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By Staff | Apr 18, 2014

Thumbs up to board members of the Emmet County Volunteer Network who helped get the network up and going. A special thumbs up should also go to RSVP director Mary Steele and Emmet County RSVP coordinator Linda Anderson for getting this great project off the ground. If you want to volunteer or need volunteers, go online to www.volunteeremmetcounty.com

Thumbs up to the Infinity Scholars for some great presentations at their capstone event Wednesday at Iowa Lakes Community College. None of this could have been possible without the direction of Dr. Robert Klepper who wrote the National Science Foundation STEM grant for Infinity Scholar scholarships. A big thumbs up also has to go to other faculty, including Mark Zabawa, Brian Bristow, Kevin Grems, Dr. David Rentschler and Matthew Strom.

Thumbs up to Lifestyle Challenge winners recognized Wednesday at the Regional Wellness Center. The top winner for highest percentage of weight lost was Jeff Dahl, followed by Ron Ziemer, John Boehnke, Carey Fehr and Jason Dalen. Top in individual exercise minutes was Lynn Trompeter followed by Rhonda Chrestiansen, Elaine Prust, John Boehnke and Megan Anderson. The team with the biggest percentage of weight loss included Beth Heifner, Ryan Heifner, Megan Anderson and John Boehnke. Members of the team with the most exercise minutes were Lynn Trompeter and Kevin Lange.

A huge thumbs up to Estherville Lincoln Central teachers and students for participating in the Choose 2 Matter event Thursday morning. This was a day well spent in changing kids’ lives.

Thumbs up to Fareway manager Mark Almquist as he plans his retirement May 3. You can look for Mark to pick up his horn a lot more pretty soon.

Thumbs up to Emmet County sheriff Mike Martens on 30 years of service to the county. Now that’s dedication.

Thumbs up to the Graettinger-Terril Elementary students who raised funds for Witten’s Warriors, a non-profit group working to raise money to help families dealing with cerebral palsy.

Thumbs up to all the workers and coaches who helped make the 93rd running of the Estherville Relays a great high school event.