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General Corell proud of “great men and women”

As members of the Iowa National Guard’s Alpha Battery - 194th Field Artillery continue their CENTCOM mission in the Middle East and North Africa, their commander addressed the Iowa legislature in Des Moines for the annual Condition of the National Guard Address by Major General Ben Corell. The local unit is known now as Echo 1-194 Field Artillery for their mobilization that began Aug. 3, 2020 and is expected to last about a year. “The National Guard de-pends on partnerships: all hands on deck, ...

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A journey to a strange land -Nov. 26 column

Two years ago, I was in St. Petersburg, Florida from the Sunday until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and after that we left on a journey to Texas to see my daughter, Caitlyn and her true love, Corey and spend the holiday with his father and stepmother, with the knowledge that Caitlyn and ...

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Auxiliary grateful for hometown support

Once again Estherville has proven what it means by “Home Town Support.” When the Covid-19 virus kept the VFW Auxiliary from their annual Buddy Poppy Drive, Oliver Anderson took it upon himself to go around to the area businesses and nearby communities and ask for donations. As many of ...


Healing and common ground are possible

The events that occurred at the Capitol Wednesday are the results of a lack of leadership at the highest level of our country, and should bring embarrassment to all of us regarding where we are as a country. When the president tweets that he will "see everyone in DC on the 6th", asks his ...

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