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The New American Dream

November 16, 2016 It’s yet to be seen what this new presidency will do to the American Dream. The dramatic turn made me wonder what today’s American Dream is. more »»

We’re in this together

November 9, 2016 We’ve had a day to absorb what just happened in the election, and we’re on America’s New Season, day tw. more »»

I am not throwing away my shot

November 2, 2016 “I am not throwing away my shot/I am not throwing away my shot/I am just like my country/I?am young, scrappy and hungry and/I am not throwing away my shot. more »»

A food glut means lower grocery prices, but at what cost?

October 26, 2016 An article from the Associated Press cites a study indicating grocery prices will fall two percent this year, and the deflation could persist up to six months. more »»

Mental Health Awareness week is Oct. 2-8

October 5, 2016 Mental illness is a public health concern that tends to get swept under the rug. more »»

My interview with Siri

September 28, 2016 When I press that little button on my iPod too long, Apple’s Siri can feel my angst and always asks if I need help. Siri is a talking personal assistant with artificial intelligence. more »»

“You have to understand...

September 21, 2016 “No one puts their children in a boat, unless the water is safer than the land.. more »»

Just like a tattoo

September 14, 2016 This week, I have tried to manage my time so I can whip up some journalistic treats for you in the October issue of Our Hometown. more »»

Remember where you were?

September 7, 2016 Can you believe it has been 15 years since 9/11??I?can’t. My life was completely different then.?I was a young idealist about to turn 30. more »»

Mothers and Sons

September 1, 2016 Yesterday, my baby started the eighth grade. He is as tall as I am. more »»

Iron clad reasons for cast iron

August 24, 2016 When we moved into our last home in Fostoria, the previous occupants had left us a cast iron skillet. It was in great condition, and we were interested in whether it would make things better. It did. more »»

Gearing up for fall events

August 15, 2016 We at the library are grateful for the over 200 people who attended events with us in July. more »»

With a little help from my friends

August 10, 2016 We’re in the throes of Friendship Week, kicked off Sunday with Friendship Day. more »»

Fair Board reviews 2016 with supervisors, looks to future

August 10, 2016 Beer garden option discussed by Amy H. Peterson Staff Writer Brian Rosburg said the 2016 Emmet County Fair had one of the biggest turnouts of any recent fair. more »»

Dogs, water & pickleball

August 10, 2016 by Amy H. Peterson Staff?Writer John Skrepak brought to the Estherville Parks &?Recreation Board several weeks ago the idea of installing water fountains at library square. more »»

Branstad in town today

August 10, 2016 Gov. Terry Branstad will visit Estherville to tour the Emmet County Entrepreneur Center at 12 South 6th Street. The Center was open to the public Saturday morning during Sweet Corn Days. more »»

lasagna is just spaghetti-flavored cake

July 20, 2016 Next weekend is National Lasagna Day. It happens that recently in our newsroom, ad sales rep Colt said we should have a pasta hot dish cook off, and he would be the judge. more »»

Be the light

June 29, 2016 There’s a lot of darkness in humanit. more »»

Being Mindful

June 22, 2016 Mindfulness meditation. The words might make you think of a guru from one of the more contemplative religions leading ohms and aahs to a group of followers dressed in draping fabric. more »»

Happy Father’s Day

June 15, 2016 In case it snuck up on you, Sunday is Father’s Day—a day to celebrate dad’s, grandpas and great-grandpas. more »»



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