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Letters to the Editor

Questions Billionaires Buying National Elections

Letter to the Editor:Billionaires Buying National ElectionsMichael Bloomberg, a former Republican, announced his candidacy for the Democratic election late in the game. Why? Because he could make money whether winning or losing.Bloomberg has a personal fortune worth $52 billion. Trump won the ...

Urges support for South Tama bond issue

Dear Editor:I am writing as a concerned parent and member of the South Tama County Community School District. Our middle school building, which is 104 years old, is quickly deteriorating and we need to do something about it. The average age of use of a school building in Iowa is 70 years, so we ...

D.A. on the impeachment

Dear Editor:Watching the impeachment of Donald Trump. The people that are testifying against Trump are people working in his administration. That says it all. With friends like that who needs enemies?Dennis A. BendaToledo

Encourages participation in South Tama Middle School effort

Dear Editor:I'm writing to advocate for the children in our community, specifically for the needs of the South Tama Middle school students due to the deteriorating building. There's work to be done to enhance student safety and security while providing for more flexible and dynamic learning ...

Urges objection to Enviornmental Protection plan

To the Editor:Iowans need to speak up for our farmers, and against federal policies that endanger Iowa agriculture, our biofuels industry and our rural economy.A proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could cripple rural America by weakening the Renewable Fuel Standard.It ...

Cqlls for Juvenile home conversion for drug, medical treatment

Letter to the Editor:Tama County has the need for a new county poor farm - and the former Stare Juvenile home campus if the perfect candidate. Tama County had a poor farm for decades, and the most recent facility was closed only fairly recently.The current generation of young Americans will ...

Duree contiues to support Iowa Valley bonds

Letter to the EditorOn November 5, the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors is putting a $32 million General Obligation Bond Referendum before area voters. What some people may not understand is the degree to which ongoing support of our local community colleges is ...

Urges support for Iowa Valley bond issue

Letters to the Editor:On November 5 you will have an opportunity to vote to continue to support Iowa Valley and the Marshalltown Community College. There is a bond issue on the ballot that will provide the necessary funds to maintain the existing facilities and to provide significant safety and ...

Suuports Doug Ray for Tama Mayor

-Letter to the Editor:The citizens of Tama are fortunate to have an outstanding resident participating in the upcoming mayor elections on Nov. 5.Doug Ray is not a newcomer to our town. He grew up in our neighborhoods, graduated from South Tama and has since been employed at Tama Paper Board. ...

Oppostion to South Tama tax vote

Letter to the Editor:I thought I would switch sides on the tax vote and start helping those that want to sock us deeper in debt. I will offer some tips to help us get a bond and ppel passed.First- have the vote in March. Too many people can get out and about in November. You must have the vote ...