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By Staff | Jun 20, 2014

Thumbs up to the Estherville Lincoln Central High School lifting group that cleaned up Library Square on Tuesday following Monday night’s big storm. It’s great to see teens helping out in the community.

Thumbs up to neighbors helping neighbors. We’ve already heard a few stories about people helping others with cleanup after Monday’s storm. It’s great to live in small town Iowa where people continuously show their compassion for others.

Thumbs up to city crews working diligently in cleaning up after the storm. Mother Nature’s fury on Monday affected a majority of residents in town and clean up is never easy.

Thumbs up for all those who visited the Emmet County Historical Society Museum during its 50th anniversary celebration last week. Even with the rainy day, many area residents showed their support by taking part in the meal provided by the Emmet County Cattlemen and touring the facilities. If you haven’t been to the museum, take the opportunity this summer to check out some of the newer exhibits. The museum is open 2-5 p.m. daily throughout the summer.

Thumbs up to Estherville for opening the swimming pool this past week. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate soon and allow residents to use the pool without fear of storms and lightning strikes.

Thumbs up to the Estherville city workers who continue to push back and trees and brush at the city dumpsite to make room for the storm-damaged trees and branches.

Thumbs up for all those who help with tonight’s tractor pull at the Emmet County Fairground tonight. It’s fun for the pullers and the audience. Pulling starts at 6 p.m. The Estherville Saddle Club operates the concession stand with proceeds going toward the Emmet County Fair.

Thumbs up to all the volunteers who helped clean up Fort Defiance following Monday’s storm. Sixth and seventh graders taking part in Iowa Lake Community College’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer and Math) put in two hours on Wednesday. Others helped push brush back from the road earlier in the week

Thumbs up to Estherville Kiwanians and others who helped plant flowers in Lincoln Park recently.