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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 ...

Estherville shows generosity again

To the Estherville community:It is hard to express how grateful the ELC Class of 2014 is for the generosity and kindness the Estherville community has not only shown us, but given us as well in the last month and a half. We were all absolutely devastated and shocked by the passing of our friend ...

Phillips responds to Loeschen’s letter

Dear Editor:After reading Mr. Loeschen's letter to the editor, I find myself inclined to write in response. While I may not agree with many of Mr. Loeschen's statements, he has a right to his opinions. There was one comment, however, that I did find extremely offensive and worthy of a response. ...

Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court has now made Gay Marriage (GM)the law of the land. What does this all mean? Further proof of Global Warming? The Inmates are now in charge of the asylum? Should we blame it on the Confederate flag which has flown for the past 150+ years?One thing we all now know for sure is ...

May is Mental Health Month

Dear Editor:May is Mental Health Month; a time designated to learn more about the importance of our mental health and its effect on our daily living and functioning. Mental Health America reminds us that 1 in 5 Americans will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. Fifty ...

Relay donations appreciated

Dear Editor,A special thank you to all our Relay for Life teams and sponsors! There are many ways you can help whether it is time, money or donations. It is our common goal to help fund research to fight cancer, so no one fights alone. I know that many people wonder WHERE DO MY DONATIONS GO?I ...

UDMO staff say thanks

To the Editor,The Upper Des Moines Emmet County Outreach Staff would like to thank all the churches, businesses, organizations, schools and individuals that supported us throughout 2014. There are so many of you and we want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done for the Outreach. ...

November is Hospice Month, and here are 5 things you need to know

In the 1970's, a movement touted as the model for quality end-of-life care began tiptoeing through the nation. Over time, this movement - known as hospice - had also earned a reputation for offering taxpayers relief by caring for people with life-threatening illnesses in the comfort of their ...

Champion in Education a great success

To the Community of Estherville:On behalf of the Estherville Lincoln Central School Foundation, I would like to thank the many businesses and members of our community that made our 20th Annual "Champion in Education" event a great success for us!This year's honoree, ELC Elementary School ...