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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 23, 2010 One of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time has to do with Christmas. It first appeared September 21, 1897, in the pages of a leading newspaper of the day, the New York Sun. more »»

Dear Santa...

December 21, 2010 It’s always fun to read children’s letters to Santa Claus at this time of year, because the younger the child, the stronger the belief in the jolly elf. more »»

Chicks For Charity

December 16, 2010 There are lots of ways to give - some are just more innovative than others. Case in point:?Chicks for Charity. more »»

The Family Band

December 14, 2010 Music is pretty plentiful at Christmas time. Students—from Kindergartners through high schoolers—present their holiday programs, including many familiar Christmas songs at this time of yea. more »»

Tough Decisions

December 9, 2010 “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” - a phrase that everyone has heard at one point or another in their lives, to be sure. more »»

Uncharted Waters

December 7, 2010 Last Thursday was an “uncharted waters” experience. At 3 a.m. I tip-toed into a ten-hour adventure that was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long while. At a little after 3:30 a.m. more »»

The One-Stop Shop For Kids

December 2, 2010 Finding gifts to please everyone on your Christmas gift-giving list can be a challenge. more »»

Why Bother?

November 30, 2010 I attended a board meeting last Tuesday Night of Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., as the board members discussed a possible relocation of the organization’s headquarters facility from Graettinge. more »»

Home for the Holidays

November 26, 2010 I can’t wait for this weekend! Because of the holiday you are receiving your newspaper one day late, so the “weekend” will already be here. more »»

If You Can Say It Or Spell It

November 23, 2010 Whenever someone utters a word that just doesn’t sound quite right, I will wonder aloud, “Is that even a word?” My husband’s reply: “Well, they said it so it must be a word, right?” Right. I guess. more »»

Times Remembered

November 18, 2010 I recall thinking what a wonderful lifetime my grandparents had lived in because of all the progress they’d seen. more »»

Throngs of One Kind or Another

November 4, 2010 In just two short days we went from the frivolity of Halloween to the seriousness of Election Day. more »»

An Asset To The Community

November 2, 2010 Wild Rose Casino &?Resort bloomed on the prairie east of Emmetsburg four years ago. At the time, nobody knew the actual effect that a casino would have on the county. more »»

A Wise Choice

October 28, 2010 In past elections, The Reporter and The Democrat have chosen not to grant endorsements of any candidate for public office, choosing rather to present the various candidates with a forum to state... more »»

What’s In Progress?

October 26, 2010 Our biggest issue of the year, Progress 2010, hit the street this morning. Our readers can find this year’s version tucked inside today’s Reporter and Reminder newspapers. more »»

Turn The Ballot Over

October 21, 2010 There will be a lot for Palo Alto County voters to consider when they go to the polls Nov. 2:?U.S. Senator; U.S. Representative from District 4; Governor/Lt. more »»

An Afternoon At ‘The Circus’

October 19, 2010 Twelve talented musicians welcomed their audience with “The National Anthem” and held them captive for an hour and a half. more »»

Support Extension

October 14, 2010 Given the current fragile state of the economy, watching every penny of one’s dollar is a priority. more »»

What A Disappointment

October 14, 2010 Monday’s meeting of Emmetsburg City Council was one big disappointment. The first disappointment came with the resignation of Councilman Pat Degen. more »»



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