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G-T Administrator Says Goodbye To School

May 5, 2015 Dear Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven- Ayrshire Parents & Community: It is with a very heavy heart I write this letter. more »»

Moving Forward

April 30, 2015 Palo Alto County Citizens, Several months ago, I wrote a letter that was critical of decisions by our County Supervisor. more »»

Farm Safety For Just Kids

April 28, 2015 Dear Editor of Emmetsburg News, Agriculture is the nation’s most dangerous and pivotal industry. Nearly 700 kids have died on farms in the United States between the years of 1995 and 2000. more »»

Visit The Nature Center

April 28, 2015 Dear Editor, It was my great pleasure to speak at the Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center recently. I enjoyed spending time with the wonderful folks who gathered there. more »»

New Owners For Emmetsburg Car Wash

April 23, 2015 To the Editor: Over the last month, there have been many discussions regarding the potential enhancement of South Bay car wash, generating dialogue on both sides of the debate. more »»

Congratulations, Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre

April 16, 2015 The staff and many volunteers who make the Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre possible can pat themselves on the back for putting together yet another exceptional production in “The Addams... more »»

A Better Way To Finance Street Renovation?

March 10, 2015 To the Editor: A recent newspaper article reports that a hearing on the Lake Street renovation recently occurred. Please allow me to offer a perspective from past street projects. more »»

Reader Expresses Support For Gas Tax Hike

March 5, 2015 To the Editor: I was relieved and very pleased with the recent approval of an increase in our state gas tax. I, like most any other motorist, like to fill my tank for the lowest price possible. more »»

Thanks For Your Help

February 26, 2015 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 for the... more »»

County Purchases

February 24, 2015 To the Editor: Our County Board of supervisors is purchasing two pickup trucks from businesses inside our County. Good! I believe that money spent in a community turns over about seven times. more »»

“Go For It!” St. Pat’s Organization

February 24, 2015 To the Editor: I recently heard that St. Pat’s organization is planning on having a beer garden on Friday and Saturday nights until 10 p.m. for our St. Pat’s celebration. more »»

Reader Agrees With Previous Letters

February 17, 2015 To the Editor: I strongly AGREE with Bill Ellingrod’s letter to the Editor on January 29 in The Democrat titled “What is Our Heritage.”?I, too, have seen many ditches that have black snow in them. more »»

Wrongful Termination

February 10, 2015 To the Editor: I firmly believe that the termination of Joel Fantz by the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors was wrong. more »»

Other Considerations Besides Cost

February 3, 2015 To the Editor: The Board of Supervisors has recently been meeting with the Emmet County Board of Supervisors with regard to using the Emmet County Engineer as an interim Engineer or possibly hiring... more »»

Who Is Responsible?

February 3, 2015 Letter to the Editor: I can’t help but noticed all the editorials being written concerning what happened to Joel Fantz our county engineer. more »»

What Is Our Heritage?

January 29, 2015 To the Editor: On January 16 I made a trip to Fort Dodge for my annual checkup at the VA Veterans clinic. more »»

Reader: Where Is The Problem?

January 29, 2015 To the Editor: Where Is The Problem? In late 1999, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors, of which I was a member, hired a young, recently retired veteran of the United States Navy who wanted to... more »»

Reader: “The Proof is in the Pudding”

January 27, 2015 Letter to the Editor, Accepting the fact that we are ALL in the new club house together, with little public input, we should have some humor involved… Remember back when our to be President, Obama... more »»

Reader Wants Accountability

January 27, 2015 To the Editor: On exercising the first amendment this veteran would ask "NO CAUSE"? The supervisors were elected by the citizens of Palo Alto County and Mr. more »»

Reader’s “Two Cents Worth”

January 27, 2015 To the Editor: After reading the recent letters concerning the Board of Supervisors' decision to terminate the contract with Joel Fantz, I want to comment. more »»



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