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Don Quixote, Revisted

October 17, 2017 Editor’s Note: The?Letter to the Editor “Don Quixote, Revisted” will run in two parts due to length. Please read part two in Thursday’s The Democrat. more »»

Thank You Eric, Mary, Thomas, and Aliza

October 12, 2017 One of the best "public statements" made on behalf of the Wind Energy project in Palo Alto County appeared in this newspaper recently. more »»

Raising Awareness for Cerebral Palsy

October 10, 2017 For the past nineteen 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 dedicated to... more »»

Threatening good health and peace

October 3, 2017 Well, the Board of Supervisors heard more objections to the proposed wind turbine project both at the public hearing on the 21st and again last Tuesday. Sadly, they don’t seem to be listenin. more »»

We support wind energy and encourage you to do the same

October 3, 2017 Take a minute and imagine your life without electricity. more »»

Benefits of Wind Energy in Palo Alto

October 3, 2017 As a long-time resident and landowner near Emmetsburg, I am writing to express my support for Invenergy wind farm development within the county. more »»

New form of worship???

September 28, 2017 When I saw the controversy that has emerged from the wind energy program, with the destruction of land and neighborliness, I thought I would see what a higher form of government said. more »»

Do Unto Others...

September 12, 2017 At the Supervisor’s meeting last Tuesday I went to watch Invenergy begin to file their site plan. The Supervisors have also set a date for a public comment meeting. more »»

Is wind energy the direction we want to go?

September 12, 2017 Last week a guest editorial extolled the potential of wind turbines as a boundless energy source. more »»

Educational Investment

August 31, 2017 To the editor: In 1979, Theodore W. Schultz, chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, along with his colleague W. Arthur Lewis, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economi. more »»

Emmetsburg Country School

August 29, 2017 The Schools in Palo Alto County will soon be filled with noises, and the country school at the fair grounds will once again be standing quietly, but during the Palo Alto County Fair, it was busy... more »»

Big Winds Bogus Subsidies - Part II

August 3, 2017 If the subsidies run out in less than ten years or whatever is agreed upon , what happens to the wind turbine company ? They could take care of it themselves or they may make a very lucrative offer... more »»

Big Winds Bogus Subsidies

August 1, 2017 EDITOR’S?NOTE: Due to the length of this Letter to the Editor, it will be run in two parts. Please find part 2 in The Democrat on Thursday, August . more »»

Emmetsburg’s Little Secret

August 1, 2017 I believe when there are fine experiences had - it should be passed around for others to note. There is a small business in town (E’burg) that has been established for a few month. more »»

Dressing Up The Victorian

June 29, 2017 To The Editor: A big Thank You to the Palo Alto Garden Club for dressing up the Victorian on Main and to those who donated to make the project a realit. more »»

Old Habits Die Hard

June 29, 2017 Our family was on the way home from a softball game recently when it happened. As I crested the hill an approaching truck was already a foot into our lane. more »»

What’s More Important Than Education?

June 22, 2017 To the Editor, I have heard the comment made that Emmetsburg has a 1-A school with 3-A facilities. There may be some truth in this but I think it is a little misleading. Living at 202 King St. more »»

Communities Against Wind Energy

June 15, 2017 To The Editor: Not many things bring together a community like an Industrial Wind Energy Installation. more »»

The Love of Money Is the Root Of All Evil

June 15, 2017 To The Editor: I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and other non participating landowners for not being overcome by greed, like some land owners have, to accept the offers... more »»

Reader Asks: “Will History Repeat?”

June 13, 2017 Letter to the Editor: I fully agree with Alan Oppedal and Anesa McGregor’s editorials in the May 18 2017, Democrat. These I could write more about, but not at this time. more »»



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