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Dry weather a concern for area crops

While the weather thus far in June has been hot and dry, there’s still time for things to turn around for area crops. Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist Paul Kassel said this week that Estherville has had less rain then much of the area, compared to Spencer and Storm ...

Jazz in the park

Reggie Schive Jazz Camp turns 40 The 40th Annual Iowa Lakes Community College Reggie Schive Jazz camp announces five concerts featuring Headliners and camp participants on Monday through Thursday, June 14 – 17. The 2021 Headliners include: Tony Gulizia, keyboard and vocals – Vail, ...

Estherville man dies in motorcycle accident

An Estherville man died as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in rural Emmet County over the weekend. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, a 2003 Harley Davidson driven by Michael Schubert, 64, was eastbound in the 4300 block of 230th Street, when the ...

Estherville firefighters tackle two small brush fires on Monday

The Estherville Fire Department responded to two grass fires on Monday. Estherville Fire Chief Dick Beaver said the first fire was reported shortly after 7:40 a.m., at 1708 Highway 4 South. Upon arrival, firefighters found a pile of logs and brush burning that had spread from a controlled ...

EPD welcomes newest rookie

The Estherville Police Department has welcomed Pepper, a one-year-old Dutch Shepherd to the police force, but residents won’t see her out sniffing or tracking just yet. “Pepper has had introductory training in identifying illegal narcotics and tracking, and that’s just about it. Later ...

Swinging Bridge back in action

The Estherville Swinging Bridge has a long history of spanning the West Fork, Des Moines River, and has had a few complications in the present day. Floodwaters precipitated the replacement and repair of much of the support structure along the shoreline in 2019 and 2020,. The 2012 remodel ...

No sign of him

The former wife of an Armstrong man who went missing last May has filed a declaration in Emmet County court to have her husband and the father of her children declared dead. Joseph Robert Gries of Armstrong has been missing since May 22, 2020. That Friday afternoon, Gries spoke to a ...

From the ground up

In February, Eagle Construction landed a contract to build a 64-unit building that would run in an L shape toward the south end of its property on North 5th Street, taking over the former Estherville High School football field and track. If this building goes well, the company will build a ...

Estherville Pharmacy celebrates first year

Starting a business any time is never easy. Starting a business during a pandemic provides even more challenges. This week, the community owned and operated Estherville Pharmacy celebrates their one-year anniversary. “I just want to give a huge thank you to the community,” said ...

New municipal pool on deck for 2022

by Amy H. Peterson Staff Writer As a June heat wave continues in the Estherville area, it’s an appealing notion to jump into a cool, clear swimming pool. Estherville swimmers move into the third summer without a public outdoor pool. Work continues at the site south of the Regional ...