Letters to the Editor

Remembering Barbara Bush

To the editor: In the past few days there, of course, has been a great deal in the news, and rightfully so, about the passing of Barbara Bush, the matriarch of the Bush family that deserves all the accolades she has received. As I reflect on my own personal views of Barbara Bush I cannot ...

Has issues with ordinance

To the editor: Ordinance 052, before the county supervisors, would allow off road vehicles (ATVs) to travel on all county roads including paved roads such as P-59 (the Coalville Blacktop). Between Fifth Avenue South and Coalville in excess of 7,000 vehicles pass along that section of blacktop ...

Iowa’s congressmen fail

To the editor: Iowa’s congressmen Fail “We the People” We know that the only issues that the “do-nothing” Congress will address are those that benefit’s corporate welfare, the party’s elite donors and Trump’s cronyism. This Cowardly Congress has not exercised their lawful ...

Free screening is well worth your time

To the Editor: In the past, we have traveled south and spent our winters there. After returning from spending a lot of time in the sunny south we noticed that I had quite a large darkened area on my forehead and also my ear. Our daughter suggested we take advantage of a free screening at ...

Come hear David Osterberg

To the editor: I’ve lived in Calhoun County my entire life. This is my home. This is where I raise my child, Lillian. When I was younger, we would ride out bikes to Twin Lakes or drive around on gravel roads for hours. That doesn’t happen much anymore - not with our lake facing ...

Wants IPERS protected

To the editor: As a public employee who cares very much about our local community, I want to make sure incredibly important retirement systems like IPERS are protected. Supporting our community’s retirees and our local economy goes hand in hand. The average IPERS retiree receives a modest ...

Rent in Eagle Grove

To the editor: I am really disgusted by the landlords in Eagle Grove where I have lived for 45 years. The building of the Prestage plant has everyone in a whirlwind about all the money they can make off of the people building it and working there. Rent in Eagle Grove has doubled since it ...

Wants funding for trust

To the editor: I have been a member of Ducks Unlimited for 40 years, and a devoted waterfowler and angler for even longer. As sportsmen and women, we rely on clean water and healthy habitats to perpetuate the fish and wildlife we so enjoy. With only 10 percent of Iowa’s wetlands remaining, ...

Statue was stolen

To the editor: On the morning of March 23, it was discovered that a small statue was missing. This statue was A Soldiers Cross. It was donated and painted by a local Veterans Organizations for the UnityPoint Health-Paula J. Baber Hospice Home for their We Honor Veterans Program. For those ...

Backs Gary Waechter

To the editor: Everyone should take some time and check out Gary Waechter who is running for Iowa House District 9. Gary is a sincere, conservative, positive and the quality candidate that can bring an outsider’s perspective to government and can drive change through common sense ...

Fun Night is Saturday

To the editor: The Duncombe Elementary Booster Club invites everyone to attend our Annual Duncombe Elementary Fun Night on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will take place at Duncombe Elementary (old Fair Oaks Middle School) located at 416 S. 10th St. in Fort Dodge. We ...

Learn about Volunteer Iowa

To the editor: April is the perfect time of year to celebrate National Volunteer Month, as many people are ready to spend their time and talents to support causes they are about in the community. This is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the volunteers that make our communities ...

Backs PPEL proposal

To the editor: Study after study shows that in today’s world of economic development and business growth, where people live and their quality of life determines where they work or locate a business. Areas that offer good, stable communities and attractive amenities are where people and ...

Wants officials to act

To the editor: The recent school shooting has generated national outrage. Stricter gun controls, increased school security, arming teachers, and other reactive solutions have been proposed. These are reactive solutions because they are a result of what has already occurred. Proponents argue ...

Objects to inaction

To the editor: Used to be once a year and now once a month and keeps getting worse. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected families and communities. It is always the same story and after a few months you hear very little about it. Leaders please get your priorities in order. ...

Supports pork industry

To the editor: I am proud to have worked in pork production for many years in Calhoun and Webster counties. While our industry is seeing positive signals for growth recently, I have also noticed a narrative being pushed about the negatives of hog farming throughout our state. The fact is ...

Objects to parking meters

To the editor: This is in response to “Parking meters killed business.” I agree 100 percent. Years ago, I purchased new furniture and enjoyed customer appreciation lunches at McGregors. We loved McGregors selection, staff and excellent quality. As far as buying furniture after 5 ...

Disagrees with mayor

To the editor: Sorry, Mayor Bemrich, I agree with the president of McGregors. The parking meters are hurting the downtown businesses. There are three factors at work in this equation. Number one is the parking meters. Number two is the bump-outs or whatever you call those things at the end of ...

Wants action

To the editor: A massive pork processing plant is going up south of Eagle Grove. They estimate processing 50,000-plus hogs a week. Prestage, from North Carolina, owns it and if you want to see what happened down there go to CAFOs and YouTube North Carolina and see the disaster. CAFOs grew so ...

Shares some wisdom

To the editor: “Violence is an evil thing, but when the guns are in all the hands of the men without respect for human rights, then men are really in trouble.” “It was all right for folks back East to give reasons why trouble should be handled with violence. Folks who talk about no ...