Paying the kindness forward

Local Columns

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. -Princess Diana I’m always amazed by some of the acts of kindness I see in our community. People step up, share their talents, express their generosity, ...

Supports J.D. Scholten for Congress

Letters to Editor

To the Editor: If you believe 4th District Iowans — farmers, businesses, families, seniors, communities — are facing bread and butter issues; if you are fearful for your way of life and concerned about the future of democracy; if you feel this mid-term election is one with significant ...

Let’s keep Mike Naig on the job


When Iowans go to the polls next month, they have a chance to show their support for a superb secretary of agriculture. Mike Naig was appointed on March 5 by Gov. Kim Reynolds to succeed Bill Northey, when that outstanding predecessor became an undersecretary in the U.S. Department of ...

Volunteers help make WC an Idea Friendly town

Letters to Editor

To the Editor: We live in a community that steps up to get things done. The lights downtown that wrap around the tree trunks needed to be installed. First lights had to be purchased. A few phones calls later, these people stepped up to make that happen: • Iowa Central Community College, ...

Welcome, Max!


In October 2016, I shared a blog focusing on the many ways individuals can show pride in a community. My tidbits highlighted the sprinkles of pride I have had the pleasure of witnessing in Webster City and the surrounding area. Over the last two years I have encountered many more examples of ...

Reader critical of Grassley’s schedule of open meetings

Letters to Editor

To the Editor:  In the Sept. 19 edition of The Daily Freeman Journal, an editorial praises Senator Grassley for visiting all 99 counties "and listening carefully to what his fellow Iowans tell him.” This is not true. He has not had an open meeting in Polk County for over 7 years. When ...