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Iowa Lakes, community have fruitful partnership

May 23, 2014 Emmet County supervisors offered Iowa Lakes Community College some well-deserved praise at Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting. more »»

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May 23, 2014 Thumbs up to Don and Carolyn Brown for hosting a great neighborhood gathering when they had chainsaw sculptors Bess and Tracy Coy carve two owls on a dead maple tree in their back yard last weekend. more »»

Graduates face challenges, opportunities

May 16, 2014 As graduates from Estherville Lincoln Central, North Union and Graettinger-Terril walk across the stage to receive their diplomas this Sunday afternoon, they will have more of an uphill climb than... more »»

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May 16, 2014 Thumbs up to all area students performing in spring concerts. You are really talented and, yes, people do notice when you do a good job, which is just about always. more »»

Art show great for young artists and Estherville

May 9, 2014 If you had the privilege of attending the annual art show at Estherville Lincoln Central Wednesday, you would have seen 95-100 young artists displaying their works, ranging from drawings to painting... more »»

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May 9, 2014 Thumbs up to all the fine young people who came for the Iowa Junior High and High School Rodeo last weekend. Despite the brisk weather Sunday morning, everyone seemed to have a great time. more »»

Plenty of weekend activities in store

May 2, 2014 If you’re wondering what to do this weekend, why not hang around the area — because there’s plenty to do right here at home. more »»

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May 2, 2014 Thumbs up to our area high-school students for an alcohol-fee and accident-free prom weekend last weekend. more »»

Teaching kids about money a great idea

April 25, 2014 When Kelly Thelen’s first-grade class toured NorthStar Bank Wednesday, they asked a lot of good questions and got a lot of good answers about money. more »»

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April 25, 2014 Thumbs up to Sam Clovis and Scott Schaben, US senate candidates, and US Rep. Steve King for coming to Estherville to bring their message to Emmet County Republicans Tuesday. more »»

Choose2Matter should be an everyday event

April 18, 2014 Something remarkable happened Thursday in Estherville. Over 1,400 Estherville Lincoln Central students were challenged to use their own unique genius to change the world. more »»

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April 18, 2014 Thumbs up to board members of the Emmet County Volunteer Network who helped get the network up and going. more »»

North Union kids are amazing

April 11, 2014 “Your kids are amazing. We learned so much from them as therapists. more »»

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April 11, 2014 Thumbs up to Estherville City Council members Gene Haukoos and Julie Clark for attending the legislative Town Hall meeting last Saturday morning at the Sleep Inn & Suites board room in Estherville. more »»

D.A.R.E. graduation Tuesday night

April 4, 2014 We congratulate Estherville Lincoln Central fifth-graders on taking a pledge to stay away from drugs and alcohol. They will graduate from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) 5:30 p.m. more »»

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April 4, 2014 Thumbs up to the Emmet County Conservation Board on a great banquet last Saturday. With the Nature Center debt paid, money raised goes toward environmental education and a permanent endowmen. more »»

Family Resource Fair makes helping kids fun

March 28, 2014 Thursday’s Family Resource Fair sponsored by the Emmet County Family Resource Council, Estherville Lincoln Central Schools, an Emmet County Community Foundation grant and Prevent Child Abuse Iowa wa... more »»

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March 28, 2014 Thumbs up to the North Union Board of Education for taking the proactive measure of paying off its debt early. That’s exactly what the board decided to do Monday night. more »»

Volunteers make it happen

March 21, 2014 “If you want to raise money for a good cause in Estherville, just throw a party.” Someone said something very similar to that at a recent fundraiser. And it couldn’t be closer to the trut. more »»

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March 21, 2014 Thumbs up to the Friends of Fort Defiance as they plan their summer work sessions. more »»



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