Thumbs up to our local athletic teams - Estherville Lincoln Central, North Union, Iowa Lakes Community College, Graettinger-Terril and Spirit Lake - on the start of a new fall season. Good luck to everyone!
Thumbs up to the Estherville Elks Lodge No. 528 on a successful tractor ride last Sunday. A total of 33 riders participated, and everyone had a great time. Proceeds go to benefit Elks programs.
Thumbs up to the North Union Board of Education as it works through the process of forming a new district. Things like this are seldom easy, but the North Union board members are making it look that way.
Thumbs up to Avera Holy Family Hospital on being named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation by Ivantage Health Analytics, an independent ratings agency. Avera Holy Family was one of only four Iowa hospitals named.
Thumbs up to the vendors and visitors at the Downtown Market in Library Square this season. This is something we'd like to see build in the future and become a focal point for not just Estherville residents but visitors from the surrounding area.
Thumbs down to Mother Nature for the recent heat that has led to early school closings. Now if we could take some of that heat and bottle it up and save it for next January