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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
Wind Energy vs Rural Property Rights
September 20, 2016 To the Editor: After attending numerous meetings about wind energy it appears rural property rights are being overlooked in favor of the wind energy companie. more »»
Who Owns The Wind?
September 20, 2016 (Editor’s Note:?Due to its length, this letter will be printed in two issues to meet the guidelines of the newspaper. more »»