Does RICL Have A Conscience?
February 6, 2014 To the Editor: Rock Island Clean Like (RICL) is proposing to build a high voltage DC power line through 375 miles of prime Iowa farmland. more »»
Thank You, Emmetsburg Area
January 28, 2014 Dear Emmetsburg, The Riviera Theatre would like to thank all of you for your support, especially: 1. Those that have signed up as merchants or supporters for the merchant movies. 2. more »»
This Game is Reality!
January 23, 2014 To the Editor: Here is the second part of Something to Think About. Part one was in The Reporter Jan. 21. Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can’t seem to see i. more »»
Thanks to Caring, Giving County
January 21, 2014 To the Editor, We cannot express enough the appreciation we have at the Upper Des Moines Palo Alto County Outreach Office for the very generous contributions and donations the people of Palo Alto... more »»
Something To Think About!
January 21, 2014 To the Editor: Here is a little something I thought I would share with readers of The Reporter and The Democrat. This is part one and the second part will be in Thursday’s newspape. more »»
The Meaning of Christmas
January 9, 2014 Dear Democrat Readers, I would like to take this opportunity to thank "The Democrat" for the wonderful Christmas Story featured in the Thursday, Dec. 26th, paper. more »»
Adding Up The “Thank You’s”
January 7, 2014 To the Editor: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! I have noticed that all too often the words “Thank You” are not offered after purchasing an item or completing a transaction at a business. more »»
Can You Hear The Bells?
December 19, 2013 The holidays are a time to share cherished memories of Christmases past. Friends and family gather to relive these memories. They also gather to make memories for future celebrations. more »»
We All Need To Come Together
November 26, 2013 Letter to the Editor Dear fellow citizens of Emmetsburg. Thank you for supporting Proposition D to bring a locally owned telecommunications utility to Emmetsburg on Nov. 5, 2013. 5. more »»
Snowflakes On Display
November 26, 2013 To the Editor The towns “Christmas” decorations are being put up. How depressing to see snowflakes hanging, when we have to look at them on the ground for 3 or 4 month. more »»
Special Offering For Typhoon Relief
November 21, 2013 To the Editor: I’m sure many of us are saddened by the disturbing news accounts and heart-wrenching photos of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan that tore through the Philippines last week. more »»
Addressing Speed Limit on N40
October 24, 2013 To the editor, We would like to address the concerns of the proposed speed limit changes for county/city road N40 presented to the Emmetsburg City Council members and the Palo Alto County... more »»
Vote “Yes” On Proposition D
October 22, 2013 Fellow citizens, voters and tax payers of Emmetsburg: On Tuesday, November 5th, you have a unique opportunity to help your community in many ways. more »»
Last Will of Mr. Farmer
October 15, 2013 I recall asking my older retired farmer friends in my Laurens convenience store a number of years ago, for their good advice for my will as I was approaching my own retirement from 35 years of... more »»
Gender Wage Gap Persists
October 10, 2013 To the Editor: How many of us can say that our lives look the same as they did 10, 20, or 50 years ago? I certainly can't, but that's what millions of women around the country are stuck with when it... more »»