Letters to Editor

Writer says plant would put burden on social services

To the Editor:In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.- Martin Luther King Jr.The plan that Prestage Foods has to locate a slaughterhouse five miles south of Eagle Grove is another bad idea. Mason City citizens worked diligently to deny this ...

Stanhope Lions offer thanks for successful celebration

To the Editor:The Stanhope community celebrated its' 59th Watermelon Day on Saturday, July 16. The word for the day had to be - WOW! The weather only highlighted a beautiful summer day for a parade, games of skill, a softball tournament, Lion burgers, homemade pies and of course, ice cold ...

Opposes plan to bring processing plant to Wright County

To the Editor:In 1993 when I retired as County Extension Director in Dickinson County and my wife retired as Health and Wellness Coordinator for Berkley and Company we decided to purchase an 80 acre farm in Liberty Township that had been in her family since 1893. It was like coming home since ...

Concerned about King displaying Confederate flag

To the Editor:Flying the Confederate flag in his Congressional office clearly shows that Iowa's 4th District U.S. Representative Steve King believes that any state should be allowed to secede from the United States.The 1919 edition of the World Book Encyclopedia states, "War of Secession, a ...

An act of kindness

To the Editor:On the afternoon of June 20, 2016, I was painting a section on my dock when I dislocated my left hip (I had hip replacement on May 4, 2016) and fell into the water which was about chest deep.I worked my way into more shallow water and began calling for help. Eventually, I?heard ...

Opposed to plans for Prestage Foods of Iowa plant

To the Editor:I remember what I was doing when I learned that the Wright County Board of Supervisors was considering locating a slaughterhouse within the county borders.I was participating in the annual July 4 Independence Day parade in Belmond, celebrating the joys of living in a free and open ...

Urges residents to help turn WC blue

To the Editor:?Announcing with pride that I support our local law enforcement officers. Thank you to the heroes who keep our city, state and country safe. Place a blue light-bulb in your porch light to show that you support their work.Wouldn't it be great if all Webster City turned blue?Susan ...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:The Avenue of Flags of the American Legion Post 191 extends its sincere appreciation for another partial display (116 flags) of our most beautiful American flags in Graceland Cemetery, July 1, 2016 to July 6, 2016.We apologize for different time changes because of the threat of ...

Thanks to the Van Diest family

To the Editor:We had the pleasure of witnessing the July 2 fireworks show celebrating the 60th anniversary of Van Diest Supply Company it was truly magnificent. The generosity of the Company and commitment to Webster City strongly demonstrates why we, as residents, offer our heartfelt thanks ...

Another successful Relay

To the Editor:Big Shout Out to Hamilton County. The 2016 Hamilton County Relay for Life was a great success.This year's event was held at West Twin Park on Thursday evening, June 16 and the Relay committee would like to thank our community for attending the festivities.Hundreds of folks came ...

Appreciates support for Torch Run events

To the Editor:A?huge thanks to all who helped make the 2016 Torch Run and the Ride/Drive to benefit Special Olympics so successful.From the athletes to the law enforcement runners and volunteers who helped put things together - thank you.We greatly appreciate all of the personal donations, ...

Ice cream social proceeds to benefit local causes

To the Editor:The Mission Boards of Faith UMC and First Congregational UCC want to thank all who participated in the annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on June 15 for their generous response.Homemade ice cream, bars, beverages and workers were provided by both churches. Entertainment was ...

Urges people to keep an eye on older neighbors

To the Editor:On June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day reminds us that older Iowans are abused and financially exploited on a daily basis. Living in isolation contributes to older adult's vulnerability. Ninety percent of adults age 65 and older say they hope to stay in their homes for as ...

Thanks for successful Cub Scout day camp

To the Editor:Another exhausting, exciting, educational, fun-filled two day HC Cub Scout Day Camp has come to a close. Once more I am so incredibly proud of the people who have stepped up to make this so successful for the over 60 young boys in attendance last Friday and Saturday. First and ...

Stealing from the dead

To the Editor:Fifty-five years of participating in beautifying our Webster City cemetery as a memorial to our departed has brought me to the decision to no longer decorate their graves.This year, to help cemetery workers with their mowing problems, I purchased a floral arrangement on a saddle ...

Thanks for successful junk collection day

To the Editor:Thanks so much to the City Council and crew for all their hard work and a very successful junk collection day at Webster City Middle School.We are very fortunate to have you host this, as well as have the branch and grass collection site.Thank you for offering these services and ...

Area groups provide great opportunities for residents

To the Editor :After attending two recent events, I'd like to acknowledge the thought and time put in by two local organizations. On Tuesday night Kendall Young Library offered another of their monthly DIY projects. On Wednesday, the Town and Country Garden Club offered a Yard Art workshop. In ...

It may be time to privatize Congress

To the Editor:Our Republican Congress wants to privatize everything. I think we should privatize Congress since they refuse to do their job. The two operative words are privatize and obstruct. Currently, they are refusing to appropriate money that is needed to operate government. Their goal ...

Ice cream social to benefit local causes

To the Editor:A summer event that has become a tradition in Webster City is the Ice Cream Social sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church and First Congregational United Church of Christ. This year it will be held Wednesday, June 15 in the dining hall of Faith UMC from 6 to 8 p.m.Featured on ...

Avenue of Flags committee offers their thanks

To the Editor:The Avenue of Flags Committee of American Legion Post 191 extends its sincere appreciation for another successful display of our beautiful American flags at Graceland Cemetery. Hopefully, the Fourth of July weekend we'll bring out 110 flags on Beach and Ohio streets if we have ...