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Keep children safe at play

April 15, 2015 To the Editor: April 20 to 24 is National Playground Safety Week. This is a time to focus on children's outdoor play environments and a time to pledge to use good judgment when playin. more »»

Supports the Iowa CCI organization

April 10, 2015 To the Editor: If a factory farm wants to build in your community, pollute your air and water and lower the value of your property, contact Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, (515) 282-0484. more »»

Toll road, dance raise $3,000

April 8, 2015 To the Editor: The Hamilton County Pony Express Riders would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who donated generously to the dance and auction at the Kamrar Lions Club and those... more »»

Supports reclaiming local control

March 27, 2015 To the Editor: Dickinson County Iowa has done the once unthinkable — informed the Department of Natural Resources of their intent to impose a temporary moratorium on the construction of animal... more »»

Fantasy sports can lead to problem gambling

March 20, 2015 As residents of Iowa, we are able to play fantasy sports for free, but we are not allowed to win cash or prizes via online fantasy sports websites. more »»

Opposes Obamacare repeal, especially with no back-up plan

March 6, 2015 To the Editor: Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare may come home to Webster City, our local doctors and Van Diest Medical Center. Yet another Republican lawsuit has made its way to the U.S. more »»

Questions increase in tax asking

March 2, 2015 To the Editor: First of all, we need the hospital. If we don’t have a hospital, we don’t have a town. more »»

More questions about VDMC policy, Board procedures

February 25, 2015 To the Editor: What do I want from a board governing the use of taxpayer monies? After attending the hospital board meeting last week, here is what I desir. more »»

Some winter driving tips for area motorists

February 25, 2015 To the Editor: Does four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicles give you an upper hand during winter driving conditions? That’s the question I asked some law enforcement officers a few years ago. more »»

Has concerns about changes in VDMC operations

February 23, 2015 To the Editor: After attending the recent Van Diest Medical Center Board meeting, I have had the chance to reflect on the past few years of hospital operations and what I find is concerning. more »»

Disagrees with VDMC policy

February 20, 2015 To the Editor: Do we citizens of Hamilton County own the Van Diest Medical Center or do the hospital officials who state there will be no deviation for their new policy? Would the hospital... more »»

Opposes removal of dams

February 6, 2015 To the Editor: An article in a Des Moines newspaper on Jan. 28 has this caption — “Iowa Cities Tackle Deadly Dams. more »»

Chocolate festival was a success

January 28, 2015 To the Editor: The Friends of Kendall Young Library would like to publicly thank everyone who made Chocolate Festival ‘15 such a resounding success. more »»

Supper to help fight hunger at the local level

January 21, 2015 To the Editor: Many fun events are being planned in the community this winter. One that will be happening Thursday, Jan. more »»

Who will protect America’s waters?

January 21, 2015 To the Editor: In Tuesday’s Fort Dodge Messenger, the staff editorial promoted the Keystone pipeline as “being good for America. more »»

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 14, 2015 To the Editor: January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Slavery has existed since Biblical times – wars have been fought for equality and lives given to educate everyone on human value. more »»

Invest in sustainable projects to create jobs

January 7, 2015 To the Editor: If we are going to spend billions every year on health care and food assistance programs, then we need to start investing more of that money into sustainable projects that are nearl... more »»

Wrestling families, coaches offer thanks for tourney support

January 2, 2015 To the Editor: On behalf of the Webster City Wrestling Program, we would like to thank those of you that helped make the youth wrestling tournament a success. more »»

Be aware of dangers of alcohol during the new year holiday

December 31, 2014 To the Editor: Nearly 60 percent of American adults have problem holiday drinking. more »»

UDMO thankful for community support in Hamilton County

December 31, 2014 To the Editor: Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. expresses our great appreciation for the ongoing community support in Hamilton County. more »»



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