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Today is National Hot Dog Day

July 20, 2013 Today is National Hot Dog Day, a time to celebrate that good old American delicacy — the hot dog. According to hotword.dictionary. more »»

July National Independent Retailers Month

July 18, 2013 July is National Independent Retailers Month, a time to recognize independent retailers who are the backbone of Main Street USA. more »»

July National Make A Difference to Children Month

July 17, 2013 July is National Make A Difference to Children Month, a time to think of how we can make a difference — and better the lives — in the children around us. more »»

Animal welfare is important in the summer

July 16, 2013 Ever hear of the Dog Days of summer? Ever wonder why they call them that? A good reason is probably that these are the days when dogs hang their tongues out — sometimes panting — trying to keep coo. more »»

July 14-20 is Sports Cliche Week

July 15, 2013 July 14-20 is Sports Cliche Week, a time to recall those sayings that remind us of ballpark hotdogs, popcorn and pop flies into the stands. more »»

Public, not government, should buy government bonds

July 12, 2013 Stocks surged to an all-time high Thursday when Fed Chair Ben Bernanke said the nation’s central bank will continue to throw a life preserver to the economy. more »»

The Writing Life

July 11, 2013 This is the first of what will be a regular monthly column on the writing process. Topics will range from books and authors to writing conferences and workshops to the writing process itself. more »»

IPTV’s Wardell has a good message

July 11, 2013 When Iowa Public Television’s Kids Clubhouse host Dan Wardell told kids at the Estherville Public Library community room Thursday to turn their TVs off, he got some surprised looks at first —... more »»

Today Raineer Cherries Day

July 10, 2013 Well, it’s official. Today is Raineer Cherries Day, the day when you can expect those succulent morsels of delight to hit the produce aisle. more »»

Super Saturday for arts and culture in Estherville

July 9, 2013 If you’re a fan of the arts and are looking for something to do this weekend, just check out Estherville this Saturday. Joel Jurrens will hold a signing for his novel, In The Sticks, from 10 a.m. more »»

Volunteer network a great step forward

July 8, 2013 Now people in Emmet County who want to volunteer — or who need one — can find all their needs in a one-stop shop. The Website www.volunteeremmetcounty. more »»

July National Recreation and Parks Month

July 5, 2013 July is National Recreation and Parks Month, which makes this a great month to hit the road and see the country. Oh, I can’t afford it, you might say? Well, try the Web site more »»

July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

July 4, 2013 July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, a time to think about how we’re using cell phones and where we’re using them. more »»

Remember the real reason for the Fourth

July 2, 2013 Tomorrow will be filled with parades, picnics, parties and (hopefully legal) fireworks. Families will reunite as will classmates from afar. more »»

Today Made In The USA Day

July 1, 2013 Today is Made In The USA Day, a time to remind ourselves of the value of buying American. What’s the use, some might ask — everything’s made in China. Well, that’s the point. more »»

Be safe for the Fourth

June 28, 2013 With the big Fourth of July holiday coming up, now is a good time to plan ahead — and be save and not sorry. First, and foremost, we should be aware of safety around fireworks. more »»

The Rumbles a must-see

June 27, 2013 This weekend The Rumbles, a legendary Midwest rock band, will present a free concert just east of the Iowa Lakes Community College main building in Estherville. more »»

Community foundation board, grant recipients, to be congratulated

June 26, 2013 Thanks should go to members of the Emmet County Community Foundation Board of Directors who spent many hours poring over grant applications this year. more »»

Today National Canoe Day

June 25, 2013 Today is National Canoe Day, a time to take the time to reflect on our country’s backwaters. If you haven’t tried canoeing, it’s a wonderful sport. more »»

Changing Custer myth over 137 years

June 24, 2013 Today marks the 137th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn when Lt. more »»



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