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Palo Alto County’s Good Neighbor Policy Has Worked For 17 Years

September 11, 2014 Letter to the Editor, The following is a written summary of testimony given on August 19 by the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors (“Supervisors”) before the Iowa Environmental Protection... more »»

Veterans on Honor Flight

September 3, 2014 Dear Palo Alto Residents, On behalf of the VFW and the veterans going on the flight Sept. 6, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. more »»

Backs Referendum

August 28, 2014 Letter to the Editor This letter is about a learning place that has touched the lives of most of your readers. more »»

WWII Liberation of Paris

August 28, 2014 To the Editor: One of the most memorable events of World War II?took place on August 23, 1944. An article in the Fort Dodge Messenger on August 23 explains it simply. more »»

Volunteers Made RAGBRAI A Success

August 28, 2014 To the Editor: We would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked at the beverage garden during RAGBRAI's over-night stay. more »»

Renew Equipment Replacement Levy

August 26, 2014 Letter to the Editor, On September 9, area voters have the opportunity to go to the polls to renew the Iowa Lakes Community College Equipment Replacement Levy. more »»

City’s Street Department: “A Job Well Done”

August 21, 2014 Dear Editor, I would like to complement our city's Street Department for a 'job well done'. Last winter, we experienced a break in the street's water main. more »»

A Unique Color For A Unique Purpose

August 19, 2014 Growing up in a small town has its benefits. I’m not sure if I really appreciated them until I had kids of my own. more »»

Readers Question Increase In Utilities Rates

August 19, 2014 Dear Editor: We are curious how the Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities has thousands of dollars to loan to The Community Center Project, and a couple of months later, raises our rates for both water an... more »»

An Opportunity For Iowa To Grow

July 3, 2014 To the Editor: As an Iowan and as a Wind Energy student, I understand how vital agriculture is to Iowa’s economy and hundreds of families. more »»

Vets To Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2014 To the Editor: Thank you, Palo Alto County. We are almost there in sending 8 of our Veterans to Washington, D.C., in September of this year. But I’m sorry to say we are short $1,200 so far. more »»

Wind Power Without Force

June 12, 2014 To the Editor: A merchant transmission line with 13-16 story towers and an easement lane the width of a football field or more for 500 miles is what Rock Island Clean Lines wants to build. more »»

America Needs A Common Sense Solution

June 10, 2014 To the editor: Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative and its wholesale power suppliers – Corn Belt Power Cooperative in Humboldt and Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative in LeMars – do not agree with the... more »»

Reader Shares ‘General Information’

June 5, 2014 To the Editor: I think I’ve pointed out that organic material incorporated more than six inches deep in the soil turn into gas. Material in the top five inches is turned into compost. more »»

Rules Of The Road For Moped Drivers

June 5, 2014 To the Editor: I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen and driver. Recently as the weather has begun to warm up, there has been an increase in the number of moped drivers in Emmetsburg. more »»

Exercise Your Rights

June 3, 2014 o the Editor: As I was pondering the observance of Memorial Day, something came to light. more »»

May is Community Action Month

May 28, 2014 To the Editor: Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson declared the “Unconditional War on Poverty.”?For 50 years, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. more »»

No Nepotism or Cronyism

May 15, 2014 Letter to the Editor: As Chairman of Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) I would like to thank the Emmetsburg Community School Board for the very professional way they are going about selectin... more »»

Would You?

May 15, 2014 o the Editor: Would you treat yourself and your bedroom like most of our top soil is treated? Rock phosphate, when it comes from the mine, can only be advertized as a 0-3-0. more »»

Champion Cheerleader

May 15, 2014 To the Editor: As we watched the West Elementary Track meet on Friday, May 9th, we could not help enjoying the wonderful job of announcing Debbie Walsh was doing from the Hawk's Nest. more »»



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