Letters to Editor

Hansen is right person to be county treasurer

To the Editor: Why do we support Colleen Hansen for Hamilton County Treasurer? Colleen is the best qualified for a complicated job. She has the accounting, budgetary, and personnel management skills needed for the job of Hamilton County Treasurer. The general duties of the County ...

Legion official encourages Americans to vote

To the Editor: The American Legion encourages all Americans to register and to vote in all elections. Legionnaires have traditionally responded to the call and are among the groups of individuals most likely to cast their ballots on Election Day. Americans have the right to vote for whom ...

Support for our hospital

To the Editor: I want to thank our democratically-elected, volunteer board of trustees of Hamilton County Public Hospital doing business as Van Diest Medical Center for performing their public duty. Sometimes they must make difficult or unpopular decisions. If our hospital is to thrive, we ...

Appreciates performance of ‘Seussical the Musical’

To the Editor:  Taking a line from “Seussical the Musical,” “How Lucky You Are,” Webster City people, to have the Webster City Community Theatre in your midst. Young people and not so young people have just finished the last performance of a well-received musical play, ...

Bravo, Webster City Community Theatre

To the Editor, Bravo to the entire Webster City Community Theatre entourage for a splendid performance of "Seussical The Musical,” There is a lot of gifted talent living among us here in Hamilton County. We can't imagine how many hours of preparation it took to make this event such a ...

Urges pet owners to cleanup after their dogs

To the Editor: This an appeal to dog owners who walk their dogs on public walks. Even more specifically for those walking along Bank Street and East Dubuque Street and between River Street and Bell Avenue, please pick up your dog's feces and dispose of them properly. I am a dog owner and ...

Opposes growth of CAFOs in Iowa

To the Editor: A massive pork processing plant is going up just 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 No. Carolina and see the disaster. CAFOs ...

Supports $25.5M ICCC referendum

To the Editor: This letter is in support of the $25.5 million bond referendum. Iowa Central Community College has helped me as a non-traditional student to attain my goals of a successful career in my adult life as a single mother to three children. The continued education program that ICCC ...

Urges ‘yes’ vote on ICCC bond referendum

To the Editor: Iowa Central Community College has helped me personally to further my education through the PACE program. I have to admit, without the help, I never would have gone to college. Voting yest is the best idea for all parties involved. Iowa Central Community College has ...

Supports measures to strengthen matrix

To the Editor: Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are damaging our environment, including water quality, throughout Iowa. Over the last 15 years or so, efforts to strengthen the master matrix continue. The Iowa Environmental Commission recently held a public hearing on this ...

Christmas at the Bridge had biggest turnout in 2017

To the Editor: Christmas at the Bridge had the biggest year yet. A Big thank you to this year's sponsors. Gold Level: Seneca Foundry,VanDiest Supply, Main Street Kiwanis, Good Life RV, Abens Realty FM Controls, Webster City Church of Christ, Casey’s General Store, Foster’s Funeral ...

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 ...