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With the arctic air that has settled into the Midwest, MidAmerican Energy offers tips to help customers save money on utility bills while also remaining comfortable. During normal winter conditions, MidAmerican recommends turning down … more
To the Editor: Last Thanksgiving time, Farmers to Families made a truck delivery of food boxes and produce to Emmetsburg. Many in our county benefited. The delivery was SO timely. On Saturday February 20, another delivery is expected. "THANK … more
To the Editor: I am asking for your support in the upcoming bond referendum for the new Palo Alto County Public Safety Center. I would like to take a moment to address a few of the questions I have been asked. Why build new? Why not just … more
Iowa is celebrating this year. The year-long commemoration will culminate on Dec. 28, 2021. Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs offers some background: Before President James Polk went to bed on Dec. 28, 1846, he dipped his quill pen in ink … more
Palo Alto County Residents, I am currently the Jail Administrator and I wholeheartedly agree with Sheriff Schultes on the need for a new facility.  Our Jail is not safe for the Jailers or the Inmates. When we go back to do our hourly checks we … more
To the Editor: As an electrician working in Emmetsburg off and on for 50 years, I have spent many hours “wiring” in the old Palo Alto County Sheriff and Jail facility. First hand, I can agree that the old building has done its job and … more
In the natural course of nature will a lake eventually die? In the northern part of Iowa, three different glaciers impacted the landform and the formation of the lakes throughout the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. According to the … more
To the Editor: The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Offices needs the new facility. The new facility will increase the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of the entire organization and its employees. The new jail will allow for increased safety … more
Like Dave Carpenter’s cartoon says - it’s time to start thinking about filing your taxes. Each year around tax time we receive information about the Chickadee Checkoff. This always appeals to me because I come from a family of birders. And, … more
To the Editor: In response to Dave Rouse's editorial of January 26th, I offer the following comments: I'd like to thank Dave for the positive comments directed towards my recent words of encouragement published in the January 14th issue of … more
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