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Remember the USO

February 4 is USO?Day, a day to honor, and perhaps more importantly, to volunteer for or donate to the USO.USO?stands for United Service Organizations. The USO has been providing services to help American service men and women and their families for decades. They do so much to make troops feel ...

Truth

Just 18 percent of Americans trust national news and just 22 percent trust local news, according to the Pew Research Center.Only 4 percent of Americans trust social media "a lot" as a news source, and 30 percent trust it "some," according to Pew. But sometimes it's difficult to tell fake from ...

Giving thanks

The turkey has basted in the oven for hours. The potatoes are creamy and mashed. The drippings have yielded fragrant, golden-brown gravy (or Pepperidge Farm has stepped up to the plate for guaranteed no-clumps).After a warm autumn, winter coats and stocking caps have come out for daily wear. ...

Holiday spirit within the community

The magical part of this holiday season is the sincerity, concern and thankfulness that are expressed by folks. Although those are qualities that should be expressed year around, it is this time every year that people really take the time to think and act on those qualities.Food pantries become ...

We can do something about diabetes

Monday was World Diabetes Day, and also what would have been the 125th birthday of Sir Frederick Banting.Banting was a Canadian scientist whose pioneering work using insulin to treat diabetes earned him the Nobel prize.Millions of people around the world live with diabetes, but until the 1920s ...

Make your voice heard on Tuesday

It's time to show your commitment to American democracyElection Day is almost upon us. Tomorrow, those citizens who choose to vote have the opportunity to shape the future of our community, state and nation. Given the impact American policies have almost everywhere in the world, it is really no ...

ELC Foundation makes a difference for our kids

The ELC?Foundation took in a total of $25,000 from donors, which allowed them to award Key Grants to educators at every grade level at Estherville Lincoln Central Schools.Our district is fortunate to have teachers who care so much for our students. There is not an option in Emmet County for ...

4-H Week celebrates 6 million young people worldwide

In Emmet County, as in rural counties throughout the nation, it feels like the week of the fair is 4-H Week. We get to celebrate the livestock, plants, clothing selection, static projects, performances, and other evidence of our local youths' hard work.The fun doesn't end there. Oct. 5 is ...

Welcome new neighbors, no matter where they’re from

Dr. Adrianne Westmoreland has started seeing patients at Avera Holy Family clinic this month.Hailing from South Carolina, she has brought her family 20 hours across the country to practice medicine in Estherville.Dr. Westmoreland and her husband,?Dr. Ryan Westmoreland, grew up in Greenville, ...

Peace: is it like a river? Ocean? Fountain?

A fable I heard as a kid goes something like this:?There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them.One picture ...