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Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The insidious thing about racism is that it’s not always as blatant as one might expect. There’s this old idea that a racist is someone wearing a white hood burning a cross, or waving a Nazi flag while chanting “White Power!” Everyone can recognize these overt symbols of hate, but ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Wow! Talk about drinking the Democratic Kool-Aid. Deanna is parroting all the NYT, CNN, MSNBC regurgitating hourly their hate. Take lying. Who is counting? What is a lie? Please explain the lies. Deanna says “It has been said..”. See no facts just repeating the hate. I don’t know what ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Joyce Wiese’s dark picture of our neighboring Meskwaki Tribe, their buying of land and placing it in trust thus making it tax exempt, makes it appear as though the rest of us in Tama County are left holding the bag.    This is a gross over-simplification. Tribal members do pay their fair ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

It seems that some think if people disagree with Trump it is because they hate him. That is probably true in some cases, but one can also disagree with Trump on differences in values. I dislike strongly the way Trump treats the military. I learned to respect our military at a very early age ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

If anything will bring our country down, it will be those laggards in the high and upper income groups of our society who pay no taxes. These citizens often have the attitude that they are wiser and more competent than those of us who actually take responsibility and do annually pay our dues. ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

You may not be aware of the serious problem facing Tama County. The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki) now own 6338 acres of Tama County land. This has been placed in trust which makes all 6338 acres qualify for property tax exemption. Fiscal year 2017 shows a loss of ...

Back to school quiz time

Local Columns

I know school in some shape and form has been going on for a little while now, but this has given everyone some time to prepare for the first "quiz" of the Fall Quarter. Remember those "pop-quizzes" we used to get back in the stone age? Well, we have brought them back to life again. ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

You may not be aware of the serious problem facing Tama County. The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa (Meskwaki) now own 6338 acres of Tama County land. This has been placed in trust which makes all 6338 acres qualify for property tax exemption. Fiscal year 2017 shows a loss of ...

Community outlook: Shannon Zoffka

Local Columns

2020 has been a year like no other for all of us. Tama County has been faced with a virus that has touched the lives of many and a derecho that damaged so many of our homes and towns. With World Mental Health Day on October 10, it is only right to ask, how often do we take time to care for ...

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

It seems that some think if people disagree with Trump it is because they hate him. That is probably true in some cases, but one can also disagree with Trump on differences in values. I dislike strongly the way Trump treats the military. I learned to respect our military at a very early age ...