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Reader’s Opinion on Election

To the Editor: It was nice to see a response to my last letter; in rural Iowa we can express our different views and still greet each other on the street with a friendly hello. Awesome place to live. During the last debate, both candidates were talking over each other, and President Trump ...

Five Island Lake Assoc.

It took millions of years for the forces of glaciers to form Iowa land and lakes. In the booklet, “The World Beneath Your Feet” by Mark Muller, it says that “Glacial drift is a deposit of sand, silt, clay and gravel left by glaciers or their meltaway streams many thousands of years ...

Help Slow The Spread of COVID-19 Simply By Wearing A Mask

Editor’s Note -- Due to its length, LeAnn McGranahan’s letter is continued from Tuesday’s issue of The Reporter: Iowa's ability to stem its growing rate of infection is very simple; wear a mask when you leave your property.  I get the Emmestburg papers, Estherville paper, Spencer Daily ...

What Day Is It?

Does your life ever get so involved that you forget what day it is? At the outset of the pandemic, it was easy to lose track of the days. We couldn’t go anywhere or do anything - especially on a schedule - so one day blended with another. Life has become a little more structured, especially ...

Help Slow The Spread of COVID-19 Simply By Wearing A Mask

To the Editor: I know Trump promised a vaccine before November 3rd but please do not hold your breath or cast your vote on the basis of this promise. Trump promised the American people something that other parties have to deliver on. We all know, from experience how doing this often works ...

The Missing Letters

Last week I included part one of “The Missing Letters,” a chapter from Ghosts of the Iowa Great Lakes, written by Bruce Carlson. The book contains a collection of ghost stories from around the area, with fictitious names used to protect the privacy of those still residing in the ...

UNIFUND Once-A-Year Donation

When can one donation do a lot of good for a lot of people? When you are donating to UNIFUND. UNIFUND has been around for many years. Over time, the community organizations participating in the annual fund raising effort have changed. Still, the intent of the once a year fundraiser remains ...

Vote Smart – Fact Check

To the Editor: I read in the paper a plea to vote for Donald Trump because he is Pro-Life. I challenge each and every voter to look at the full spectrum of life-altering issues that will need to be handled by our next president and to fact-check any candidate for whom you intend to ...

The Missing Letters An Excerpt from Ghosts of the Iowa Great Lakes

October is in full swing, and for many that means scary movie marathons, haunted houses, and overall frights and delights. However, COVID-19 has disrupted most plans for the coming holiday and forced us all to face REAL horror right outside our front door. With that said, it's still fun to ...