Letters To The Editor
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Candidate information should be easier to find

The GOP continues their effort to drive voter confusion and effectiveness by making the process so rule-bound and inaccessible that many citizens will be denied their Constitutional right to … more

Coffee House Cure for Cancer - Thank You

Coffee House Cure for Cancer - Thank You When my wife, Joan, and I, remodeled the Old Community Building in Riverside to be leased as a Coffee House, we made a commitment to match donated funds … more

In Support of Eileen Beran

Heather Hora’s campaign slogan is “Whatever the governor wants, the governor will get.” I will vote with her. So, one has to wonder, what will that do for the constituents that she … more

Concerns about Circus

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.thenews-ia.com: first name: Madhu last name: Anderson address: 414 M street city: Rock … more

Iowa’s water quality needs improvement

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.thenews-ia.com: first name: Aidan last name: Yoder address: 5470 Feldveg Strasze SW city: … more

Dear Kalona,  a letter from your Postmaster

Thank you!  Almost half of my career has been in Kalona, working with some incredibly kind and hardworking, dedicated carriers and clerks. 2005 is a long time ago now even though I remember … more

Wellman will miss Reggie’s

As many people know, Reggie Patterson’s service station in Wellman, Iowa is no longer in operation, the in- ground tanks and gasoline pumps removed. And a for sale sign present for many months, … more

Reynolds endorses Heather Hora in primary

In this primary election, we are given two distinct choices. On the one hand is self-proclaimed moderate mayor of Washington Jaron Rosien (he was a Democrat until he recently switched to a Republican … more

On stopping violence in our schools

As a result of this week’s ghastly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, I took time to reach out to Iowa’s representatives in Congress as well as the ISEA and NEA about a … more

Carlin will be your voice in Washington D.C.

Why Iowa State Senator Jim Carlin will be receiving my vote on June 7 in the Iowa Republican primary for U.S. Senate: Would you have voted to end funding for Trump’s border wall, pass a 1.5 … more

Grassley claims crime much higher in blue states

Last week Senator Grassley held a much publicized news conference about rising crime where he repeated a falsehood pushed by Republicans; that crime is much higher in the so- called soft on crime … more

Republicans pass legislation that harms Iowa workers

Another dark day at the Iowa Capitol for working Iowans. A majority of Republican legislators, with all Democrats in opposition, have passed legislation that will cut unemployment benefits for Iowans … more

Extension of Washington city limits leaves some without representation

I’m writing in concern with how the city of Washington has extended the city limits in a two-mile radius leaving anyone in that purgatory without representation. I’ll give a good … more

The DNR must protect Iowa’s waterways

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.thenews-ia.com: first name: Jann last name: Wann address: 113 21st St SE city: Mason … more

Urges Yes vote on Mid-Prairie bonds

My wife Stephanie and I have lived in the Mid-Prairie school district for 25 years and raised – and are still raising- 5 children.  One of the reasons we chose to live here was the … more

“Iowans have a right to know where their elected officials stand.”

Frequently Asked Questions About Mid-Prairie’s March 1st Bond Referendum February 11, 2022 1)  What construction projects will be funded by the bond issue? A.  Construct new … more

Mid-Prairie bond not focused on education

Schools, traditionally, had been institutions that placed education as priority number one. It was the very reason for them to be in existence. Somewhere along the way arts, athletics, and special … more

Miller-Meeks gives harmful information to the public she represents

I as a retired family practice physician have some questions regarding physician politicians who use their public forum to give harmful information to those they represent. As reported in the … more

Ernst criticizes without offering solutions

I find it sad Senator Ernst uses so much energy to criticize President Biden on his policies when it would be nice to hear from her what solutions she proposes to help Iowans she describes as … more

Sheriff deserved a raise for service to community

This is in response to a letter to the editor in The News the week of January 6, 2022. So, the sheriff got a raise. Great, good for him! In this sad time of “big cities” defunding the … more
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