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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 ...

Why not make Super Bowl a family event

As the clock ticks down, it's only a matter of days now until the Super Bowl LIV matchup between the San Francisco Forty-Niners and the Kansas City Chiefs.As we all know, the Super Bowl has taken on a legendary status not only as a game but also as a media event which some people watch for the ...

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 ...

Winter weather nothing to mess around with

Usually it's a little earlier in the year when we have to remind people about traveling in winter weather. With the winter mild up until last week, that wasn't necessary.Now it is.First of all, travel only if you have to. Call ahead, listen to the radio or go online to make sure that work, ...

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 ...

Thank you, volunteer firefighters

We too often take for granted some of the most heroic members of this community. In Estherville, Armstrong, Ringsted, Dolliver and Gruver, there are men and women who drop everything, show up, put in time for training, and much more to save our lives and property.The volunteer firefighter.We ...

Library News – Changing Old Habits

With the start of a new year I have decided to make some new changes in my habits for the better. One thing I want to do is purge myself of all the unnecessary clutter in my home. But that is another subject. I have also decided to try to read more books this year. After reading a short ...

What’s going on at the Extension?

Once again it's the time of year when we consider what we want to do better next year. If history shows that your resolutions usually die a quiet death sometime in February or March, perhaps this is the year to re-think how you set your resolutions!The key: resolutions should be very clear and ...