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Letters to the editor

Reader Responds, ‘Don’t Call Me Babe!’

To the Editor:This letter is in response to David Perata's letter to the editor from Thursday, Feb. 7 regarding Mainstreet Community Theatre's production of The Vagina Monologues.As a former English teacher, I tend to analyze writing for content. It appears Mr. Perata has a small town ...

Cast Member Corrects Criticism

To the Editor:I am a performer in the Emmetsburg community theater production of The Vagina Monologues and I feel like I need to respond to David Perata's letter to the editor.My impression is that Mr. Perata is very right about one thing: he does not understand, and he is wrong about nearly ...

MSCT Play’s Location is Concern

To the Editor:There has been much discussion in the media on the upcoming play, The Vagina Monologues. We could go back and forth on whether we agree or disagree on this all day. I am of the opinion that our bodies are a gift from God and we are expected to treat them with the upmost respect. ...

EPA Damaging Economy, Environment

To The Editor:Here in Palo Alto County we live among heroes, the people of Project Liberty who have worked diligently for years to do their part trying to solve the climate crisis and to provide opportunity to rural America. The cellulosic ethanol that they have learned to produce is ...

From The Reporter’s Readers

To the editor:I am proud to serve our communities as your State Representative in Des Moines. During my time in the legislature, I have had the opportunity to work with many great leaders. One that stands out will always be Senator Randy Feenstra. That is why I am supporting him in the June ...

VFW Thanks the Community for Support

Thank you Palo Alto County residents for helping support the VFW here in Palo Alto County, Emmetsburg for the past year as follows:1. As the year begins we have Lent coming up that we do for eight weeks with the help of eight groups or clubs from Emmetsburg. With their help and your coming we ...

Kudos to Community Theatre

To The Editor:For those of you who missed Mainstreet Community Theatre's "Little Shop of Horrors," it was an outstanding performance.We are so blessed to have such talented people willing to put the time and effort into such great productions. Mainstreet is a gift to this community and ...

To The Voters of the City of Emmetsburg

To the Editor:I am writing this in support of Pat Degen who is running for the office of Mayor of Emmetsburg.I have known Mr. Degen for a good number of years and have always found him to be an honest and hard working person.His past experience of seven years on the Police Force and ten years ...

There Is A Reason For The Laws

To the Editor:It is illegal to have a pit bull within the city limits of Emmetsburg.It is illegal to allow a dog to roam unattended within the city limits of Emmetsburg.There is a reason for these laws.On Monday, June 3rd around 8:30AM, I had our two small dogs, Cuddles, an eight-pound toy ...

For the Next Century

To the Editor:A century ago this area was mostly a slough. Land had little value. then tile came to be found as a way to drain off the water and the land became productive and valuable.If you are from this area chances are your forefathers worked and paid, in good times and bad to maintain the ...