Viewpoints

Wed
28
Jan

Letter to the Editor: Report signs of child abuse

To the Editor:
It has been approximately 18 months since I received the horrific nightmare of a phone call from a family member, as her voice trembled, and then a burst of blood-curdling screaming and crying broke out. Then I had to call another family member to find out what had just happened. Because the family was in a state of shock hearing the news, the only thing I could figure out was that our little princess (an 18-month baby girl) had fallen down a flight of many stairs and was being airlifted from Prairie du Chien, WI to Iowa City in very critical condition.

Wed
28
Jan

Letter to the Editor: Wildlife should be managed by neutral personnel

To the Editor:
Deer and vehicle collisions are at record numbers. High deep populations have caused fatalities, people shot during hunting seasons, property damage and increases in insurance rates.
You cannot drive in early mornings or evenings without high risk of a deer collision. It’s like this because deer are purposefully managed to be at high populations to satisfy a minority of zealots who find fun in killing, wounding and causing misery to another species.
None of this is done for “need.” Wildlife should be managed by neutral personnel (or even animal rights activists) instead of by avid hunters and trappers as it now is. For more information on this, see www.all-creatures.org/cash.
This letter is not against the Second Amendment.
Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s we didn’t have four vehicle-deer collisions every 24 hours in the county and there was little or no deer “hunting” at that time.

Wed
28
Jan

The Bottom Line

by Mike Breitbach, District 28 State Senator

Wed
28
Jan

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
21
Jan

The Bottom Line

by Mike Breitbach, District 28 State Senator

Wed
21
Jan

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
21
Jan

Word for Word

by Steve and Robin Oden

Wed
14
Jan

Guest Editorial: Rural mail will suffer with more closures

by John Edgecombe Jr.
Publisher, The Nebraska Signal, Geneva, NE
and President, National Newspaper Association

Wed
14
Jan

Letter to the Editor: Take care of investment in Great River Road

To the Editor:
As leaders in the State of Iowa consider measures to improve and repair the state’s transportation infrastructure, multiple measures should be used to prioritize investments. Certainly, a pragmatic approach is necessary and routes which offer vehicular efficiency and access to markets for manufactured and agricultural goods are critical.

Wed
14
Jan

Allamakee County Corner: January is National Roden Action Month

by Laurie Moody, Allamakee County Environmental Health Sanitarian

We’re all familiar with the U.S. Surgeon General’s warning on the hazards of cigarettes. But what many don’t know is that the Surgeon General also warns against a substance that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, can be present in any home or building, is especially prevalent in Iowa and may be presenting a health risk to your family right now. That substance is radon.
Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that comes from the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium in the soil. Radon can enter homes through cracks in the foundation and other pathways. Any home can have radon, regardless of age or foundation type. High-rise apartments, commercial building and schools can also have high radon levels.

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