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Enjoy An Area Treasure

September 18, 2014 Dear Editor, Recently, I was blessed to a "Prairie Picnic" at Telford Prairie, NE of Ayrshire (400 Street and 400 Aveue. more »»

Palo Alto County’s Good Neighbor Policy Has Worked For 17 Years

September 11, 2014 Letter to the Editor, The following is a written summary of testimony given on August 19 by the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors (“Supervisors”) before the Iowa Environmental Protection... more »»

Veterans on Honor Flight

September 3, 2014 Dear Palo Alto Residents, On behalf of the VFW and the veterans going on the flight Sept. 6, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. more »»

WWII Liberation of Paris

August 28, 2014 To the Editor: One of the most memorable events of World War II?took place on August 23, 1944. An article in the Fort Dodge Messenger on August 23 explains it simply. more »»

Volunteers Made RAGBRAI A Success

August 28, 2014 To the Editor: We would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked at the beverage garden during RAGBRAI's over-night stay. more »»

City’s Street Department: “A Job Well Done”

August 21, 2014 Dear Editor, I would like to complement our city's Street Department for a 'job well done'. Last winter, we experienced a break in the street's water main. more »»

Music Department Cuts

March 18, 2014 To Whom it May Concern: I am deeply saddened to learn about the proposed Music Program cuts for the 2014-2015 school year. more »»

Something To Think About!

January 21, 2014 To the Editor: Here is a little something I thought I would share with readers of The Reporter and The Democrat. This is part one and the second part will be in Thursday’s newspape. more »»

Making Informed Decisions About Land

July 11, 2013 To the Editor: We, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors, are writing regarding land purchases by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation in Palo Alto County and the entire State of Iowa. more »»

Support For Palo Alto County Conservation

April 18, 2013 Dear Editor: We, the Palo Alto County Conservation Foundation board, would like to express our support of the Palo Alto County Conservation board and their contributions to our quality of life in... more »»

A Response to the Des Moines Register

April 16, 2013 To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to the Des Moines Register’s article on April 7, 2013 entitled, “EMTs & Emergency Medical Services: How a Broken System Endangers Iowans. more »»

April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 11, 2013 Dear Editor: Every year, April is designated as Child Abuse Prevention month. The solution to ending child abuse is up to all of us. more »»

Private/Public Funds

April 9, 2013 Dear Editor: The proposed budget for the Palo Alto Conservation Board included constructing camping cabins at its Huston Park campground at Lost Island Lake. more »»

Equal Pay Day -- Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 4, 2013 Equal Pay Day Tuesday, April 9, 2013 This date symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012. “In Iowa, women’s median income is only 79% of the income of men. more »»

Residents Concerned About Budget Cuts

April 2, 2013 Dear Editor, As residents of Lost Island Lake, former educators, and supporters of the Palo Alto County Conservation Board, we are very concerned about the budget cuts to reduce conservation funding... more »»

County Conservation Board Responds

March 28, 2013 To the Editor: In response to the newspaper article on March 19, Supervisors Make Cuts to Conservation Budget, and as members of the County Conservation Board, we feel that several issues need to be... more »»

Open Letter To Taxpayers &?Voters

March 28, 2013 To the Editor: After due consideration, we have decided to write this open letter to the taxpayers/voters of Palo Alto County: Are you aware of the attack by our Board of Supervisors on the... more »»

Grant Moves Project Forward

March 28, 2013 To the Editor: The Silver Lake Improvement Project – Palo Alto (SLIP-PA) board of directors would like to publicly express its appreciation to the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Group for the... more »»

Our Readers Write

March 5, 2013 To the Editor: After many years of procrastination, I finally got around to having a colonoscopy at the Emmetsburg Hospital. It was a painless procedure, but the results were sobering. more »»

A Note Of Thanks

February 26, 2013 Dear Editor, On behalf of the Silver Lake Fire Department, Ayrshire, I want to thank the?Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation for the generous grant you gave us for the Emergency Truck... more »»

 
 

 

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