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Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Adoption

Holiday Family Adoption (10/31/14)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption kicks off (10/30/14)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. Our first group of names is being published today, kicking off the event. More families will be added over the next weeks...
State Representative House District 2 (10/29/14)
Party Affiliation: Republican Office You Are Seeking: State representative, House District 2 Age: 27 Residence: Sioux Rapids Occupation: Associate Attorney, Hemphill Law Office, PLC Immediate Family: Husband, Will State representative and associate attorney at Hemphill Law Office, PLC. ...
Puppy mills concern pet shelter supporters (09/05/14)
MILFORD -- Mary LaHay wants you to look around. She says you'll find seven licensed breeders producing more than 390 puppies a year in Lyon County. A pair of Osceola County breeders keep more than 150 dogs per year. Animal shelter staff members in Dickinson County hear about unlicensed dog breeders as well...
Judah's Journey (05/14/14)
Since before they were married, Micale Hillerud and her husband, Kyle, knew that they wanted to make adoption a part of their family plan. "We've always wanted a mixed family, with both biological and adopted children," Hillerud said. "We had talked about it even when we were dating."...
Legislative wrap-up (05/08/14)
During the 2014 Iowa legislative session, 1,425 bills and resolutions were introduced to and considered by the House and Senate. Among the bills and resolutions introduced, income tax exemption for military pensions, Charlotte's Web, expansion of education and health care spending and human trafficking laws were among those that were passed. Gov. Terry Branstad's anti-bullying and broadband expansion bills were among those not passed...
Foster and adoption informational meeting held March 3 (02/26/14)
Representatives from Iowa KidsNet will come to the Spencer Public Library March 3 for an informational meeting beginning at 6 p.m. for prospective foster and adoptive families. "We'll give a general overview of what foster care and adoption is," said Penny McGee, statewide recruitment supervisor for Iowa KidsNet. "Some people could have some misconceptions, and we want to make sure we get accurate information out there."...
Meet the new assistant city attorney (01/14/14)
During Monday's city council meeting, the Spencer City Council appointed attorney at law Barry Sackett to the position of assistant city attorney, a position that had been left unfilled since the passing of former assistant city attorney Brad Howe in 2012...
Families available for Holiday Family Adoption (11/30/13)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Families available for Holiday Family Adoption (11/29/13)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Families available for Holiday Family Adoption (11/29/13)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Families available for Holiday Family Adoption (11/26/13)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Families available for Holiday Family Adoption (11/23/13)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Many Hands Market makes pair of local donations (11/15/13)
Many Hands Market made its second local donation of $1,000 since opening its doors in Spencer on Aug. 2. This month, the market opted to share some holiday cheer, splitting its funding between a pair of local projects. Holiday Family Adoption and SOS Santa each received $500 to go towards the group's respective holiday missions...
New names added to Holiday Family Adoption list (11/12/13)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption underway (11/09/13)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption underway (11/08/13)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption underway (11/07/13)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption (11/05/13)
List of families in need below. While it's hard to believe, the holidays are right around the corner. The Holiday Family Adoption program kicks off today with a listing of families in The Daily Reporter. The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty...
Waiting for the lullaby (09/07/13)
In middle school Jennifer Schultz and Doug Thorson dated and discussed in a new-love kind of way their future kids' names. It has been 15 years and they are now searching for a baby so they can fulfill their dream of becoming parents. Jennifer was raised in Storm Lake by her parents Larry and Carolyn Schultz and she also graduated from Storm Lake Public High School in 2003. ...
Kelley named new Humane Society director (06/15/13)
The newest Executive Director for the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa knows the impact a shelter pet can have. Justine Kelley's four-legged reminder, Ruby, greets her each day when she comes home from the full-service animal shelter in Milford. Ruby was adopted from the Humane Society office, which serves a six-county area, including Spencer, Emmetsburg, Sheldon and the Iowa Great Lakes...
Life gets in the way (04/25/13)
Spencer Community Theatre's production of "The Last Romance," directed by Roger Partridge, opens this weekend. Ralph Bellini, played by Jerry MacNeil, is an 80-year-old widower who is cared for by his sister, Rose, played by Rosie Shaughnessy. One afternoon, while taking a different route on his daily walk, Ralph sees Carol, played by Kella-Klinker Simonin, who is at the dog park with the Chihuahua mix she rescued from the ASPCA...
Finding a new place (04/13/13)
Like so many pets at the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa shelter, Kate Whitrock wants to enjoy the comforts of home. Whitrock is retiring, with May 24 as a tentative last day. Animals will still be a big part of life for a woman who has kept horses, ducks, dogs and cats on her 7 1/2 acres of land east of Milford...
Holiday Family Adoption serving area families (11/29/12)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption serving area families (11/24/12)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption serving area families (11/17/12)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption serving area families (11/16/12)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption serving area families (11/10/12)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty. It's easy to "adopt" a family. You can contact The Daily Reporter Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 262-6610 and let us know the number of the family you wish to "adopt."...
Holiday Family Adoption program underway (11/09/12)
While it's hard to believe, the holidays are right around the corner. The Holiday Family Adoption program kicks off today with a listing of families in The Daily Reporter. The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty...
First Holiday Adoption drop-off Saturday, Dec. 10 (12/09/11)
The first drop-off day for the Holiday Family Adoption Program is Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon at The Depot building at the Clay County Fairgrounds. A second drop-off day will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17. Bring your wrapped and labeled gifts for the family you've "adopted" to the drop off site on either of the two drop-off dates. The gifts will be delivered by Spencer volunteer firefighters, UPS drivers and volunteers on Sunday, Dec. 18...
