Thumbs up to the Emmet County Conservation Board as it plans its seven annual banquet for Saturday, March 29 at the Estherville Elks Lodge. For tickets, call (712) 867-4422.
Thumbs up to Estherville Lincoln Central as it makes plans to use one-on-one technology in the classroom. It takes a lot of planning to do it right, and the district is doing just that by testing various devices to determine which will work best in an educational environment.
Thumbs up to Sleep Inn & Suites and Black Hills Energy for a great Business After Five Tuesday night. These community-minded businesses have proven time and again their commitment to our community.
Thumbs up to Marcella McCoid and Dennis Wadsley, selected queen and king at the Rosewood Manor Valentine's party Wednesday. A big thumbs up also has to go to activities director Dee McDonald and the Rosewood staff for going above and beyond in caring for their residents.
Thumbs up to Neomi Linn and Ed Ahrens, queen and king at the Estherville Good Samaritan Society Valentine's party Thursday. Activities director Brenda Dahl and the Good Sam staff should also get accolades for putting on a first-rate party for residents. Ray Sickler of Delevan, Minn. and Loretta Petersen of Dunnell, Minn. also offered some wonderful folk tunes.
Thumbs up to the United Methodist Men on a great pancake supper Wednesday night. The supper is held from 5-7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month except during the summer. It's a great way to support the men who donate the money raised for worthy projects such as CAASA and the Heifer Project.
Thumbs up to Sarah Ussery and Jolene Nichols who are starting the Pack Away Hunger project in Estherville, the purpose of which is to provide weekend meals for kids in need at Demoney and Roosevelt Elementary.
Thumbs up to Estherville Lincoln Central staff for their quick response to a possible crisis at the Estherville Middle School Thursday. The district had plans for just such an event in place.
Thumbs down to the person responsible for causing Thursday's crisis at the school. We hope anyone who knows about this steps forward and tells a teacher or school administration. It wasn't funny. It wasn't cute. It was stupid and it made a lot of kids afraid.