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Community Water Fluoridation

September 27, 2012 To the Editor The Palo Alto County Board of Health is encouraging all communities in the county to fluorinate their city water supply. more »»


September 25, 2012 Dear Editor: Could someone please tell me what the intent of our county engineer is? The reason I am asking is because of the roads he is constructing, supposedly according to the AASHTO Plan. more »»

Raising Awareness For Cerebral Palsy

September 20, 2012 To the Editor: For the past 14 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 dedicated... more »»

Kudos To Trail Committee

September 11, 2012 To the Editor, Kudos to the present and any former committee trail members in showing the determination and perseverance in building the walking/bike trail. Trails are utilized by all ages. more »»

Another Case Solved

September 6, 2012 To the Editor: Many thanks to Sheriff Dennis Goeders for his work in solving another case involving theft from a farm place. more »»

A Woman’s Response to Religious Freedom

September 5, 2012 To the Editor: While I appreciate aspects of the Affordable Care Act, such as an end to barring coverage to applicants with pre-existing conditions or discriminating on the basis of gender, I remain... more »»

Open Letter to the Community

August 28, 2012 Open letter to the community: Where we’ve been, where we are, how to move forward to the finish line. more »»

Very Fine County Fair

August 9, 2012 Dear Editor, I would like to commend the Extension Council for the very fine county fair they put on this year. more »»

Clean Line Energy Chooses Iowa

August 2, 2012 To the Editor: Clean Line Energy has chosen Iowa to build the Rock Island Clean Line, its 500-mile wind transmission lin. more »»

Picture The Possibilities

August 2, 2012 To the Editor: I support the Concerned Citizens of Emmetsburg’s plan for the 5000 square foot South Bay Community Center. As Pete Hamilton described it, I began to see it. more »»

Garden Produce Not Public Property

July 12, 2012 To the Editor: I was so happy that, with the help of my friends Dan and Linda Umbrell, I was able to have a plot at the Community Gardens. more »»

Reader Says: “An Excellent Idea”

July 12, 2012 To the Editor: The Alternate Proposal for a Community Center outlined in the July 3, 2012 Letter to the Editor written by Pete Hamilton has many interesting and exciting ideas about how such a Cente... more »»

“Thank You” From Brazilian Rotary Team

July 3, 2012 Emmetsburg Community: We were very happy to have the opportunity to visit your country, the state of Iowa and the beautiful and welcoming city of Emmetsburg. more »»

Concerned Citizens’ Proposal

July 3, 2012 An open letter to the residents of Emmetsburg: As chairman of the concerned citizens committee I want to take this opportunity to update you on the alternative proposal for a community center we wil... more »»

Keep Five Island Beach Beautiful

July 3, 2012 Dear Editor: Each day, when I walk my dog, we usually go through Soper Park, past the public swimming beach of Five Island Lak. more »»

2012 Relay for Life Was A Great Event

June 26, 2012 To the Palo Alto Community: Relay for Life was a great event, thanks to all of the people who participated and all of the people who attended the day’s event. more »»

Regarding the CAT Grant Meeting

June 26, 2012 Letter to the Editor: I’m writing in response to the June 19th article dealing with the CAT Grant meeting held on May 16th in Des Moines, Iowa. more »»

Youth Must Have Place, Too

June 21, 2012 The Community Center, which is proposed for construction at the location of the old country club near Five Island Lake, should be a place for youth and adults alike. It’s a nice location. more »»

New Shoots Deserves Your Patronage

June 19, 2012 To the Editor: My wife and I spent June 2nd and 3rd in Emmetsburg to attend the celebration of cousin, Father Tom Geelan’s 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. more »»

Making Bad Choices

June 19, 2012 To the Editor: During the Second World War, the State Mental Health Institute of Independence had a fine herd of Holstein dairy cows. more »»



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