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Letters to the editor

Right to Assemble a Most Important Right

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 strike and injure protesters in public streets! ...

A Forward Look

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, but understandable. One of the things on our ...

Counties To Receive Federal Assistance With New COVID Recovery Legislation

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 income tax revenues and reduced economic activity ...

Fish Fry Schedule

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, also with four more groups serving. There is a ...

Community Members Encouraged To Support County Council on Aging

To the Editor: I would like to tell the citizens of Palo Alto County of an opportunity to help support the Multipurpose Center. We are in need of persons willing to donate time to a worthwhile organization by becoming a director of the Palo Alto County Council on Aging Board. The Councils' ...

AAUW Urges Support of Equal Pay Bill

To the Editor: There’s no debate about the enormous value women bring the U.S. economy: They account for almost half the labor force and make up the majority of our country’s essential workers. Yet thanks to systemic sexism and decades of discrimination, women still are paid, on average, ...

Celebrate National Ag Week March 21-27

To the Editor: March 21-27 is National Ag Week when we celebrate the wholesome contributions of our nation's farmers who provide the food, fuel and fiber that helps sustain us. American agriculture is the foundation of our country. It is the backbone of a healthy and prosperous nation made ...

Looking Ahead to Better Days

To the Editor: It has been a rough year for all of us, but the past 12 months have been exceptionally difficult for those who struggle with substance use or mental health issues. Just when we thought we were seeing a plateau in the number of overdose deaths last year, COVID-19 reversed the ...

Now Is The Time For Public Safety Center

To the Editor: I am asking for the citizens of Palo Alto County to support the upcoming bond referendum for the new Palo Alto County Public Safety Center. I have worked for the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office since July 2005. Over that time period, there has been a lot of changes at the ...

Vote To Keep Your Tax Dollars At Home

Dear Citizens of Palo Alto County, As many of you know, a special vote will take place on March 2nd, 2021 regarding the Palo Alto County Public Safety Center. This vote will determine how various aspects of law enforcement will be handled in the future and how they may affect you, the ...