Supervisors approve weed control contract

  The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, May 21 meeting approved a contract not to exceed $70,000 for county weed control. The board met with Nate Reffer of B&W Weed …

Water rescue Saturday showed agency cooperation

Around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, May 18, the Estherville Fire Dept. was paged for a kayak that had flipped over in the West Fork, Des Moines River between the Fourth Street Bridge and Tom & …

Memorial Day in Estherville

Estherville will celebrate Memorial Day honoring those who gave their lives for the country as well as military veterans who have passed since serving our country. The Honor Guard will consist of …
Local News
Community and school groups, college and universities provided Estherville Lincoln Central High School seniors with scholarships to help them continue their education at the next level at the annual …
The Estherville city council toured the Estherville Police Department, led by chief Brent Shatto Monday night. Office space is at a premium and becomes challenging when officers are working a big …
Construction crews will return to Estherville May 28 to finish work on North 8th Street/Highway 4 in Estherville. The final touches on the Iowa Dept. of Transportation project will be to pave the …
The days and weeks and months may be ticking past, but big improvements are happening at the Danish Heritage Center in the former First Presbyterian Church in Ringsted. Tucked less than a block …
Ringsted Quasquicentennial Committee members hammered out the details for the Aug. 8-11 celebration when they met Sunday, May 19 at Smoke ‘N Firehouse No. 20 in Ringsted. Fundraising and event …
Obituaries
James (Jim) Kenneth Huntsinger, 84, of Birmingham, AL., passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024. He was born May 20,1939 to Kenneth J. and Mable (Moore) Huntsinger in Estherville, IA. He graduated from …
Funeral services for Ronald Johannesen, 84, of Swea City, will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Swea City. Interment will be at Blakjer Cemetery, Seneca. …
Funeral services for Lucy Ann Olesen, 85, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2024, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Lori Westfall officiating. Interment …
Funeral services for Ralph Evans, 99, of Estherville, were held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2024, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. Military honors …
Local Sports

Fay finishes season at region final

  STORM LAKE — Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire senior Madisen Fay saw her golf season come to an and at the Class 1A Region 1 Final last Wednesday, May 15. Fay carded a 118, …
ELC junior Preston Crees has now thrown two shutouts this season, most recently a 5-0 win over Western Christian on Monday.

ELC races off to 5-0 start

Holding a 2-0 lead since the first inning against visiting Western Christian, the Estherville Lincoln Central Baseball Team tacked on three insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a …
ELC’s Dylan Peta takes his turn on the hurdles in the relay during last week’s state meet.

ELC boys bring home seven medals

DES MOINES — Qualifying for the Class 2A State Track Meet in nine events, the Estherville Lincoln Central Boys Track Team returned home with seven medals. The Midgets finished 12th overall in …
ELC’s Hillary Ruschy took third place in the shot put last Thursday.

ELC girls tie for sixth in 2A

DES MOINES — With four events finishing with a top-4 medal, the Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Track Team tied for sixth at the Class 2A State Meet last week. The Midgets scored 27 points as …
From the opinion pages

Thanking and praising community support of ELC Girls Basketball

To the Editor: The ELC Girls Basketball season has come to a close. The support of our team from the crowds in attendance from the ELC community and the ELC HS Midget Maniacs during the …

Power players in Iowa Senate are aiding and abetting

To the Editor: The Iowa legislature is considering a bill designed to combat “organized retail theft” of property from stores. Lawmakers supporting the measure said they wanted to deter …

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 …

Local columns

The Risk of Stroke Means We All Must BE FAST

You can save a life in just a few seconds, by being ready to respond if a stroke occurs. Nearly 800,000 Americans experience stroke each year. Strokes cause 140,000 deaths each year, and are a …

The Girl in the Thistles recounts 1862 Dakota War

While America was embroiled in the midst of a great civil war, yet another war was taking place in Minnesota. Aberdeen, S.D., native S.K. Sandvig writes of the 1862 US-Dakota War in The Girl in …

The Rowley Report

The Iowa Senate passed resolution SCR 101 (Sine Die) and recessed at 3:30AM Saturday morning on April 20, 2024. After a full week of debate the Senate concluded the 2024 session of Iowa’s 90th …