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Tragedy is defined as an event or a circumstance that causes great suffering and distress. Words cannot express how some of you are hurting at the sudden loss of a young man in our community. Every loss of a loved one is difficult, but this loss … more
The safest way for us to proceed in what is now a multilayered health challenge – flu and cold season, coupled with the growing COVID-19 cases across all of Avera’s footprint – is to team up. Together Avera Holy Family Hospital and Emmet … more
Wednesday is Veterans Day. At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, Emmet County veterans will commemorate the day at Veterans Park, located on Central Ave. across from Estherville Pharmacy. This is the second time the event has been held … more
COVID-19 is not like a cold. Sure, many of the symptoms are the same. The commonly posted, but not exhaustive, low-risk list reads: fever, muscle or body aches, fatigue, sore throat, headache, runny nose, congestion, nausea, vomiting and … more
Emmet County 4-H is a major project of the Emmet County Extension. Sidney Riemenschneider, youth coordinator, is inviting youth to join a club now, as 4-H week has passed. Kids in grades 4-12 are invited to join 4-H, a great place to make new … more
Understanding the First Amendment protects free society. This is National Newspaper Week, and the events of this year have highlighted more than ever the value of freedom of speech. Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an … more
The first full week in October, this year the 5th-11th, is Mental Illness Awareness Week, sponsored nationwide by various organizations. It was established nearly 30 years ago by Congress to increase awareness of mental illness. It’s easy to … more
This year, much has changed. In the spring, we didn’t gather in Pella to celebrate the town’s Dutch heritage at the annual Tulip Time festival. This summer, we didn’t stuff our faces with fried food on a stick or take our picture with the … more
This week is National Farm Safety & Health week. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) says a safe and healthy harvest is a happy harvest. It’s important to keep safety in mind to maintain productivity and avoid injury and … more
Many people have expressed concern about mail-in voting. Is the U.S. Postal Service being sabotaged, will our votes be counted? Is American democracy continuing the way it is meant to be? Voting by mail is actually very secure. With millions of … more
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