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Support our schools

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To the editor: I am writing this as a concerned grandmother, great grandmother, and lifelong resident of Ringgold County. All three of my children, all eight of my grandchildren have attended, and hopefully most or all my great grandchildren will attend Mount Ayr Community Schools. The schools in this county are very good but are…

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Conlficts of Interest

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To the editor: Rob Sands recent review of the city’s “agreed upon procedures” revealed an ongoing issue that needs much more attention, in my opinion. As a long time resident of this county, I find it appalling that these conflicts of interests still go unchecked in our community. I also find it very hard to…

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Meanness of politicians

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To the editor: Since 2016, we have witnessed displays of vulgarity and meanness of spirit on the part of politicians seeking Andy Warhol’s “fifteen minutes of fame.” The latest 15 minutes of fame politician is State Representative Bobby Kaufmann of Wilton who addressed like minded supporters at the Convention of the States rally. Ensuring his…

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Thank Axne for support

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To the editor: In November, a bipartisan infrastructure bill was passed in Congress. Our country’s ailing infrastructure has been in need of proper funding for years, and thanks to the yes vote from my representative, Cindy Axne, we will finally be able to invest in and repair our roadways and bridges. Starting this January, we…

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Letter to the Editor

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To the editor: Many people are wondering and asking, “What in the world is happening?” Don’t ask the government, pick up your Bible and read second Timothy 3:1-7 and you will find the answer. Lola Link Mount Ayr

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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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