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Father’s Day is a national holiday celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year. However, most are not aware of how Father’s Day came to be. To fully appreciate the day,we must look at the history of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day was … more
The evening of June 28th, 1969 patrons at a local New York bar called Stonewall Inn were forced out of the bar and into the streets. The patrons at the time had broken a law by actively and openly dancing with one another. Around 13 people were … more
Despite an abundance of World War II novels and nonfiction over the past several years, one novel stands out in its depiction of soldiers and civilians. Until Then by Gail Kittleson of St. Ansgard, Iowa, tells the separate yet slightly merging … more
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 more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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