creating the position of Budget Director for the county. ...

Estherville home sold for $1,000

When the Estherville City Council put up for bids a northside home it had acquired, the first intention was to offer it only for those wishing to do the renovations and repairs and live in it themselves. The 1925 home is in need of extensive repair. It was acquired from the previous owner ...

Accident on Half Mile Hill causes one injury

According to an Estherville police report, around 9:30 p.m last Friday, June 4,, a 2007 silver Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Robert Burgess of Estherville went into the embankment at Highway 9 and 170th Street in west Estherville. Burgess was headed down the hill when the motorcycle ...

Tire recycling plant will start with 50 new jobs

Estherville native and financial advisor Jeff Robinson, and founder and CEO of Universal Purifying Technologies Jeff Troth, announced Thursday evening that Troth’s tire recycling manufacturer will open a plant in Estherville, breaking ground this fall. Troth said he plans on a 24/7 ...

Kick Cancer to the Curb came with extra kick

Saturday’s American Cancer Society Event began with over a dozen cyclists braving the heat for Bike for a Cure from Thoreson Park to the Nature Center (and back, for longer riders) and moved to Library Square for inspiration, entertainment and food. Dancetastic dancers performed for an ...

Holiday Express of Estherville sold to Heyl Truck Lines of Akron

Holiday Express Corporation of Estherville is being purchased by Heyl Trucking of Akron. Heyl Truck Lines President Bruce Koele said the sale will be finalized on June 14. The Holiday Express terminal in Estherville will be rebranded as a Heyl terminal. Heyl has additional terminals in ...

Downtown Market time

Andrea Blaise and her children found some goodies at the first Estherville Downtown Market of the season last Thursday. The market is held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. throughout the summer and will be open Saturday mornings in July. To know when it’s open, look for the sign (inset) on Central ...

Tire recycling plant coming to Estherville

Local financial advisor Jeff Robinson announced, with Jeff Troth of Universal Purifying Technologies, that the low-pollution tire recycling plant will come to Estherville's industrial park after its financing is finalized in late August. The plant would be an expansion from Universal Purifying ...

Memorial Day filled with remembrance, respect

Memorial Day remembrances began at 8 a.m., Monday, May 31 with a salute and taps at the VFW Post 3388 in Estherville. The ceremonies that moved on through area cemeteries were augmented with high school buglers playing Taps and auxiliary members joining the honor guards. At the public ...