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Building a duplex

The drills in the back of the Estherville News office sound like the dentist's drill on hyperdrive. We're taking phone calls, designing ads, interviewing, writing, processing digital photos, and otherwise making this issue of the newspaper in the midst of walls being framed, drywall being ...

Buckle up and beat the heat

With the extreme temperatures, incidents of pavement buckling have been reported around the upper Midwest. With temperatures reaching the 90s, highway officials warn motorists to keep on the lookout for pavement buckling, and for the brake lights of the cars in front of you coming to a quick ...

Estherville: the urban center of Highway 9

Monday, Facebook lit up with the idea that throughout Highway 9, the signs show how many miles of road remain to Estherville, even from over 200 miles away. Actor Andy Kelleher of Houston originally posted a picture of the sign from the east end of Highway 9, near Lansing, Iowa."What makes ...

Sen. Joni Ernst did the right thing

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst stood up for military women who flew dangerous missions during WWII, saying they should not have had the honor of being qualified for inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery revoked.Ernst was part of a bipartisan group in Congress, most of whom were veterans like her, ...

In remembrance

America is the land of the free and as veterans and friends and family of veterans know, that freedom comes with a cost. Our beloved country was formed and is protected by the blood of soldiers who answered the call every time our way of life has been threatened.On Memorial Day, we recognize ...

We thank Emmet County’s finest

This week marks the 55th year of honoring heroes for National Police Week. It's a collaborative effort among the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the Fraternal Order of Police and its Auxiliary, and Concerns of Police Survivors. National Police Week pays special recognition to ...

Honor Flight

Tomorrow is a day to have lunch. Pick it up from the parking lot of Hy-Vee. If you can't make it, we hope members of the community will give generously to the Honor Flight, which will take possibly nine Emmet County Veterans along with groups of veterans from the Brushy Creek area on an all ...

Happy Mother’s Day

Each one of us owes our existence to our mothers. Whether they were knocked out and missed our moment of entry into the world, or whether they remember every contraction and push, if it weren't for our mothers, we wouldn't be here today. Of course the days of our births were not the only time ...

Have a plan for severe weather

As we enter spring, we also start to encounter the severe weather threats of lighting, floods, tornadoes and hail. Today, the Emmet County Emergency Management is hosting a two hour Severe Weather Awareness training class at Iowa Lakes Community College, free to the public. Then on Friday, KEYC ...

Show us the money

This week, the U.S. Treasury announced the face on the $20 bill would change from Andrew Jackson to perhaps his ultimate human opposite, slavery abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Tubman was an escaped slave who became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, leading slaves to freedom outside what ...