Opinions

Racetracks need assistance, too

To the editor: I write to request that Congress create a grant program to support recreation, sports, and amusement venues that provide live entertainment yet were excluded from “Shuttered Venue Operators Grants” program (Section 324 of Public Law No:116-260). It is imperative to the future of racetracks in communities across the country that Congress provide…

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Rec center is needed

To the editor: Early in January I visited my daughter and her family in Woodbine, Iowa, and had the opportunity to tour their new Community, Recreation, Education, and Wellness (CREW) Center. It is a beautiful facility with so much to offer. The CREW Center is the result of a public-private partnership between the Woodbine Community…

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‘Social Darwinism’ in Texas

To the editor: In the 2016 Republican primaries candidate Trump often gave his opponents disparaging nicknames, like “lying” Ted for Senator Ted Cruz who would win the Iowa caucus. The Senator’s ill timed trip to Cancun February, 17, has earned him another nickname “flying” Ted which may have a more lasting impact [the fact that…

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The Grammar Gestapo

To the editor: Hello, my name is Carol Carter Jones. I grew up in Mount Ayr from 1957 to 1965, when I left to go to the University of Missouri for Journalism. My parents were Wayne and Violet Carter. I ended up as a teacher. My teenage grandson calls me the Grammar Gestapo. My husband,…

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Clearing things up

To the editor: Hi – This is Brenda here at the Family Resource Center. Wanted to clear up a few things in regards to the operation of our childcare center. First, I am saddened to see formal education drop down another year for children. Second, I want to address our waiting list as it seems…

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Enjoys the Paper

To the editor: Enclosed is my check for renewing my subscription to the Record News and for the 2021 Plat Maps of Ringgold County, Iowa. Often where I read the paper and see names of people in the county, I want to know where they live and where their farms are located. Names I remember…

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Won’t break our resolve

To the editor: We put this BLM sign up almost a year ago. Now, it has been egged and defaced several times. I will continue to repair and replace until change in Southwest Iowa is seen firsthand. You will not break OUR RESOLVE. Also, I would like to think that this act of vandalism has…

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USA a melting pot

To the editor: On his last full day in office, January 19, 2021, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that “Multiculturalism is not who America is.” This is a curious statement from a former diplomat whose family immigrated here from Italy. [Hey, Mike, unless you are 100% Native American, you are a descendant of immigrants.]…

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Radical Right a danger

To the editor: More than 60 years ago, I was assigned a research paper on the Radical Right and the dangers that it posed to our democracy. My research found that the Radical Right with its pseudo patriotism and ultranationalism, i.e. America First, has far more appeal than the Radical Left. Wednesday, January 6, as…

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GERALD LEE SUMMA

Gerald Lee Summa, son of Lionel and Artela (Lowrey) Summa, was born March 17, 1936. Gerald’s family moved to Hollister, CA where he grew up and attended school. Gerald graduated from Hollister High School and attended a trade school. He worked for a short time at Rohr Aircraft. Gerald, with his family, moved back to…

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