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Reader: “The Proof is in the Pudding”

January 27, 2015
Emmetsburg News

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 stated many, many times that TRANSPARENCY would be his promise to his new government. That promise was a joke, but it sure filtered down into state and city governments -yes, even Emmetsburg.

There was very little to no transparency form the start from the beginning of the decision to build, to construction cost, to tree removal (even neighbor's trees). Speaking of the latter, I wonder who paid to take down private residential trees!? My guess is that we all did.

There have been sunset donations, construction payments and EMU donation ALL with approval from local residents? Do you suppose we will ever really know the final cost? I do not.

Now we are naming it From the demolition of the old satisfactory club house, the names have started: The Bird House Five Island Golf and Country Club Iowa Trust Community Center Five Star John House (when asked that person, he only said, "We all go to one John"). With such clever ideas coming forward, there's one last idea that always leaves a lasting vision, The Goose Shack.

There just seems to be an aura surrounding this whole process the good old days. It feels like the country club of old still with us in the very present.

Mother always said, "the proof is in the pudding." Time will tell.


(signed) Roger Hanish

Emmetsburg, IA



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