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August 15, 2014
Estherville News

Thumbs up to Bank Plus for hosting Business After Five this past Tuesday. Business After Five is an opportunity for Estherville people to meet fellow Chamber members and share ideas and fellowship. It's a great idea and good for the business community.

Thumbs up to new teachers coming to our area schools. Teaching isn't easy, and these dedicated professionals commit their lives to preparing our young people for work and success. At the elementary level, teachers can see students for more hours a day than their parents do. That's why it's so important that parents establish a good working relationship with their children's teachers.

Thumbs up to Sen. Charles Grassley for taking time from his busy schedule to visit with Emmet County residents this past Wednesday. Sen.

Grassley visits all 99 Iowa counties each year. That's a lot of work, in addition to serving as our senator.

Thumbs up and a big welcome to our new Emmet County engineer, Walter Davis-Oeth, who comes to us from Pocahontas County.

Thumbs up to all parents who had a busier-than-normal summer with kids in the house. It's quite a balancing act to combine work with raising children, but it seems like that's something most parents have to do.

Thumbs up to Emmet County Conservation Board director Eric Anderson, naturalist Jenna Pollock and the county conservation summer staff for giving Emmet County some first-rate camping facilities. The county has taken a lead role in providing camping and outdoor recreational facilities for the residents of Emmet County and beyond. That helps bring money into the county which helps everyone.

Thumbs up to Regional Wellness Center and Estherville Public Library staff for providing educational, recreational and enrichment opportunities for kids through the summer. It takes a lot of planning and hard work, but these professionals do as good of a job as anyone - anywhere.

Thumbs up to Black Knights Car Club members as they plan their car show and Cruise The Lakes this weekend. The club has grown exponentially since it reactivated just a little over eight years ago. The club first formed in 1955.



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