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Letters

  • Letter to | the Editor

     To the Editor:

    We often look forward to the beginning of a new year. We celebrate “out with the old and in with the new.” It represents a clean slate – new hopes, big plans, and important commitments, all placed on a brand new calendar.

    Unfortunately, the life of an abused and neglected child does not often change unless the child welfare system steps in and brings the family under the protection of the Juvenile Court. 

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    The 2016 election delivered a new version of American exceptionality to the USA and around the world. A Republican presidency, a Republican  Senate and House of Representatives, and unusual cabinet appointees have become the current reality show. It  appears nearly half of the country disapproves of President-elect Donald Trump, who is a controversial figure. 

  • Lettes to | the Editor

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  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:
    Martin Luther King, Jr., in a 1957 speech entitled “Give Us the Ballot,” spoke of a “dire need for a liberalism which is truly liberal” and warned about a “liberalism which is neither hot nor cold but lukewarm.”

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:
    I am troubled that we have a referendum (today, Dec. 6) regarding spending $14,500,000. As I visit about this with my friends and those I know, so few folks are even aware of the referendum, much less some simple financial and emotional issues. In fact, over the last few weeks, no one I talked to was even aware of this vote. Please vote!
    I choose, up front, to say that I have not been able to come to support this referendum.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:
    In response to the editor’s question, “How would you rule?” from his On the Side column from Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, the Supreme Court has already weighed in on the matter.
    In May, 2009, the Court unanimously ruled in Flores-Figueroa v. United States that a federal identity theft law may not be used against many undocumented workers who used false Social Security numbers to get jobs.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:
    I am again submitting an open letter to the voters as a follow-up to the Oct. 18 letter that I had submitted regarding the township officers and the lack of awareness of them and the functions of their office. My intent was to be both educational and informational. As before, I feel qualified to speak, as I have served as Red Oak Township clerk since 1989.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:
    As the general election comes to a close, I want to recognize a group of hardworking people we depend upon every election – the poll workers in Montgomery County, the State of Iowa and the country.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:
    As I reel from the recent election results, and news that white supremacist groups like the KKK are rejoicing that they now have “their king” in the White House, (Southern Poverty Law Center-check it out), and reports that at our own local schools, people are making intimidating “build the wall” comments that are striking fear into some of our students, I feel compelled to speak out. Here is some myth busting on the topic of immigrants and immigration.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:
    It is getting pretty bad in town when people are stealing bikes from special needs children. My grandson got his bike stolen out of the back of my pickup in front of our house on Saturday night. He is very upset and cries because he doesn’t understand how someone could take his bike.
    Whoever the person is that took the bike from our home at 700 E. Washington Ave., would you please return it like you found it. I won’t ask questions or press charges. I just pray that you will return it.
    Gene & Annita Reich, Red Oak