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City’s Street Department: “A Job Well Done”

August 21, 2014 Dear Editor, I would like to complement our city's Street Department for a 'job well done'. Last winter, we experienced a break in the street's water main. more »»

A Unique Color For A Unique Purpose

August 19, 2014 Growing up in a small town has its benefits. I’m not sure if I really appreciated them until I had kids of my own. more »»

Readers Question Increase In Utilities Rates

August 19, 2014 Dear Editor: We are curious how the Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities has thousands of dollars to loan to The Community Center Project, and a couple of months later, raises our rates for both water an... more »»

An Opportunity For Iowa To Grow

July 3, 2014 To the Editor: As an Iowan and as a Wind Energy student, I understand how vital agriculture is to Iowa’s economy and hundreds of families. more »»

Vets To Washington, D.C.

June 24, 2014 To the Editor: Thank you, Palo Alto County. We are almost there in sending 8 of our Veterans to Washington, D.C., in September of this year. But I’m sorry to say we are short $1,200 so far. more »»

Wind Power Without Force

June 12, 2014 To the Editor: A merchant transmission line with 13-16 story towers and an easement lane the width of a football field or more for 500 miles is what Rock Island Clean Lines wants to build. more »»

America Needs A Common Sense Solution

June 10, 2014 To the editor: Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative and its wholesale power suppliers – Corn Belt Power Cooperative in Humboldt and Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative in LeMars – do not agree with the... more »»

Reader Shares ‘General Information’

June 5, 2014 To the Editor: I think I’ve pointed out that organic material incorporated more than six inches deep in the soil turn into gas. Material in the top five inches is turned into compost. more »»

Rules Of The Road For Moped Drivers

June 5, 2014 To the Editor: I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen and driver. Recently as the weather has begun to warm up, there has been an increase in the number of moped drivers in Emmetsburg. more »»

Exercise Your Rights

June 3, 2014 o the Editor: As I was pondering the observance of Memorial Day, something came to light. more »»

May is Community Action Month

May 28, 2014 To the Editor: Fifty years ago, Lyndon B. Johnson declared the “Unconditional War on Poverty.”?For 50 years, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. more »»

No Nepotism or Cronyism

May 15, 2014 Letter to the Editor: As Chairman of Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) I would like to thank the Emmetsburg Community School Board for the very professional way they are going about selectin... more »»

Would You?

May 15, 2014 o the Editor: Would you treat yourself and your bedroom like most of our top soil is treated? Rock phosphate, when it comes from the mine, can only be advertized as a 0-3-0. more »»

Champion Cheerleader

May 15, 2014 To the Editor: As we watched the West Elementary Track meet on Friday, May 9th, we could not help enjoying the wonderful job of announcing Debbie Walsh was doing from the Hawk's Nest. more »»

Items For The “To Do List”

May 13, 2014 Dear Editor, The City appears to be on a course to put a 'fresh coat of paint' in our downtown area. Focus is also pointed to erecting a new Community Building. more »»

More Food Needed In The Future?

May 1, 2014 To the Editor: Last February I wrote a small editorial, more like a notice, of a speaker to be at Alexandria, MN, stating that he is growing his corn for $1.24 cost per bushel. more »»

Citizens For Responsible Government

April 24, 2014 Dear Editor, This letter is written for the purpose of informing your readers about a way they can participate in a positive discussion about community service and public affairs focused on the... more »»

Do Your Research And Take A Stand

April 24, 2014 Letter to the Editor: I am an affected landowner and also on the board of The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance. more »»

High 5 Rural Traffic Safety Project

April 15, 2014 To the Editor: As a resident of rural, northwest Iowa I think that our way of life is often discounted by many who choose to live in more populated urban area. more »»

Could It Happen Here In Iowa?

April 10, 2014 To the Editor: A little before 1980 we moved to Minnesota. A number of years before that another family moved to that area and farmed. They had moved from the San Francisco area of California. more »»



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