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Cultural Film Series Begins April 5

March 27, 2014 Dear Editor, You are all invited to watch Happy, the first film of our new cultural film series, and it’s free. The film will be shown just once, on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. more »»

Disappointed / Upset / Frustrated

March 27, 2014 To the Editor: Because of the recent resignations of music teachers at Emmetsburg School and the School Board meeting on 02-19-2014, I have been so disappointed, upset and frustrated with the... more »»

“Honest, Efficient and Service Oriented”

March 20, 2014 To the Editor: A few days ago, I came across a copy of the Democrat from last September that I had set aside, and re-read the tribute to Jerry Hofstad after his unexpected passing. more »»

Music Department Cuts

March 18, 2014 To Whom it May Concern: I am deeply saddened to learn about the proposed Music Program cuts for the 2014-2015 school year. more »»

Watch Where The Snow Has Drifted

March 11, 2014 To Whom it May Concern, Last fall I wrote an editorial requesting farmers to mow, disk or burn fence rows or the edges of fields to prevent drifting during the winter. more »»

POET: Thank You For Your Participation

March 11, 2014 To the editor: As General Manager of POET Biorefining - Emmetsburg, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the entire community of Emmetsburg for your continued support of biofuels and the... more »»

Move From Grief and Resentment to Action

February 27, 2014 o The Editor, Congratulations to the City Council and the City Administrator on the quick removal of trees and the swift progress toward the building of our new Community Center. more »»

Iowans Getting Things Done

February 27, 2014 To the Editor: Many look at Washington, D.C. and rightly point out that hardly anything gets done for the good of our country. Looking at Iowa, I have seen reports that Gov. more »»

The Price of Corn

February 13, 2014 To the Editor: I hear by the grapevine with the now price of corn there could be very little profit in the 2014 corn cro. more »»

Thanks To Contributors

February 11, 2014 Dear Contributors, The Cylinder Fire Department would like to say thank you to all of the people and organizations that have donated time, money or supplies in the building of our new fire station. more »»

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 »»

We Need To Plan For The Future

January 23, 2014 Our names are Eric and Mary Woodford, and we own Woodford Equipment, the only farm and lawn equipment dealership in Emmetsburg. 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 »»

Every Comment Makes A Difference on EPA?Ruling

January 21, 2014 There are only days left before you can make a difference in the fight to protect rural America, agriculture and U.. 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 »»



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