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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

South Tama Education President urges bond issue support

Letter to the Editor:I moved here 10 years ago in order to teach at the elementary. Within that time, I have bought a house, learned more about our community, and have taken an active part in ensuring we have the best educators at STC. As a parent, teacher, and president of the South Tama ...

Our education system is the life of our community

Letter to the Editor:As South Tama County's Superintendent, I am quickly realizing how polarizing a bond referendum vote can be for the community. Prior to taking this job, I have watched other school districts go through bond referendum votes and I've been appalled by how heated communication ...

Challenges Letter to the Editor on South Tama School bond

Dear Editor,I am writing to respond to Mr. Adam Todd's recent opinion piece entitled "Property Tax Concerns" in the January 31 edition of the Tama News-Herald. As a parent, a property-owner, a Chelsea City Council member, and a teacher, I believe that Mr. Todd fundamentally opposes taxation on ...

South Tama Schools plan deserves consideration

Letter to the Editor:South Tama Community Consolidate School District Plan Deserves the Community's ConsiderationIowa Valley Community College benefits from a variety of mutually beneficial partnerships throughout our region. One of the most important has been our work with the South Tama ...

Concern, clarify – Iowa Public Employee Retirement System

Letter to the EditorMy letter is in response to Representative Dean Fisher's response to Anne Michael's letter to the editor, regarding IPERS. I feel compelled to clarify as I fear that I may have not been clear when Anne and I talked about the issue of IPERS and Senate File 634.First let me ...