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“Don’t Take The Lipstick” - Part II

March 9, 2017 (Editor’s Note:?Due to its length, Mr. Knutson’s letter is being printed in two issues to meet the guidelines of the newspaper. more »»

Reader Suggests: Find Joy In The Moment

March 7, 2017 To the Editor: I heard on TV over the weekend that in the 1970’s the medium worker’s wage was $48,000 and now 2017 it is like $33,000 if I understood the commentator correctly. more »»

“Don’t Take The Lipstick”

March 7, 2017 (Editor’s Note:?Due to its length, this letter will be printed in two issues to meet the guidelines of the newspaper.) To the Editor: It’s no secret. more »»

Every Child Deserves To Be Safe

March 7, 2017 To the Editor: When one child goes missing in Iowa an Amber Alert is issued and search parties are organized. more »»

Wind Energy: A “Tailored” Project

February 23, 2017 To the Editor: We are the Coalition for Rural Property Rights. We are not against wind energy. The wind companies like to call groups like us “anti-wind. more »»

Put Teeth Into The Law

February 21, 2017 To the Editor: When will Iowa recognize that bicyclists are vulnerable persons? The driver who hit and killed a RAGBRAI rider last July has been charged with a misdemeanor. more »»

Community Support

February 9, 2017 Dear Editor: Ayrshire First Responders, Ayrshire Fire Department, Ayrshire American Legion and Ayrshire Community Club do a project once a year to raise funds that will benfit our community. more »»

Why Do We Protest?

February 7, 2017 To the Editor: I was sitting in a local restaurant the other night and I overheard a conversation between two other tables. I couldn’t help it. It was very lou. more »»

Thanks To A Caring, Giving Community

January 10, 2017 To the Editor, The Upper Des Moines Palo Alto Outreach Staff would like to thank all the churches, businesses, organizations, schools and individuals that supported us throughout 2016. more »»

Once An E-Hawk, Forever An E-Hawk!

January 3, 2017 To the Editor: As my term on the Emmetsburg Community School District School Board comes to an end, I would like to thank the following people: * Teachers, Faculty and Staff -- Daily you give of... more »»

Foundation “Here For Good” For Local Communities

December 27, 2016 The Palo Alto County Community Foundation (PACCF) was formed in February to give charitable, community-minded people who want to strengthen their community a new opportunity to support the local... more »»

Control The Message--Build Support--Win

December 6, 2016 To the Editor: I met someone the other day at a meeting I attended. He told us his name and introduced himself as a concerned citizen. more »»

Cardboard and Compost

December 6, 2016 To the Editor: I’m writing in defense of Sally Brennan, she has learned through the years that there are ways to stop weeds without chemicals and increases the richness of the earth. more »»

Collecting Information For Memorial Kiosk

December 1, 2016 To the Editor: We are pleased to announce that the Palo Alto County Veterans Memorial kiosk and web site will be operational soon. more »»

Horse High ... Pig Tight ... And Bull Stong

November 29, 2016 To the Editor: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Farmers live by that adage for good reason. more »»

Reader Writes About Bullying

November 15, 2016 To the Editor: Well, a few weeks into this new school year. I’m sure the teachers are identifying the new crop of bully’s (sons or daughters) entering the school system. more »»

Coalition for Rural Property Rights Formed

November 1, 2016 To the Editor: The Coalition for Rural Property Rights has been formed in response to the Supervisors’ acceptance of a wind energy ordinance that favors the wind companies but does not protect the... more »»

Support For Candidate

October 27, 2016 To the Editor: Please support Edward Noonan for District Three Supervisor. Edward Noonan is running for District 3 County Supervisor. more »»

In Support of Supervisor Candidate

October 25, 2016 To the Editor and District 3 Voters: I hope you will join me in re-electing Ed Noonan as County Supervisor this November Ed has been my Supervisor for the last 10 years, and he continues to impress... more »»

The Intersection of Farming and Traffic Safety

October 18, 2016 There is an intersection that some say doesn’t exist. Others say these roads have no business intersecting, they are too far apart. more »»



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