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Power of Wallingford Team says thank you

The Power of Wallingford Relay for Life Team of Emmet County would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent dinner and auction at the VFW in Estherville. With the generous donation of items for our auction and raffles, along with all the volunteers and bidders, we were able to ...

Special Olympics says thanks

Estherville Special Olympics would like to say thank you to everyone who helped support our quilt raffle and concession stand at the Farm and Home show. We are fortunate to have so much support from the community.Thank you to the Estherville Chamber of Commerce for giving us the opportunity to ...

Cousin defends Patocka

I am Roger's (Patocka) cousin, whose folks moved from Lake Andes to Mitchell, I grew up here. Roger's mother, my aunt and his father were good South Dakota farmers, sometimes fighting the odds when storms would wipe out their crops. Roger did very well in high school and SDSU in Brookings. I ...

Come to the ECHO?PLUS bowling tourney

On Saturday, March 22 at 9 a.m., we will holding our annual ECHO PLUS Bowling Tournament at Imperial Lanes. The public is invited to come and watch the event. We would like to express our thanks to the Kiwanis, Rotary, Ambassadors, and Black Knights Car Club for their support. Due to their ...

American Red Cross Month in March

March is National American Red Cross Month! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many churches, businesses and organizations who have sponsored blood drives this past 12 years here in Estherville-and especially the donors. Without the donors, we would not have been able to help ...

In defense of an honest man

Couple years ago it was noted the clay tractor-pulling track at the fairgrounds had a slight dip in it. One of the County road workers, a skilled road grader operator, was kind enough to offer his services if we could get the County engineer, Roger Patocka, to approve using one of the county ...

Red Cross collects 66 units in Estherville

The Red Cross came to Estherville just in time for Valentine's Day so that our donors could give the gift of life. We were able to collect 66 units of very much needed, life-giving blood.We had about seven new donors, folks whose names I did not recognize. I thank each and every person who came ...

On the mat

Editor's note: Estherville Lincoln Central wrestling coach Dan Hewitt received this letter from a Sioux Central parent and asked us to share it with our readers.Dear coach,My name is Rita Schau and while that might not ring any bells with you, I am the mom of Colton Schau, a freshman, ...

Impressions from Monday’s City Council meeting

To the EditorI attended Monday's City Council meeting where the fate of the old JC Penney building across from Radio Shack was decided. I didn't really know much about the proposal before I got there and still don't claim to know much more about it after hearing arguments from both sides. But ...

UDMO Emmet County staff say thanks for support

Letter to the Editor,We cannot express enough the appreciation we have at the Upper Des Moines Emmet County Outreach Office for the very generous contributions and donations the people of Emmet County made throughout 2013.Our county has again been blessed by giving individuals, churches, ...