Cemetery needs work
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To the editor: My sister and I toured the Kellerton Cemetery on July 1 to pay our respect to family and friends. This is not unusual since we live nearby. We decorate our family’s graves a couple times a year. Our routine is to prepare the flower arrangements ahead of time. Each display is made…

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Our narcissistic leader
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To the editor: Taking questions from reporters at an Oval Office meeting with Polish President Andrzei Duda, our narcissistic leader could not keep from bragging on himself. He boasted that his remarks during a 2017 visit to Poland as “the best speech ever made by a president in Europe.” Trying to appear modest, not an…

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Bible Marathon set
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To the editor: 2019 weather has been interesting, devastating and challenging. We could probably add a few more descriptive words. The winter was extra cold at times. An abundance of snow fell and drifted in many places. The spring has been wet and flooded and stormy. It makes me think of a time in Bible…

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To the Editor
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To the Editor, Several months ago my daughter, Anne Harover Yell, paid for my subscription to the Record News. She has enjoyed reading it and knew I would, too. My husband, Bill Harover and our four daughters lived in Mount Ayr from 1954 to 1980. Bill, a pharmacist was the part owner of the Rexall…

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Gun violence in schools must stop
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To the editor: As we celebrate the 2019 graduates, we need to remember that all over the United States, there will be seniors not graduating. And some, by choice, but others because they are part of a grim statistic. Every year in this country nearly 2,900 children and teens (ages 0 to 19) are shot…

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Who are they serving?
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To the editor: With the state focused on the flooding on both sides of the state, the Republican law makers wasted little time furthering their personal agendas and the interests of the industries they serve. The first thing done, under the clock of darkness, was to pass a provision which prevents utilities from voluntarily spending…

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Keeping an open mind
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To the editor: Before relocating to Mount Ayr, Iowa my wife and I were reluctant (to say the least) to move to small town Iowa. This was primarily due to the fact that I am a city boy at heart, spending almost 40 years in the cities such as Des Moines, Rockford and Champagne, IL,…

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To the Editor
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To the editor: The 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature has closed and once again, they have not failed to disappoint. At the last minute on Friday, amendments were sneaked in when the Senate introduced what a Des Moines Register opinion writer called “encouraging teenage pregnancy” by removing federal funding from Planned Parenthood’s program to…

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Anti vaccine ‘whackadoo’
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To the editor: I have often spoken out about “whackadoo” ideas and the recent upsurge of the anti vaccine movement seems misinformed or just plain crazy [and thanks to social media there is a lot of that going around]. The truth is that “vaccinations are one of the most important measures of preventive medicine to…

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Letter to the Editor
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To the editor: Is a co-op lineworker career in your future? Those of us who work for electric cooperatives pride ourselves on powering lives and empowering communities, but we tend to shy away from boasting about the great career opportunities that co-ops provide. For decades, Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative with offices in Corning, Mount…

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