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A Response to the Des Moines Register

April 16, 2013 To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to the Des Moines Register’s article on April 7, 2013 entitled, “EMTs & Emergency Medical Services: How a Broken System Endangers Iowans. more »»

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 11, 2013 Dear Editor: Every year, April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention month. The solution to ending child abuse is up to all of us. more »»

Private/Public Funds

April 9, 2013 Dear Editor: The proposed budget for the Palo Alto Conservation Board included constructing camping cabins at its Huston Park campground at Lost Island Lake. more »»

Equal Pay Day -- Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 4, 2013 Equal Pay Day Tuesday, April 9, 2013 This date symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012. “In Iowa, women’s median income is only 79% of the income of men. more »»

Residents Concerned About Budget Cuts

April 2, 2013 Dear Editor, As residents of Lost Island Lake, former educators, and supporters of the Palo Alto County Conservation Board, we are very concerned about the budget cuts to reduce conservation funding... more »»

County Conservation Board Responds

March 28, 2013 To the Editor: In response to the newspaper article on March 19, Supervisors Make Cuts to Conservation Budget, and as members of the County Conservation Board, we feel that several issues need to be... more »»

Open Letter To Taxpayers &?Voters

March 28, 2013 To the Editor: After due consideration, we have decided to write this open letter to the taxpayers/voters of Palo Alto County: Are you aware of the attack by our Board of Supervisors on the... more »»

Grant Moves Project Forward

March 28, 2013 To the Editor: The Silver Lake Improvement Project – Palo Alto (SLIP-PA) board of directors would like to publicly express its appreciation to the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Group for the... more »»

Our Readers Write

March 5, 2013 To the Editor: After many years of procrastination, I finally got around to having a colonoscopy at the Emmetsburg Hospital. It was a painless procedure, but the results were sobering. more »»

A Note Of Thanks

February 26, 2013 Dear Editor, On behalf of the Silver Lake Fire Department, Ayrshire, I want to thank the?Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation for the generous grant you gave us for the Emergency Truck... more »»

The Cost Of Going Green

February 19, 2013 To the Editor: Is Going Green bankrupting the country? “Someone once said the Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:?If it moves tax it, if it keeps moving... more »»

Thanks To All

February 19, 2013 To the Editor: On behalf of the Ayrshire First Responders, Ayrshire Fire Department, Ayrshire Community Club and Ayrshire American Legion, we wish to thank all the people that bought tickets for the... more »»

Reader Responds To Anonymous Letter

January 31, 2013 To the Editor: To the writer of the hate letter I received. I am sorry you feel too ashamed to sign your name or use a return address. more »»

Support For PACHS?Auxiliary Projects

January 29, 2013 To the Editor: The Palo Alto County Health System Auxiliary sponsored three fundraisers this past fall. more »»

Thank You To Caring &?Giving Residents

January 29, 2013 To the Editor: We cannot express enough the appreciation we have at the Upper Des Moines Palo Alto County Outreach Office for the very generous contributions and donations the people of Palo Alto... more »»

A Conservation Vision For Palo Alto County

January 24, 2013 Letter to the Editor: I am a farmer/seed dealer who was born and resides in Palo Alto County. I started farming in 1975 after graduating from ISU. more »»

Ode To Palo Alto County Residents

January 17, 2013 Went to a supervisor board for a meeting Invited to sit down after the greeting Everything went well, but one exception As I was explaining the engineers deception I noticed the supervisors had a... more »»

What’s Happening at Five Island Golf?

January 10, 2013 What’s happening at the Five Island Golf Course? Even though there is snow on the ground, plans are well underway for the coming golf seaso. more »»

What Can You Control?

December 26, 2012 To the Editor: If you are anything like me, having control of your circumstances is a must. I don’t like to leave anything to chance, especially events well within my control. more »»

Thanks to Aluma - Much Goes Unnoticed...

December 11, 2012 To the Editor: We would like to personally thank Mike, Kevin, Lori and Tim from Aluma for allowing us to represent them in their decision to locate and expand in Emmetsburg. more »»



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