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November 21, 2014 Thumbs up to everyone who attended the Woody’s Charities fundraiser Saturday night at Woody’s Pizza. All the money raised goes to help people with debilitating illnesses in Emmet Count. more »»

McDonald benefit Friday, Nov. 21

November 14, 2014 A benefit will be held to help pay the final expenses of the late Dee McDonald whose untimely passing this past July 5 shook the local community. more »»

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November 14, 2014 Thumbs up to the Emmet County Historical Society on a great annual meeting Friday, Nov. 7 at the Estherville VFW. more »»

Great voter turnout — not such great campaigns

November 7, 2014 Congratulations need to go to our local candidates for a clean campaign. The Emmet County supervisor race was a model for how an ethical campaign should be conducted. more »»

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November 7, 2014 Thumbs up to Leon Hansen’s neighbors who helped his bring in his crops so he could go to Dallas, Texas to be with his daughter, Angie Sparr, while she had her cancer treatment a couple weeks ago. more »»

Your vote counts

October 31, 2014 So why should I vote. My vote doesn’t county anyway. Does that sound familiar? Well, it’s totally false. more »»

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October 31, 2014 Thumbs up to Iowa Lakes Community College on a great jazz festival and convocations in both Estherville and Emmetsburg this week. more »»

Send Joni Ernst to Washington

October 24, 2014 If they elect Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate, Iowans will be sending to Washington a woman whose service there will make our nation stronge. more »»

Keep Branstad in governor’s chair

October 24, 2014 Four years ago, Iowa voters brought Terry Branstad, a four-term former governor, out of retirement because the Hawkeye State faced woes so severe that a proven leader was needed in the governor’s... more »»

Let’s keep Bill Northey on the job

October 24, 2014 When Iowans go to the polls next month, they have a chance to re-elect a superb secretary of agriculture. more »»

Let’s keep Steve King in Congress

October 24, 2014 The 50 American states send 435 men and women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Most of them are little-known to anyone who doesn’t live in the district that sent them to Washington. more »»

Know your candidates

October 17, 2014 Emmet County residents will have some good chances to know their candidates over the next week. A Meet the Candidates open forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. more »»

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October 17, 2014 Thumbs up to the Emmet County Nature Center and naturalist Jenna Pollock for two great events over the past week — the fall leaf paddle last Saturday and the Creatures of the Night Hike on Tuesday. more »»

SERT building poised for greatness

October 10, 2014 When Dan Lutat, director of the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College, gave Estherville Rotarians a tour of the Sustainable Energy Resources & Technologies... more »»

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October 10, 2014 Thumbs up to US Senate candidate Joni Ernst and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for visiting Estherville last Saturday and Rep. Steve King for visiting Friday. more »»

Be careful at harvest time

October 3, 2014 While some of the corn and soybean fields have been harvested, there is still plenty of crop in the field. more »»

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October 3, 2014 Thumbs up to Emmet County engineer Walter Davis-Oeth as he does a great job in his new position. more »»

The joys of sharing the past

September 26, 2014 If you were around the area at all last Saturday, you realized what a special day it was. more »»

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September 26, 2014 Thumbs up to all the volunteers who helped with the living exhibits at last Saturday’s Pioneer Day at Peterson Poin. more »»

So what do we learn from the NFL?

September 19, 2014 The national news for the last couple weeks has been replete with stories of how Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other NFL players have faced punishment from team management and the league over the... more »»



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