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Curious Citizen

February 27, 2018 I am interested to know why a business in Emmetsburg, Iowa can have old machinery (even combine/ picker), old cars, pickup box and also can burn plastic hoses that make coal black smoke gets away... more »»

Thank you, Tatum!

February 20, 2018 A huge thank you to Tatum Iverson for singing to us at Willow Ridge this past Sunday, February 11th. more »»

Iowa Utilities Board

February 15, 2018 What is the responsibility of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB)? The “Mission” statement, is “The Iowa Utilities Board regulates utilities to ensure that reasonably priced, reliable, environmentally... more »»

Have A Voice

January 30, 2018 I am watching the movie Selma on our Federal Holiday Martin Luther King Jr Day. This year is the 50th anniversary of his assassination. more »»


January 11, 2018 Please accept my error in not including you in the paper Dec. 19 in thanking the business that donated to the Freedom Flight for the veterans going to D.C., to see that sights on a trip of a lifetime. more »»

Thank you to the ERA and Chamber

January 11, 2018 Dear Editor, FIRST, Happy New Year to Palo Alto County Citizens! I wish good health and happiness for all in 201. more »»

Thank You!

January 11, 2018 I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK?YOU to all persons who have are are now serving on various City boards. more »»

Yes, Santa, There Is A Virginia!

December 28, 2017 I was glad to see the article that was written a long time ago in the Dec 21st Democrat. The article “Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus” A number of years ago we moved to another state. more »»

Christmas Spirit

December 28, 2017 Last Thursday evening we were privileged to have a group of carolers show up outside our home and sing with beautiful voices and harmony. more »»

Robbed of Health

December 27, 2017 Body Reflex affected by Industrial Wind Turbines Residents, visitors and sensitive passerby, your daily life will be gravely impacted by the proposed 170 to 198 Industrial Wind Turbines 24/7... more »»

Puppets on a String

December 19, 2017 At the Supervisors meeting of Oct 24, they adamantly denied the accusation that they had effectively let Invenergy and MidAmerican Energy write the Palo Alto County Wind Energy Ordinance. more »»

Thank you, Palo Alto County

December 19, 2017 Palo Alto County Citizens, We the VFW?Post #2295 Palo Alto County VFW would like to thank you all for your generous donations to the freedom flight for the past year. more »»

Neither Political Parties Can Lay Claim to Great Virtue

December 5, 2017 To the editor: I found the Laura Hollis column in your November 30 issue to be quite fascinating. The lady's right leg must be shorter than her left, because she is definitely tilted toward starboard. more »»

Additional Deputy Needed

November 28, 2017 In December of 2016 I approached the Palo Alto County Supervisors with a request to hire an additional Deputy to the Sheriff’s Office staff. more »»


November 14, 2017 We have so many disasters in the world now. The hurricane in Houston, massive devastation, lives lost, was a natural disaster. The hurricane in Florida, massive devastation, lives lost there als. more »»

Good Discussion at School Board Meeting

November 14, 2017 The Emmetsburg public school system has come a long way. I remember when the topic of school “sharing” could be heate. more »»

Retired Nurse Left With Many Questions

October 26, 2017 Dear Editor: As a retired staff member from Palo Alto County Hospital, I feel such a sadness at the recent terminations that has disrupted so many lives. It also leaves me with many questions. more »»

Invenergy Application does Not Comply

October 24, 2017 Evidence the proposed Industrial Wind Project will not meet county regulations. more »»

Don’t Let Them Walk Away

October 24, 2017 It seems to me that all of the wind turbine energy complainers just need to look around them and realize that there are no problems in other areas that have them, and that they never had the... more »»

Don Quixote,Revisted, Part II

October 19, 2017 Editor’s Note: Due to the length of this Letter to the Editor, it has run in two parts. To read part one, please see The Reporter published on Tuesday, Oct. 17. more »»



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