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Christmas Spirit

Last Thursday evening we were privileged to have a group of carolers show up outside our home and sing with beautiful voices and harmony. When they finished their carols, they presented us with a gift of homemade jam. Just another positive for living in this great community of ours. Thank you ...

Robbed of Health

Body Reflex affected by Industrial Wind TurbinesResidents, visitors and sensitive passerby, your daily life will be gravely impacted by the proposed 170 to 198 Industrial Wind Turbines 24/7 constant blinking, constant shadow flicker, constant noise, constant vibrations, constant ...

Puppets on a String

At the Supervisors meeting of Oct 24, they adamantly denied the accusation that they had effectively let Invenergy and MidAmerican Energy write the Palo Alto County Wind Energy Ordinance. However, documents obtained by way of the Iowa Open Records Act indicate otherwise. The original ...

Thank you, Palo Alto County

Palo Alto County Citizens,We the VFW?Post #2295 Palo Alto County VFW would like to thank you all for your generous donations to the freedom flight for the past year. There were two flights again this year with 7 veterans going in May and 2 going n Sept. With the help of the county and local ...

Neither Political Parties Can Lay Claim to Great Virtue

To the editor:I found the Laura Hollis column in your November 30 issue to be quite fascinating. The lady's right leg must be shorter than her left, because she is definitely tilted toward starboard.She does, however, make a good point. It is just that her target is wrong. It is the total ...

Additional Deputy Needed

In December of 2016 I approached the Palo Alto County Supervisors with a request to hire an additional Deputy to the Sheriff's Office staff. This additional Deputy would have increased the number of Officers from 8 to 9 and would have increased our ability to serve the citizens of Palo Alto ...

Disasters

We have so many disasters in the world now. The hurricane in Houston, massive devastation, lives lost, was a natural disaster. The hurricane in Florida, massive devastation, lives lost there also. It was also a natural disaster. The island of Haiti. Almost total destruction by natural ...

Good Discussion at School Board Meeting

The Emmetsburg public school system has come a long way. I remember when the topic of school "sharing" could be heated. Remember when "school consolidation" swept across the state in the early 80s? We must be getting better at it. It made for a good discussion Tuesday evening when the ...

Retired Nurse Left With Many Questions

Dear Editor:As a retired staff member from Palo Alto County Hospital, I feel such a sadness at the recent terminations that has disrupted so many lives. It also leaves me with many questions. 1-From changes in reimbursement and insurance coverages, attending physicians and health care ...

Invenergy Application does Not Comply

Evidence the proposed Industrial Wind Project will not meet county regulations.An expert Acoustician, specializing in the branch of physics concerned with the properties of sound, conducted a Pre-Construction Noise Analysis focusing on audible sound. Frequency ranges greater than 20 decibels ...