Letter to the Editor

Some good news

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Each year the Iowa Great Lakes area enjoys the visit of thousands of tourists spending millions of dollars at Arnolds Park, in bars, restaurants, hotels, etc. This summer will be different. I expect we will see few if any tourists due to forced closures.

Our exposure to the coronavirus has been limited to one in Dickinson County as of this writing. Imagine how different our exposure would have been if the virus threat had come three months later after the arrival of thousands of visitors from all parts of the country.

While the news these days is frighteningly bad, it is strangely good news that we will have a summer with only our neighbors present this year. We all hope our local, state and federal government will make sound, effective and timely decisions to minimize threats to our general health and the economy.

Robert Sneitzer

Spirit Lake