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Letters to Editor

Supports Timmons for sheriff

To the Editor: One of us has worked with Sheriff Timmons as an elected official for a year and half theother for three and half years. We have yet to question his professionalism, integrity,concern for all the residents of Hamilton County or the well being of his staff. We meet with him ...

Says Timmons has demonstrated dedication, integrity

To the Editor: As a citizen of Hamilton County and a 9 year Board Member of Hamilton County Crimestoppers, I am endorsing Sheriff Doug Timmons for Hamilton County Sheriff and supporting his reelection efforts. I have known Sheriff Timmons most closely through our joint work with Hamilton ...

Former supervisor urges support for Timmons re-election

To the Editor: I am asking for your support to re-elect Sheriff Doug Timmons. I saw first hand how he organized and coordinated with the fire fighters, ambulance services and law enforcement agencies of Hamilton County to get the new radio system for all emergency personnel up and ...

Supports Timmons for sheriff

To the Editor: We are very fortunate to have a young sheriff in our community. Doug Timmons is an asset to our community for law enforcement. He knows the needs of the people here. He is honest, dependable and has Hamilton County’s interests at heart. We enjoy his exposure in the ...

Teen: Timmons supports youth organizations

To the Editor: I am writing this letter to express my support for Sheriff Doug Timmons' re-election as Hamilton County Sheriff. Sheriff Timmons has done an excellent job as sheriff, and has proven that he is a very strong leader in Hamilton County. He has gone beyond his duties as sheriff to ...

Says Hicok will be proactive if elected sheriff

To the Editor: I may not be a resident of Hamilton County but I feel as though I need to write this letter to the editor. I have known Rod Hicok for approximately 30 years. I actually worked side by side with Rod while working as a Deputy in Webster County. Rod truly has the dedication, ...

Supports Timmons in primary race for county sheriff

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Sheriff Doug Timmons' reelection as Hamilton County Sheriff. Sheriff Timmons is a very active member of the Stratford community and has been an excellent partner working with the school. He visits the school regularly doing "High Five ...

Idea might help create a more connected world

To the Editor: Whenever the subject of daylight savings time comes up, it reminds me of a summer when a young man from Chile worked for Yungclas Farms. He thought the idea of changing the clocks was strange because in Chile, businesses just went on what they knew as "Summer Schedule.” In ...

Says words, actions of Grassley, Ernst disappointing for Iowa

To the Editor: I am alarmed and disappointed that my senators will not stand up for the Constitution of the United States of America, the rule of law, and the American people It is disgusting that both Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley have decided to become weak, pathetic sycophants of Donald J. ...

Climate change is most important issue

To the Editor: One of life’s greatest privileges is to vote. People say, “I don’t want to get involved in politics.” Webster’s Dictionary says, “Politics: A total complex of relations between people living in society.” I hate to burst your bubble, but politics are in ...

Family offers thanks for recent benefts

To the Editor: Our family would like to thank everyone who attended the benefits and all those who made donations. Your generosity is truly appreciated, and It has helped to lift the stress we were feeling. The prayers, love, and support we have received from the community is overwhelming ...

Mayor: ‘Speak up before your local heritage is lost’

To the Editor: Webster City and Hamilton County, I have lived here for the past 19 plus years and am very happy to call this home and tell people where I live and am proud to do so. I however was not born here and no matter what happens in my life, that can never change. This makes me ...

Weeds near Boone River trail need some attention

To the Editor: Just curious if anyone else has noticed the weeds growing on the slope on the north side of Bank Street immediately west of the river bridge. When we moved into town 22 years ago, that slope was mowed with the park and looked very nice. Then at some point the mowing stopped and ...

Takes exception to Master Matrix scoring system

To the Editor: I take umbrage that Kent Krause thinks I’ll believe that 455 points on the Master Matrix is “well above” the 440 minimum required. 51.7 percent is not “well above” 50 percent. Fact: The Master Matrix has 44 criteria. Meet all the requirements and you get 880 ...

Believes hospital should reconsider ‘no babies born here’ policy

To the Editor: Our local hospital has been out of the birthing business for approximately 10 months now. They told us they would no longer deliver babies after Oct. 12, 2018. I believe the longer our hospital stays out of the birthing business, the more difficult it will be for them to get ...

Recommends reading The Mueller Report

To the Editor: "The Mueller Report", (2019) copyright by Alan Dershowitz, with the actual report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election beginning with an introduction on page 38 and ending with the conclusion on page 347. A reader could begin reading ...

Iowa should lead the way in curbing gun violence

To the Editor: As of today, June 1, 2019, there have been 150 days in 2019. There have also been 150 mass shootings in the United States in those 150 days. America has a problem with guns. More accurately, America has a growing problem with gun violence. Research shows the number one ...

HC Crimestoppers seeks donations

To the Editor:  In 2011, concerned citizens of our county came together to re-start Hamilton County Crimestoppers so that local citizens can play an active role in keeping our communities safe. For the last eight years dedicated HCC board members have accomplished much with your ...

Angel Tree helps nearly 300 children this year

To the Editor: The members of the board of HERO (Help Entertain and Restore Organization) would like to once again thank the wonderful citizens of Hamilton County for making so many less fortunate families in our communities a little happier this Christmas. Thank you for your time to select ...

Urges area residents to attend, take part in pageant

To the Editor:  To the communities of the Greater Swede Bend area: Once again, the Lucia Festivity of Light Pageant approaches in Stratford. This pageant honors the sacrifice of Saint Lucia who gave relief to the cast out Christians imprisoned in Rome. Her crown of candles lit her way ...