Opinion

All hail the handyman

Local Columns

My husband Larry is not the most handy guy around the house. If a computer isn't working, he's your man, but things like electrical work or plumbing are bigger mysteries to him than they are to me, at least it seems that way. Which was why the fact we had a leaky toilet filled me with ...

Plans are under way to save the theater

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:The screen is still dark and questions are being raised - what is going on with the Movie Theatre downtown?March 8, 2013 the last movie was shown at the Webster City Movie Theatre. A community meeting was held to discuss how to save the movie theatre. Since that time in April, ...

Even big guys get bullied

Local Columns

Jam of the week: "Stop The Dams" by GorillazWhile I'm still reveling in the Bears win on Monday night against the Packers, it's far from the biggest story in the NFL right now. It's not allegations of steroid use, it's not a new report about player concussions. Rather, it's bullying.An ESPN ...

Thanks to all who made the book sale a success

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:The Friends of Kendall Young Library would like to say thank you to everyone who made the recent book sale such a success.Chairpersons Shirley Yungclas and Mabel Prescott would like to say thanks to all the volunteers who turned the meeting room into a book shop by putting up ...

Glad the DFJ is covering more Boy Scout events

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:I'm writing this letter since I'm a Boy Scout and I have to write it for a merit badge requirement.I'd like to thank you for writing about Troop 17's 100th anniversary and our fall camporee. Thank you for writing more about our boy scout troop's events than you used to.Just as a ...

Harbingers of winter

Local Columns

Uh oh, look who's coming to town. I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count. Don't read between the lines. Well if you guessed slate-colored juncos, you guessed correctly.Two of them have been at my sunflower feeder for a week now. Actually these sparrow-like birds with a ...

Get out and vote

Editorials

Tomorrow, Webster City goes to the polls to select the people who will serve us on the City Council for the next four years. We are proud and excited that so many people have stepped up to the plate and decided to offer to serve the community. That being said, tomorrow is an important ...

Learning from new experiences

Local Columns

As a teenager and as a young adult I relished new experiences. In my 60s not so much. Like it or not, I had some new experiences a week ago.I had taken a half-day of vacation on a Friday afternoon to get caught up on a number of things piled up at home. As the afternoon progressed I became ...

Keeping the post

Local Columns

There's no denying that the fabric of our lives here on the prairie has shifted through the years, just since mid-century. The number of people living on farms has decreased drastically, while farm size has increased. Small town population is declining, as our many of our Main Street ...

Anyone can be a philanthropist

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:As the Development Director for the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation, I am writing to thank each person who has supported the important work of our local nonprofits throughout Hamilton County this year by giving generously of your time, talent, and treasure. It is because of you ...

Time for GOP to do its job

Letters to Editor

Letter to the Editor:Halloween is over. The GOP can put away their brooms and their tricks and give Americans a treat. Do their job.Ted Cruz should have visited Iowa on Halloween. His tricks include denying Americans health care, shutting down the government and defaulting on America's ...

Get a jump on holiday shopping

Local Columns

That time of the year is quickly approaching: the holiday shopping season. Around this time of year we notice a sharp uptick in eReading device questions at the library, ranging from helping people learn how to download eBooks from NEIBORS or eMagazines from Zinio (all possible with your ...

Happy Halloween, welcome winter

Local Columns

Another month has come and gone and we find ourselves excited for the events past, present and future at the Chamber.Ladies Night Out, the town was filled with women from as far away as Florida shopping, eating and playing in town. Participating businesses were pleased with the results and it's ...

Urges voters to support John Hawkins for City Council

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:We feel John Hawkins would be a very positive addition to our City Council.John is an astute businessman and would offer a fresh perspective on important issues this community is facing.Please consider him for this very important job.Leo and Sherry LambiWebster City

Wants to see change on the City Council

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:Great forum Tuesday night put on by the League of Women Voters. If one couldn't tell by the yard signs around town, Tuesday night made it even more obvious that there is a special interest group behind some candidates and they are not wanting any change.We must have change for ...

Website woes

Local Columns

Jam of the week: "In Haze" by iceageFor the past month, the recently opened healthcare website launched as open-enrollment begins for insurance with Obamacare has been marred with glitches. The opening has brought a lot of criticism, especially from the lack of testing on the website before it ...

Worried that Gillette will quit again if elected

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:On Nov. 5, we will once again return to the polls to cast our ballots for those running for City Council. One of those seeking your vote is Mark Gillette. It is my hope that the citizens of Webster City do not forget the not too distant past.In November 2009, a week after the ...

Urges support for candidates Conaway, Hawkins

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:I am writing today to encourage my fellow citizens of Webster City to join me in voting for Linda Conaway and John Hawkins for Webster City City Council.I believe Linda has worked hard as a council person to keep our property taxes as low as possible, maintain our infrastructure ...

Supports Hawkins and Kierzek for City Council

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:I think Heather Kierzek and John Hawkins would make terrific new City Council members, so I plan to vote for them on Election Day.Heather's vision for the future of this town is grounded in her belief that we should all care about the well-being of our young people, that education ...

Voters, learn about candidates’ visions of the future

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:Thanks to the Daily Freeman-Journal for providing insight into the candidates who are running for positions on the City Council. I appreciate the paper and these people for making the investment in the future of our community.I was encouraged to see that many of the candidates ...