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Letter to the Editor: Communication

Editor: Communication. There were two things at a Trans World Airline Cockpit we did not discuss religion and politics, but we could tell jokes.  This brings me to one I remember. What one says is interpreted differently from what one hears.  There were many Ole and Lena stories that included no disparages on their religion or their origin – they just gave you a laugh.

Just taking a few minutes to say "Thank You"

Closing in on 12 years of online reporting gives one pause to reflect a bit. This week gave me the perfect opportunity. I received a job offer from the only other online-only news source in the state. The town is larger, the income would be greater, so it was a no-brainer for me, Vinton is home. As much as I think I could probably do both jobs, thank you to the internet, I declined.
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How does a Compensation Board work?

After writing half of a book on the topic of elected county official's pay raises, I thought maybe it would be better to break this down. As part of the discussion, you have to first know how they work and who created this ingenious plan.Every year the county must hold the annual Compensation Board meeting. Now this affects only the elected officials (and 2 or 3 people under them).

Reading my mind: Civility

Ah, the Opinion Page. Where people can share an opinion. I have two thoughts about the Opinion Page. One is that it's fun to read the thoughts of others in the community. Sometimes they bring up something I had never thought about, and other times I might cock my head a bit and wonder where that thought came from. My second thought concerns "monitoring" the comments on said articles.

Letter to the Editor: Therapeutics, Inflation

Editor:The Trio does not seem to get it.  The vaccine is not an appropriate treatment if the unvaccinated come down with the virus.  Therapeutics are necessary to prevent their demise.  Pfizer.  I believe has a pill in testing that will do just that, but all we hear about is “take the jab”, well some people – for whatever reason can’t “take the jab”.
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Reading my mind: Snowstorms

You know the drill if you live in Iowa. You flip on the TV where they are warning of an incoming snowstorm. Without fail, everyone runs to the grocery store because you just don't know when you'll see civilization again!Well, that or if you're like I used to be, a mom with 6 kids in the house, you really DO need the milk, bread, and eggs before the snow hits and you might not get to town for a couple of days.

Letter to the Editor: January 6

Dear Editor, I read with interest Representative Cindy Axne’s op-ed in the DM Register January 5th.  “To prevent the next Jan 6, we need the facts”.  I couldn’t agree more, but can we be certain that the conclusion of the Congressional Committee will be unbiased and factual, I have doubta.Where did she get the information written in the op-ed?  The information I have heard or read indicates only four people died on January 6.

Letter to the Editor: Vaccine mandate vs. SCOTUS

Dear Editor: Both Candidate Biden and Candidate Harris campaigned that if President Trump recommended the vaccine that J&J, Moderna, or Pfizer developed they would not take it – It’s Trump’s vaccine.  Now they as President and Vice President wish to mandate all people take the shots or be fired!  Now lawsuits against mandatory vaccination are being heard by the Supreme Court.
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Letter to the Editor: Are you ready for answers yet?

Dear Editor.You thought you were doing everything you could to protect yourself, & your loved ones.How many of you are now having a hard time understanding why you or your loved ones, are now suffering from heart attacks, pulmonary embolisms, neurological issues, blood clots, & a countless number of other problems? How many of you, or your loved ones, were perfectly healthy before you got this "vaccine", now only to be plagued with problems?The following link is a video, just one of many, that explains exactly what is happening to the health of those who got this EXPERIMENTAL "vaccine".

Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases

A bit of nostalgia from Kerstens Family Light display. As we are getting close to wrapping up another year, and gathering around the table with our families, it's usually a time of reflection. I hope that as the year wraps up that we can reflect on all of the good things that filled this year. The accomplishments in our families, the progress in school or work. Hey, the fact that we didn't die from COVID should be on our list.
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