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To the Editor: Has our country gone insane? Have we become Russia or North Korea? On a more local level, what is wrong with the legislators at our state capital? They have just passed a bill that would grant immunity to drivers whose vehicles … more
Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas? Last year I had planned to spend Christmas in Germany with my granddaughter and family. Her husband is stationed at Ramstein Air Base. Because of COVID-19, the trip was cancelled - disappointing, … more
On Saturday night, I had the privilege of attending Emmetsburg High School’s 2021 Pops Concert and I was very impressed with the talent on display all throughout the evening. This group of students has endured a number of obstacles over the past … more
What I like about Spring: One day, there is a hit of green on the trees. Blink, and the entire tree has burst into a halo of green leaves. Leave for work in the morning after admiring daffodils/tulip buds. Return home in the evening to a bed … more
To the Editor: There is great news for Palo Alto and all of Iowa's counties. During these tough times, governors and local leaders have made bipartisan requests for federal assistance. High unemployment due to the pandemic caused a decline in … more
Common carp and big mouth buffalo. Unless you live on a lake or fish regularly these are not species that most people are even aware exist. But to those that know, these fish are not welcome in waters that provide recreational activities, lake … more
Bracketology is the practice or study of predicting the outcome of an elimination tournament or competition. Filling out a bracket for the NCAA Tournament has been a family event for many, many years. The winner earns bragging rights for a year. … more
Dear Palo Alto County, The VFW would like to thank you for helping this past month (March) supporting the four groups that have served you in the carryout for fish fries. It’s been a great showing of support. This will continue for April, … more
According to a study by AAA, Americans spend around 70 billion hours driving each year. Anyone who has driven in different parts of the country knows the quality of those hours can vary drastically depending on the particular state or city in which … more
Today is April Fool’s Day, tomorrow is Good Friday and Sunday is Easter. It’s Spring! There are so many things about Spring that bring a smile to your face. The migratory water fowl is winging its way through our area. Pelicans can be … more
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