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October 31, 2014 So why should I vote. My vote doesn’t county anyway. Does that sound familiar? Well, it’s totally false. more »»

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October 31, 2014 Thumbs up to Iowa Lakes Community College on a great jazz festival and convocations in both Estherville and Emmetsburg this week. more »»

Send Joni Ernst to Washington

October 24, 2014 If they elect Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate, Iowans will be sending to Washington a woman whose service there will make our nation stronge. more »»

Keep Branstad in governor’s chair

October 24, 2014 Four years ago, Iowa voters brought Terry Branstad, a four-term former governor, out of retirement because the Hawkeye State faced woes so severe that a proven leader was needed in the governor’s... more »»

Let’s keep Bill Northey on the job

October 24, 2014 When Iowans go to the polls next month, they have a chance to re-elect a superb secretary of agriculture. more »»

Let’s keep Steve King in Congress

October 24, 2014 The 50 American states send 435 men and women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Most of them are little-known to anyone who doesn’t live in the district that sent them to Washington. more »»

Know your candidates

October 17, 2014 Emmet County residents will have some good chances to know their candidates over the next week. A Meet the Candidates open forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. more »»

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October 17, 2014 Thumbs up to the Emmet County Nature Center and naturalist Jenna Pollock for two great events over the past week — the fall leaf paddle last Saturday and the Creatures of the Night Hike on Tuesday. more »»

SERT building poised for greatness

October 10, 2014 When Dan Lutat, director of the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College, gave Estherville Rotarians a tour of the Sustainable Energy Resources & Technologies... more »»

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October 10, 2014 Thumbs up to US Senate candidate Joni Ernst and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for visiting Estherville last Saturday and Rep. Steve King for visiting Friday. more »»

Be careful at harvest time

October 3, 2014 While some of the corn and soybean fields have been harvested, there is still plenty of crop in the field. more »»

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October 3, 2014 Thumbs up to Emmet County engineer Walter Davis-Oeth as he does a great job in his new position. more »»

The joys of sharing the past

September 26, 2014 If you were around the area at all last Saturday, you realized what a special day it was. more »»

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September 26, 2014 Thumbs up to all the volunteers who helped with the living exhibits at last Saturday’s Pioneer Day at Peterson Poin. more »»

So what do we learn from the NFL?

September 19, 2014 The national news for the last couple weeks has been replete with stories of how Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other NFL players have faced punishment from team management and the league over the... more »»

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September 19, 2014 Thumbs up to members of Battery C, 194th Field Artillery, who met for their annual reunion last Saturday at the Estherville VFW Post 5588 trophy room. more »»

Marder’s message has relevance for today and forever

September 12, 2014 “What I have to say is really important. I hope you will never experience the things that I have experienced in my lif. more »»

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September 12, 2014 Thumbs up to David and Carol Solberg on their induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at this year’s Iowa State Fai. more »»

Pioneer Day is Sept. 20

September 5, 2014 Pioneer Day will be held again this year at the historical Peterson Point homestead from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. more »»

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September 5, 2014 Thumbs up to Graettinger on another successful Labor Day celebration — the 118th this year. That says a lot about how a community can come together to celebrate its heritag. more »»



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