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Letters to the Editor

Urges look at Iowa Juvenile Home for South Tama Middle School

Letter to the Editor:The middle school bond issue failed, but it wasn't for lack of caring about the kids or a lack of understanding the need. It failed because of a lack of sharing a real plan, unanswered financing questions and concerns about the proposed location. Name calling and lack of ...

Supt. Smith on Middle School Bond Referendum

Letter to the Editor:By now you have seen the results of the Middle School Bond Referendum. Without getting into too much detail, we didn't get the 60% approval needed to move forward with the new STC Middle School project at this time. While we are disappointed with the results, the reality is ...

Partners in Education back new South Tama Middle School

Dear Editor:On Tuesday, March 3, residents of the South Tama County Community School District will vote on a proposed plan to build a new middle school. If approved, the district would replace the current school, which was built in 1915 and is reaching the end of its useful life.In addition to ...

Opposes middle school as a high school addition

Letter to the Editor:We recently received a flyer in the mail on the vote for a new middle school shown attached to the high high school.There is no question we need a new middle school but attaching it to the high school is not the answer.From the many people I have talked to, parents, ...

Says new middle school has positive impact

Letter to the Editor:I am a retired educator who taught for 18 years at the STC Middle School. My two children graduatedfrom South Tama over 15 years ago. There is no benefit to me personally. But I am a strong proponent for a new facility for our students.There can be no doubt that improved ...

Backs mible home owners legislation

Letter to the Editor,Many Iowans live in mobile homes. Also called "manufactured homes" or "trailers," they are just called "home" by the Iowans live in them and often own them.Unfortunately, dozens of these affordable communities have been bought by out-of-state investment groups looking to ...

Wants sales tax off for food naks

Letter to the Editor:Currently we are among 4 Iowa Food Banks currently paying $250,000 annually in sales tax on material items we purchase to feed Iowans (such as fork lifts, pallet jacks and other essential items). The resulting $250,000 would amount to 1 million more meals able to be ...

Eating crow

Letter to the Editor:Crow is definitely not a delicious meal, but sometimes it is a necessary food source. My alarm about Iowa Public Employee Retirement Service the crow I now have to eat. Please know, however, that I would never purposely mislead. Before I published the letter and in order to ...

Cites safety in support of school bond

Dear Editor:In Chicago in 1958, the Our Lady of the Angels school suffered a severe fire that killed 95 students and staff. The fire, which started in a trash pile in the basement, burned for several minutes before spreading to unprotected areas on the second floor. The Chicago Fire ...

Toledo caucus did it right

Letter to the Editor:Iowa caucus in Toledo, Iowa. People in Toledo did it the way it was suppose to be done. Needed 12 people for a candidate to be viable. Amy Klobuchar had 9 people so not viable. So her supporters went to other candidates.Big majority of people there said electoral college ...