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Letter to the Editor: Candidate Ivy Schuster

Funding is still the single most important factor when supporting our children's education, but it is not the only issue. At a recent panel on challenges and opportunities in Iowa education hosted by the Ivy Schuster for Iowa Senate campaign, school administrators, educators, and a local parent informed the campaign and the audience that we should do more.

Letter to the Editor: Take Heart

Take heart Patty,Just look at the venom of Linsey and Gould!  These leftist - may I say Maxist Socialist, want us on the other side to shut up.  They are the ones who wish to end the 1st and 2nd Amendments.  They rarely if ever discuss the issues raised, but demonize the messenger.  Shame on you!  Antifa is a mirror image of the Brown Shirt Nazis of the 1930's - Black Lives Matter has heads that are admittedly trained Marxist.
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Letter to the Editor: Happy to be in Vinton

Dear Editor, It’s been a little over a year since my wife became a resident of VGH Nursing and Rehab. The recommendations were correct!As a result, our daughter moved from Hiawatha to Vinton so I could live with her and be near to my wife. I tell you this so you can understand how important the VGH Nursing and Rehab is to this area.It’s now been a year and I’ve had a chance to participate in many facets of living in Vinton; it’s been great ! ( business, local government, Benton Co.

Biting my nails and over nails, screws and other debris

Just about a month ago, give or take, I had some work done on my '99 Lexus. She's coming up on 130,000 miles so I figure if I don't hit a deer, it should last me another 4 or 5 years. It's my way of recycling, running cars until they die of natural causes.  After the work was done, I took the car out on the highway and drove through town on some of the roads that made it bottom out before and it sailed over the bumps and I smiled.

80,000 Lbs vs. motorcycles or dumb drivers

There are a few things that irritate me when driving. Mostly it has to do with people who have no idea how a semi driver thinks. I was driving on the interstate the other day, going the posted 70 mph.  I was behind a semi and content to follow him in no hurry to get anywhere fast, and it was evening so I figured if any deer jump out it would be better if he hit it first.
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Letter to the Editor: Secrets

“There are no secrets that time does not reveal.”  Jean RacineDid you know the Vinton City Council has been keeping a dirty little secret since March 26th? Did you know that on December 12, 2019, the Vinton City Council violated Iowa Law and even admitted it?  You didn’t?  Well, I did because I caught them and turned them in on December 31, 2019.

Graduates, Today is your Day, Every Day

It’s time for the annual graduation column. The column that is supposed to be light and funny and leave you with a bit of wisdom to carry with you for the rest of your life.Between COVID-19, riots, nothing being normal, not being able to see your classmates and having to homeschool at the end of your senior year, tha Class of 2020 definitely has a lot to remember.

Laugh with Kathy: Itsy Bitsy Spider

After a beautiful yesterday morning, we stopped at the end of the driveway to pick up the mail and paper. Gene got out, gathered the mail, opened the door of the truck and handed me the mail and got in and closed the door. I unfolded the mail in hopes that I had won Publisher's Clearing House and a giant, black spider with a big white spot on it’s back was nestled in the fold of the mail.
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Letter to the Editor: The boy on the beach

Dear Editor,To see one so young who exhausted did not bend his knee. Do we have enough Americans who have the courage of convictions, who believe in the preamble to the Declaration and Constitution?  Who would not cave when things looked so bleak?  Seeing the front of the landing craft drop and hearing the bark of the German MG-42 machine gun can you go forward?  We have an auto- firearm range near my home each summer.

Letter to the Editor: Biden sucks & Trump sucks more!

Are these really our two best options out of the millions of people in the United States? I'm guessing not, & we will never have a decent candidate because our government sucks just as much as the candidates. Let's face it, between the ridiculous electoral votes, (that shouldn't even be used anymore), the democratic voting process, & the fact that you have to have millions of dollars to even be considered, we will never have a decent president that is actually for the people, ALL of the people.
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