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Letter to the Editor

By Staff | Aug 2, 2008

To the EDN:

My family would like to extend our appreciation to all of the people who made the 2008 Emmet County Fair such a success.

A big “Thank You” goes to the Fair Board. The improvements to the grounds were excellent. The new alley and wash rack fencing were done right and with a long term vision. I like that! We had some guests who attended Friday’s Hog Show that get to several county fairs in Iowa. They were very complimentary of how well cared for the buildings and grounds appeared. We also enjoyed the Saturday evening concert. It was a fantastic addition that needs to be an annual event on the schedule.

Emmet County’s Extension staff is top notch, run an outstanding year round program and put on a great fair. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for all of your efforts.

There was a rush of emotions for me as this year’s Senior 4-Hers were honored at Sunday’s Awards. I remembered the nervousness of Justin and Brian giving their first set of oral reasons, the hilarity of the ISU football trips with Sarah and Hana and the pride of watching Amanda and Kyle being honored as State 4-H Council members. The lifelong skills learned in leadership, citizenship, community service, team work and communications will serve these graduating seniors well. I am thrilled that many have chosen agriculture as their career path. They will have a daunting task to “Feed the World” in the next generations.

I can’t imagine that there are any kids in Emmet County who wouldn’t benefit from this same experience through 4-H. I would encourage all parents of incoming fourth graders (and any other age for that matter) to check out what 4-H has to offer and get your kids involved.

Layne C. Anderson

Estherville

Letter to the Editor

By Staff | Aug 2, 2008

To the EDN:

As a local merchant, I have talked with a number of retailers in neighboring communities who have implemented the extra one-cent sales tax rate and they have not seen any negative impact of sales. Estherville is one of the few cities in the state that has not taken advantage of the local option sales tax to help fund ongoing betterment programs for our community. The visionaries of EXCEL! ESTHERVILLE should be commeded for their efforts of making sure that Estherville and Emmet County will continue to move forward and work for a brighter future for our next generations.

Linda Racine, John Racine

Racine’s Inc. For Him & Her

Estherville