Viewpoints

Wed
14
Jan

Word for Word

by Rev. Tom Buresh

Wed
07
Jan

Letter to the Editor: Weed through marijuana messages

To the Editor:
Society is always changing directions in terms of what’s acceptable and what’s not. We hear about the best ways to raise our children, the best plan to make healthcare affordable for everyone, and the best people to be in public office. Another hot topic is marijuana. Is it the best move to make it legal? Is it safe? Is it healthy? Is it medicine? How will it affect our children’s’ future? These tough questions must be asked and answered before society decides what to believe.

Wed
07
Jan

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Thu
01
Jan

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to local first responders

To the Editor:
With all of the news about law enforcement being broadcast, I wish to take this opportunity to thank the men and women in our local law enforcement agencies for the fine job they do. When we need them at the hospital for help, they are there. When there is a medical emergency, they are there. When there is a fire, they are there. And while we are in our homes or at work they are there to serve and protect.
Along with the fire departments and EMS, we are fortunate to have such dedicated and skilled professionals available when needed. Again, thank you for all you do and may you always be safe.

Mike Myers
Waukon
 

Thu
01
Jan

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
24
Dec

Guest Editorial: Local control is important to Iowa schools

by Dave Herold
Superintendent of Schools
Allamakee Community School District

The following letter is one that I wrote to Dr. Brad Buck, Director of the Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Governor (Terry Branstad) and our local legislators.  Dr. Buck sent a letter to all Iowa schools this week letting them know that early start waivers would not be accepted anymore except in extreme circumstances.  This is my response to that letter.

Wed
24
Dec

Letter to the Editor: Grateful for local fire department

To the Editor:
Too bad we citizens don’t appreciate our local fire department until we need them!
I have always been a supporter of our volunteers and law enforcement, but when I have carbon monoxide in my house on Thanksgiving weekend, I realized what a support they are. I’m grateful to Chief Dave Martin and to Kris Krueger for clearing out my home and getting a new furnace installed for me.

Pat Pettingill
Waukon

Wed
24
Dec

Word for Word

by Rev. Ron Pederson
King Of Grace Lutheran Church

Wed
17
Dec

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"

.. that reflecting on how united in purpose the United States became after the attack on Pearl Harbor 73 years ago this Dec. 7 only served to remind me of how divided we are at the current time.

Wed
17
Dec

Letter to the Editor: Low morals have spread like a disease

To the Editor:

We finally got the long-awaited news from Ferguson, MO - Cop Wilson will not be tried. That started riots in Ferguson and several other places - stealing and burning, wrecking the city. How would you like to own and operate a business in Ferguson, MO? The people (I’m generous in calling the rioters people) are much like the Wall Street Occupiers who are led by the likes of Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

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