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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Mark Doland, Supervisor, District 4

We support Mark Doland as candidate for District 4 Supervisor, and urge you to vote DOLAND in the upcoming June 4th Primary. For anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear, it is abundantly clear that our County is desperate for leadership in our Board of Supervisors, and Mark Doland is exactly ...

Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on recent articles

I saw two Republican related articles on the front page, last time. Congressman Naig looking of the slaughter house and the renovations at the old church. First off the slaughter house got 12 million dollars to expand their facility, but because they said construction cost were high, they'd use ...

Letter to the Editor: Flim Flam Man

Here he comes again, the old Flim Flam Man, Hawking his goods as fast as he can. Gold-dyed shoes and Bibles galore, ones he reads daily and more. Someone must pay for those dirty deeds and vile crimes, Not he, so devotees rush and pay on time. He likens himself to Mandela, Hitler, ...

Letter to the Editor: Gov. Reynolds is doing a good job

It was interesting to note that according to a T-T News Chronicle article [campaign ad for governor] Democrat State Auditor Rob Sand, is the most popular politician in Iowa. Certain figures from a Des Moines Register/MediaCom poll were given to support the popularity statement. The Des Moines ...

Letter to the Editor: The right to be

Nearly 40 % of our nation’s population now check the “None” square when asked what religion they prefer, including myself. This acknowledgement gives no one else the right to assume that we “none’s” have any less morals or standards than those who check a certain religion, ...

Letter to the Editor: Celebrating National Agriculture Week

National Agriculture Week is a good opportunity for all of us to appreciate our natural resources and consider how we can all do our part to protect them. As a 4th generation cattle and crop farmer in Tama County, I would like to share how farmers are protecting soil and water in our area by ...

Letter to the Editor: Concerned about Tama traffic cameras

There is a good PBS documentary called Amazon Nation, which discusses their exploitative use of our local police vis a vis so called traffic cameras newly installed in Tama. Amazon valued at 1 trillion dollars is promoting their surveillance technology as safe but with their The facial ...

Letter to the Editor: Critical pet issues

Our state is one of the worst for allowing appalling puppy mills to flourish within our borders (see Iowa Capital Dispatch, Kauffman article, Feb. 7). With inadequate regulations and monitoring due to lack of funding, numerous adult dogs suffer in small cages with little care during their ...

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m running in the 53rd District

People in the 53rd are probably getting tired of seeing me run in the 53rd House District. Poweshiek and Tama are represented in this district. With Dean Fisher giving up on public education, he quit and ran after the alarming school shooting, the timing of the new school in Tama sends a bad ...

Governor’s AEA proposals are wrong for Iowa

Fifty years ago, AEAs were created with the help of Senator Chuck Grassley to create equal opportunities for all students, so that regardless of where you lived, all children and educators had equal access and support to ensure Iowa students could achieve to the fullest. Through the AEA, I was ...