Letters to Editor

Iowa nice is alive and well

To the Editor: This is to acknowledge the help I received from a Webster City gentleman in September. I did not get his name and he refused any payment. I was on my way from Cedar Rapids to my class reunion in Jewell when I encountered tire problems just off Highway 20. This fine man ...

Thanks to volunteers who helped with WHWH

To the Editor: I would like to send out a heartfelt thank-you to all who contributed to this year’s Warm Hearts Warm Homes winter weatherization project. The project was entirely funded locally by generous individuals, churches, banks, civic groups and businesses. Sixty community ...

Recent book sale raises $2,155 for KYL

To the Editor: The recent Kendall Young Library fall book sale was again a huge success. A big thank you to all who brought books, helped with the set up, purchased books or assisted with clean-up. We could not do it without everyone’s willingness to help. There were 93 volunteers who ...

Urges attendance for Board of Supervisors meeting

To the Editor: Are you disgusted by your "good neighbors" — all those animal confinements? Sickened by the manure smells? Worried about the volumes of water needed to maintain the animals, buildings, and trucks and trailers used to haul them? Worried about the quality of the water in ...

Annual turkey dinner serves nearly 1,700 diners

To the Editor: The Rotary Club of Webster City, both the noon group and the evening Rotary After Hours group want to express our appreciation to the community and surrounding area for their continued support for our 38th annual Rotary turkey dinner held on Oct. 22. Almost 1,700 guests were ...

Successful supper to benefit community projects

To the Editor: The Mainstreet Morning Kiwanis Club would like to thank all who attended the annual homecoming chili supper. The great turnout helps us support our community projects and scholarships. A special thanks to Hy-Vee for their donation of ground chuck and to Todd and Lori ...

Pack the Paddy Wagon deemed a success

To the Editor: On behalf of all of the members of the Hamilton County Peace Officers Association, I would like to take this time to thank everyone who came out to support our Pack the Paddy Wagon Food Drive and Special Olympics Cook-Out Fundraiser. A special thank you to the following ...

Supports Williams for school board

To the Editor: Linda Williams is a dedicated educator with experience in many areas of our Webster City Schools. She has been a mentor to me for the 22 years I have taught in Webster City. She took me under her wing and got me involved in the Webster City Education Association (WCEA) when ...

Williams will be strong advocate for children, education

To the Editor: Many of you know me as a business owner in Webster City, and many of you may know me as a member of HERO. But, today I want to tell you about one of my Heroes. This woman is a true inspiration to me, I admire her fierce determination to overcome adversity. I admire her ...

Supports Linda Williams for school board

To the Editor: On Tuesday, September 12, the polls Will be open to fill 3 seats on the Webster City school board. I am writing to urge voters to make Linda Williams one of their choices. I have been closely associated with our school system for many years, and have worked alongside Linda ...

Support artist in residence program, attend the party

To the Editor: Cord McMahon, Webster City's artist in residence, has been in town for the last 9 months and will be leaving September 1. Legacy Learning Boone River Valley is hosting a going away party for Cord on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 4 to 6 pm. There will be snacks, cake and drinks. ...

Urges bipartisian effort for fix ACA

To the Editor: Thanks for the article, “Voicing Opinions”, that appeared in the Freeman-Journal on August 28. It covered the health care town hall meeting which was held on August 26, 2017. I was the speaker who urged a bi-partisan effort to improve the Affordable Care Act. Please ...

Harassment suit reveals outrageous behavior

To the Editor: Regarding the recent sexual harassment suit of $2.2 million against the staff of the Iowa Republican caucus, to have our Iowa state legislators allow this behavior is unbelievable and simply outrageous. Adding to the outrage is the fact that the $2.2 million will be paid ...

Stanhope Watermelon Day a success for community

To the Editor: The Stanhope community celebrated its’ 60th Watermelon Day on Saturday, July 15. The word for the day was - hot! However, the weather did not stop the fun, parade, games of skill, softball tournament, Lion burgers, homemade pies and of course, ice cold watermelon. ...

Kudos to mayor, helpers for cleanup efforts

To the Editor: I would like to compliment Mayor John Hawkins and his helpers for cleaning up the trash below the food bridge over the Canadian National Railroad tracks. I live directly north of the bridge, along James Street, and for year I witnessed junk being thrown off the overpass. It ...

Ice cream social a success

To the Editor: The First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Faith United Methodist Church want to take this opportunity to thank the community for their generous support and attendance of the ice cream social held last Wednesday evening at the Congregational Church. The generous ...

Disagrees with editorial on Kushner, column about play

To the Editor: Two recent editorials in the DFJ have contained false information. These can be easily fact checked. The first editorial I object to concerned Jared Kushner setting up a back channel with the Russian government. It stated Mr. Kushner had done nothing wrong and that is not ...

Crimestoppers seeks donations to continue efforts

To the Editor: If you were downtown last Thursday night for the premier of “Made in Iowa,” you were graced to see much of our local community coming together to celebrate what is best about Webster City: our quality of life, our neighborliness, our resiliency in the face of setbacks. ...

Offers thanks for Special Olympics support

To the Editor: Thank you doesn’t seem enough when you give to support our Special Olympics athletes. It’s the smiles on their faces and the super great attitude you see in them as they go about their competition that tells you thank you in an even bigger way. So from Denny and LuAnn ...

Pleased with JunqueFest venue, offerings and turnout

To the Editor: JunqueFest has found it's home and it's downtown Webster City, Iowa. The weekend of this yearly event was spectacular. The weather was great, the crowds were large and the vendors and shoppers were all happy. Even the short lived rain on Friday night just moved the fun to the ...