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Letters

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Over the past several years, Montgomery County has been ranked among the highest in all 99 counties in Iowa for child abuse, which is not a category in which you want to be ranked high. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, during which time the Family Success Network of Montgomery County is putting together a coloring contest for all second and third grade students at Inman Primary in Red Oak, Stanton Elementary, and Villisca Elementary schools.   

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    To the Editor:

    The Iowa State Education Association challenged three main provisions in the recently passed collective bargaining bill seeking to remedy the unequal treatment to its more than 34,000 professional educators.

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    To the Editor:

    Montgomery County Farm Bureau board of directors is celebrating National Agriculture Week, March 19-25.  The theme this year is “Agriculture: Food For Life.”

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    About 11:30 this morning (March 13) I paid $132.50 by personal check to the Montgomery County clerk and submitted the attached affidavit along with the citation. 

    The Clerk said, “Oh, if you’re paying this, nobody will see the affidavit.” I responded, “Oh, I’ll make sure other people see it.” It was a pleasant exchange. I thanked her and left.

    Affidavit: 

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Russia has become, under Vladimir Putin, an organized criminal enterprise on the grandest scale, with a large territory, a military (including nuclear weapons), and a determination to expand. 

    Donald Trump attempted, over a 30-year period, to get in on the action there; he used to brag about that, now he denies it. The question is, did he succeed and if so, how did it affect his election and how might it affect his governing? We need to know.  

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    To the Editor:

     

    The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) reviewed studies that document student learning outcomes associated with an education in and through music. The results show conclusively that music education equips students with the foundational abilities to learn, to achieve in other core academic subjects, and to develop the capacities, skills and knowledge essential for lifelong success. 

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Monday, Feb. 27, the superintendent of the Red Oak School District made a recommendation to the school board that a music teacher be pink-slipped in order to save money. Let’s take a look at the consequences to student learning, student involvement, the impact of our community pride, and the overall quality of our superior music program this action would bring about.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Students around the nine southwest Iowa counties which participate in Healthy Relationships curriculum and/or Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) through the Catholic Charities Phoenix House were presented with a Teen Dating Violence Awareness table in their schools during their lunch periods. 

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