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There Is A Reason For The Laws

September 30, 2019 To the Editor: It is illegal to have a pit bull within the city limits of Emmetsburg. It is illegal to allow a dog to roam unattended within the city limits of Emmetsbur. more »»

For the Next Century

September 10, 2019 To the Editor: A century ago this area was mostly a slough. Land had little value. then tile came to be found as a way to drain off the water and the land became productive and valuable. more »»

Reader Asks: “Is This A Good Choice?”

August 28, 2019 To the Editor, I am writing in response to the article in the August 22, 2019 Democrat titled “EMU/City Approve Funds for Housing Projec. more »»

VFW Sends Appreciation To Residents

July 30, 2019 To the Editor: I would like to say Thank You to all the Palo Alto County residents for your help for all veterans in the county. 1. more »»

PACHS Appreciates Community Support

July 2, 2019 To the Editor: The Palo Alto County Health System Hospital Auxiliary is thankful to the residents of Palo Alto County and the surrounding areas for the support of our projects during the past year. more »»

Reader Says: “Rest In Peace”

June 7, 2019 To the Editor: The term “small fortune” in the headline of the May 16 edition of the newspaper does no justice. more »»

Small Fortune, Really?

May 29, 2019 To the Editor: Let us talk about small and large fortunes. more »»

Bullying Is Not Okay - It Needs To Stop

May 14, 2019 To the Editor: This is one of those letters a parent hopes never to write. My 16 year old son is a loving and caring young man. He enjoys fishing, hunting and sports. more »»

Community Support At Its Finest

May 3, 2019 ‘Back the Blue’ Fundraiser The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Reserves and the Emmetsburg Police Reserves hosted the ‘Back the Blue’ fundraiser banquet on April 27th, 2019. more »»

Recovery Wishes From Pennsylvannia

April 12, 2019 Dear Editor, In Feburary in Nashville, TN. I started a conversation with Darrel and Nancy Reed from Emmetsbur. more »»

Alcohol Free Weekend April 5 to April 7

April 3, 2019 Dear Editor, The Facing Addiction and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has since 1987 designated April as Alcohol Awareness Month. more »»

Emmetsburg Has Lost Their Chance

March 26, 2019 To the Editor: My family and I were distressed at the news that Joe Carter was dismissed as a candidate for Emmetsburg Community Schools superintendent. more »»

Support For The Multipurpose Center

March 22, 2019 To The Editor, I would like to inform the citizens of Palo Alto County of the opportunity to support the Multipurpose Center. more »»

In Honor of Our Farmers

March 13, 2019 Dear Editor: In honor of our farmers who provide the food and fiber that helps feed and clothe our nation we celebrate National Ag Week during the week of March IO-16th , 2019. more »»

The Air Waves Belong To the Citizens

January 29, 2019 To the Editor, Would like to respond to the recent news article in your paper titled: “Broadband Initiative Ignores Major Barrie. more »»

Conspiracy Among Us?

January 29, 2019 To the Editor, There is a conspiracy among the doctors, nurses, public health, lab and other support people at the Palo Alto County Hospital. A conspiracy to keep people like me alive and wel. more »»

Reader Says: Walls Are Not Effective

January 25, 2019 To the editor: Walls built to keep people out have a nearly unblemished record of futility. Prior to World War II, the French built a wall to keep the Germans out. It was called the Maginot lin. more »»

Time For Compromise

January 18, 2019 To the Editor: As the government shutdown drags on, we can blame Donald Trump for the shutdown, but the far greater sin is being committed by the Democratic Party. more »»

Most Indulgent Time of the Year

December 4, 2018 To the Editor: Thanksgiving to New Year’s is the most indulgent time of the year--from overeating to overspending to excess alcohol consumption. more »»

A Vote for Solberg

October 31, 2018 I want to ask you to vote for Linus Solberg on November 6. Linus is not only a life-long neighbor of mine, he is a great friend. more »»

Endorsing Jones

October 31, 2018 In 2014, I came to Megan Jones with an issue and idea. Our state needed to financially help adopting families. Adoption is a difficult journey--made worse by burdensome expenses. more »»


Victorian House October 20, 2019

Victorian House Museum open from 1 to 4 p.m. more »

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