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Snowflakes On Display

November 26, 2013 To the Editor The towns “Christmas” decorations are being put up. How depressing to see snowflakes hanging, when we have to look at them on the ground for 3 or 4 month. more »»

Special Offering For Typhoon Relief

November 21, 2013 To the Editor: I’m sure many of us are saddened by the disturbing news accounts and heart-wrenching photos of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan that tore through the Philippines last week. more »»

Protect Emmetsburg’s Biggest Asset

November 5, 2013 Dear Editor, Last month ECHS classmates from all over the country descended upon Emmetsburg for the 50 year reunion of the class of 1963. more »»

An Open Letter To Citizens Of The Emmetsburg Community

October 24, 2013 Open letter to the citizens: On Tuesday, November 5th, in addition to casting your respective votes for city council representatives, you will have the opportunity to help decide whether Emmetsburg... more »»

Addressing Speed Limit on N40

October 24, 2013 To the editor, We would like to address the concerns of the proposed speed limit changes for county/city road N40 presented to the Emmetsburg City Council members and the Palo Alto County... more »»

Vote “Yes” On Proposition D

October 22, 2013 Fellow citizens, voters and tax payers of Emmetsburg: On Tuesday, November 5th, you have a unique opportunity to help your community in many ways. more »»

Last Will of Mr. Farmer

October 15, 2013 I recall asking my older retired farmer friends in my Laurens convenience store a number of years ago, for their good advice for my will as I was approaching my own retirement from 35 years of... more »»

Important Voter Information From Reader

October 15, 2013 To the Editor: On November 5th you will be voting to approve a 2. more »»

Gender Wage Gap Persists

October 10, 2013 To the Editor: How many of us can say that our lives look the same as they did 10, 20, or 50 years ago? I certainly can't, but that's what millions of women around the country are stuck with when it... more »»

Raising Awareness for Cerebral Palsy

October 3, 2013 To the Editor: For the past fifteen years the Palo Alto County 4-H County Council has been sponsoring a bike ride to raise money for the Pedal with Pete Foundation, a philanthropic organization... more »»

Making Informed Decisions About Land

July 11, 2013 To the Editor: We, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors, are writing regarding land purchases by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in Palo Alto County and the entire State of Iowa. more »»

Victorian Mansion: “Unique and Fun”

June 13, 2013 Dear Editor, I recently had the pleasure of being a guest at the Victorian Mansion on Main Museum. Our daughter was “showered” with a beautiful Bridal Shower hosted by many friend. more »»

Support For Elected Officials

April 23, 2013 To the Editor: Several letters have been published recently in support of the Palo Alto County Conservation Board. This amounts to a criticism of the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors. more »»

Support For Palo Alto County Conservation

April 18, 2013 Dear Editor: We, the Palo Alto County Conservation Foundation board, would like to express our support of the Palo Alto County Conservation board and their contributions to our quality of life in... more »»

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 »»



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