The Daily Freeman Journalhttp://www.freemanjournal.netTop Headlinesen-usMon, 2 Mar 2015 07:45:07 EDTMon, 2 Mar 2015 07:45:07 EDT questions about VDMC policy, Board procedures 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 desire. At this board meeting, one is required to sign in, that seems fair.Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTSome winter driving tips for area motorists 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. Their answer was, for the vast majority of drivers, "No.Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTHas concerns about changes in VDMC operations 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.Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTDisagrees with VDMC policy 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 officials prefer we Hamilton County citizens make use of...Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTOpposes removal of dams the Editor: An article in a Des Moines newspaper on Jan. 28 has this caption - "Iowa Cities Tackle Deadly Dams." According to a group that calls itself the Iowa Whitewater Coalition, since 1900, 192 Iowans have drowned at dams.Fri, 6 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDT