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National Health Care Week

To the editor:May 8-14, 2016 is National Health Care Week, a time we celebrate all of the talented, dedicated and compassionate people who hold all the various roles in health care. This year's celebration is particularly special because it marks the 100th year that we can trace back the ...

Feb 2 is important for Iowa Lakes

February 2 is of critical importance to the entire Iowa Lakes Community College district. For the first time ever, Iowa Lakes needs your vote to approve a new $16 million bond referendum.The bond will sunset in1 5 years with real estate tax implications for individuals with a home valued at ...

UDMO staff give thanks to community

Dear Editor,The Upper Des Moines Emmet Outreach Staff would like to thank all the churches, businesses, organizations, schools, and individuals that supported us throughout 2015. There are so many of you and we want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done for the Outreach. Without ...

Estherville Elks thanks community

The Estherville Elks Lodge #528 would like to thank the community for the support we received while collecting deer hides for our first year participating in the Elks Veterans Leather Program. By hunters donating deer hides, the Elks members then prepare them to be sent on to be tanned. After ...

2015 Estherville Christmas Project another success

To the residents of Emmet County,Emmet County did it again!!!Nearly 600 people will be enjoying Christmas this year due to the generosity of individuals, merchants and organizations in the area who provided gifts or monetary contributions. What makes this outstanding is that nearly 400 of those ...

Make the best of anything

The wedding was off. With just 40 days to go, the couple canceled the wedding. The bride's parents were certainly content, if that's the way they really felt, that they didn't go into the lifelong commitment of marriage. The deposits were gone, long past the time of possible refund. It was only ...

Iowans encouraged to “Walk at the Whistle” on Oct. 7

In 2011, the Healthiest State Initiative was formed to help Iowa become the healthiest state in the nation. Each year since, we've held an annual walk to renew our commitment to this extraordinary goal.This year, the Healthiest State Initiative and the State Fire Marshal Division are combining ...

Take the time to vote

Take the time to votePlease take the time on Sept. 8 to exercise your right/privilege to vote in the Estherville School Board election. The Estherville News has the candidates' information in the Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 paper. Please choose wisely and thoughtfully after reading the candidates' ...

Consider a park at Roosevelt next year

There are probably more little kids per square inch in my part of town(west and north of the old middle school) than just about anywhere, but no community playground. Thoreson and Lincoln are some distance away. With the departure of the school from that location next year, this would be a ...

Adults at age 18

Letter to the Editor:I couldn't help but notice that during Sweet Corn Days, 19 and 20 year- olds had no place to attend a dance. That is, unless they borrowed someone's ID, or managed to sneak in by another way. This only proves to me the awful truth, that a young person can go to war and give ...