Letters to Editor

Lodge helped in when grandmother was in need

To the Editor: I have a story to tell. Both wonderful and sad. My grandmother, then with her first husband, Theodore Farnam and children moved from Perry, Iowa to Webster City in 1913. Why they moved here away from their home, I don’t know. He was really sick by then. Even though ...

Not just a public employee issue; ‘it’s an Iowa issue’

To the Editor: As Clerk of Court for Webster, Hamilton, Wright and Humboldt Counties, I have been watching budget discussions at the State Capitol with grave concern. In our court system (the Judicial Branch), Clerks of Court aren't front-and-center in the courtroom, like judges. We're on ...

Interactive bus tour to feature accounts by rescue expedition

To the Editor: As we have announced the upcoming bus tour in March to remember the rescue expedition (or march) after the tragic events of the Spirit Lake and Springville (MN) massacres that happened 160 ago, we would like to invite you all to an important lecture that will be given by Bill ...

Saying goodbye to a friend

To the Editor: When Teri and I moved to Webster City we attended (at that time) the weekly Chamber coffees. These were great opportunities for us to mingle and get acquainted. It was at one of these coffees that we were befriended by Verner and Mabelle Raska. Shortly after that, I was ...

Disappointed in Iowa’s senators

To the Editor: Saddened but not surprised over both of Iowa’s Senators voting to confirm Betsy DeVos, as Secretary of Education. Certainly not surprised over Senator Grassley’s vote (he had received $21,600 from Betsy DeVos in the last election) but saddened over Senator Joni Ernst’s ...

Time to move forward with solar energy

To the Editor: I attended a Solar Energy presentation by Logan Welch at the Kendall Young Library recently, because I am convinced that clean energy, solar and wind, are the best alternatives to polluting fossil fuels. Logan presented Solar 101 – the basics, from cell construction to ...

Don’t base foreign policy on fear

To the Editor: I have been ambushed by Muslim’s on Airport Road in Baghdad, I have survived so many rocket and mortar attacks launched by Muslims that I lost count. South of Baghdad three of the men regularly charged with our security on Intelligence collecting missions were killed by an ...

Remember the four chaplains

To the Editor On Feb. 3, 1943, the Army transport ship Dorchester was torpedoed by a German U-boat while crossing the icy North Atlantic in a convoy. Of the 902 soldiers, merchant seamen and civilian workers aboard, only 230 were rescued. The fact that even that many survived is, in part, ...

Voter ID law fails cost/benefit analysis

To the Editor: Recently the Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate released a proposal for a Voter ID law. A simple cost/benefit analysis suggests this is a big government solution in search of a problem. First the benefit. On January 6, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported there were 23 ...

Supper to help fight hunger at the local level

To the Editor: Many fun events are being planned in the community this winter. One that will be happening this Wednesday, January 11, is the annual ham and bean soup supper at the Faith United Methodist Church on 2020 Superior St. The supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free will ...

Says time is now to protect Medicaid

To the Editor: About 60 percent of the costs of traditional Medicaid come from providing nursing home care and other types of care for the elderly and those with disabilities. The over 30 million poor children now enrolled in Medicaid accounts for 19 percent of the program's spending. Do we ...

Volunteers needed at rink

To the Editor: In the past my husband and I have volunteered at the Ice skating rink. I am writing to encourage you to give a few hours of your time to keep the rink and warming house open. It is an awesome experience and not difficult. You help the kids and adults find the right size ...

No ethics violations for former Secretary of State

To The Editor: The Daily Freeman-Journal editorial concerning ethics in the Dec. 23, 2016 edition contains untruths about Hillary Clinton. According to FactCheck.org Hillary did not violate any ethics laws while Secretary of State. While some contributors to the Clinton Foundation may have ...

HERO’s Angel Tree another success

To the Editor: HERO, Help Entertain and Restore Organization, would like to thank the very generous citizens of Hamilton County who donated gifts and monetary donations to this year's project. We are happy to report that we were all able to help 104 families/272 children to have a merrier ...

Kiwanis Club offers thanks for support for Kids Against Hunger

To the Editor: In the year 2005 the Main Street, USA Morning Kiwanis Club board of directors voted to make a five year commitment to setting up and running a Kids-Against-Hunger food packaging satellite in Webster City with the proviso that there was enough interest in the local community to ...

Thanks for support of Lynx football team

To the Editor, On behalf of the senior parents, Lynx football players and all parents of the Lynx football team — A huge thank you to Patrick Coons, Troy Banning and Brad VanDeer-KQWC for the awesome photos and coverage. Thanks to the Webster City Fire Department and Police Department for ...

FFA test plot help appreciated

To the Editor: On Wednesday Oct. 19, 2016, our FFA test plot committee harvested their corn. Our test plot is located on the south side of Webster City Medical Clinic. The test plot harvested 16 different varieties in our five-acre field. Our FFA Chapter uses the Test Plot for educational ...

A first for the Avenue of Flags

To the Editor: Showing of 70 flags on Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 9 through 14, was a beautiful sight to behold. With the good help from American Legion Post 191 and Julie M., the job was done. The weather was great and I hope you all enjoyed the display. The 14th of November we put the ...

Thanks to all who helped with Veterans Day events

To the Editor: As Veterans Day 2016 draws to a close, American Legion Post 191 would like to thank the Webster City Middle School staff, students, band and teachers for helping us observe this special day. Also a big thank you to the veterans and general public who attended the service. In ...

Angel Tree tags available at Webster Theater

To the Editor: HERO, the Help Entertain and Restore Organization, is once again sponsoring the Angel Tree project for Hamilton County.  Applications have been accepted through Hamilton County Public Health and Upper Des Moines Opportunity and will continue to be accepted through those ...