Letters To The Editor
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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

Letter: Trump should be impeached

Editor: A few years ago while delivering some Christmas goodies to one of my rural neighbors as I went to enter their house their dog Spike grabbed the back of my leg. I shook him off and my … more

Letter: Driving in Riverside can be an ordeal

Editor:Driving through Riverside this summer? You’d best have a podcast downloaded or an audiobook in the car.What with Highway 22 squeezed into one lane and milled down to jaw-jarring perfection, … more

Letter: Wellman library plans expansion fundraising

Editor:This is an in informational message for residents of Wellman and surrounding area.The Wellman Scofield Library is in the process of raising funds for an expansion of the current library. The … more

Letter: Mueller testimony needed to get truth

U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently accused House Democrats of trying to create a “public spectacle” by having Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress in public hearings.He … more

Letter: Roof repairs appreciated

Editor:We would like to publicly thank Jared Duwa and Justus and Matt from his crew.A portion of our roof blew off in the windstorm May 16, and before we could even ask, Jared, Justus and Matt came … more

Letter: Donors helped expand Mid-Prairie scholarships

Editor:The Mid-Prairie Community School District Foundation would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the community and area businesses for their generosity and support of our 2019 educational … more

Letter: Kalona: A warm and wonderful community

Editor:As you may or may not know, we United Methodist pastors are appointed year to year to serve a local church. What this means in practicality is that at any time we can be asked to move to … more

Letter: Memorial Day honors those who have sacrificed

Editor:Once again Memorial Day is coming up. It’s nice that some of our citizens of this great country of “We the People” know what this day is all about. It’s a day to honor those who have … more

Letter: Complex bill threatens IPERS

Editor:As state treasurer, I have been a vocal advocate for the hardworking Iowans, their families and their communities, who depend on IPERS in retirement. As chair of the IPERS Investment Board, I … more

Letter: Shiloh should be given to charity

Editor:I am very concerned about the supposed annexation of Shiloh. I grew up in this congregation before it was ruined by John Robert Stevens and Greg Haworth. Please do not trust these directors … more

Letter: E-cigarette limits for youth needed

Editor:Many people in Washington County and elsewhere have seen an increase in e-cigarette and vape pen use, especially among youth. The surgeon general issued an advisory on e-cigarette use among … more

Letter: Mandy Shetler was a force of nature

Editor:I’ve started this letter several times since Mandy Shetler’s death in an auto accident. It’s difficult, maybe because it seems so unbelievable as well as painful. If anyone could be … more
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