The Ottumwa Courier

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
  • Bus drivers provide valuable service In recent light of the contract situation that has occurred between Southern Iowa Transit and the bus drivers, I thought it was important to weigh in on the subject from a parent’s perspective. My wife and I have three children who depend on the bus

    September 20, 2013

  • Events boost pride in Ottumwa Last week, I participated in three events in the city of Ottumwa that gave me a sense of hope and pride for our city. The first event was $$$ for Aidan benefit hosted by St. Paul Church. The financial support for this benefit was outstanding. It wa

    September 20, 2013

  • Gun owners stand for rights Thankfully, brave Americans are demanding and reclaiming our gun rights. Right on! Colorado voters just recalled two new state senators who foolishly voted for radical anti-gun rights legislation ... threw them right out of office. Right on! FBI stat

    September 20, 2013

  • Bus drivers deserve support Ottumwa school bus drivers provide safe and reliable transportation every day for children to and from school and for field trips and special functions. They do this job every day while putting up with one or more children who have never been taught

    September 20, 2013

  • Well done, coach We applaud Ottumwa Bulldog Football Coach Pfantz for being honest and reporting the ineligible player. The boys learned the most important lesson in personal integrity than was ever learned on the field of play. Personal honesty is worth a trophy. Th

    September 17, 2013

  • Government failing the people It is time that this nation declared another Declaration of Independence from the dependence that this nation has for its insatiable appetite for Mideast foreign oil and the folly, chaos and turmoil that comes with it. Often times this oil is funding

    September 17, 2013

  • What would Syria cost? In remembering the words spoken by the president, “Our goal in Syria will be a limited action,” I ask how many will be killed in a limited action? How much money will be spent in this limited action? In my lifetime, the government has taught me to ha

    September 17, 2013

  • Securing a better future for local ball Dear Ottumwa community, On behalf of the Securing a Better Baseball Future Committee (SBBF) for Baseball Improvements, we are working our hardest to get word out to the Ottumwa community about our new project. We are raising money for a new multipurp

    September 14, 2013

  • Thanks for supporting OCCP Thank you, Ottumwa! This past weekend, Ottumwa Community Children's Playhouse presented their summer production of Disney's Little Mermaid Jr. Over 1,600 people saw this show, and we just want to take this opportunity to thank Ottumwa for supporting

    September 10, 2013

  • Good message marred by inaccuracy The local TV station, KTVO, has been running a public service ad for safe driving — and that's a good thing. What is annoying about this ad is that it shows two police officers, one a state patrol and one I think a sheriff, saying that the odds of a

    September 10, 2013

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