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Today is Flag Day

June 13, 2013 According to the American Flag Day Foundation, on June 14, 1885, Bernard J. more »»

Downtown Market a must-see, must-do

June 12, 2013 Tonight from 5-7 p.m. is the first night of the Downtown Market, a wonderful feature in Library Square that has people coming back year after year, both locally and from out of town. more »»

Avoid the summer heat

June 11, 2013 Well, at least we got to wait a little while to write this one. Now is the time of year, of course, to keep the summer heat from letting us down — or perhaps more accurately, putting us down. more »»

June 10-16 is Men’s Health Week

June 10, 2013 June is Men’s Health Month and June 10-16 is Men’s Health Week, appropriately chosen around Father’s Day to encourage men to take care of their health. more »»

Preventing skin cancer

June 7, 2013 With Memorial Day over and temperatures climbing, summer is just about upon us. The season is a good reminder of the need to focus on sun safety and skin cancer prevention. more »»

Peterson Point is worthy of our attention

June 6, 2013 The Emmet County Conservation Board Thursday gave director Eric Anderson the go-ahead to secure outbuildings at the historic site — because they’re in disrepair and the board was concerned about... more »»

Today is D-Day anniversary

June 5, 2013 Today is the 69th anniversary of D-Day, the largest amphibious assault in world history. more »»

Observe National Sun Safety Week

June 4, 2013 Given recent weather, we may have to put a disclaimer on this: This is no joke. more »»

Relay for Life impressive, moving

June 3, 2013 Emmet County Relay for Life raised $84,500 toward the fight against cancer as of Saturday, a statistic that has to be moving in anyone’s boo. more »»

Today National Trails Day

May 31, 2013 Today is National Trails Day, a great time to get out and “hit the trail” for health and personal rejuvenation. more »»

Hash a great choice for Chamber director

May 30, 2013 When the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that Lexie Hash is going to be the new Chamber director, you could almost hear a collective sigh followed by a “Who else?” throughout... more »»

Relay for Life a great event for Emmet County

May 29, 2013 This Saturday the annual Emmet County Relay for Life will be held in Library Square, a time to honor cancer survivors and those who have passed on from cancer. more »»

Summer reading program great for kids, great for anyone

May 28, 2013 From June 3 through July 13, anyone from infants through adults will have the chance to participate in the Estherville Public Library’s summer reading program — Dig into Reading. more »»

High gas prices good reason to vacation in Iowa

May 27, 2013 It seems like deja vu all over again. Gas prices nipped at $4 a gallon this Memorial Day weekend, enough to make some folks curtail or at least think about their travel plans. more »»

Patriotism runs deep in Estherville

May 24, 2013 The July/August 2012 issue of Checkpoint, the national publication of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, listed 50 World War II veterans who serve VFW posts in official capacities. more »»

Rotary ditch pickup shows community pride and involvement

May 23, 2013 Estherville Rotarians hit the road — or maybe the ditches would be more accurate — when they cleaned up the road ditches along Highway 9 eastward from the city limits Thursday. more »»

May 19-25 National Bike to Work Week

May 22, 2013 May 19-25 is National Bike to Work Week, a great time to emphasize the health and economic benefits of biking to work. more »»

Still time for a garden

May 21, 2013 Remember those blizzards we had about three weeks ago? Seem like a distant memory? Well, they were just three weeks ago. That’s why it still isn’t too late to get out and plant a garden this summer. more »»

Observe National EMS Week

May 20, 2013 The American College of Emergency Physicians is recognizing May 19-25 as National EMS Week, a time to recognize those emergency services professionals who are often the line between life and death i... more »»

May 18-24 National Safe Boating Week

May 17, 2013 This weekend kicks off National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, a time to remind ourselves of boating safety before we enter the water. more »»



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