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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 ...

Times improving for Algona/ELC

FORT DODGE - The Algona High School Girls Swim Team traveled to Fort Dodge for a double dual with Fort Dodge and Carroll with Fort Dodge winning 116-46 and Carroll winning 114-48."Despite the score, the girls were very competitive tonight going against two teams who always in the hunt for state ...

Man at large near Wallingford

UPDATE: the subject has been apprehended, per an announcement from the Sheriff's office Friday at 2:30 p.m.A person remains at large in Emmet County following a search south of Wallingford on Thursday. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, a sheriff's deputy in the 2400 block of ...

Subject of Emmet County search apprehended

The Emmet County Sheriff announced around 2:30 p.m. Friday that a male subject of a search south of Wallingford Thursday had been apprehended.Press ReleaseThe person wanted in regard to fleeing from a traffic stop in rural Emmet County yesterday is in custody this morning. According to Emmet ...

Rainy first day

Ezra Grove, 4, was excited for his first day at Guardian Angel preschool in Estherville Wednesday, until he arrived at school, according to his mother, Julie Alvarado.Photo submitted