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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Says Democrat national officials try to discredit Bernie

Letter to the Editor:As I write this, the Democratic Party Caucus of Iowa is in disarray and fully confused. First, the Des Moines Register poll is kept secret, its results hidden. Next, hours and hours later (maybe days and weeks later?) the Democrat state headquarters is frantically trying to ...

Rep. Fisher challenges Iowa Public EmployeeRetirement System charges

Letter to the Editor:When I first read Anne Michael's recent letter regarding the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) I wasn't going to respond. Her claims about IPERS weren't just wrong, they were incoherent, so I thought few would pay attention to it.In her letter Anne claimed ...

Wonders if Amy “can even claim to be a Democrat”

Letter to the Editor:Down with AmyAmy Klobuchar claims to be the best Democratic candidate to win the Presidential race because she has so often succeeded by "reaching across the aisle" in her home state.Let's set the record straight. The Minnesota Wildlife Organization reports that Amy has ...

Urges support for new South Tama Middle School addition

Letters to the Editor:We will soon vote to build a new middle school. While the education and safety of our children is always the first concern, the quality of our schools has another important impact.All growing and successful communities have growing and successful schools. To continue to ...

Likes John Sheda’s column, but…

Letter to the Editor:Mr. John Sheda, I always enjoy your articles and good funny stores. But your pick for Super Bowl is disappointing for you. It's going to be K.C. Chiefs over S.F. 49ers by 14 points. And it's going to be fun fast battle for the trophy.Also I liked your Xmas vacation in ...