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No One Wants To Talk About It

June 15, 2017 As a society, I think we have come along way in recognizing that mental illness is a treatable disease and with therapy and proper medication a person can live a long, productive life. more »»

It Just Slipped By

June 13, 2017 A very important day slipped past many of us last week - not sure what you missed? OK, what is significant about June 6? Need more of a hint? Try June 6, 1944. more »»

From One In A Million To One In 9,100

June 8, 2017 When I first moved to Emmetsburg, I was concerned that it was going to be too small for me. more »»


June 6, 2017 We are excited to welcome Anna Veltri to our staff as the new editor of The Reporter and The Democrat. I have been working with Anna for the past month and she is going to serve our community well. more »»

I'm Bored!

June 1, 2017 Before you all begin to wonder about my sanity after seeing this headline - allow me to explain. Tuesday was the first full day of Summer Vacation for area students. more »»

History Of Agriculture

May 31, 2017 As I think about farming and how it has changed in just the last 100 years, I am dumbfounded and I wonder what our fathers, grandfathers or the early settlers would think today. more »»

Memorial Day

May 25, 2017 Memorial Day marks the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. More importantly, Memorial Day is a time to give thanks for the freedom that we enjoy in our country. more »»

A New Horizon

May 23, 2017 These past two Sundays have brought about a new beginning and an ending for many young people in our area as they donned cap and gown and received their diploma. more »»

What Have We Done

May 18, 2017 When the first settlers arrived in Iowa, they were unable to express what they saw. more »»

What’s In A Name?

May 16, 2017 When I give my office e-mail address, I pronounce it and spell it: -- initial j, whit, more at emmetsburg news (with an s) dot com -- not whitemore and not Whittemore. more »»

Make Up Your Mind

May 11, 2017 Here in Iowa, we enjoy so many things that we often take for granted. more »»

Biting Insects Of Summer

May 9, 2017 Having snow on May 1st makes it hard to think about those biting insects of summer. The most annoying insect I can think of is the mosquito. more »»

The End of an Era

May 4, 2017 By Brad Deutser (originally featured in From ring to ring, you have entertained. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. more »»

It’s All About Community

May 2, 2017 It may not feel like Spring today, but the calendar is filling up with Springtime activities. Check out what’s happening in the Palo Alto County area. more »»

A Reality Check

April 27, 2017 When you’re a teenager, there are a lot of things on your mind as the school year winds down. Summer activities, vacation, a job, you know, fun things. more »»

How To Know You Are Getting Older

April 25, 2017 At almost 53 years of age, I have never considered myself old. I can still ride a skateboard, even though some of the old tricks might cause a broken hip if I fall. more »»

Rabbit! Rabbit!

April 20, 2017 “Have you ever heard the superstition of saying ‘rabbit rabbit rabbit’ as soon as you wake up on the first of each month to bring good luck?” The text query from my granddaughter, Cole, came through... more »»

Springtime Reminders

April 18, 2017 Though the calendar says we are firmly in Spring time, the sun hasn’t apparently gotten the memo, or is still on Daylight Savings Time, whichever you choose to belive. more »»

Invasive Plant Species

April 13, 2017 With April being designated invasive species awareness month, I decided to take a look at just a few of the invasive species we have in Iow. more »»

It’s Spring

April 11, 2017 Spring has officially arrived -- the first daffodil bloom in my garden opened Monday. With a little rain and a lot of sunshine, more will open their bright faces this week before Easter. more »»



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