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Help! We’re shrinking!

USA Today recently listed Emmet County as the fastest-shrinking county in Iowa. This is alongside a modest net growth for the state of Iowa. Is this something to be concerned about? We'd rather be known as a growing area rather than a shrinking one, but the issue of population migration and low ...

Visitors love Emmet County—we can, too

This week, five travel bloggers came to Estherville and part of Emmet County to see all we had to offer with the goal of sharing it with readers and social media followers far and wide. Estherville Area Chamber director Lexie Ruter worked with Midwest Travel Network to gather the best people to ...

Our house, in the middle of our street

There's a housing shortage in Estherville. To that end, the city in cooperation with the Estherville Area Growth Partnership has created a spec house to spur a new housing initiative. I think it's great.Before today, I was not familiar with a statewide organization called ICOG, though I ...

Looking for new job in 2019?

Just over one-quarter of Iowa employers said they plan to add additional workers over the first three months of 2019.ManpowerGroup released a survey Wednesday indicating 12,500 businesses across the country took the survey.In the state of Iowa, of all employers surveyed, 26 percent plan to hire ...

Supervisors have your back

To the editor:Like many Estherville residents, I recently received a letter from Iowa City-based lawyer James Larew. At first, I was confused. What in the world would an attorney living four-and-a-half hours away want with me? The letter answered that question soon enough: my money. Not real ...

Talking about big issues

I started work at the Estherville News on June 5, 2015.I just posted on Facebook the third anniversary of one of life's momentous occasions: my first trip to Woody's. We had just moved into our little house on the northside. As far as moves go, it was fairly painless as we'd been in temporary ...

Living long enough to be a problem

We think of older adults as a problem. That's what Fanny Krivoy said at Columbia University in New York City June 1 during the Age Boom Academy. With her business partner Josh Goldberg, Fanny is co-founder of Analagous Design. Fanny said they create experiences that are inclusive of people of ...

A look back at an early flight breakfast

Editor's note: "246 Planes Land Here for Flight Breakfast" proclaimed the main headline of the Monday, Aug. 18, 1952 Estherville Daily News.Yes, that's right, the Estherville Flight Breakfast was not always on the Fourth of July. Max Pelzer loaned us his copy of the paper from that date that ...

Big news dreams in a small newsroom

I'm still looking for help with a few projects.First, it's the whiteboard project.As you can see in the photo of the resplendent Rowaida Lair, we're seeking your thoughts on our big questions. Rowaida answered the question last summer, "What brings you joy?"The numbers of people showing support ...

Thank you Emmet County

To the Editor:I wish to thank all the good people of Emmet County for all they did in making the events honoring Viet Nam War veterans a great success. Receiving a Quilt of Valor was an honor and gift very precious to me and I will cherish it forever.I am not a native of Emmet and grew up in ...