Letters To The Editor
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Iowa Education 2023: A Zero Sum Game?

A zero-sum game is a mathematical representation in parlor games and economic theory of a situation that involves two sides, where the result is an advantage for one side and an equivalent loss for … more

Say no to public money for private institutions

I am writing today to share my opposition to HSB1 and why you should be opposed as well.    Vouchers divert taxpayer dollars from public schools. HSB1 is harmful to our public school … more

Let’s keep public funds  in public schools

As a Kalona taxpayer, I’m against the school voucher proposal to provide private schools with (more) public funds. Nonpublic schools already receive public funding for transportation, … more

We have lost our moral compass

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on thenews-ia.com: first name: Lynn last name: Gallagher address: 1550Taft Ave NE city: Solon old … more

Reinstate Washington County Ambulance Director

This letter is to address concerns of the recent decisions and actions of the Washington County Board of Supervisors regarding the Ambulance Director. As a result of Closed sessions, a decision … more

No confidence in Washington Co. supervisors

To the Editor, Washington County Board of Supervisors and ALL citizens of Washington County, This is a letter of NO CONFIDENCE in the current Board of Supervisors. The Washington County Board … more

Good candidates were valued, even if they lost

So now, after the mid-term elections, Iowa has the national distinction of being in the same lonely category as Florida.  Really. So many good candidates lost, so many issues of Iowans will … more

Thank you for telling my story

I want to personally thank Jeff Yoder for not only covering my story, but going above and beyond the call of duty in sharing my athletic achievements in the midst of stage IV … more

Mid-Prairie auditorium is a necessity

I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Mid-Prairie student musical production of “The Pirates of Penzance” this past weekend.  The students and their coaches did a fantastic … more

Brenna Bird fights for justice

As the Washington County Attorney, I work with law enforcement officers on a regular basis. Our men and women in blue work hard to protect our communities and they are selfless public servants. … more

Justifiable vs reckless government spending

I am a lifelong Republican and here is my position on government spending by the present Washington Administration. We are deep into a pandemic, and Covid had to be Public Enemy #1 and still … more

Wake Up, America

Our police are being murdered at an alarming rate. Romans 13:4 says, obey the government, for God is the one who has put it there. There is no government anywhere that God has not placed in power. … more

Is Grassley really in touch with Iowans? 

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.thenews-ia.com: first name: Thomas last name: Cook address: 2835 Friendship St, Iowa City city: … more

Vote no on Iowa’s constitutional amendment

So, for 176 years Iowans have owned weapons, have hunted, have target shot, had marksman’s contests and used weapons for any and all legitimate purposes without a Right to Bear Arms amendment. … more

Only one State House Rep is showing up for us

What do we expect from our elected officials? What kind of person do we want to represent Washington and southern Johnson County in the State House? Do we want someone who is … more

Thank you from Pleasantview

On behalf of the entire Pleasantview organization, I wish to thank the City of Kalona – and City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh – for nominating us as one of the Kalona Community Award … more

To restore decency, vote Democrat

If you’re tired of the coarseness in today’s politics, you can do something about it on election day. Vote for Democrats. I just saw a truck in Iowa City with a bumper sticker … more

Candidates should highlight strengths, not attack opponents

Recently, KCRG ran a fact check on Christina Bohannan’s baseless attack ad on Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks and found it was untrue, giving it a D rating. This kind of behavior from … more

History of Kalona Old Fashioned Ice Cream Bars

My name is Janet Haberman Long and I grew up in Kalona.  I’d like to write about the start of the Kalona Old Fashioned Ice Cream Bars. My dad, Archie J. Haberman, started the original … more

Reject False Attacks on Sen. Kinney 

Kevin Kinney has been an outstanding State Senator and we will be well served by his reelection. His law enforcement and farming background give him a great perspective on what Iowa is and … more
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