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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 »»

Effects Of The Wind Energy Ordinance

October 4, 2016 To the Editor: The Palo Alto Wind Energy Conversion ordinance is done. All the residences of the county can now legally be subjected to a wind turbine as close as 1500 feet from their door. more »»

Why Are We In Such A Rush?

September 27, 2016 To the Editor: At the second reading of the wind ordinance this morning, an excellent question was raised: “What is the hurry? Why are we in such a rush?” No one offered an answer, but I have on. more »»

Raising Awareness For Cerebral Palsy

September 27, 2016 To the Editor: For the past eighteen years the Palo Alto County 4-H County Council has been sponsoring a bike ride to raise money for the Pedal with Pete Foundation, a philanthropic organization... more »»

Who Owns The Wind? - Part II

September 22, 2016 (Editor’s Note:?This is the second installment of Wayne Knutson’s letter. Due to its length, this letter will be printed in two issues to meet the guidelines of the newspape. more »»

The Right Course Creates New Opportunities

September 22, 2016 To the editor: I am not now seeking a public office nor do I have any intention of doing so. more »»



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