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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 »»

Raising Awareness for Cerebral Palsy

October 9, 2014 Letter to the Editor: For the past 16 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 »»

An Open Letter To City Leaders And The Citizens of Emmetsburg

September 25, 2014 Letter to the Editor The Event Center as proposed is going to be a reality, in fact the final design has more square footage than the original proposal. Approximately half of the final 3. more »»

Stand Up And Be Heard -- Be There

September 25, 2014 Letter to the Editor: A newsworthy event occurred last Thursday evening when a standing-room only crowd of neighbors gathered at the VFW to participate in a Forum sponsored by a newly-formed... more »»

Vote Keeps Students On The Cutting Edge

September 23, 2014 To the Editor: A big thank you is in order on behalf of the Friends of Iowa Lakes Community College who urged Voters to approve the renewal of a technology replacement levy. more »»

Enjoy An Area Treasure

September 18, 2014 Dear Editor, Recently, I was blessed to a "Prairie Picnic" at Telford Prairie, NE of Ayrshire (400 Street and 400 Aveue. more »»

Palo Alto County’s Good Neighbor Policy Has Worked For 17 Years

September 11, 2014 Letter to the Editor, The following is a written summary of testimony given on August 19 by the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors (“Supervisors”) before the Iowa Environmental Protection... more »»



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