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Fact checking QAnon

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To the editor: As a former history teacher, I would like to fact check the approximately 300 QAnon crazies who went to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, November 2 to await the appearance of John Kennedy, Jr. and his 104-year-old father. One QAnon follower explained that she was in Dallas because, “she believes that JFK wasn’t…

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About Hall of Fame

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To the editor: I wanted to write to discuss the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was started at Mount Ayr Community Schools in 2012 to create a lasting tribute to groups and individuals who have brought honor to themselves, their school, and their communities. The Mount Ayr Community School Hall of Fame was…

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Support labor unions

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To the editor: As contract negotiations and collective bargaining continue to move forward slowly for Kelloggs and John Deere employees, I feel it’s important to discuss the significance of Labor Unions in America today, and that of the past, as well. I grew up in a household that pro Union, becoming the third generation to…

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Make your voice heard

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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