Letters To The Editor
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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

Letter: State budget picture not quite so rosy

Editor:The Feb. 28 edition of The News featured a column by Rep. Jared Klein in which he extolled the excellent stewardship he and the Republicans have brought to our state government. Lest Rep. … more

Letter: School testing needs fidelity

Editor:I cannot help, but be concerned about the column that you published Jan. 3 in The News (from Mike Jorgensen of the Highland Community School District) with regard to Every Student Succeeds Act … more

Letter: Rural voters seem unrepresented

Editor:If you paid any attention to the recent election, you know that one candidate ran on the idea that rural voters are “unrepresented.” Obviously, many rural voters agreed; rural precincts … more

Letter: Iowans want clean water

Editor:When it comes to Iowa’s water quality problems, the elephant in the room is the multinational pork industry. Iowa’s roughly 24 million hogs produce 260 million gallons of feces and urine … more
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