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The Lake Dredge Stands Idle

May 5, 2016 To the Editor: The dredging of Five Island Lake has been suspended for the time being. more »»

In Praise of Public Servants

April 28, 2016 To the Editor: I wish to express my gratitude to the County Attorney's Office, Chief Eric Hansen, And Deputy Matt Veon. Their assistance with an ongoing harassment problem is greatly appreciated. more »»

Trust Fund: Facts, Just The Facts

April 19, 2016 o the Editor: We are seeing and hearing lots of dialogue when it comes to Iowa natural resource issues. more »»

Support For Wind Energy in Palo Alto

April 5, 2016 To whom it may concern: Over the last few months, there has been quite a bit of discussion surrounding proposed wind energy projects in Palo Alto County, and rightfully so. more »»

Appreciation For Community Support

April 5, 2016 Letter to the editor: Over two years ago we moved to Emmetsburg. Little did we know how much support we would get from this community. more »»

A Positive Look At Wind Energy

March 31, 2016 Dear Editor: As a farmer, landowner, and citizen of Palo Alto County, I am extremely disappointed with the conversation surrounding wind energy development in our county. more »»

Thoughts On A Unified School District

March 8, 2016 Letter to the editor: Throughout the history of our nation, public education has been a primary unifying force. It enabled immigrants to be rapidly assimilated into citizenship. more »»

Thanks For Support From The Community

February 17, 2016 Letter to the Editor: On behalf of the Ayrshire First Responders, Ayrshire Fire Department, Ayrshire Community Club and Ayrshire American Legion, we wish to thank all the people that bought tickets... more »»

Retirement Brings Wonderful Memories

February 17, 2016 Letter to the Editor: My humble thanks to so many who have offered prayers, best wishes, cards and gifts for my retirement. It has been a joy and privilege to be able to work with each and every one. more »»

Thanks To The City

February 11, 2016 To the Editor: Thank you to the city’s street department for its successive plowings after the storm last week. The unexpected effort made a difference. more »»

Show Support For Affordable Educaion

February 5, 2016 Dear Editor, This letter is written in support of Iowa Lakes Community College’s bond referendum for the purpose of funding educational facilities projects at the five Iowa Lakes campuses. more »»

Support For Iowa Lakes Bond Issue

February 5, 2016 To the Editor, February 9 is of critical importance to the entire Iowa Lakes Community College district. more »»

Preserve the Educational Opportunity

February 5, 2016 Dear Citizens of the Iowa Lakes Community College District, Iowa Lakes Community College is asking for your support for its first general bond since community colleges were started 50 years ago. more »»

Respect the Farmers, Cherish the Farmland

February 5, 2016 Dear Editor: As a landowner in Palo Alto County, I would like to reiterate some of the concerns voiced in the Supervisor Meeting, January 19, 2016, reference windmills in Palo Alto County. more »»

If In Doubt -- Call An Expert

January 28, 2016 To the Editor: In addition to Fire Chief Frank Kliegl’s “Warning For Supplementary Heating,” I would like to add: Electric space heaters are great for supplemental heating but should be used with... more »»

The Community Working Together

January 26, 2016 Letter 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 2015. more »»

Support The College Bond Referendum

January 21, 2016 Letter to the Editor: On February 2, 2016, Iowa Lakes Community College is having a special bond referendum vote. more »»

Keeping An Eye On Candidate

January 21, 2016 To the Editor: Two generations before me – and I – have been and are registered “Democrats”. Because I consider myself logically inclined – I actually vote as an “Independent”. more »»

Support For Kasich At The Caucus

January 21, 2016 To the Editor: The date of the Iowa caucuses is looming closer and closer, that leap year phenomenon when we have the opportunity to make an outsized impact on the selection of our next presiden. more »»

Supervisors Need To Take Action

January 21, 2016 To the editor: How many more hoops will Sheriff Lynn Schultes have to jump through before Supervisor Ed Noonan, and his puppets ok the hiring of at least one fulltime employee in the communication... more »»



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