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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 »»


June 15, 2016 I was driving around Emmet County early Wednesday morning, making my GMC happy after I had to get it jump-started. more »»

Time after Time

June 8, 2016 Here is the latest entry from Failure Club:?remember??Based on the reality series by Morgan Spurlock, we were going to start our own effort to take the plunge and try that thing you always wanted to... more »»

The “May I speak to the manager?” haircut

May 29, 2016 I need a haircut, and I need to find a regular stylist here in Estherville. more »»

Bar-be-cue lifts my spirits; I swear that it never fails

May 18, 2016 “…and the sauce Mama makes just stays there forever if you dare to get it under your nails. more »»

Getting kids involved in summer activities

May 18, 2016 As the end of school approaches, many parents are looking for ways to entertain their kids this summer whether it is through vacation, camps or area activities. more »»

A dead dog, resilience, and the hope of summer

May 11, 2016 Our dog died. She was thirteen, very old for a black Lab. She did very well until shortly after we moved here. She was done after one or two throws of fetch. more »»

Good mom/bad mom

May 4, 2016 I saw a preview for the new movie “Bad Mom. more »»

We’re going to get into your head

May 2, 2016 May is Mental Health Month. On Thursday’s Opinion page, Sen. Harkin set out a number of ways Congress has tried to help make mental health care better. more »»

April showers

April 20, 2016 It rained, and it rained and it rained. This weekend will be nice and … rainy. The farmers need it, sur. more »»

We’re sent here on a mission

April 13, 2016 As I wrote in my DNA column a few months ago, I found out some information about myself, which most people take for granted. more »»

Is it camping season yet?

April 6, 2016 As the weather warms, I get more and more excited for camping season! The enjoyment of the great outdoors, the relaxation of afternoon naps and the smell of grilled steaks. more »»

I guess that’s why they call it the blues

March 30, 2016 Saturday is the day each year we’re asked to go blue for autism awareness. The day is sponsored by the organization Autism Speaks. more »»

Much to celebrate in March

March 9, 2016 March is among the favorite months in our house. Spring is coming, and often there are a number of warm days punctuating the wet, windy ones. more »»



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