Thumbs up to Estherville Good Samaritan Society for a great Family Fun Night Monday. It was a wonderful way for friends and family to visit residents. And everyone had a great time.
Thumbs up to Col. Joe Eckhart for donating his uniform to the military collection at the Emmet County Historical Society Museum. A military uniform is a very personal thing - something that defines an era in a person's life. Thanks, Joe. And thanks for your 34 years of service to your country.
Thumbs up to the teachers and staff that helped get classes rolling again at Estherville Lincoln Central and North Union. We have some great schools here, and you folks are why we have them.
Thumbs up to the staff at Estherville Public Library and the Regional Wellness Center for accommodating students in the expanded Energizers Plus program. This is a tremendous service to our community.
Thumbs up to Estherville Lincoln Central and Iowa Lakes Community College for sponsoring the Back to School Bash Wednesday night at the ELC parking lot. It was a great activity that brought a lot of community members together.
Thumbs up to the Black Knights Car Club for sponsoring the second annual Cruise the Lakes event which is being held today. Cars are leaving from various places in the area for Okoboji Classic Cars on Highway 86 in West Okoboji.
Thumbs up to everyone who donated school supplies for local students this year. You are the angels of the classroom.
Thumbs down to anyone who didn't give themselves the treat of going to the Thursday Downtown Market in Library Square this summer. It's not too late, though. The market goes through Sept. 5 and goes from 5-7 p.m.