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Alzheimer’s Disease programming offered

September 6, 2015 Alzheimer’s Association representative Jeanne Steinkamp is back at the Estherville Public Library by popular demand. more »»

Kick me!

September 6, 2015 Last week I talked about the nerds in my house. The fact that they’re nerds doesn’t mean they have their noses in front of a screen or into a comic book all the time. more »»

Fall is approaching

September 2, 2015 What’s not to get excited about fall. The world turns into a magical playground of reds, yellows, oranges and browns. more »»

It’s getting really nerdy in here

August 30, 2015 My house looks small and blue, has a red, British-looking mailbox on the front, and trust us – it’s bigger on the inside. The guys call it Tardis House. more »»

95 years on, still work to do for equal rights

August 26, 2015 Yesterday, Aug. 26, 2015, marked the 95th anniversary of when American women finally won the right to vote in 1920. Thanks to unrelenting work of suffrage activists like Susan B. more »»

Ask a Trooper

August 19, 2015 Q: This week’s #askatrooper question comes from @tehra_drost referring to the picture, at right: (Submitted via Twitter) @Trooperkurtz…What NOT to do? A: Thank you, @tehra_drost, for the... more »»

Beginning of school year often reveals child abuse, neglect

August 19, 2015 From the Iowa Court Appointed Special Advocate Program The end of summer and the start of a new school year is an exciting time for most childre. more »»

Moving in to Estherville

August 16, 2015 Last Saturday, we moved our things from a Spencer storage unit to the house here in Estherville. more »»

And the war wages on

August 12, 2015 By Amber Hovey Staff Writer Previously, I have written about my dog, Dallas, a white Siberian husky with piercing blue eyes and a bold and daring personality. more »»

It’s Farmer’s Market Week

August 9, 2015 Farmer’s markets are growing throughout Iowa, but they’re not new. A version of this model – in which individuals bring the food they’ve grown and raised to a central square to sell – is ancient. more »»

Back to School boldly

August 2, 2015 A few days ago, an essay made the rounds on social media in which a mother compares Back to School in the ‘70s with Back to School in the 21st century. more »»

The sweetest corn I’ve ever known

July 29, 2015 In a 2007 interview for CNN, plant biologist Todd Dawson of University of California at Berkeley said Americans are “like corn chips walking. more »»

The ADA Turns 25

July 29, 2015 Q: How has the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) shaped American society? A: The landmark civil rights law this summer observes 25 years since President George H.W. more »»

Finding beauty in the small

July 22, 2015 I finally found us a house here in Estherville. It’s a smaller house than we’ve had in some time, but to me, it’s a beauty. more »»

Girls got game, should get gold

July 15, 2015 “We love free bases! We love free bases!” That’s one of the resounding chants that emanate from the dugout when the North Union Warrior girls are at bat. more »»

A Trooper’s RAGBRAI

July 15, 2015 Not at my intersection… Four words that an Iowa State Patrol trooper knows well, especially on RAGBRAI. A group of off duty troopers grabs a table at the local restaurant. more »»

Truth. Dare?

July 5, 2015 July 7th each year is Tell the Truth Da. more »»

Remember this?

July 1, 2015 Unforgettable. That’s what you are. Today is National “I Forgot” Da. more »»

Celebrate freedom and a fatality free Fourth

July 1, 2015 Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens and Estherville Police Chief Brent Shatto announce their department’s participation in a “Step” (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) project during the 1st thru th... more »»

Shoot some pictures, it’s National Camera Day

June 28, 2015 It’s National Camera Day today. I am thinking of taking my Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR out for lunch, but I know she’d rather be shooting. more »»



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