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Former Gov. Robert Ray dies

July 8, 2018 Former governor Robert Ray, who served as Iowa's governor for 14 years, died Sunday, July 8. Iowa governor Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Sunday afternoon: (DES MOINES) – Gov. more »»

Flood stage may reach record levels

July 6, 2018 The Emmet County Emergency Management is advising the West Fork of the Des Moines River is expected to rise to near record levels this weekend. Residents are advised to avoid flooded area. more »»

Armstrong combines celebrations

July 4, 2018 The eastern Emmet County Community of Armstrong combined its annual Fourth of July celebration with the town’s quasquicentennial—that’s 125 years in layman’s terms. more »»

70th Estherville Flight Breakfast

July 4, 2018 The first pilot to touch down at Estherville Airport for the 70th Estherville Flight Breakfast. Wednesday morning was Jerry Thatcher of West Bend. more »»

Estherville City Council Officials debate, approve Urban Renewal Plan

July 4, 2018 The Estherville City Council on Monday tackled an amendment to the city’s urban renewal plan before approving it. The plan calls for the city to use not more than $1. more »»

Chamber ready for 70th Annual Flight Breakfast

July 3, 2018 The Estherville Chamber of Commerce is prepared for this week’s 70th Annual Flight Breakfast. more »»

Chamber ready for 70th Annual Flight Breakfast

July 1, 2018 By David Swartz Managing Editor The Estherville Chamber of Commerce is prepared for this week’s 70th Annual Flight Breakfast. more »»

Armstrong ready for bigger celebration

July 1, 2018 Armstrong is celebrating two events in one week this year. The city hosts its annual Fourth of July Celebration while celebrating the town’s Quasquicentennial. This year marks 125 years for Armstrong. more »»

Lincoln Park prayers for Lincoln

July 1, 2018 Pastor David Hovinga of Calvary Gospel Assembly led a 15-minute positive prayer session focused on the health and recovery of Lincoln Coakley and also for continued recovery for Ethan Crees. more »»

Iowa State survey shows longevity in farm ownership

July 1, 2018 By Amy H. Peterson Staff Writer Iowa State University economist Wendong Zhang conducted a survey on ownership of Iowa’s 30 million acres of farmland. The survey, presented at the university by Dr. more »»

CDC takes back data on farmer suicide

July 1, 2018 Headlines have alerted readers and listeners throughout the agricultural heartland that farmers have the highest rate of suicide in the nation. The statistic came from the U.S. more »»

Community responds after accident

June 27, 2018 Fundraiser held for families of ELC students involved in Monday crash The Estherville community has immediately responded to the needs of two Estherville Lincoln Central students who were in a... more »»

Volunteers needed for painting project

June 27, 2018 The city of Estherville has received grant funding for paint and supplies to paint several houses of lower income homeowners. The first of these is located at 1633 3rd Ave. North. more »»

Estherville turns out for Vietnam Memorial Wall

June 26, 2018 The siblings of William Weber, Diane Weber Rierson, John Weber, and Mark Weber, are wrapped together in the quilt made to honor him. more »»

Monday traffic accident injures two Estherville teens

June 26, 2018 A traffic accident in rural Emmet County on Monday morning injured three people. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, at 11:04 a.m. more »»

Quilts of valor presented

June 23, 2018 The creators of the Quilts of Valor presented handmade quilts to 59 veterans Saturday afternoon in front of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. See more in Monday's edition of the Estherville News. more »»

A Vietnam Conversation

June 21, 2018 Eight Vietnam veterans: Kenny Billings, Bob Fine, Gary Richard, Steve Erickson, Mike Dalen, Gene Haukoos, Everett Houge, and Gene Kaltvedt sat down recently to share stories from their service in th... more »»

Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation

June 21, 2018 (DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Thursday for nine counties in response to flooding and severe weather beginning June 14 and continuing. more »»

It was a long year

June 21, 2018 Pat Erickson said, “It was a long year,” when her oldest son was in Vietnam. Steve Erickson served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1970-71. Steve enlisted because he knew he wanted to fly. more »»

Little sister lost a brother same week she gained one

June 21, 2018 Diane Weber Rierson was 10 when brother Bill was killed in war Diane has seen the wall, the full one, in Washington, DC, and has a picture of her brother, Bill Weber’s, name on i. more »»



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