Letters to Editor

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 ...

Legion offers thanks for support

To the Editor: Post 191 of the American Legion of Webster City would like to thank the individuals and businesses that have made it possible to replace the facade and sign on the front of our building. Materials were donated by Lampert’s of Webster City and labor for the project was ...

Thank a veteran today

To the Editor: As Memorial Day approaches, an we think about concerts, picnics, junefests and camping, let us take a moment and remember the veterans who serve now and who have served and are gone. I’m planning my 50th class reunion and I know that many of our classmates were in ...

Military marker clean-up day a success

To the Editor: On behalf of the Hamilton County Peace Officers Association I would like to take a moment to thank those who sponsored the Military Marker Clean-Up day at Graceland Cemetery in Webster City this past Saturday, May 13. Hy-Vee Food Store (Aaron Tacker, store manager and James ...

Urges senators to vote against AHCA

To the Editor: It’s a sad irony that what finally got the American Health Care Act through the House of Representatives is a provision which gives states the option of allowing insurance companies to once again discriminate against people with preexisting conditions. The Congressional ...

Legion commander decries vandalism, theft at memorials

To the Editor: I address this to the person or persons who felt it was necessary to commit what I consider a slap in the face of all the American soldiers who fought and died in all the wars every fought. Within the last few days, we had a military marker and flag stolen from one of the ...

Toll road, dance raise $2,266 for Camp Sunnyside

To the Editor: The Hamilton County Pony Express Riders would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who donated generously to the dance and auction held at the Kamrar Lions Club on April 22. And to those passing through our toll road held on April 8 for making this annual event ...

Support for Citizens Academy appreciated

To the Editor: The members of the Hamilton County Peace Officers Association would like to thank Aaron Tacker (Webster City Hy-Vee Food Store) and Tony Nessa (Tony’s Tire) for their continued support of the HCPOA Citizens Academy. Without their support it would be much more difficult to ...

Changing school start times is complicated issue

To the Editor: In response to your editorial on April 26 on starting school days later, I agree that school days should start later for older students. However, the same research you mention shows younger students perform better with an early start time. One crucial element makes all the ...

Wetlands Month is a chance to learn more

To the Editor: Happy Wetlands Month. For 27 years, May has been designated as Wetlands Month. Wetlands provide habitats for wildlife to build their homes and provide shelter for their young. In May, the Iowa wetlands are brimming with new plant and animal life. Iowa’s wetlands are ...

Making connections important to preventing child abuse

To the Editor: Did you know that simple moments with the kids in our lies — like cooking with them, playing a board game with them, even singing with them — makes a big difference? It helps them grow up feeling safe and secure, filling our communities with compassionate, caring people ...

Iowa child care workforce study released

To the Editor: The committed individuals who nurture and teach the nearly 70 percent of Iowa's young children who are cared for outside of their home every day continue to be undervalued despite the importance of their work. The grossly inadequate level of wages for child care staff - ...

Truman, Hirohito deserve our gratitude

To the Editor: That the United States didn’t need to invade Japan under any circumstances and I believe had we invaded the country, the human cost would have been over two times the estimated one million casualties had be gone ahead with one. Those are my conclusions after reading ...