Radical Right a danger

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Offers rally speech for Trump

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To the editor: Wrote a rally speech for Trump please forward for his consideration “We are off to see the Wizard” starring Trump as Dorothy and Pence as Toto. Dorothy (Trump) is a young girl who lives with Auntie M (Melania) and her dog Toto (Pence) on a farm somewhere in Iowa. One day she…

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Need new leadership

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To the editor: What do we want in Southern Iowa? Southern Iowa population continues to decline. Small towns continue to lose businesses. Community services are stretched thinner and thinner. What will our counties look like in 10 years? We’re at a crossroads. We can continue to accept things as they are, or we can band…

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It’s time to change to Democrats

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To the editor: I have friends who left the GOP because of President Trump. Others remain Republicans but won’t vote for him. Still others, which I admit I have trouble understanding, remain Trump supporters. But the fact remains they do, and the fact remains they are still my friends. Seldom have I voted a straight…

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