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Letters to the Editor

Supt. Smith provides Middle School assessment

Letter to the Editor:Recently there have been questions about the legitimacy of the concerns the district has raised about the 105-year-old middle school. Specifically, there have been allegations that building conditions are being fabricated.Our district believes in full transparency, so I am ...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Letters to the Editor:April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. ACCESS, along with other community partners, provides resources to survivors of sexual assault. People of all gender identities, sexual orientations, race and ethnicities and cultural and economic backgrounds face the effects of ...

Support our health care heroes in the battle against COVID-19

Letter to the Editor:Support our health care heroes in the battle against COVID-19The impact of COVID-19 has been felt worldwide. As a nation, and in Iowa, we have witnessed the impact on families, communities and our way of life.At MercyOne, one of Iowa's largest health care systems with more ...

Blames Trump

Letter to the Editor:Trump is going to make America Great Again. If you believe that in my opinion you must be a drunk.The crap going on didn't happen when Obama was president.This is what you get when person who doesn't win the popular vote becomes president. Republicans should we elect the ...

Calss for courage to back Sanders

Letter to the Editor:Critical TimesThe upcoming election may be the most important since the civil war regarding the future of our country. Whether Democrats finally have the backbone to stand up for issues that desperately need to be addressed will determine that outcome.Trump is without a ...

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 ...