The Ottumwa Courier

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
  • Lazio for mayor Elect Tom Lazio Mayor of Ottumwa and the city will have a full-time mayor dedicated to listening and communicating with all citizens. The Mayor of Ottumwa is most importantly the face of the city for prospective employers, current employers and state

    October 29, 2013

  • John Deere rated No. 1 in new book The book "Worker Leadership — America's secret weapon in the battle for industrial competiveness" by Fred Stahl was just released this month by The MIT Press. It is based on many years of study about manufacturing in the world. The John Deere Harve

    October 25, 2013

  • Care Initiatives Hospice looking for volunteers Interested in volunteering? Care Initiatives Hospice is looking for volunteers. Here are some common myths about volunteering for hospice care: Myth 1: As a hospice volunteer, I am on my own. Reality: Care Initiatives Hospice volunteers are an impo

    October 25, 2013

  • And a good time was had by all Ottumwa had been so busy the last few months getting ready for the thousands of people who came to enjoy our Oktoberfest and all of the activities. Even though we have events all year long, this event pulls the businesses and hundreds of volunteers

    October 22, 2013

  • Politicians or parasites? I am so mad! Our congressmen think they are above the law. I thought there was a law against bullying. If so, they are certainly breaking the law. They have caused thousands of people to take an unpaid leave from their jobs. But their jobs are consid

    October 8, 2013

  • Support Matt Dalbey When I learned that Matt Dalbey was running for City Council I was thrilled. I know what a hard worker he is and how committed he is when he takes on any task. I've worked on several projects with Matt and have been impressed by the qualities he brin

    October 5, 2013

  • Don't use scriptures just to attack others In Saturday's Courier, a local pastor attacked Ellen DeGeneres for her sexuality, calling her life style a "death style." When a person picks and chooses his scriptures, he can find just about anything to condemn, and just about anything will have tw

    October 4, 2013

  • Decisions by few shouldn't overshadow school Many people have heard or read about a sixth-grader at Evans being busted with drugs. While this was an unfortunate event, it overshadows all of the great students, staff and many programs at Evans Middle School. There are many wonderful opportunitie

    October 4, 2013

  • Political hypocrisy in corrections complaint I'm writing this in response to Mr. Homan's letter, which criticized the current governor's policies. I'll admit, I'm not a fan of Gov. Branstad. That said, leave it to a union leader to politicize a prison escape. Mr. Homan, where were you when pris

    October 4, 2013

  • Policies threaten corrections safety Is the Branstad Administration paying attention to the issue of escapes? During September, there were six reported escapes from work release facilities in Waterloo, Des Moines, West Union, Fort Dodge and Ottumwa. One of the two Ottumwa Work Release F

    October 1, 2013

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