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Love is respect: teen domestic violence awareness month

February 21, 2016 This year, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide will be physical abused by a dating partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more »»

Each love story is unique

February 17, 2016 Last week, I interviewed five couples for a Valentine's Day story. Each couple, while they shared some common qualities, had a different kind of love. more »»

February – a month to have a heart

February 10, 2016 I don’t usually get a night out for Valentine’s Day. Generally it’s a night in at our house with little fanfare. more »»

Big blizzard? No worries

February 3, 2016 A blizzard raged on Tuesday; the world seems quiet of all human life except my dog and I. If you haven't read my other columns about my dog, Dallas, he is a white, long-haired Siberian Husky. more »»

You won't end up in China with your problems behind you

January 27, 2016 It's funny or should I say interesting how life decides to happen. more »»

Baby, it’s cold outside

January 10, 2016 Isn’t this weather great? We’re solidly into January and the world has frozen solid. I’m always threatening to get a job in the farmland of central California. more »»

Trivia Day opportunity missed

January 6, 2016 Here’s a bit of trivia for you: Monday was Trivia Day (apparently international). We missed it. I really enjoy fun facts and trivia games. more »»

Remembering the fragility of life

December 23, 2015 Christmas marks the celebration of our savior as well as the close of another year. It seems as if time has once again escaped us and another year has come banging on our doors. more »»

Swearing-in ceremony at city council meeting

December 23, 2015 The Estherville City Council closed out 2015 by swearing in its mayor, Kenny Billings, for another term, as well as inducting new council member Brandon Carlin, and swearing in city clerks, city... more »»

Flight plans cleared for one S. Claus

December 23, 2015 The Emmet County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Department of Homeland Security, NORAD and other local officials has received the approved flight plans for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. more »»

ELC school board wishes retiring teacher the best

December 23, 2015 By Amber Hovey Staff Writer The Estherville Lincoln Central School board met Monday evening. more »»

Middle School holiday concert

December 23, 2015 The ELC Instrumental music students had their holiday concert Monday night with Good King Wenceslas, Jolly Old St. more »»

Finding the perfect Christmas tree

December 9, 2015 Every year growing up, my parents made a point the second week of December to get a Christmas tree. more »»

Send your stories and traditions

December 2, 2015 We’re into December, and I was strongly considering spouting off this week about how much I dislike driving on snow and ice. Let’s get that out of the way no. more »»

Advent is a time of waiting

November 25, 2015 At our house, we celebrate Advent as its own season. We move the pieces or open the windows on a few Advent calendars. more »»

What I am thankful for

November 22, 2015 It is so easy to think about all the things I don’t have or the goals I have not reached. I will admit that I often take for granted the many wonderful things that are in my life. more »»

Kenny Gilbaugh

November 18, 2015 GRAETTINGER — Funeral services for Kenny Gilbaugh, 87, of Graettinger, will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger. more »»

When Santa Claus gets your letter …

November 18, 2015 Next week we put out our mailbox for Letters to Santa. We are anticipating letters from children – young people with a chronological age in the single digits. more »»

How many shopping days?

November 11, 2015 I remember only one occasion shopping on Black Friday. more »»

Let’s talk Christmas movies

November 4, 2015 I have long insisted that Thanksgiving deserves its own anticipation and holiday seaso. more »»



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