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

June 9, 2020 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. more »»

Community Members Encouraged To Support County Council on Aging

June 9, 2020 To the Editor: I would like to inform the citizens of Palo Alto County of the opportunity to help support the Multipurpose Center. more »»

Golf Course Remains Closed

April 9, 2020 To the Editor: Our lives continue to be greatly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. more »»

Shopping Local Means Quality Service

March 23, 2020 To the Editor, I have always been supportive of our Emmetsburg merchants and preferred to shop at home. Today, I had an experience that definitely proved that point. more »»

A Look Back at the Iowa Lakes Farm

March 23, 2020 To the Editor, Here is a little known fact on the history of the Iowa Lakes Community College Farm that is five and one half miles west of Emmetsburg: The owner or owners of that farm were Albert an... more »»

Support for a Sustainable Future

February 17, 2020 Editor’s Note: This is a response to ‘EPA Damaging Economy, Environment’ that appeared in The Reporter on Jan. 21. To the Editor: I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. more »»

EPA Damaging Economy, Environment

January 24, 2020 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... more »»

From The Reporter’s Readers

January 10, 2020 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 leader. more »»

VFW Thanks the Community for Support

December 27, 2019 Thank you Palo Alto County residents for helping support the VFW here in Palo Alto County, Emmetsburg for the past year as follows: 1. more »»

Kudos to Community Theatre

December 2, 2019 To The Editor: For those of you who missed Mainstreet Community Theatre’s “Little Shop of Horrors,” it was an outstanding performance. more »»

To The Voters of the City of Emmetsburg

October 23, 2019 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. more »»

There Is A Reason For The Laws

September 30, 2019 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 Emmetsbur. more »»

For the Next Century

September 10, 2019 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. more »»

Reader Asks: “Is This A Good Choice?”

August 28, 2019 To the Editor, I am writing in response to the article in the August 22, 2019 Democrat titled “EMU/City Approve Funds for Housing Projec. more »»

VFW Sends Appreciation To Residents

July 30, 2019 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. more »»

PACHS Appreciates Community Support

July 2, 2019 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. more »»

Reader Says: “Rest In Peace”

June 7, 2019 To the Editor: The term “small fortune” in the headline of the May 16 edition of the newspaper does no justice. more »»

Small Fortune, Really?

May 29, 2019 To the Editor: Let us talk about small and large fortunes. more »»

Bullying Is Not Okay - It Needs To Stop

May 14, 2019 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. more »»

Community Support At Its Finest

May 3, 2019 ‘Back the Blue’ Fundraiser The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Reserves and the Emmetsburg Police Reserves hosted the ‘Back the Blue’ fundraiser banquet on April 27th, 2019. more »»

Recovery Wishes From Pennsylvannia

April 12, 2019 Dear Editor, In Feburary in Nashville, TN. I started a conversation with Darrel and Nancy Reed from Emmetsbur. more »»


Victorian House July 5, 2020

Victorian House Museum open from 1 to 4 p.m. more »

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