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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 »»

I Had A Swell Time!

May 31, 2018 Dear Editor, It was my great pleasure to speak at the Senior Fun & Wellness Day held at Iowa Lakes Community College. I enjoyed spending time with the wonderful folks who gathered ther. more »»

Naig: The Right Man For Ag Secretary

May 25, 2018 I am writing to endorse Mike Naig for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. I have known Mike all his lif. more »»

Health Impacts of Industrial Wind

May 19, 2018 While I agree with Mr. Nixon that landowners have a right to use their land most any way they see fit, that right does not extend over your property line. more »»

The Wind Blows Clean Energy

May 18, 2018 To the Editor: I was admiring the “clean energy”production in O’Brien County while driving to Sioux City this week. more »»

MSCT Appreciates Communities’ Support

May 18, 2018 Dear Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre Supporters, All of us at EMSCT want to acknowledge the incredible support we received from the community during our recent fundraising drive. more »»

No Ill Effects

April 26, 2018 Dear Editor,   A recent letter to the editor alleged all sorts of ill effects caused by wind towers. Scientific evidence does not support those claims. more »»

Wind Turbine Emissions Harm Health

April 17, 2018 To The Editor: Thank you residents for your ongoing requests for accurate health information on this very grievous matter of Industrial Wind Turbines harm to health. more »»

Equal Pay Day

April 10, 2018 Editor and Readers: Tuesday, April 10, marks Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous yea. more »»

Thank You For The Kindness

April 5, 2018 Letter to the editor: What a lovely surprise when I got to my car and found a wrapped flower on my windshield. more »»

What Is Not In The News

April 5, 2018 To the Editor: There has been misinformation about the proposed wind installation in Palo Alto County going aroun. more »»

Really Senator King

April 3, 2018 To the editor: Every time I see another Steve King remark about the undesirable immigrants and illegals, I wish he would ponder the situation a few generations ago when the KuKluxKlan had strong... more »»

Art Wall Moves to New Location

March 27, 2018 After nine years at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort, the Palo Alto Arts Council Art Wall has been moved to The Shores at Five Island. more »»

Interested in History

March 22, 2018 While visiting with some history buffs, I was told that there was a horse track south of fogarty's gas station. West of the track was a hugh horse barn. more »»



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