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Most Indulgent Time of the Year

December 4, 2018 To the Editor: Thanksgiving to New Year’s is the most indulgent time of the year--from overeating to overspending to excess alcohol consumption. more »»

A Vote for Solberg

October 31, 2018 I want to ask you to vote for Linus Solberg on November 6. Linus is not only a life-long neighbor of mine, he is a great friend. more »»

Endorsing Jones

October 31, 2018 In 2014, I came to Megan Jones with an issue and idea. Our state needed to financially help adopting families. Adoption is a difficult journey--made worse by burdensome expenses. more »»

IPERS,Yes; Republicans, No

October 31, 2018 Republicans have recently backtracked from their former statements, and now say they don’t plan “current” changes to the Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) for employees and retirees;... more »»

Solberg is Good for Palo Alto County

October 23, 2018 Palo Alto County Voters, Your vote on November 6, 2018 is an important one! We have known Linus Solberg for many years and we feel that he is a dedicated, hard working, caring individual that... more »»

Odor Will Do What’s Right for the District

October 23, 2018 This election season you as a citizen have a decision to make. more »»

Why I Support Fred Hubbel

October 10, 2018 This year Gov. more »»

Thank You From the Benz Family

September 19, 2018 Thank you everyone that helped with, attended, and suppported the benefit for David Benz this summer. more »»

Climate Changed

September 12, 2018 I listened and watched the ethanol plant rep demonstrate how cleanly alcohol burn. more »»

Let’s Look at the Money

September 5, 2018 Judge Whittenburg’s ruling on the court case against the Palo Alto Supervisors just goes to show that legal and ethical are not always the same thing. more »»

Congrats, P.A.C.H.

September 5, 2018 Congratulations to the cardiovascular and pulmonary certification award at P.A.C.H. I have been privileged to participate in the cardio progra. more »»

Do You Want Your Taxes Raised?

August 30, 2018 Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of a letter published in The Reporter on August 28. more »»

Do You Want Your Taxes Raised?Editor’s Note: Due to the length of this letter, it is being printed in two parts. The conclusion of this letter will appear in the August 30 issue of The Democrat. To The Citizens of Emmetsburg The former City Manager, one

August 28, 2018 Editor’s Note: Due to the length of this letter, it is being printed in two parts. The conclusion of this letter will appear in the August 30 issue of The Democrat. more »»

A Picture Worth 1,000 Words

August 7, 2018 To the Editor: Darin Fraser’s photo of the dredge was worth way more than a thousand words. more »»

A Twenty-One Gun Salute?

August 3, 2018 To The Editor: In military terms, a “gun” is a heavy caliber weapon such as a field artillery or Navy ship cannon. more »»

Doing Right

August 3, 2018 To the Editor: I’m proud to call Emmetsburg my home -- have raised a family here and those who know me know that generations of my family worked the land and have been a part of this community. more »»

Blessed To Live In Emmetsburg

July 20, 2018 To the Editor: During our recent trip to Italy and Greece, I received an emergency call from my sister, Kris, who was staying in our house and visiting our Dad at Emmetsburg Care Center. more »»

Too Easy To Be “Legal”

July 10, 2018 To The Editor: It’s too easy to be “legal” and “DEAD” on our roads. more »»

The Future of Palo Alto County

June 22, 2018 To the Editor: Three years ago I moved back to the area to pursue Ag. Business. In that time I have learned the importance of being diversified to make a living; grain alone won’t cut it. more »»

Appreciating The Greatest Generation

May 31, 2018 To the Editor: Today I was at my Uncle Marlin’s funeral (Marlin Schmeling). He was a proud Navy veteran. It was so moving to watch the men from the local VFW honor him. more »»



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