Letters to Editor

Appreciates support for Torch Run events

To the Editor:A?huge thanks to all who helped make the 2016 Torch Run and the Ride/Drive to benefit Special Olympics so successful.From the athletes to the law enforcement runners and volunteers who helped put things together - thank you.We greatly appreciate all of the personal donations, ...

Ice cream social proceeds to benefit local causes

To the Editor:The Mission Boards of Faith UMC and First Congregational UCC want to thank all who participated in the annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on June 15 for their generous response.Homemade ice cream, bars, beverages and workers were provided by both churches. Entertainment was ...

Urges people to keep an eye on older neighbors

To the Editor:On June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day reminds us that older Iowans are abused and financially exploited on a daily basis. Living in isolation contributes to older adult's vulnerability. Ninety percent of adults age 65 and older say they hope to stay in their homes for as ...

Thanks for successful Cub Scout day camp

To the Editor:Another exhausting, exciting, educational, fun-filled two day HC Cub Scout Day Camp has come to a close. Once more I am so incredibly proud of the people who have stepped up to make this so successful for the over 60 young boys in attendance last Friday and Saturday. First and ...

Stealing from the dead

To the Editor:Fifty-five years of participating in beautifying our Webster City cemetery as a memorial to our departed has brought me to the decision to no longer decorate their graves.This year, to help cemetery workers with their mowing problems, I purchased a floral arrangement on a saddle ...

Thanks for successful junk collection day

To the Editor:Thanks so much to the City Council and crew for all their hard work and a very successful junk collection day at Webster City Middle School.We are very fortunate to have you host this, as well as have the branch and grass collection site.Thank you for offering these services and ...

Area groups provide great opportunities for residents

To the Editor :After attending two recent events, I'd like to acknowledge the thought and time put in by two local organizations. On Tuesday night Kendall Young Library offered another of their monthly DIY projects. On Wednesday, the Town and Country Garden Club offered a Yard Art workshop. In ...

It may be time to privatize Congress

To the Editor:Our Republican Congress wants to privatize everything. I think we should privatize Congress since they refuse to do their job. The two operative words are privatize and obstruct. Currently, they are refusing to appropriate money that is needed to operate government. Their goal ...

Ice cream social to benefit local causes

To the Editor:A summer event that has become a tradition in Webster City is the Ice Cream Social sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church and First Congregational United Church of Christ. This year it will be held Wednesday, June 15 in the dining hall of Faith UMC from 6 to 8 p.m.Featured on ...

Avenue of Flags committee offers their thanks

To the Editor:The Avenue of Flags Committee of American Legion Post 191 extends its sincere appreciation for another successful display of our beautiful American flags at Graceland Cemetery. Hopefully, the Fourth of July weekend we'll bring out 110 flags on Beach and Ohio streets if we have ...

Thanks for Memorial Day support

To the Editor:I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincere thanks to the following for their support on Memorial Day:To the Webster City Police Department for their traffic control at the Crippen Bridge and during the parade; To KQWC?and the Daily Freeman-Journal for their news ...

Supports Sweedler’s re-election bid

To the Editor:I'm writing in support of incumbent County Supervisor Wes Sweedler.The three supervisors we currently have in office appear to collaborate harmoniously with a propensity to serve the citizens of Hamilton County.In the current political climate across the nation, many feel change ...

Says Timmons stands out as best choice for sheriff

To the Editor:For the last 16 years I have been a proud member of the Stratford and Stanhope Fire departments, and am currently serving as Stratford fire chief for the past 5 yrs. Through my years I have worked with numerous law enforcement officers on and off the scenes of emergency ...

Timmons has deep roots in Hamilton County

Letter to the EditorSince returning to live in Hamilton County after many years living out of state I have appreciated getting to know a couple of the Sheriff's Deputy through my work. Very glad that one of them, Doug Timmons is running for Sheriff.Doug's 22 years of service as a Deputy ...

Says Sweedler has best interest of county at heart

To the Editor:I am writing today to show my support for Supervisor Wes Sweedler. I have had the privilege to serve with Wes on the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency. He served a vital role in the reorganization and restructuring of this Agency. His knowledge assisted us in ...

Supports Peck for sheriff

To the Editor:I would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts on why Ken Peck would be the best choice for Sheriff of Hamilton County. I'm a former Ellsworth/Jewell/Stanhope Police Officer (1997-2004) and worked closely with Ken for seven years. Ken's experience and qualifications to ...

Thinks Peck has the necessary skills to be sheriff

To the Editor:On May 26, I had the pleasure of being able to listen to 3 individual seeking election at the town hall forum at the Webster City Middle School to become the next sheriff of Hamilton County. Of the three individuals that spoke one clearly stuck out to me and conveyed a message of ...

Says Peck is the right choice for Hamilton County sheriff

To the Editor:I proudly endorse Ken Peck for Hamilton County Sheriff. Ken was a deputy for the Tama County Sheriff Office; I worked alongside him and was his supervisor for 4.5 years. Ken has extensive knowledge of law enforcement and his professionalism was exercised at all times.He had the ...

Today is Poppy Day in WC

To the Editor:Most of you know the story of the Poppy Sales in memory of our veterans. Here's a quick review:From the battlefields of World War I, weary soldiers brought home the memory of a barren landscape transformed by wild poppies, red as the blood that had soaked the soil. By that ...

Supports Timmons for Hamilton County Sheriff

To the Editor:I would like to share why I feel Doug Timmons would be the best Sheriff for the residents of Hamilton County.I have known Doug since the Spring of 2001. I was soon to graduate from Webster City HS and had chosen to attend Hawkeye Community College for Police Science. I had spoken ...