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Letters

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    In regard to the recent letter to the editor on weapon permits: In 2010, the then Gov. Chet Culver signed a bill making Iowa a “shall issue” state. In short, this takes the discretion away from the sheriff of the county on who gets, and doesn’t get, a concealed weapons permit.

  • Letters to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    After reading the account of the shooting in Red Oak in the paper I was astounded! What was this guy doing walking around with a legal concealed weapons permit? (CWP)

    I am not stupid. Given his “rap sheet,” he more than likely would have been carrying with or without the permit. But, the fact that he had one with a rap sheet like that just utterly astounds me. How many others with sheets as long as your arm are legally carrying weapons? 

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Much is being made by some conservative politicians and media over James Comey’s draft statement on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.  They claim it points to a politically motivated outcome by the FBI to exonerate her; however, it does not, by itself, show that.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    We who volunteered at the First Baptist Church food pantry want you to know how much your support and donations have meant to us and helped us in the past seven years.

    We were proud to say that our food pantry was a community food pantry that served all of Montgomery County, and we received help from many individuals, civic groups, churches, grocery stores, factories, etc. You are the backbone of the food pantry!

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Although the next National Ag Day is still five months away, I just want a moment to say that taking time to celebrate agriculture should happen more than just once a year.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    As a resident of Montgomery County who lives in the Red Oak School District, I understand the importance and need in funding our local schools to allow our young people opportunities and the ability to succeed. But when we talk about schools and our education system, where do the funds to support them come from?

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Peace on earth, goodwill toward all men. Why is that only on a Christmas card? Peace is what is lacking in this world we live in. Why and how was peace taken from this earth?

  • SW IA Free Clinic appreciates support

    To the Editor:

    I just wanted to take a few minutes to express my appreciation to our community.

    The Southwest Iowa Free Medical Clinic opened its doors in December 2013. It operates strictly on grants and donations from the community. Without the support of our community we would not be able to provide for our neighbors in need on Tuesday evenings. The clinic is here to care for all uninsured in our area with volunteer providers and staff.

    I am proud to be part of such a caring community.

    Stacy Watts, RN

  • Writing in defense of federal investigators

    To the Editor:

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    I’m like most people, I get my news by reading the paper, watching TV or listening on the radio. When it comes to “Obamacare” or “Trump-care,” people seem to think this is about their health care. It is not. It is about insurance.