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Letter to the Editor-Senator Joe Bolkcom

June 13, 2019 To the Editor, People in most other states have much better access to effective medicines made from cannabis than we do here in Iowa. more »»

Letter to the Editor-Mauer

June 6, 2019 Editor, In response to Mr. Keninger’s complaint regarding the Secondary Road Dep. more »»

Letter to the Editor-Mark Schildroth, Chairperson, District #4 Barbara L. Smith, Vice Chairperson, District #5 James Ross, District #1 Charles Bakker, District #3 Heidi Nederhoff, District #2

April 25, 2019 Legislators Should Maintain Local Control of County Budgets Legislation currently being considered by the Iowa Legislature would hinder the ability of local elected officials to make budget decision... more »»

Letter to the Editor-Crispin Spaulding

November 1, 2018 “Knowledge is, in any nation, the surest basis for happiness.” Thus did President George Washington address Congress, January 8, 1790—a call for simple study, without political party line. more »»

Letter to the Editor-Brian Andersen

November 1, 2018 I would like to encourage everyone to get out this year and support our State and Local candidates for offic. more »»

Letter to the Editor-Carol Gordon

October 18, 2018 Whether you are a Wolverine, a Spartan, a Rebel, a Comet, a Falcon, a Cougar or any other school, pride runs deep in the blood of those who identify with the public schools in those communities. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

March 25, 2018 Dear Editor, I received a very nice, signed letter thanking me for my editorials and encouraging me to keep them coming. This is the fourth such letter. more »»

Jared Walter

March 25, 2018 Dear Editor, Gov. Kim Reynolds has called for a special election for voters in Iowa Senate District 25 since our Senator Bill Dix has just resigned last Monda. more »»

Mary Rose Brown

March 18, 2018 Dear Editor, This letter is to the attention of all people who are on social security and care givers of family members. We have to be on alert to all the scams out ther. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

March 18, 2018 Dear Editor, I received yet another letter telling me how child care needs were a reality and that our City Council has made the right decision in funding Reinbeck’s daycar. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

March 11, 2018 Dear Editor, This is an excerpt from our City Council’s January meeting. It speaks for itself but I will clarify it a bit after you read the excerpt. more »»

David Mansheim

March 4, 2018 Dear Editor Dix Financed by Big Money from Out-of-District Bill Dix, the Republican Senate Majority Leader from Shell Rock, is supported by big contributors from outside his Iowa Senate District 25,... more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

March 4, 2018 Dear Editor, I had a significant member of our town once tell me, “Well, we can’t just roll over and die!” Of course he was talking about spending millions on a project our city did not need but he... more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

February 25, 2018 Dear Editor, A few people have asked me why don’t I leave the council alone, ie: let them perform their function without observation or criticism. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

February 18, 2018 Dear Editor, In January’s City Council meeting our Council voted to give away the entire $180,000.00 to the daycare expansion all at one time. That’s right, as a lump sum. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

February 11, 2018 Dear Editor, Most of you know about the story of the boy who cried “wolf. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

February 4, 2018 Dear Editor, Some in this town feel I have a negative attitude toward our City Council and its propensity to give away our mone. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

January 28, 2018 Dear Editor, The city budget for 2017 saw a reduction of almost $60,000.00 total in city services such as the cemetery, park, EMS, etc. In 2018, the story will be the same. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

January 21, 2018 Dear Editor, The misuse of our city’s tax dollars continue as our misguided City Council handed over $180,000.00 to the daycare expansion project at the Jan. council meeting. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

January 14, 2018 Dear Editor, What can our city do to ensure our Main Street keeps all of its store fronts full? Remember, our Main Street is the face of our community. more »»

Ray Rannfeldt

January 7, 2018 Dear Editor, As we look at a new year, let us take time to consider our city’s finances and those that take care of those finances. more »»



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