Local News
Like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, many of us yearn to come back to the rivers of our youth. While Tom and Huck’s river was the mighty Ol’ Miss, for Nathan Brown, now living with his family in …
So what’s a good cure for kids addicted to the screen?Summer camp, of course.At Emmet County Conservation youth camps, the kids are apparently having so much fun they don’t even have time …
Nina Marquardt of Project AWARE, the organization that led the cleanup of the West Fork, Des Moines River a month ago, has released more numbers and statistics about the event that brought hundreds …
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, Aug. 9 meeting held a discussion of carbon dioxide pipelines and their impact on the counties and landowners – the exact same time two …
Obituaries
Walter W. Ellwood, age 81, passed away on August 4, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Estherville, Iowa on March 1, 1941, to Lewis and Ruth Ellwood. Walter graduated from …
Funeral services for Robert Schacherer, 79, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Estherville, with Father Paul Kelly officiating. …
Funeral services for Timothy Lee Egeland, 62, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church in Estherville with the Rev. Dr. David Ullom officiating. …
Funeral services for Richard D. Peton, Sr, 89, of Estherville, were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church in Estherville with the Rev. Dr. David Ullom officiating. …
Local Sports

Postseason honors bestowed on ELC players

With its success this season, the Estherville Lincoln Central Baseball Team raked in the postseason honors.Four ELC players were named to the Class 2A All-State First Team.Seven ELC players were …

 Laker volleyball completes Week One of pre-season camp

Summer is over for the Iowa Lakes volleyball team. The Lakers moved into the dorms last weekend and got right to work on Aug. 1. The Lakers completed three days of three-a-day practices/workouts on …

Morphew named to All-District squad

North Union junior Carter Morphew was named to the Class 1A Northwest All-District Second Team for his play this past baseball season. Morphew helped the Warriors improve from a 3-18 record a year …

Two Titans earn All-State honors

RUTHVEN — The success of the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Softball Team resulted in two of its players receiving additional recognition within the district and state. The Titans wrapped up a …
From the opinion pages
Local columns

Suspicion is not enough in our system of justice

It is difficult for many of us to muster empathy for people accused of crimes who have complaints about the way police treated them.This lack of empathy probably occurs because ordinary folks do not …

Highlights with Henry

Week three was packed with committee and subcommittee meetings. The first funnel week is coming up soon which leads to a big push of bills to committees. There were seventy House subcommittee …

Do you mow lawns?

For my readers, today’s story is one written back in 2010. Simply too good to not share. An odd day, but not in a bad way. The transmission which was supposed to be here at 1:00 …