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Spring reminder to share the road

The spring season is a time for warmer weather, longer days and green grass. It is also time for planting for area farmers. After being cooped up during the winter months, many farmers are ready jump in that red or green tractor and hit the field. Many may have already started the spring season ...

Go Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2016. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. One of the seven wonders of the world, Petra, the archeological site in the desert of Jordan, will light it up ...

Nominate an Emmet County farmer

Every year, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation sponsors the Iowa Conservation Farmer of the Year award. The statewide winner will be the person who is making outstanding contributions towards soil conservation and water quality.The award ...

Appreciating the bald eagle

The bald eagle was adopted as the national bird of the United States 1782. It has been the embodiment of freedom, strength and majesty. Being on the verge of extinction, the Congress passed the Eagle Protection Act in 1940, which prohibited the killing, selling, or possessing the species.After ...

Removing clutter

Spring is getting closer and that means it's time for some spring cleaning, especially for those sections of the house that seem to be a catchall for anything and everything. Whether it is the spare bedroom or the garage, removing clutter and unneeded items can leave you feeling refreshed and ...

Book it!

We are looking forward to many things in March, but chiefly among them is National Reading Awareness Month. There's nothing quite like diving into the story in a good book. From those we read to or with our children to the ones with thrilling pictures of places far away or scientific ...

A great place to grow

On Wednesday, Estherville Ambassadors welcomed one new business, one new financial advisor and one business relocation. Estherville, with the help of some great community members and city officials, is growing into a town that has a lot to offer not only residents but visitors as ...

Appreciating those you love

According to history.com, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of which were martyred. One tells a story of a priest who served during the third century in Rome. The emperor at that time outlawed marriage for young men because he ...

As the calendar marches forth

We're into the second month of 2016, and we've had time to try on the year, punch it around and stretch it out to give it a good fit. Even years seem more fun than odd, leap years have a little more spring in their step than regular years, election yearswell, we're just as happy to have the ...

Time for fun in the snow

While winter is still here a couple months it is hard not to get spring fever. The yearning for t-shirts and shorts, the itch to go boating, or the hunger for a grilled steak. Yet here we are scooping snow off our cars and shoveling our driveways.However, with winter's end right around the ...