Mild weather easier on backs and ankles

Dr. Julie Dodds and staff of Centers for Specialty Care cut the ribbon on their new location in Estherville last week. An Iowa native, Dr. Dodds said she’s happy to spend each Monday afternoon …

EPD seeks new officer

At Monday evening’s 21-minute council meeting, the Estherville Police Department reported the resignation of Cory Danner as of Jan. 8, 2024. Danner served on the EPD for 15 years as a full time …

ELC School Board hires superintendent search firm

At a special meeting Tuesday, the Estherville Lincoln Central School Board agreed to contract with Grundmeyer Leaders Services to help in its superintendent search. The superintendent search firm …
Local News
The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees at its Tuesday, Feb. 20 meeting congratulated the men’s soccer team on winning the college’s first national title, an event that took place Nov. …
ARMSTRONG — The Armstrong City Council at its Tuesday, Feb. 13 meeting heard of the impact of House File 718 on local governments. Emmet County Supervisor Lisa Hansen informed the council of …
Collaboration broadens educational opportunities for employees and their eligible family members Storm Lake – Buena Vista University (BVU) and the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School …
The Estherville Lincoln Central Speech and Theatre had the following results for the State Large Group Speech Competition in Spencer on Feb. 3. The large group one act play Shipwrecked! The …
Last week, the Indianola School District announced that it had hired a new superintendent, current Estherville Lincoln Central superintendent Tara Paul. On Monday, the ELC School Board officially …
Obituaries
Dennis H. Johnson, 82, of Lincoln, NE passed away February 8, 2024 at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln NE. He was born May 27, 1941 to Esther Margaret Pearson Johnson and Harold O. Johnson in Schaller, …
Funeral services for Sarah A. Hansen, 36, of Fort Dodge will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. …
Funeral services for Harold E. Knudson, 88, of Estherville, were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Estherville. Interment was at Swan Lake Township Cemetery, …
Funeral services for Eldon Hovick, 85, of Fairmont, Minn., formerly of Armstrong, were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Armstrong. Interment will be held at …
Local Sports
ELC’s Sincere McMurran hit some big shots in the Midgets’ win over Forest City on Tuesday.

ELC advances in OT

GARNER – It’s playoff basketball when every made shot, every missed shot, every good pass, every turnover is magnified. That was the case as Estherville Lincoln Central and Forest City faced …
ELC’s Jasey Anderson, Hillary Ruschy and Haylee Stokes apply full-court pressure against Spirit Lake during the regional final last Saturday.

Here we go again!

For the third straight year, the Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Basketball Team is headed back to Wells Fargo Arena for the Class 3A State Tournament. The top-ranked Midgets (22-2) advanced …

ELC to face Forest City Monday in Class 3A State Quarterfinal

Top-ranked Estherville Lincoln Central will face a familiar foe in the first round of the Class 3A State Tournament on Monday. While ELC (23-2) and 12th-ranked Forest City (22-3) didn’t meet …
ELC sophomore Layton Yager will have two more years to try to earn a state medal.

ELC wrestlers denied medals at state

DES MOINES — Estherville Lincoln Central’s three state-qualifying wrestlers came up short of their goal of earning a medal last week at the Class 2A State Tournament. Senior 113-pounder Austin …
From the opinion pages

Huge Thanks

To the Editor: We had a first hand chance to observe the tremendous efforts of the Wallingford and Estherville Emergency Responders a couple weeks ago. The professionalism and urgency of these men …

Counties are duty-bound to pass CO2 ordinances

  As 2023 ended, CO2 pipelines topped the list of newsworthy items in Iowa. This is not surprising as more than thirty counties are the footprint of Summit Carbon Solutions’ proposed …

Emmet County blessed by Food Bank of Iowa and volunteers

  The Des Moines based Iowa Mobile Food Bank was created in 2013.   Since that time, it has assisted Emmet County in remarkable ways. The first distribution at our location in 2016 …

Local columns

The Rowley Report

In the Senate during week three the focus was on scheduling subcommittee meetings for discussion and public comment. The scheduling process can be quite a challenge as the other senators are also …

The Rowley Report

On Monday January 15th (Martin Luther King Day) Iowa held it’s Republican (first in the nation) caucus. The final countdown after months of events, speeches, mailings and texts. It’s a wonderful …

Education Agency Bill Update

HSB 542 has garnered the most attention from the Governor’s Condition of the State address. It is a bill seeking to reform Area Education Agencies. I’ve heard from many constituents with …