Letters To The Editor
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School vouchers are a mistake for Iowa

In 1887 Iowa citizens were promised the best possible education for their children along with a commitment to keep power for education decisions within the local community. In 1967, these guarantees … more

H.R. 1 could help family farmers, everyday people

As we think back on 2020, we can recall many concerning ways that people were shut out of the election process. Many of our elected representatives heard these concerns, and introduced H.R.1, the … more

Trump, Republicans have blind spots

On a news show recently, Senator Mitt Romney stated, in a generous characterization, that President Trump has a blind spot when it comes to Russia. It was revealed that the U.S. has been under … more

Stand against terrorists

I urge you to support the United States’ strategic and geopolitical interest in the horn of Africa by supporting the Ethiopian government’s effort to root out terrorism and maintain law … more

Thanks to Kalona during COVID

Thank you to the people and the businesses of Kalona for the extraordinary commitment, generosity, dedication, service and achievement during the COVID crisis. A special thanks and appreciation to … more

Mid-Prairie should continue mask mandate

Editor: As long-time residents of the Mid-Prairie Community School District, Tom and I are very upset by the division we are seeing between those who support mandatory mask wearing and those who … more

Is Chuck Grassley a man of his word?

Editor: Friends, I am excited. By the time this is published, we’ll likely finally have an answer to what sort of character Charles Grassley has. In 2016, when a Supreme Court justice … more

“We must make the choice to be actively anti-racist”

“We must make the choice to be actively anti-racist” Hey fellow white people! Racism is alive and well here in Iowa. The events of this year have put a spotlight on big systemic … more

‘Big Meat’ gets pass from Reynolds, Ernst

Dear Editor: President Trump and Senator Joni Ernst have been pretty tough on China lately. Trump blames them for the pandemic, conveniently ignoring the two months he fiddled while the virus … more

Thank you, Mid-Prairie school board members

Dear Editor: Thank you, Mid-Prairie school board members For what? For requiring all students and staff to wear masks when they return to school face to face Aug. 24. You would have missed a … more

Thank you to local firefighters

Dear Editor: I wanted to take this time to thank our fantastic local fire departments. Often, we take something for granted until we need it. On Wednesday, July 15, our hay barn caught fire. … more

Grassley has been accessible for 40 years

Dear Editor: A commentary in The News of July 8, 2020, took issue with the practice, started by Senator Grassley, of elected officials visiting each of Iowa’s 99 counties and taking … more

‘Full Grassley’ is more than visiting every county

Dear Editor: Recently, a friend shared with me Rod Sullivan’s July 2 column in your newspaper. I was surprised. It has been awhile since I retired from Senator Grassley’s office, … more

Please step up and mask up

Dear Editor: I realize to many the COVID-19 pandemic is a lot of fuss about nothing. I see many of my neighbors walking about without masks or social distancing. So far, the state of Iowa has been … more

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
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