Policies

The staff at the Reporter strives to present news and advertising fairly and accurately. We appreciate any errors being brought to our attention.

Letters to the Editor
The Reporter welcomes letter to the editor. Please type or print letters and sign them by hand. Include an address and phone number so we can verify their source. The reporters policy is to require signed letters. We reserve the right to edit or omit any letter.

Online Comments
As with Letters to the Editor, the Reporter welcomes and encourages commentary from the public. The Reporter reserves the right to omit online comments which do not meet a general code of newpaper ethics. Inappropiate language, slanderous statements and the like, may disqualify a comment from being made public. 

Obituary
The Reporter edits obituary information to fit the obituary space available in the newspaper. In a free obituary, the newspaper makes every attempt to include enough highlights of a person’s life for proper identification by readers. People desiring a specifically worded obituary that includes information not used in a free obituary may place the information through paid advertising. The charge for paid obituaries is a flat $75 rate. A complete unpaid obituary will be reprinted only when the name of the deceased is misspelled. We request that notices of death come from an official source, such as a funeral home or hospital. 

School Page Submissions
If you are involved in school (teachers, students, administration and staff) we want to hear from you! Please take this opportunity to submit what’s happening in your school. Or if there is something you’d like to share such as a poem or artwork, we’d consider that, too. 

Thank You/Shower/Open House
The cost to place an open house, thank you, or shower ad (baby, bridal, wedding etc.) is $7.00 for the first 20 words and 10 cents per word after that. To submit call, email or fax us the information you would like to include. 

Partner Papers