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Letter to the Editor Policy


The Grundy Register welcomes the opinions of our readers in the form of letters to the editor, as long as the submissions are not in bad taste and refrain from attacking individuals without supporting documentation or a rational and legally defensible justification. In any event the newspaper reserves the sole discretion to decide whether or not a reader submission will be published. If your letter is selected it will be run on a single occasion and you agree to give us the right to publish it in print and digital form.  The Grundy Register will not accept letters that are duplicated, reprinted, copied, or otherwise reproduced.  Letters should be original, typewritten or neatly handwritten.  Letters should not exceed 300 words.  Letters exceeding this length could be subject to editing and may not be published in their entirety. 


The Grundy Register does not as a general rule print form letters or letters which are also submitted to other newspapers.  We are most interested in sincere personal views as opposed to canned publicity releases or talking points for an individual or a cause, therefore if a writer cannot assure us that their submission is individual and personal, it may be rejected. 


Your Letter to the Editor must include:

·         Your full name with signature

·         Your complete address

·         Your telephone number


Your address and telephone number will not be printed in the newspaper, but will be used for verification by newspaper editorial staff.


Unsigned letters and letters containing personal attacks the newspaper deems to be of a libelous nature will not be published.  The Grundy Register reserves the right to end debate on a topic after both sides have had ample chance to express their views.  The Grundy Register reserves the right to edit or refuse all letters.  All columns and letters on the opinion page are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Grundy Register. 


Correction and Retraction Policy


The Grundy Register strives for accurate and complete news reporting but occasionally we get it wrong. In cases where an error has been made we will run a correction, clarification, retraction or editor’s note in the next edition. Our goal in any event is to inform readers of corrections clearly and quickly, citing the incorrect information and updating with the correct information.  


All corrections will be printed on page 2A in the next issue published. The correction will denote the issue, article and incorrect information along with the correction.  Digital corrections will also be made and an editor’s note will be added to the bottom of the article in question noting what was inaccurate and noting when the article was amended.   If the article was posted on Facebook, Twitter or any other online medium controlled by The Grundy Register, a post will be made linking to the corrected article, noting the correction.


The Grundy Register

601 G. Avenue - P.O. Box 245
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Telephone: 1-319-824-6958
Fax: 1-800-340-0805

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