Letters to Editor

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 ...

Former trooper voices support for Hicok

To the Editor:I have known Rod Hicok and his family for approximately 25 years. I am currently retired from the Iowa State Patrol but am still active in the military as a LCDR in the Navy.Rod has the leadership qualities that those in the field admire and respect. His Christian principles and ...

Retired deputy supports Timmons for sheriff

To the editor,Here in Hamilton County we are fortunate to have the majority support our local officers, they are a fine group. If you meet an officer, take a moment to thank them for their service, believe me it will mean more to them than you know. I know this having served 33 years in local ...

Pack the Paddy-Wagon a success

To the Editor:As President of the Hamilton County Peace Officers Association I would like to take a minute to thank everyone from throughout Hamilton County who came out to support the "Pack the Paddy Wagon Food Drive" this past Sunday. Hamilton County residents generously donated roughly 1500 ...

Thanks to all for support of Rotary turkey dinner

To the Editor:On behalf of the noon Webster City Rotary Club and the newly formed Rotary After Hours (RAH) Club we extend our sincere thank you to the community and the area residents for their unfailing support for the 37th annual fall tradition the Rotary Turkey Dinner held Sunday, Oct. ...

Says Timmons is the right choice for sheriff

To the Editor:Hamilton county residents have an opportunity to make a choice this November which will impact them, their families, and their neighbors in many profound ways. Please take some time to place your vote for Doug Timmons for Hamilton County Sheriff.I've known Doug for the past 9 ...

Supports Hillary Clinton for president

To the editor:Public opinion polling has shown that voters are very concerned about the challenges our children are facing growing up and would like government to do more to ensure the health, safety, and education of the next generation. At the same time, media attention and campaign ads give ...

Former sheriff endorses Timmons

To the Editor:Earlier this year, there was a three-way primary race for Sheriff of Hamilton County. I knew each of those candidates personally and was contacted and spoke with all three of them during the race. At that time, I chose not to give an endorsement to any of the candidates as I had a ...

Supports McMullin for president

To the Editor:This election season has produced divisiveness and frustration for the American electorate. The two major political parties have given us presidential candidates who are rife with corruption, immorality and bigotry and told us that we have no choice but to vote for one of them. ...

Contractor: Earn while you learn

To the Editor:Ask any contractor what their largest challenge is and 9 times out of 10 they will answer with something related to attracting the next generation of workforce. The shortage of workers in the skilled trades is high, and will continue to grow in the years to come. This shortage ...

Supports Timmons for sheriff

To the Editor:Voters in Hamilton County:As citizens of the United States of America, we have the right and responsibility to vote in the upcoming election. All the positions on the ballot are important to ensure the smooth running of the various levels of government and our communities.Hamilton ...

ID difficult for some to obtain, shouldn’t be necessary for voting

To the Editor:The editorial in the Sept. 28 issue of The Daily Freeman Journal about voter ID laws screams for a reasonable response. Before retiring I worked many years for the Social Security Administration and spoke to many people who had great difficulty in obtaining a satisfactory ID for ...