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New life for old pool site

The city of Estherville is preparing an RFP (request for proposals) for the site of the former Estherville municipal pool, in Riverside Park. Among the details in the RFP, the contractor must provide all materials and equipment, nothing can be collapsed or burned on site, and the area ...

Iowa Lakes connects with service members, veterans

With social distance and singing through masks, the Iowa Lakes Community College choir sang the National Anthem, the student musicians’ talents augmented by the Social Broadcast program’s new technical capabilities offered in the Janice K. Lund Performing Arts Center. Carol Ayres, ...

ELC – 2 hr late start, no early out

Estherville Lincoln Central School District, Head Start, and Early Head Start will begin two hours late today, and there is no early out -- all students will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m.

Sheriff releases official report on Hoffman’s accident

An Estherville teen died Saturday from injuries he received after being struck by an automobile while riding a bicycle Friday evening. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, the communications center received a 911 call shortly before 6 p.m., Friday from a caller who reported ...

Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday

The Estherville Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Park on Central Avenue in Estherville on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The featured speaker will be Pastor Dave Ullom of First Presbyterian Church and Pastor Cole McCormick of Trinity Lutheran Church will provide the ...

Activities to honor veterans planned at Iowa Lakes

Iowa Lakes Community College will honor veterans in the region by sharing a virtual Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Dan Lutat, Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) of the United States Air Force, with 28 years of service, and Director of Iowa Lakes Government ...

Rotary, Kiwanis compete to help ELC food bank

The Estherville Rotary Club and Estherville Kiwanis have joined forces in a friendly competition to gather donations of food and money for the Estherville Lincoln Central High School food bank. The food bank is an extension of a local effort previously known as Pack Away Hunger, which was taken ...

Far-flung siblings reunite while deployed

Christian Sheda of Estherville is serving his first deployment of his six-year enlistment with the Iowa National Guard Field Artillery in Iraq. Christian’s sister, Natalie Reynolds of Prattville, Alabama was deployed with the Air Force twice during her six-year enlistment and came back to ...