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In front of fellow students, family and faculty, the Estherville Lincoln Central Honor Society inducted 17 new members to its rolls Tuesday afternoon. Five juniors and 12 seniors joined the …
Estherville United Methodist Church continues to present music and wonder during two Christmas Eve worship services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. This year, Randy Yackle will coordinate, direct, accompany …
The Estherville FFA is looking to add more hands-on education at Estherville Lincoln Central with the addition of an Agricultural Learning Center. FFA members presented their proposal to the ELC …
Iowa’s community colleges have dealt with shrinking enrollment until this year, and Iowa Lakes Community College leads the state with its enrollment increase. The Iowa Department of Education …
Steve Danielson of Excel! Estherville Arts & Culture said yes, there will be TUBACHRISTMAS this year. The event happens Dec. 1 starting at 5 p.m. at Estherville United Methodist …
Obituaries
Mark Moffitt Funeral services for Mark Moffitt, 55, of Gruver, were held at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel, He died Nov. 16 at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux …
Raymond Lind Funeral services for Raymond Lind, 79, of Swea City, formerly of Estherville, will be held Friday, Nov. 25. at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Visitation will held from …
Funeral services for Emmet Quinn, 81, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville. Interment will be at St. John’s …
Mass of Christian Burial for Helen J. Blomstrom, 81, of Armstrong, was held at  10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Armstrong with Father Paul Kelly, …
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Avera Holy Family Hospital receives performance leadership awards for outcomes and patient perspective

As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, Avera Holy Family Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 17 announced it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in …

Midgets open new season with win over Cougars

The defending Class 3A State Champion Estherville Lincoln Central Midgets’ opened the season with a resounding 71-33 victory over Manson-Northwest Webster on Tuesday. ELC, ranked first in …

Midgets ranked first in 3A preseason poll

In the 2022 Preseason Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings released last Friday, the defending Class 3A Estherville Lincoln Central Team is ranked first. The Midgets return three starters …

Iowa Lakes volleyball coach Mike Turnbull to retire

After coaching thousands of athletes on 80 teams over 42 years, Head Volleyball Coach Mike Turnbull plans to retire from Iowa Lakes Community College on July 1, 2023. In August 2019, Coach …
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Winter and the Holidays are here again!

Where does the time go?  Thanksgiving has come and Christmas will  soon be here.  Do you have a large group to cook for when these holidays arrive?  Do you have old family …

Happy Thanksgiving

Once again it is that time of year, Thanksgiving.  I would like to thank the farmers here in Palo Alto and Emmet Counties.  Farming is hard work that may slow over the seasons but never …

November Updates

Visitors to the library this month may have noticed several changes, in addition to the community room remodel, as they browse around. Shelving was moved from the staff storage area and added to …