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March 27, 2015
Estherville News

Thumbs down to those who text and drive. You know you shouldn't be doing it, and there are laws against it.

Thumbs down to people trying to scam others out of your money. Particularly disgusting are the people who try to scam the elderly.

Thumbs up to 'Grandma' Pam Tschetter who held a reading and signing for her book, Tucker's Travels In Northwest Iowa With Grandma Pam, at the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce building at 620 First Ave. S. in Estherville. The next reading and signing will be for Steven Michael 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18.

Thumbs up to the CAASA Idol performers and DeeAnn Bates for her outstanding performance at CAASA Idol last Saturday at the Estherville VFW. Money raised went to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Big thanks also have to go to all the sponsors and those who attended.

Thumbs up to Emmet County Water Trails Association members and landowners who held a productive meeting Tuesday at the Estherville Hotel & Suites. There were a lot of good questions and a great discussion, particularly about how responsible canoeists and kayakers should act.

Thumbs up to Kevin Ward of HR Green for his great presentation at the Estherville Rotary Club Thursday. Ward talked about Windsor Manor Assisted Community Living, expected to open in June.

Thumbs up to the winners of the Elks Hoop Shoot who were congratulated Thursday night at the Estherville Elks Lodge. They included Haylee Stokes, Jordyn Stokes, Owen Larson and Jacob Jensen. Congratulations also have to go to Austin Henning, Caden DeVary, Adrienne Rosfjord, Brenna Evans and Maggie White, winners of the sixth-grade flag essays. Huge congratulations also have to go to Russell Richard, Elk of the Year; Casey Kimmet, Officer of the Year; and Brent Shatto, Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award. Every last person honored is doing a great job of helping our community. A thumbs up also has to go to the Elks for sponsoring these awards and recognizing these outstanding community members.

Thumbs up to Sgt. Dave Handeland, who is retiring after 29 1/2 years of service to the City of Estherville. Today is his last day. If you see Dave, thank him for his dedication to the city.



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