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Could be greater

To the Editor:In response to the editorial in Thursday's paper that took exception to one of my campaign signs which reads "MAKE EMMET COUNTY GREAT AGAIN", it surprises me that anyone could have a problem with that message.To put it simply, Emmet County's population has fallen by more than a ...

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 ...

I am not throwing away my shot

"I am not throwing away my shot/I am not throwing away my shot/I am just like my country/I?am young, scrappy and hungry and/I am not throwing away my shot."These are the lyrics to "My Shot,"?a song from Lin-Manuel Miranda's multiple Tony Award winning hip-hop musical, "Hamilton,"?which is about ...

Campaign slogans

Letter to the Editor:In traveling around Emmet County, it seems like there is a lot of interest in the supervisors election by the amount of yard signs I see.One of those candidates has apparently spent a lot of time and effort putting out many hard signs with catchy little slogans. Although ...

A food glut means lower grocery prices, but at what cost?

An article from the Associated Press cites a study indicating grocery prices will fall two percent this year, and the deflation could persist up to six months.Ground beef is down nine percent, roasted coffee is down 4.3 percent, and fresh fruit is up 1.7 percent.Earlier this week, a meme slid ...

Letters to the Editor

Support the Ladies Night Out FundraiserTo the Editor:Thank you again to the Ladies Night Out Fundraiser for the generous donation I received last year during my journey with breast cancer. The gift was put to great use and brought a smile to my face when I needed it most. I would like to remind ...

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 ...

Mental Health Awareness week is Oct. 2-8

Mental illness is a public health concern that tends to get swept under the rug. When the country suffers an instance of mass violence, typically committed by a white male "lone wolf," leaders stand in front of the cameras to say we must do something about the mental health crisis in this ...

Thanks for buying poppies

To the Editor:Once more the residents of Emmet County and visitors have shown their support of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Buddy Poppy Campaign for 2016.Members of John W. Brawford Post 3388 and Auxiliary are pleased with the gifts we received Sept 15 and 16. The money goes in a special fund ...

My interview with Siri

When I press that little button on my iPod too long, Apple's Siri can feel my angst and always asks if I need help. Siri is a talking personal assistant with artificial intelligence. Usually my requests of Siri consist of "Go to Facebook," "Open Instagram," "Play Creating playlist," "What is ...