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Make your voice heard

To the editor: You might be surprised to learn that the upcoming city-school election may have a bigger impact on your daily life than who is elected president, senator, or governor. While races for those higher offices receive greater attention, the locally elected officials play a more direct and immediate role in your community. I…

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Stop Puppy Mills

To the editor: I am addressing this letter to the Iowa Legislature and the Governor in an appeal for them to outlaw the evil business of “puppy mills,” where thousands of innocent animals suffer daily abuse, neglect and even death. Case in point, the story of the Redding puppy mill operated by Daniel Gingerich, who…

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Conspiracy theories

To the editor: As conspiracy theories and misinformation continue to flood this country, I feel I have to speak out. The “big lie” and the continuing spread of misinformation is dangerous to the health and well being of our nation. People are dying unnecessarily. Dr. Nicole Linder in Michigan, with permission from her “special” patient…

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Honoring a friend

To the editor: This is a letter to the editor about a special person and friend. Dr. Harold Gary Keplinger passed August 11, 2021. He had a short battle with Covid. He had his shots and he thought he was safe from the Covid virus. He wanted everyone to get vaccinated and to wear a…

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Changes for RCSS

To the editor: I am writing this to let you know about a possible state-mandate change involving Ringgold County Supportive Services (RCSS). Our program was locally developed over 20 years ago because this level and quality of services were not available to our special needs residents or many special needs persons in nearby communities, dedicated…

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Letter was misinformation

To the Editor: Last week’s letter to the Editor was nothing short of comical and rhetorical misinformation. It reeked of systemic racism, ineffectively masked by some incoherent blathering about a Nation of Laws. Are all those who are seeking asylum in the United States of America really “Rampant COVID infected Immigrants?” I think not. I…

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Time to vaccinate

To the Editor: Now that the FDA has given approval of vaccines it’s time to get vaccinated. Save a life and eliminate the chance of your family illness from the Covid-19. Thanks to our health care folks for their constant help in keeping our community among those safe. Phil Burmeister Mount Ayr

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Support Bible reading

To the editor: We moved to Ringgold County (Mount Ayr) four years ago. We learned that a BIBLE READING MARATHON is held each year at the shelter on the Courthouse square. Where we lived in Indiana, nothing like this would be allowed. Reading the Bible aloud would not happen either! We feel this event is…

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Guns not the problem

To the editor: In response to guns being the cause of mass shootings. The real cause is a breakdown in society and family. I am enclosing an article for your information rather than me plagiarizing someone else’s words. [In the article from The Epoch Times entitled “Most Mass Shooters ‘Dad-Deprived Males,’” author Warren Farrell contends…

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Another mass shooting

To the editor: Another mass shooting, this one in Indianapolis, number eight since March 13, in all 48 people dead, killed by a fellow American with a legally purchased gun. Northwestern University mass killing data base has tracked a dozen mass killings in 2021 that have left 68 people dead and 15 people injured. The…

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