Opinions

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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Please bring back recycling

To the City of Mount Ayr: I am asking you to please bring recycling back to Mount Ayr. I feel so bad throwing things away that should be recycled. If I understand the amount of money it will cost each household, it would hardly buy a bag of chips. To my knowledge, all the towns…

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Flynn is a danger

To the editor: At 2016 rallies, former General Michael Flynn shouted “Lock her up,” aimed at Hillary Clinton. Now the recently pardoned Flynn has made it obvious that he should still be locked up.  He has called on Trump to “declare martial law, suspend habeas corpus, institute military tribunals, and  suspend the electoral college,” in…

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Hospice about helping

To the editor: November is a busy month for EveryStep as the organization recognizes National Hospice & Palliative Care Month. As one of Iowa’s longest-serving non-profit in-home care providers, EveryStep will spend the month raising awareness of the options available to help people find care and support in the comfort of their homes as they…

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Need to stop COVID

To the editor: Veterans, someone or somebodies need to take the lead and help stop this COVID monster. I spent 8 years as an Air Force Public Health Tech and another 26 years as an NCO and First Sgt for numerous groups state side and deployed overseas.  The number one mission detractor was health and…

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Pass Motorsports Act

To the editor: I respectfully request that Congress pass the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act, H.R. 5434/S. 2602, in 2020. The bipartisan RPM Act protects the right to convert an automobile or motorcycle into a racecar used exclusively at the track. to be used exclusively on the racetrack. Modifying a vehicle into a racecar…

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