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Letters to Editor

Proven more than qualified to lead

To the Editor: With March being Women’s Month in the U.S. and International women’s Day during the first week, it is important to recall that it was 52 years ago that Shirley Chisolm was historically elected the first Black woman in Congress. Black women are the backbone of the U.S. ...

Don’t confuse science and government with God

To the Editor: Let me begin with the definition of oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Now the definition of miracle: a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to ...

Editorial offers no criticism for Trump

To the Editor: The Los Angeles Times editorial in the March 8th edition was very critical of President Biden for not imposing sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (who will be referenced as MBS for the rest of this letter) of Saudi Arabia after the report released by the ...

Volunteers at COVID clinics find experience rewarding

To the Editor: Congratulations to Shelby Kroona, her staff and the volunteers who made helping our residents get a COVID-19 shot through Hamilton County Public Health a rewarding experience last week. During this anxious time, it was comforting to see a well-organized operation during ...

Appreciates support of Enhance Hamilton County Foundation

To the editor: HERO, the Help Entertain and Restore Organization, the owner/operator of the Webster Theater would like to thank the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation for the generous grant that they gave us to help with COVID 19 relief. As most of you probably know, the theater was closed ...

Lowering voting age isn’t the answer

To the Editor: Some in the US Congress are proposing lowering the legal voting age to 16 years of age. Some argue it is a ploy to increase the liberal voters, others argue it is because if you are old enough to pay payroll taxes you should be able to vote. Science tells us the human brain ...

Let’s come together for something special

To the editor: For too long, we have been defined by who we voted for in the last election. We have been defined by our opinion of wearing masks or whether we think vaccines are effective. Politics and public health are essential facets of everyday life. However, I see community as more ...

Masks give more freedom

To the Editor: In response to the recent letter to the editor stating wearing a mask is a matter of opinion, I noticed the title “Doctor” did not precede the writer’s name. A mask is not an opinion, it is a fact based on studies done by medical professionals at the World Health ...

Red Kettle campaign a success

To the Editor: On behalf of the Webster City Ministerial Association, I want to thank everyone who helped make our 2020 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign a success. Volunteers from First Congregational United Church of Christ, Asbury United Methodist Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church ...

Would like to see female city manager

To the Editor: I respectfully request that the City Council of Webster City hire a female as city manager due to the fact that the last 3 city managers of Webster City were male. I believe in gender equity and hope that the City Council strives for that as well. Paul Dahl Webster City

Sheridan thanks community

To the Editor: I would like to publicly offer my heartfelt thanks to the citizens of Webster City for the privilege of serving as your City Manager. I would also like to thank the City staff for their hard work and dedication, it was an honor to serve with you. Jeff Sheridan Webster City

A mask is a choice

To the Editor: An American can hardly go a day without getting into a discussion about the current pandemic. Everyone knows someone who is unwilling to wear a face mask, and everyone also knows that particular someone who cannot stop harping on about their absolute necessity. I would like to ...

Iowans need Congress to invest in SNAP

To the Editor: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused childhood hunger to soar to record-level highs, with 1 in 5 children in Iowa facing hunger this year. This is more than a health crisis — it’s an economic one too. As a business owner, it’s devastating to see the impact on my industry ...

Webster City police dispatch vital service to community

To the Editor: It recently came to the attention of police department personnel that the mayor approached the county about merging. The citizens of WC need to be aware of the services that would be eliminated or drastically changed were this to happen. The volume of calls handled by the ...

Haunted Barn benefits Boy Scouts

To the Editor: Just wanted to thank this awesome community for coming out and supporting our very first ever Haunted Barn at Fluffy Butt Acres! We had 748 people come thru our three barn haunt Friday and Saturday, even after only advertising it for a week! It was all the crazy brainchild of ...

Childcare centers need support in Hamilton County

To the Editor: Childcare isn’t a glamorous industry; it’s exhausting, messy work with low pay. We aren’t seen as educators or professionals; we are viewed as glorified babysitters. I ask, if we were only babysitting children, why don’t we plop them down in front of the television? Why ...

Urges voters to look at the facts before casting ballots

To the Editor: The adage repeat a lie often enough and it will become the truth is an unscrupulous method being used in this year’s election by the Republican Party. Joe Biden is NOT a socialist as they wish voters to believe. Democrats do NOT raise taxes on low and mid-range earners. ...

Hamilton County has a childcare crisis

To the Editor: “Good morning, I would like to put my two children on your wait list for childcare.” Daycare provider: “Okay great, I will need to get some basic information from you, but first I would like to let you know that it is between a 3-5 year wait list.” My two children ...

Encourages self-care during COVID-19

To the Editor: With everything that is happening in the world, the nation, and Iowa in regards to COVID-19 it is possible to feel overwhelmed, confused, numb, or any other emotion imaginable. During this challenging time it is more important than ever to set aside time for yourself, a ...

Vote for candidates who will listen to the people

To the Editor: In the Gettysberg Address, Lincoln says the government is of the people, by the people and for the people. It's not of the king, by the king and for the king. Any president who wants to be king has got to go. We fought a revolutionary war over it. We can't regress and make ...