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Letters to the editor

Reader Endorses Presidential Candidate

To the Editor: When I was 10 years old, I stayed up until midnight with my Mom and Dad to watch the returns between Kennedy and Nixon. We had to wait until the next day to find out that Kennedy had won. Our parents were extremely excited and proud of the first Catholic president, and probably ...

Is Anybody Listening?

To the Editor: Iowa dirt, life blood of our county, has provided generations of hard-working farm families the opportunity to feed the world and support our local economy. But did you know this same Iowa dirt built one of the first churches in Palo Alto County? Lost Island Lutheran Church ...

Recognizing Direct Support Professionals

To the Editor: The week of September 13th-19th, 2020 is a time of celebration at Horizons Unlimited. It is a special time to recognize the Direct Support Professional and the amazing work that they do. During the National Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week, the National ...

The Measure of a Man

To the Editor:I first met Vitus Terveer on a personal basis when he invited me to the annual Legion Soup Supper in the fall of 1970, the same year I got out of the Air Force. It wasn't long before he signed me up as a member of the Ayrshire Legion. In the next few years he signed up many of the ...

Wearing Masks: A Public Health Issue

To the Editor:I appreciated Joseph Schany's article From The News Room regarding his recent encounter with wearing a mask in public ("Mask Hysteria." The Reporter, 4 Aug. 2020, p. 4).I have experienced the same disdain from others when I've been in public in a mask. Here is what I'd like to ...

Livestock Project Premium Fund

The 2020 Palo Alto County Fair was held July 14-19 as a 4-H and FFA only event. Youth were able to have their static exhibits evaluated by judges and livestock shows were held on a "show and go" basis with only immediate family in attendance. We would like to thank all families, friends, and ...

Support a Pet Park in Emmetsburg

To the Editor:Despite repeated attempts by several local citizens to convince our city officials that there is widespread support for a dog park, our Parks Board members remain unconvinced.These excerpts from the 7/13/18 minutes of the Parks Board meeting typify their response: "...Logan stated ...

Emmetsburg Dairy Farmer Asks, ‘What Happened to the Land of Opportunity?’

To the Editor:One year ago there were three dairy farms left in Palo Alto County. Now there is one left with nowhere to sell our milk.Associated Milk Producers Incorporated (AMPI) came into the area years back, bought up all the small milk processing plants, and closed them down to get rid of ...

Community Members Encouraged To Support County Council on Aging

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