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Letters to the editor

Thank You From the Benz Family

Thank you everyone that helped with, attended, and suppported the benefit for David Benz this summer. We are truly blessed to live in this area and have such supportive communities in our time of need. It is humbling to have attended and felt the support and love from all of the individuals ...

Climate Changed

I listened and watched the ethanol plant rep demonstrate how cleanly alcohol burns.Our conversation shifted to swapping shared memories of farm chores, and concluded that our respective career paths were definitely influenced by our childhood experiences on our parents' farms."Weather's always ...

Let’s Look at the Money

Judge Whittenburg's ruling on the court case against the Palo Alto Supervisors just goes to show that legal and ethical are not always the same thing.The few participating landowners and county leaders that want this wind installation for the money. Let's look at the money.MidAmerican has ...

Congrats, P.A.C.H.

Congratulations to the cardiovascular and pulmonary certification award at P.A.C.H. I have been privileged to participate in the cardio program. The staff is very competent and the individual care is excellent. We are fortunate to have this program at P.A.C.H. and the participants are thankful ...

Do You Want Your Taxes Raised?

Editor's Note: This is the conclusion of a letter published in The Reporter on August 28.Further, Wild Rose Casino's proposed assessment is nearly $367,000 and we believe they will gain little benefit in improved drainage. At the time the Casino was built, the City required them to construct a ...

Do You Want Your Taxes Raised?Editor’s Note: Due to the length of this letter, it is being printed in two parts. The conclusion of this letter will appear in the August 30 issue of The Democrat. To The Citizens of Emmetsburg The former City Manager, one

Editor's Note: Due to the length of this letter, it is being printed in two parts. The conclusion of this letter will appear in the August 30 issue of The Democrat.To The Citizens of EmmetsburgThe former City Manager, one City Council Member and two Emmetsburg property owners filed a petition ...

A Picture Worth 1,000 Words

To the Editor:Darin Fraser's photo of the dredge was worth way more than a thousand words. It was as if it was a prayer honoring the memory of the late Doc Coffey, Bill Stillman, Art Weir and others who personally contributed to or voted for dredging Five Island Lake. That was 20 years ...

A Twenty-One Gun Salute?

To The Editor:In military terms, a "gun" is a heavy caliber weapon such as a field artillery or Navy ship cannon. "Twenty-one gun salutes are officially for presidents, dignitaries, and visiting heads of state. Locally, when there are military rites at the funeral of a veteran, VFW members fire ...

Doing Right

To the Editor:I'm proud to call Emmetsburg my home -- have raised a family here and those who know me know that generations of my family worked the land and have been a part of this community.What I've learned in my more than six decades in this community is that farming is a vital part of Palo ...

Blessed To Live In Emmetsburg

To the Editor:During our recent trip to Italy and Greece, I received an emergency call from my sister, Kris, who was staying in our house and visiting our Dad at Emmetsburg Care Center. During the heavy rains, a tile line had backed up and our basement had 4 inches of water in it and rising. I ...