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Letters to Editor

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 ...

Commends Reynolds’ handling of COVID-19 pandemic

To the Editor I want to commend Governor Reynolds for doing a good job dealing with the Covid-19 virus. I think she has done very well in maintaining her priorities of both the citizens and the economy. She has stood against pressures from political opponents and special interest groups and ...

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, ...