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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 ...

Relay for Life – because we care

Would you believe it's time for another Relay for Life tomorrow evening?That's right. This has turned out to be one of the most positive events held each year here in Emmet County. And for a small county in population, Emmet packs a major punch in fundraising and turnout.We expect Friday ...

Armstrong Council should put community First

As someone who grew up in Armstrong and specifically decided to move back to Armstrong when I retired, I have been absolutely appalled by the divisive and mean spirited attitudes that have been the hallmark of Armstrong's city government for nearly the past six months. We have had council ...

Christmas project a success again

To the residentsof Emmet County:Emmet County did it again!!!Nearly 891 people will be enjoying Christmas again this year due to the generosity of individuals, merchants and organizations in the area who provided gifts or monetary contributions. What makes this outstanding is that nearly 400 of ...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks musicians for Monday concertDear Editor,I would like to thank the musicians who provided a special concert Monday evening. Both the concert band and jazz band includes local talent and several who travel over 100 + miles for weekly practice for the finale holiday presentation.It was sad ...