Letters to Editor

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 ...

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 ...