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March 14, 2014 Thumbs up to all the area emergency agencies taking part in the disaster drill as Asmus Farm Supply last Saturday. more »»

World Read Aloud Day should be every day

March 7, 2014 In some cultures, such as the Lakota, is wasn’t that long ago that stories were told by elders to young people — stories of lessons of animals who played tricks and learned lessons of their ow. more »»

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March 7, 2014 Thumbs up to all the vendors and residents who turned out for the Estherville Farm and Home Show Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Regional Wellness Center. There were 54 vendors with over 800 attending. more »»

An illegal meeting?

February 28, 2014 When Emmet County supervisor Jon Martyr offered genuine concerns at Tuesday’s meeting of the board of supervisors that the other members of the board may have violated the state open meetings law, w... more »»

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February 28, 2014 Thumbs up to the kids who took part in Winter Survival Day last Saturday at the Emmet County Nature Center and a big thumbs up as well to Emmet County Conservation Board director Eric Anderson and... more »»

Street department does excellent job

February 21, 2014 If you had to be out and about in Estherville early Friday morning, you were most likely greeted by clean and well-sanded streets. more »»

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February 21, 2014 Thumbs up to the Dancetastics dancers from the Regional Wellness Center who performed for Estherville Good Samaritan Society residents Monday. more »»

Pack Away Hunger a great program

February 14, 2014 Estherville Rotarians Thursday heard a program that was near and dear to their hearts when Sarah Ussery and Jolene Nichols told them about Pack Away Hunger, a new program that will provide weekend... more »»

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February 14, 2014 Thumbs up to the Emmet County Conservation Board as it plans its seven annual banquet for Saturday, March 29 at the Estherville Elks Lodge. For tickets, call (712) 867-4422. more »»

Black Knights do a lot for the community

February 7, 2014 If word hasn’t gotten out yet, it should. The Black Knights Car Club of Estherville has done an incredible amount to help local organizations and persons in nee. more »»

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February 7, 2014 Thumbs up to the Armstrong City Council for taking a long-term proactive approach to improving the city’s infrastructure. This week the council discussed improvements to the city lagoon. more »»

Penney’s building restoration a step in the right direction

January 24, 2014 Sometimes it’s the intangibles that give a community its flavor and character. more »»

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January 24, 2014 Thumbs up to the Estherville Lincoln Central Education Association and the Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education for a cordial opening evening of negotiations Monday night at the ELC High... more »»

Congratulations Dave and Steve

January 17, 2014 Thursday night, the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce recognized two men who have probably done as much as anyone to help our communit. more »»

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January 17, 2014 Thumbs up to Emmet County Volunteer Network members who met Monday to map out a strategy for providing volunteers to organizations who need them. more »»

Volunteer Network brings volunteers together

January 10, 2014 One of the best things to happen in Emmet County in a long time is The Volunteer Network of Emmet County which brings together volunteer groups and the people who need to avail themselves of their... more »»

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January 10, 2014 Thumbs up to Armstrong Community Center Board members who have selflessly donated their time to serve on the board. New board members are needed. more »»

Some New Year’s resolutions for 2014

January 3, 2014 Resolutions might be easy to make. The hard part is keeping them. Following are some possible resolutions we could make for 2014. Let’s work toward world peace. more »»

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January 3, 2014 Thumbs up to the Iowa Legislature for reducing the property tax burden on commercial property owners. Commercial property owners have until Jan. 15 to apply for the new tax credit in their counties. more »»

The Writing Life - The Writing Life?

January 3, 2014 This is a monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard. more »»



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