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More questions about VDMC policy, Board procedures

February 25, 2015 To the Editor: What do I want from a board governing the use of taxpayer monies? After attending the hospital board meeting last week, here is what I desir. more »»

Some winter driving tips for area motorists

February 25, 2015 To the Editor: Does four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles give you an upper hand during winter driving conditions? That’s the question I asked some law enforcement officers a few years ago. more »»

Has concerns about changes in VDMC operations

February 23, 2015 To the Editor: After attending the recent Van Diest Medical Center Board meeting, I have had the chance to reflect on the past few years of hospital operations and what I find is concerning. more »»

Disagrees with VDMC policy

February 20, 2015 To the Editor: Do we citizens of Hamilton County own the Van Diest Medical Center or do the hospital officials who state there will be no deviation for their new policy? Would the hospital... more »»

Opposes removal of dams

February 6, 2015 To the Editor: An article in a Des Moines newspaper on Jan. 28 has this caption — “Iowa Cities Tackle Deadly Dams. more »»

Chocolate festival was a success

January 28, 2015 To the Editor: The Friends of Kendall Young Library would like to publicly thank everyone who made Chocolate Festival ‘15 such a resounding success. more »»

Supper to help fight hunger at the local level

January 21, 2015 To the Editor: Many fun events are being planned in the community this winter. One that will be happening Thursday, Jan. more »»

Who will protect America’s waters?

January 21, 2015 To the Editor: In Tuesday’s Fort Dodge Messenger, the staff editorial promoted the Keystone pipeline as “being good for America. more »»

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 14, 2015 To the Editor: January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Slavery has existed since Biblical times – wars have been fought for equality and lives given to educate everyone on human value. more »»

Invest in sustainable projects to create jobs

January 7, 2015 To the Editor: If we are going to spend billions every year on health care and food assistance programs, then we need to start investing more of that money into sustainable projects that are nearl... more »»

Wrestling families, coaches offer thanks for tourney support

January 2, 2015 To the Editor: On behalf of the Webster City Wrestling Program, we would like to thank those of you that helped make the youth wrestling tournament a success. more »»

Be aware of dangers of alcohol during the new year holiday

December 31, 2014 To the Editor: Nearly 60 percent of American adults have problem holiday drinking. more »»

UDMO thankful for community support in Hamilton County

December 31, 2014 To the Editor: Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. expresses our great appreciation for the ongoing community support in Hamilton County. more »»

Bottle, can donations help fund DARE, other projects

December 24, 2014 To the Editor: At this magical time of year, we are in awe of how many good things are happening in our community for others. more »»

Christmas at The Bridge shared the spirit of the season with many

December 22, 2014 To the Editor: Christmas at The Bridge 2014 was a great celebration. more »»

Angel Tree program helps 114 families for Christmas

December 17, 2014 To the Editor: The members of HERO (Help Entertain and Restore Organization) would like to thank all of the individuals, organizations and churches who donated gifts and cash, and also those who... more »»

UDMO offers thanks to volunteer bell ringers

December 17, 2014 To the Editor: Salvation Army Bells were ringing at Hy-Vee and Fareway on Nov. 26 and 28. Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. more »»

ABATE is more than just a motorcycle group

December 17, 2014 To the Editor: Casual conversation over lunch with a co-worker one day a while ago leads me to this letter. Too often good deeds go unnoticed and I think this is one that deserves some credi. more »»

Immigration proposal a ‘positive step’ towards better life for many

November 24, 2014 To the Editor:? All Cultures Equal In. more »»

Thankful for the clean streets and city’s street sweeper

November 21, 2014 To the Editor: Hats off to the City Council, City Manager and the Street Department for providing (and using)?the mechanized street sweeper to keep Webster City’s streets neat and tidy this fall. more »»



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