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It Does It All!

July 19, 2017 I will state from the outset, I am not one who partakes of cucumbers so I’ll have to rely on you folks to let me know if these facts are the real deal or an empty political promis. more »»

Why So Emotional?

July 13, 2017 Emotions are icky. Some of them make us feel terrible. They’re hard to talk about to other people especially when they’re negative, but they’re something that everyone experiences. more »»

Are We Getting Worse?

July 11, 2017 Recently, I was looking through some old newspapers and came across the following editorial in the Palo Alto Reporter, Saturday, June 19, 1875: “Are We Getting Worse” “Is journalism deteriorating? I... more »»

Presents! Presents!

July 7, 2017 Stop and think back to your youthful days for a moment. more »»

America The Beautiful

July 4, 2017 Today (or yesterday depending on when you read this), we celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. We revel in our independence- a gift we may take for granted any other day of the year. more »»

What You Need To Know About Lyme’s Disease

June 29, 2017 With the hot weather comes the risk of picking up ticks, whether on you, your children, or pets. more »»

Freedom Of Speech Or Restriction Of Choice?

June 27, 2017 I happened across this story out of a news source in Colorado over the weekend, and as I read it, I?began to wonder just where our society is headed. Read it and make your own judgement. more »»


June 22, 2017 When I started working here, many, many years ago, I was young and naieve. Now I am a rhinoceros. more »»

How I Spend My Saturdays

June 20, 2017 I do what any person does in their free time: read, binge watch Game of Thrones, and cuddle with my dogs; however, in the past 5 years, I’ve developed a new hobby: board gaming. more »»

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 »»



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