Holiday Family Adoption Program (12/01/11)
The 2011 Holiday Family Adoption Program is an annual collaborative effort between Upper Des Moines Opportunity, The Daily Reporter and generous area families, businesses and service groups provides seasonal gifts for individuals and families alike...
Holiday Family Adoption Program (11/17/11)
The 2011 Holiday Family Adoption Program is an annual collaborative effort between Upper Des Moines Opportunity, The Daily Reporter and generous area families, businesses and service groups provides seasonal gifts for individuals and families alike...
Holiday Family Adoption Program (11/10/11)
The 2011 Holiday Family Adoption Program is an annual collaborative effort between Upper Des Moines Opportunity, The Daily Reporter and generous area families, businesses and service groups provides seasonal gifts for individuals and families alike...
Paper begins annual gift program (11/05/11)
The Holiday Family Adoption program kicks off today with the first listing of families in The Daily Reporter. The Holiday Family Adoption program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty...
Holiday Family Adoption Program underway this week (11/03/11)
More holiday cheer is in need this Christmas season. The 2011 Holiday Family Adoption Program, which kicks off Friday with an initial list of individual and family needs published in The Daily Reporter, aims to address this need. The annual collaborative effort between Upper Des Moines Opportunity, the newspaper and generous area families, businesses and service groups provides seasonal gifts for individuals and families alike...
Santa's 'helpers' make Christmas brighter for area families (12/18/10)
It is better to give than to receive. A lesson no better exhibited than through the Holiday Family Adoption program. This annual holiday event offers people a chance to adopt a family with needs and help make their Christmas season a little bit brighter...
Holiday Family Adoption program underway (11/08/10)
Volunteer Spencer fire fighters line-up (above) to load private volunteer vehicles, UPS trucks and fire response vehicles with presents destined for area families last December. The 2010 Holiday Family Adoption program kicks off today with a listing of families in The Daily Reporter. ...
Milford shelter helps Phantom find a home (09/18/10)
"Too smart and quick" is the way farm owners south of Spencer described Phantom, a stray German shepherd who spent a year dodging traffic and riding out the tough winter of 2009-10. She became a topic of conversation and an outlet for compassion in rural Spencer -- people would check on the stray as part of their daily commutes to work and back. They'd leave her food. They'd knock on the doors of nearby farmhouses to let the occupants know "their dog" was near the road...
Arrests made in dog shelter break-in (07/29/10)
The Milford Police Department wrapped up nearly four months of investigation with the arrest of three young adults believed responsible for a break-in at the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa shelter. Patrick Scott Lahr, a 19-year-old from Arnolds Park, faces the most serious charge of third-degree burglary, a Class D felony. Milford 20-year-olds Spenser Earl Taylor and Zachary David Koepp were charged with third-degree criminal mischief, an aggravated misdemeanor...
Breaking the silence: Terril couple sheds light on infertility (06/03/10)
Kellie Coffey's song "I Would Die For That" holds a special place in the hearts of Clint and Christy Williams. The Terril couple can relate to the Academy of Country Music award winner's fertility struggle, which inspired the song, as well as her strong longing to have a child of her own...
Dog disappearance baffles shelter director (04/15/10)
Kate Whitrock, director of the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa, is distributing pictures of Harley, an Australian shepherd. The shelter sustained a break-in Sunday night into Monday morning. Harley and another dog were removed from the property. Kate Whitrock shakes her head to questions like: "Who would do something like this?" or "Where do you think they went?" and "Why didn't they just go through the adoption process if they wanted a dog?"...
Making a difference 'four paws at a time' (04/13/10)
The People for Pets Third Annual Wine Tasting Party, held Sunday afternoon at Bogenrief Studios in Spencer, featured hors d'oeuvres, wine, a local celebrity and pet style show and glass blowing demonstrations. The benefit to help abandoned animals in need while they wait for their "forever" homes garnered $2,410 for the Spencer animal shelter. ...
Providing a safe haven (12/18/09)
People for Pets isn't only a refuge for the dogs and cats found sheltered there, it's also considered a safe, welcoming place by many of the volunteers and supporters who frequent it. ...
Holiday Family Adoption under way (11/10/09)
The Holiday Family Adoption program kicks off today with the first listing of families in The Daily Reporter. The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty...
Wine Tasting event to benefit People for Pets (03/27/09)
People for Pets, a non-profit animal shelter in Spencer, recently announced its Second Annual Wine Tasting Party at Bogenrief Studios in Spencer. The event has been set from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, April 26. In addition to wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres, the fundraiser will feature live music performed by Lakes area vocalist, Tammy Hamlin. ...
Holiday gifts distributed (12/23/08)
Spencer volunteer fire fighters and UPS drivers braved the elements Sunday to deliver Holiday Family Adoption gifts throughout Spencer. Ninety families in Clay County will have a merrier Christmas, thanks to the giving spirit of area residents. Spencer Rotary members delivered gifts to residents outside of Spencer. The program has been a part of Clay County Christmas seasons for nearly 30 years...
Holiday Adoption first drop off date Saturday (12/12/08)
Northwest Iowa, you did it! All 90 families on the list for the Holiday Family Adoption program have been "adopted," and will have a happier holiday thanks to the generosity of the area's residents. Now it's time to gather the gifts in anticipation of delivery by the Spencer Volunteer Firemen, UPS drivers and Spencer Rotary members...
Holiday Family Adoption Program 11 (12/04/08)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program continues with a listing of families in The Daily Reporter. The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty...
Holiday Family Adoption Program 10 (12/03/08)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program continues with a listing of families in The Daily Reporter. The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty...
Holiday Family Adoption Program (12/02/08)
The Holiday Family Adoption Program continues with a listing of families in The Daily Reporter. The Holiday Family Adoption Program, a Spencer-area holiday staple, allows generous area families, businesses and service groups to share in the holiday spirit and bounty...