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Letters to the editor

Reader Asks: “Is This A Good Choice?”

To the Editor,I am writing in response to the article in the August 22, 2019 Democrat titled "EMU/City Approve Funds for Housing Project." Since returning to Emmetsburg in April 2016, I have tried to become active in the community and have attended City Council and EMU board meetings.I am a ...

VFW Sends Appreciation To Residents

To the Editor:I would like to say Thank You to all the Palo Alto County residents for your help for all veterans in the county.1. With your help in coming to the Fish Frys in February through March, you all have helped eight groups make some money and you had a great meal. Thank You2. In May we ...

PACHS Appreciates Community Support

To the Editor: The Palo Alto County Health System Hospital Auxiliary is thankful to the residents of Palo Alto County and the surrounding areas for the support of our projects during the past year. Some of our main events were the bake sale in November, May Day candy sale, holiday pre-view ...

Reader Says: “Rest In Peace”

To the Editor:The term "small fortune" in the headline of the May 16 edition of the newspaper does no justice. You would need something more impactful than that to convince me there's a price that can be assessed on what is being lost with a unregulated wind energy project that vomits forth the ...

Small Fortune, Really?

To the Editor:Let us talk about small and large fortunes. What is small versus large? How much money have you put into your home to make it your home? To us we have put our "only fortune" into our home, our life savings. So have the other plaintiffs in this case.To us this is our right to ...

Bullying Is Not Okay – It Needs To Stop

To the Editor:This is one of those letters a parent hopes never to write.My 16 year old son is a loving and caring young man. He enjoys fishing, hunting and sports. Unlike most children, he has a speech impediment. He didn't choose to have it. He handled it well until now.He has been ridiculed, ...

Community Support At Its Finest

'Back the Blue' FundraiserThe Palo Alto County Sheriff's Reserves and the Emmetsburg Police Reserves hosted the 'Back the Blue' fundraiser banquet on April 27th, 2019. The Sheriff's and Police Reserves served smoked pork loin sandwiches, baked beans, cheesy potatoes, salad and dessert for a ...

Recovery Wishes From Pennsylvannia

Dear Editor,In Feburary in Nashville, TN. I started a conversation with Darrel and Nancy Reed from Emmetsburg. After several minutes of sharing stories about how great Iowa is, I asked them to prove it to my friends in the great Boston area by sending me a postcard.I hope that all of the great ...

Alcohol Free Weekend April 5 to April 7

Dear Editor,The Facing Addiction and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has since 1987 designated April as Alcohol Awareness Month.To bring attention to alcohol use in this country, the two organizations are inviting all Americans to participate in the "Alcohol Free Weekend" ...

Emmetsburg Has Lost Their Chance

To the Editor:My family and I were distressed at the news that Joe Carter was dismissed as a candidate for Emmetsburg Community Schools superintendent.In my experience with our school system, spanning 12 years, I found Mr. Carter to be a quality, caring, and experienced teacher, coach, and ...