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Assessor recaps history of VFW taxes in Emmet County

To the Editor:The Emmet County Assessor's Office would like to thank all the veterans for their service to this country. I would like to make the public aware of the reason why the Estherville and Armstrong VFWs are partially taxable. This situation is in no way about dishonoring our ...

Letters to the Editor for March 12

The Role of the VFWTo the Editor:The VFW is the largest and oldest war veterans service organization. We have a long and proven history of providing vital assistance and support to America's service members, veterans and their families. Fighting for veterans' benefits on Capitol Hill, to ...

Work to keep the caucus

Dear Editor,The Emmet County Republicans would like to thank all who came out and caucused last Monday. Special thanks go to Amy Sathoff's office for their help, as well as Iowa Lakes Community College for help with Caucus Training and for facilitating the event Monday night. Everything went ...

VFW property taxes??

To the Editor:Thank you Steve Woodley for your letter to the Editor on the VFW Real Estate Tax issue. Have known Steve for over 60 years now and believe him to be a man of honesty and integrity. That means when Mr Woodley says something ... "You can take it to the bank."Seems like a simple ...

Veteran’s Organizations Should Not Pay Property Tax

To The EditorThe Estherville VFW did not pay their property tax bill in September and here is why:Iowa law says property of associations of war veterans (VFW's & American Legions) shall not be taxed.For years the VFW has been paying property tax based on a 50% exemption granted by the ...

Supervisors have your back

To the editor:Like many Estherville residents, I recently received a letter from Iowa City-based lawyer James Larew. At first, I was confused. What in the world would an attorney living four-and-a-half hours away want with me? The letter answered that question soon enough: my money. Not real ...

Thank you Emmet County

To the Editor:I wish to thank all the good people of Emmet County for all they did in making the events honoring Viet Nam War veterans a great success. Receiving a Quilt of Valor was an honor and gift very precious to me and I will cherish it forever.I am not a native of Emmet and grew up in ...

Thank You Q.O.V.

To the EditorI was honored to be one of the recipients of a "Quilt of Valor" at the June 23 presentation ceremony.These quilts were made with love and appreciation by numerous volunteer quilters. A lot of time and effort were put into creating these precious works of art.I think I can speak for ...

Hevern on the spec house project

We've had a housing committee for years in Estherville. It includes folks from the general public, realtors, bankers, contractors, and elected officials. A community-wide housing survey was completed in 2015, indicating a big need for additional single-family homes in Estherville. We have heard ...

Hiney addresses issues

Citizens of Armstrongand Emmet County,It is time that I, Rhett Hiney, share information. My term on the Armstrong City Council started January 1, 2014. The one thing I have done wrong is disagree with the Mayor and the Police Chief.For three years I requested complete monthly financial ...