Letters To The Editor
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Washington County should consider wind ordinance

Dear Editor: Does Washington County have a wind energy ordinance guiding the setbacks an industrial wind turbine can be placed from your home? How close is too close to avoid flicker, noise, … more

Work together in unity and pray

Dear Editor: The flags were so pretty the other week that were put up for Memorial Day. Thanks to all the people who put them up. One morning as I was looking at them and the wind was blowing, I … more

Recognize your Privilege

Dear Editor: I expect more from a newspaper column, especially one written by the publisher. In the Blindside column published June 25, Mr. Slechta wrote, “The death of George Floyd in … more

Memorial Day thank you

Editor: Another Memorial Day has passed with a great display of flags flying over Sharon Hill Cemetery. It’s nice we have a group of fine people to get the job done. Jan Peterseim who … more

Schilling offers past experience

Editor: Republican Bobby Schilling is running for Iowa’s 2nd District for U.S. representative. The primary is June 2. Schilling is from the Quad Cities, which includes Iowa and Illinois. … more

Brad Kunkel is a true leader

Editor: I am proudly casting my vote for Brad Kunkel for Johnson County sheriff. I first met Brad when I was employed by the Johnson County sheriff’s office as a dispatcher. My husband … more

Brad Kunkel passes sheriff litmus test

Editor: My litmus test for a sheriff is someone who understands the community, partners well with different levels of government and law enforcement, and stands up for the powerless. Brad … more

Kunkel has sense of vision, energy

Editor: I’m writing to ask you to join me in voting for Brad Kunkel for Johnson County sheriff on or before the June 2 primary. Brad has the sense of vision and energy required to manage … more

Remember high school graduating seniors

High school graduation is a time of great joy for many people. It is a rite of passage, a large mile marker on the highway of life. In small towns like Kalona, Riverside, Wellman and Lone Tree, … more

Some exploit ‘free speech’

Editor: We have some unusual things going on in this country. Since day one, our motto has been “In God We Trust.” To accompany that, we have a thing called free speech – … more

Pleasantview Home gets clean report from state

Editor: First, let me thank all the individuals and groups who have offered assistance to Pleasantview in the form of personal protective equipment, groceries and other items, in supporting our … more

Trust God is the answer when world is in bad shape

Editor: I am so glad for all the things that were suggested in The News. It seems like this is a good time for families to go for a walk together outside and get fresh air and also do special … more

Letter: Iowans fighting back on mobile park rents

Editor: Many Iowans live in mobile homes. Also called “manufactured homes” or “trailers,” they are just called “home” by the Iowans live in them and often own … more

Letter: Buttigieg touched by ‘better angels’

Editor: During my last school board election in 2017, The News asked each candidate about the aspirations for our service. My answer read in part: “When our students graduate I want them … more

Find peace in your heart this Christmas

Editor: It is the time of year when we celebrate Jesus’ birthday, at least that is what we should be doing. There is so much activity and confusion in our world today. Some of the things … more

RACC does more than raise funds

Editor: Hats off to Rusty Rogerson for his leadership in organizing a new Riverside Chamber of Commerce. The goals of the group – “to work with business owners to help them with grants … more

Beware before signing wind turbine easement

Editor: This is a cautionary note… When big industrial wind developers come “prospecting” (that’s what they call it) you will not even be aware they are in your county. … more

Letter: Wind easements come with ramifications

Editor: Wind energy companies are a profit-first businesses with no regard for farmers or agriculture as evidenced by their disregard for the greatest soils in the world with their choice of … more

Letter: Question to ask about e-cigarettes

Editor: We see many questions about what is in these electronic cigarettes and vaping, as well as the problems they are causing. We are asking the wrong question. The real question is why are … more

Time for Iowans to speak up for farmers

Editor: Iowans need to speak up for our farmers and against federal policies that endanger Iowa agriculture, our biofuels industry and our rural economy. A proposed rule from the U.S. … more
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