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Talking about big issues

I started work at the Estherville News on June 5, 2015.I just posted on Facebook the third anniversary of one of life's momentous occasions: my first trip to Woody's. We had just moved into our little house on the northside. As far as moves go, it was fairly painless as we'd been in temporary ...

Living long enough to be a problem

We think of older adults as a problem. That's what Fanny Krivoy said at Columbia University in New York City June 1 during the Age Boom Academy. With her business partner Josh Goldberg, Fanny is co-founder of Analagous Design. Fanny said they create experiences that are inclusive of people of ...

A look back at an early flight breakfast

Editor's note: "246 Planes Land Here for Flight Breakfast" proclaimed the main headline of the Monday, Aug. 18, 1952 Estherville Daily News.Yes, that's right, the Estherville Flight Breakfast was not always on the Fourth of July. Max Pelzer loaned us his copy of the paper from that date that ...

Big news dreams in a small newsroom

I'm still looking for help with a few projects.First, it's the whiteboard project.As you can see in the photo of the resplendent Rowaida Lair, we're seeking your thoughts on our big questions. Rowaida answered the question last summer, "What brings you joy?"The numbers of people showing support ...

Telling it like it is

I believe you told us exactly what you thought of this newspaper, and I couldn't be more thrilled.We will present the survey results in Monday's edition of the Estherville News. Meanwhile here are some thoughts:Authenticity is the main road to growth, and the recent statewide newspaper awards, ...

Coming home

In early November, I went on another adventure out of state. This time, it was to San Francisco. It was for work; I was chosen to be in the studio audience for entrepreneur guru Tara Gentile's class on CreativeLive.I haven't been to San Francisco since I was 12, the one and only time. So when I ...

The gift of a mentor

According to the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring, the movies bring many examples of great, heroic mentoring."Yoda and Luke Skywalker. Coach Bombay and the Mighty Ducks. Professor Dumbledore and Harry Potter. When you think of mentors in pop culture, the stories are endless, building on a ...

Smart: inside and out

If you're my age or older, you probably remember the scene in "A League of Her Own" in which Tom Hanks as manager of a World War II era women's baseball team yells at a sobbing player, "There's no crying in baseball!"?I recently covered an event with a few other reporters, and at the end, the ...

This is the time

"Amy, you did it. You took a character with no spoken lines and gave her a voice!"?This was written to me inside a funny greeting card by Jim, the director of "Dearly Departed,"?1995 at a community theater where I used to live.The character of the youngest child of a decedent who'd made his ...

Cough cough

My usual mantra is:?I?never get sick.That proclamation was tested Friday as I?felt like my face was melting while I?attempted to make small talk with some of the best administrators at Iowa Lakes Community College, and took photos at the Hall of Fame presentation.I thought, "Okay. I've got the ...