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Reader Agrees With Previous Letters

February 17, 2015 To the Editor: I strongly AGREE with Bill Ellingrod’s letter to the Editor on January 29 in The Democrat titled “What is Our Heritage.”?I, too, have seen many ditches that have black snow in them. more »»

Wrongful Termination

February 10, 2015 To the Editor: I firmly believe that the termination of Joel Fantz by the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors was wrong. more »»

Other Considerations Besides Cost

February 3, 2015 To the Editor: The Board of Supervisors has recently been meeting with the Emmet County Board of Supervisors with regard to using the Emmet County Engineer as an interim Engineer or possibly hiring... more »»

Who Is Responsible?

February 3, 2015 Letter to the Editor: I can’t help but noticed all the editorials being written concerning what happened to Joel Fantz our county engineer. more »»

What Is Our Heritage?

January 29, 2015 To the Editor: On January 16 I made a trip to Fort Dodge for my annual checkup at the VA Veterans clinic. more »»

Reader: Where Is The Problem?

January 29, 2015 To the Editor: Where Is The Problem? In late 1999, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors, of which I was a member, hired a young, recently retired veteran of the United States Navy who wanted to... more »»

Reader: “The Proof is in the Pudding”

January 27, 2015 Letter to the Editor, Accepting the fact that we are ALL in the new club house together, with little public input, we should have some humor involved… Remember back when our to be President, Obama... more »»

Reader Wants Accountability

January 27, 2015 To the Editor: On exercising the first amendment this veteran would ask "NO CAUSE"? The supervisors were elected by the citizens of Palo Alto County and Mr. more »»

Reader’s “Two Cents Worth”

January 27, 2015 To the Editor: After reading the recent letters concerning the Board of Supervisors' decision to terminate the contract with Joel Fantz, I want to comment. more »»

Forward Thinking

January 22, 2015 To the Editor: Sharing with other like-minded governments: it's worth more than just talking about it. more »»

Plan To Close Mental Institutions A Mistake

January 22, 2015 Letter to the Editor: I recently read of Governor Branstad’s plan to close two (2) of Iowa’s three (3) mental institutions. more »»

Midwest Soil Health Summit

January 20, 2015 To the Editor: The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota will be doing it again. On Feb. more »»

Firing of Fantz Was Wrong

January 20, 2015 To the Editor: I was saddened to hear of the firing of Joel Fantz. He has done a terrific job as Palo Alto County engineer! Our supervisors have dropped the ball. more »»

Palo Alto: A Very Caring and Giving County

January 15, 2015 Letter to the Editor: The Upper Des Moines Palo Alto Outreach Staff would like to thank all the churches, businesses, organizations, schools and individuals that supported us throughout 2014. more »»

Reader Considers Us “Lucky”

January 15, 2015 To the Editor: On December 15, 2014, my wife and I went to the Palo Alto County Hospital to check out some problems she was having. more »»

Concerning County Engineer

January 13, 2015 To the Editor: It is really strange that all of a sudden the Board of Supervisors are so wise and qualified to fire the engineer without cause. more »»

Reader Says: “We Are Better Than That”

January 13, 2015 To the Editor: On most days I am proud to be a life long resident of Emmetsburg and Palo Alto County. On January 6th at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Termination of County Engineer an Injustice

January 13, 2015 Palo Alto County Citizens, The termination of County Engineer Joel Fantz is an abuse of power and an injustice to him personally and professionally. more »»

Senior Center Welcomes Guests

December 3, 2014 To the Editor: There was more going on than just voting the night of November 4th! There were lights on and people coming and going from the Multi-Purpose Senior Center. more »»

“Let’s Stop Chasing After FEMA Dollars And Get Us A Bridge Built”

November 25, 2014 To the Editor: We pay nearly six thousand dollars in property taxes per year &?don’t even have our own road to drive o. more »»



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