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Thankful for mayor

As a resident of Estherville for many years, I would like to say how much I appreciate the letters to all of us written by Mayor Joseph May almost every week and published in the Estherville Daily News. He obviously cares deeply about the citizens of this town and how our lives are impacted ...

Reader applauds mayor

Mayor Joseph M. May I applaud you and thank you for your message to all of us. So very true and timely. With Liberty and Justice for all. Sincerely, Dona Opsal

Town Hall = Photo Op?

I noticed in the March 29 issue of the Estherville News that my Congressman, Randy Feenstra, visited Estherville Friday and reviewed solar energy panels at New Fashion Pork with eight city officials as “guests.” I wish I had known he was coming so I could have given him my ...

It’s that day

With the world so strange it’s difficult to cull fiction from fact without a footnote, our newsroom had a hard time writing a prank story or creating any journalistic sleight of hand. The levity of April Fool’s Day, even if this year it comes on the more somber Maundy Thursday, would be ...

Parent questions Iowa Lakes graduation limitations

President Newhouse, I am writing today in regard to the upcoming Spring Commencement at Iowa Lakes. My son is on track to graduate and will be participating in commencement ceremony. For a kid who struggled academically thru high school, he is very proud and excited of his ...

A billionaire and two millionaires talk oppression

I just want to say this: I like Oprah, even though I’m about the only one who never got a car. I think she went through a lot and she has a good heart. I was in junior high when Prince Harry was born, so at no time did I ever think of him like that; the most I thought of him ...

Probation – another chance to get it right?

There are currently 25,910 people on probation in Iowa. That's almost one of every hundred Iowans. When those on parole, special sentence, pretrial release with supervision and other criminal situations that are not jail or prison are added, nearly 40,000 Iowans are in community based ...

Saving daylight

Do you run on solar power? Are you one of those people who waits through the long, cold, short, dark days of winter to finally bask in the glow of that great big ball of gas in the sky? Is that why we lose an hour in the wee hour of 2 a.m. and wake up groggy, our ...

Cats still have hats – outrage may be misplaced

Last week marked Read Across America Day and the birthday of the late Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, author of fancifully illustrated, rhyming books beloved by children for generations. The National Education Association released guidance to schools to ...

An Imbalance

Last spring just as the isolation of the pandemic was setting in, Hulu released a nine-episode series called “Mrs. America,” about the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, the backlash that was mostly unexpected, and the efforts of activist Phyllis Schlafly ...