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Forward Thinking

January 22, 2015 To the Editor: Sharing with other like-minded governments: it's worth more than just talking about it. more »»

Plan To Close Mental Institutions A Mistake

January 22, 2015 Letter to the Editor: I recently read of Governor Branstad’s plan to close two (2) of Iowa’s three (3) mental institutions. more »»

Midwest Soil Health Summit

January 20, 2015 To the Editor: The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota will be doing it again. On Feb. more »»

Firing of Fantz Was Wrong

January 20, 2015 To the Editor: I was saddened to hear of the firing of Joel Fantz. He has done a terrific job as Palo Alto County engineer! Our supervisors have dropped the ball. more »»

Palo Alto: A Very Caring and Giving County

January 15, 2015 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 2014. more »»

Reader Considers Us “Lucky”

January 15, 2015 To the Editor: On December 15, 2014, my wife and I went to the Palo Alto County Hospital to check out some problems she was having. more »»

Concerning County Engineer

January 13, 2015 To the Editor: It is really strange that all of a sudden the Board of Supervisors are so wise and qualified to fire the engineer without cause. more »»

Reader Says: “We Are Better Than That”

January 13, 2015 To the Editor: On most days I am proud to be a life long resident of Emmetsburg and Palo Alto County. On January 6th at 8:30 a.m. more »»

Termination of County Engineer an Injustice

January 13, 2015 Palo Alto County Citizens, The termination of County Engineer Joel Fantz is an abuse of power and an injustice to him personally and professionally. more »»

Senior Center Welcomes Guests

December 3, 2014 To the Editor: There was more going on than just voting the night of November 4th! There were lights on and people coming and going from the Multi-Purpose Senior Center. more »»

“Let’s Stop Chasing After FEMA Dollars And Get Us A Bridge Built”

November 25, 2014 To the Editor: We pay nearly six thousand dollars in property taxes per year &?don’t even have our own road to drive o. more »»

Median Income and the Tax Burden

November 11, 2014 Letter to the Editor: Kirk Haack, in his letter to the editor, states that it is important to understand the “large story” regarding property tax assessments and rates. more »»

Part 2 of Reader’s Response

November 4, 2014 To the Editor: To meet the newspaper’s space constraints, this letter is Part 2, addressing points that Mike Scott made in a recent letter to the editor. more »»

Reader Addresses Question of Tax Burden

October 30, 2014 To the Editor: Even more important than getting some facts right is getting the entire story before you draw conclusions. more »»

In Support of County Treasurer Candidate

October 22, 2014 To the Editor: This letter is written on behalf of Ted Riley, candidate for Palo Alto County Treasurer. I can’t think of a more positive minded candidate for the positio. more »»

Reader’s Response to Recent Letter

October 22, 2014 To the Editor: Would like to respond to Greg Hoyman’s recent Letter to the Editor. I will share a few of the facts. more »»

In Support of County Attorney Candidate

October 21, 2014 o the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Peter Hart, who is the Democratic candidate for Palo Alto County Attorne. more »»

New Events At The Senior Center

October 14, 2014 To the Editor: On Wednesday, September 24th, the Palo Alto County Council on Aging held a High Tea at the Senior Center. What a nice facility to have an event like this. more »»

It’s Time That We Move Forward

October 14, 2014 TO EMMETSBURG I have been watching the group C.R.G. and their letter. more »»

Rack Shack - It’s Business As Usual

October 9, 2014 To the editor: It has been brought to my attention in the past few weeks, by my patrons, that a rumor is spreading around that we are closing the Rack Shack on the first of January. more »»



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