Letters to Editor

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 ...

Show some love and support for the Lynx

To the Editor, Now is the time Lynx country! Show your purple and gold with pride, talk about it with everyone you see - this is a chance of a lifetime dream being fulfilled right before our eyes for this (as I see them) incredibly humble football team. As I drive around town beaming with ...

Important to stress respect, morals and values to children

To the Editor: I was raised as a “lady” who expects the men in her life to be “gentlemen.” I was raised with the belief in chivalry. I raised a lady and gentleman and I am very proud of them. They each have beautiful, bright, caring daughters each of whom I have referred to from ...

HERO to again operate Angel Tree

To the Editor:HERO, Help Entertain and Restore Organization, is once again operating the Angel Tree for Hamilton County. This is our third year of doing so. After we set up the Christmas tree in the lobby of the Webster Theater, tags with information regarding the sex, age, clothing and shoe ...

Former Webster Co, sheriff supports Hicok

To the Editor:Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Brian Mickelson, retired Sheriff of Webster County. I am urging you to support Rod Hicok for Sheriff. He has my whole-hearted support.While working with Rod when he was with the Iowa State Patrol, I knew he was the kind of officer ...

Says Steve King is ‘anti-everything’

To the Editor:Steve King is anti-everything. He wants to repeal the health care law but has no plan to take its place. He wants to cut taxes for the wealthy while abolishing the IRS. He wants to buildTrump's fence along the southern border. His anti-woman plan is to eliminate Planned ...

Urges WC residents to vote ‘Yes’ for H/M tax renewal

To the Editor:As a member and chair of the initial Webster City Hotel/Motel Tax Board, the past nine years of the local tax on hotel/motel rentals has had a very positive impact on Webster City. Please vote and encourage friends and neighbors to vote "yes" Tuesday, Nov. 8 or on your absentee ...