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Valentine’s Day observances show sense of community

February 13, 2015 The annual crowning of the Valentine’s Day king and queen at the Estherville Good Samaritan Society Thursday and Rosewood Manor Friday clearly illustrated the sense of community both facilities have... more »»

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February 13, 2015 Thumbs up to Tri-State Paving of Estherville which received the 2014 Quality in Construction Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association for its work on Iowa Highway 9 an US 71 in Emmet an... more »»

Kinship a great success

February 6, 2015 Thanks to the unflagging dedication of Melony Renze, coordinator of YMCA Kinship, which includes the former Kinship of both Emmet and Dickinson counties, Kinship now has a total of 45 matches — 26 i... more »»

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February 6, 2015 Thumbs up to Melony Renze of Estherville for her three years of solid leadership as coordinator of the YMCA Kinship program. Melony has provided consistency and steadiness to the program. more »»

Why not make Super Bowl a family event

January 30, 2015 As the clock ticks down, it’s only a matter of hours now until the Super Bowl XLIX matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. more »»

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January 30, 2015 Thumbs up to Roy Homann who bequeathed over $1 million to area charities in his estate. Mr. Homann’s legacy will live on for a long time to come in the hearts of the people he’s helped. more »»

Prusts and Carz Central a great choice

January 23, 2015 When it was announced at the annual Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday, Jan. more »»

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January 23, 2015 Thumbs up to Armstrong City Council representatives for coming to the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to try to iron out a dispatching agreement. more »»

Ask a Trooper: Snow plow crashes

January 23, 2015 Q: I noticed a lot of accidents involving snow plows lately. more »»

Hats off to RSVP volunteers

January 16, 2015 Emmet County RSVP volunteers deserve a huge pat on the back for their volunteeris. more »»

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January 16, 2015 Thumbs up to the chili cookoff winners at the Estherville VFW last Saturday. They include first place, Jim and Rae Jean Tindal; second, Leslie Reiter and Amy Burmeister; and third, Stacie Stoliker. more »»

Winter weather nothing to mess around with

January 9, 2015 Usually it’s a little earlier in the year when we have to remind people about traveling in winter weather. With the winter mild up until a few days ago, that wasn’t necessary. Now it is. more »»

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January 9, 2015 Thumbs up to Dickinson-Emmet Farm Service Agency Director Larry Lago for a very informative program on the 2014 Farm Bill Tuesday at Iowa Lakes Community College. more »»

Have the flu? Stay home and stay healthy

January 2, 2015 Flu and cold season is upon us, so it’s a good idea for all of us to do whatever we can to keep from getting — and giving — our illness from someone els. more »»

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January 2, 2015 Thumbs up to falling gas prices. more »»

Make those resolutions matter

December 26, 2014 In a few days it will be a new year, and we all know what that means. New Year’s resolutions. A resolution is just what it sounds like. We resolve to do something — or maybe to stop doing something. more »»

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December 26, 2014 Thumbs up to Sharon Houge, developer and coordinator of the Emmet County Public Health Healthy Beginnings program, and home visiting nurse, on receiving the Iowa Family Support Credential for the... more »»

The reason for the season

December 19, 2014 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syri. more »»

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December 19, 2014 Thumbs up to the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce for donating part of the proceeds from the Fright Hike to the Friends of Fort Defiance. more »»

Christmas at the Cabin today

December 12, 2014 From 1-4 p.m. today, the annual Christmas at the Cabin event will be held at the Peterson Point historic farmstead just south of the Emmet County Nature Cente. more »»



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