Letters to Editor

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 ...

Supports Hicok for sheriff

To the Editor:Prior to my retirement from law enforcement after over 30 years, I had the opportunity to work for both of our candidates for Hamilton County Sheriff,Those who know me know I?am usually direct and to the point. Having said that, I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that the ...

Cites need for more foster care homes in Webster City

To the Editor:There is a critical need for foster homes in Webster City and surrounding communities. The shortage of foster homes has resulted in children being placed outside of their home communities which means having to leave behind everything that's familiar - like home, school, friends ...

Not in favor of Hotel/Motel Tax renewal

To the Editor:I'm not in favor of the Hotel-Motel tax the way it's set up now.It brings in a lot of money and a good share of it goes to projects that have little to do with bringing in overnight guests. I have no objections to the projects themselves but, if we're not willing to pay for them ...

Urges support of H/M tax renewal on the ballot

To the Editor:Every ten years we have the opportunity to pass the hotel/motel tax. It's important to note that this is a tax not levied against locals! If a visitor comes to town and stays in one of our hotels, motel or bed and breakfast they pay a 7 percent tax on that stay. That money then ...

Alumni Association fundraiser a success

To the Editor:The Iowa State University Alumni Association Club of Hamilton County expresses its thanks to those who attended its annual dinner and fundraising event on Sept. 11, and to your newspaper for promoting the event. More than $5,000 was raised for scholarships to be awarded to ...

Opposed to Prestage processing plant project

To the Editor:I am very disappointed of the residents of Eagle Grove and Webster City for disregarding the rural residents of Troy Township by supporting Prestage Farms. This will not only be a slaughter house, but also an animal confinement lot, and will have a rendering plant on site. This ...

What’s to be done? Farm crisis in the making?

To the Editor:Only 35 years after the 1980's farm crisis, another storm seems to be brewing. Corn production is forecast by USDA to be up 11% from last year. This crop, possibly over 15 billion bushels will include a market-killing overhang of nearly a billion bushels. Corn exports are not ...

Thanks to HCPOA golf benefit sponsors

To the Editor:The Hamilton County Peace Officers Association would like to extend a sincere thank you to our great sponsors and everyone who came out to support our 5th annual Golf Benefit held this past July 9th at Briggs Woods Golf Course. We had a total of 39 teams participate in the event ...

Legion offers thanks for Boys State benefit support

To the Editor:The American Legion Post 191 would like to thank those who came to the 2017 Hawkeye Boys State Benefit that was held on Wednesday, August 10th at the Middle School Commons. The three boys that attended this year talked a little about how Hawkeye Boys State changed their lives to ...