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Welcoming new ELC staff

Reading through the new Estherville Lincoln Central staff profiles, there is a common theme among the last question, which is, "What do you like about Estherville thus far?" That reoccurring theme is one of community support and welcoming.As a new resident in any new place, it can bring about ...

Editorial

Classes begin next week for most area schools (though Estherville Lincoln Central students still have a full week of summer vacation left), which means cars will again have to share roads with busses.In 2012, the state of Iowa passed a new law increasing penalties for those who try to pass ...

Social Security – 80 Years

Eighty years ago, the U.S. was in the depths of the Great Depression. Few people alive today are old enough to remember it. We've heard from rural families who survived it that since the 20s were not really uproarious out here, there was not much difference when the 30s came in. Stories from ...

Looking Beyond Ourselves

"You are the only one who can decide how you respond to adversity." That was at the root of the wisdom gifted to our community by Aaron Thomas Wednesday night. The Thomas family presents an extreme example of grace and resilience most of us could not achieve.That's no reason to not try.It isn't ...

It’s about learning

Estherville News EditorialIt's about learningAt some point, it became sort of a sport among kids to claim they dislike school. In some cases, it may be true. Some minds and bodies were not built to sit still and listen for long stretches. Others may have trouble getting their heads around the ...

The sound track of a small town

It doesn't matter how old you are, where you come from or how long you've been playing an instrument, passion for coaxing a tone out of a hunk of wood or metal, or using your voice and words to build a story is an experience that sticks. It's easy to forget the best experiences are the little ...

Taking a little time

The last few weeks have been quite busy with the Emmet County Fair and Estherville's Sweet Corn Days and soon the beginning of school and fall sports.It seems as if summer has come and gone in a blink of an eye.If you are a kid, you have probably enjoyed the fast pace of summer activities and ...

Ask a Trooper: Pets in vehicles

Q: The other day I was following a vehicle where there was a dog sitting on the driver's lap. Later, that dog was moving back and forth on the front seat and into the back seat. This appeared to be an unsafe situation for both the driver and any other nearby vehicles since the driver would ...

Estherville News Editorial

Estherville News EditorialA town with class(es)The sign on the gas station says, "Welcome back all classes!" Sweet Corn Days provides a chance for class reunions of all generations, for families and friends to get together, and for memorable, sunny (we hope the forecast looks good) fun. For ...

Another fair in the books

The 2015 Emmet County Fair was another one for the books as parents, kids, volunteers and ISU Extension and Outreach staff celebrated the hard work given by all throughout the year.It is sad to say goodbye to long time Youth Coordinator Marcy Sander, who has given her all year after year to ...