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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Sep 20, 2008

If you’re looking for something to do, there’s lots happening this weekend in Emmet County and the surrounding area.

Of course there were the ELC and A-R homecomings Friday night. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pioneer Day will be held at historic Peterson Point on High Lake. You’ll find a wealth of living history, including wagon rides, spinning and historical re-enactments by the Buffalo Ridge Renegades. To get there, just to go Wallingford on Highway 4 south of Estherville then take County A34 east to Wolden Recreation Area where you can catch a wagon ride to Peterson Point.

Green Plains Renewable Energy has the grand opening of its ethanol plant at Superior from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. You can tour the ethanol plant from 10-11:30 a.m. and again from 1-3 p.m. Hamburgers, pork patties and hotdogs will be served by area Cattlemen and Pork Producers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dedication ceremony, including an appearance by Congressman Steve King, will be at noon.

Speaking of farming, if you have any rural roots in you at all, you’ll enjoy Vernon Origer’s open barn from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Origer farm is two miles east and one mile south of Estherville. Just look for the big red barn.

The Black Knights Car Club will hold its first-ever drags at the Estherville Airport from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Come see the class cars lay down some rubber, or if you’re in the mood yourself, try a little drag yourself. Admission is just $2 a person or $5 a vehicle. Racers get in free and pay only $5 for each race they want to run.

The five-county Democratic rally will be held at Wild Rose east of Emmetsburg from 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Congressional candidate Becky Greenwald will be attending.