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Iowa’s economy paralleled the Midwestern economy by declining slightly during November, according to a monthly survey of business leaders in Iowa and eight other states. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said the regional Business … more
Have you ever wondered what the most popular Christmas carols are? Several years ago, TIME Magazine compiled lists of religious and secular songs by the number of known recordings of each. Top of the list of religious songs is a popular one to … more
Here in the newsroom, we suspect there are many readers who will be relieved to say goodbye to 2020. With one month to go, there seems to be no denying it has been a challenging year. Frankly we aren't sure we are going to run our usual stories of … more
Once again Estherville has proven what it means by “Home Town Support.” When the Covid-19 virus kept the VFW Auxiliary from their annual Buddy Poppy Drive, Oliver Anderson took it upon himself to go around to the area businesses and nearby … more
Adoption is a way to give a home to a child who needs one. Most adoptive parents tell us that their adopted children give them so much more. There are 1.5 million adopted children in the United States, according to the U.S. Adoption Network. … more
Friday, Nov. 13 was World Kindness Day. Did you celebrate? If you missed the day, the spirit of the day can continue through 2020 and beyond. Maybe it seems like there is no time to be kind. But 2020 needs some kindness. "Selfless acts of … more
Wednesday, the Iowa Jazz Championships released a statement cancelling jazz band competition for 2021. The announcement really was a surprise as I feel that schools could compete virtually or progressively load in and load out throughout the day so … more
I always remind the children who write letters to you life isn’t about perfect performance, but about growing and learning. You and I both know what’s happened, but each day springs anew. This was another pretty good year, and any bad things … more
Two years ago, I was in St. Petersburg, Florida from the Sunday until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and after that we left on a journey to Texas to see my daughter, Caitlyn and her true love, Corey and spend the holiday with his father and … more
Our newsroom wanted to pause in our Thanksgiving issue to give our sincere thanks to you, the readers of the Estherville News. Despite its relatively small size, this community has things going on all the time that keep us hopping. From those … more
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