The Ottumwa Courier

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
  • Why do I fight so hard for local control? I have ridden my bicycle across Iowa now 23 times. I love riding into a small town and experiencing their unique history and pride. The diversiity in our communities is incredible — just look at Ottumwa, Fairfield, Bloomfield and Keosauqua. These com

    September 6, 2013

  • NSA invading privacy The majority of people in developed countries spend at least some time interacting with the Internet, and governments of the industrialized world are secretly abusing that necessity in order to extend their powers beyond what are appropriate — and le

    September 6, 2013

  • Thanks to emergency responders On Dec. 21, 2012, at 11 p.m., I was doing fine. I decided to read the paper, sat down in my La-Z-Boy, raised my paper and read just headlines. Something did not seem OK. I looked at the wall in front of me, TV pictures were turning upside down. Withi

    September 6, 2013

  • Supporting Coram for school board Local citizens will have the opportunity to elect Dr. Charles Coram to our school board on Sept. 10. We have known Dr. Coram quite well for a several years. He is a very caring individual with lots of great insights into the educational field in par

    August 27, 2013

  • Branstad has state on right track Branstad has state on right track I was happy to have Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds in Eddyville Thursday for the groundbreaking ceremony of HF Chlor-Alkali, a company building in the existing Cargill complex. The new plant will help support 75

    August 24, 2013

  • Impressed with woman's persistence Impressed with woman's persistence I would like to express how impressed I am with Angela Harland from the 8/21/13 article on the Crisis Center. She stated exactly what we all should keep in mind .... there are probably several people out there to "h

    August 23, 2013

  • Too many oops moments As of last summer/fall, the streets and curbs in the Green and Gara streets area look very nice. Good job, Christy Bros. and Norris Asphalt. You marked everything off well before work began, city engineer had his eyes on the progress. But he must hav

    August 20, 2013

  • Council work not time consuming Serving on the City Council is extremely time consuming. As a former city councilperson, I challenge this myth. If a councilperson has a personal agenda or is inclined to micro-manage, then indeed it will be time consuming. You need only trust the de

    August 20, 2013

  • Missing garage sale crib piece found We had a garage sale this past weekend on Bryan Road. A lady bought a crib for $5. A friend of mine had dropped it off for the sale. The next day, she realized a piece of it was left in her van. Now I feel really bad that the crib will not be useable

    August 20, 2013

  • Heartland's explanation raises questions Chesea Davis' article of July 31 was informative. A quote from Stan McHawes, "I had been warned about them," said a lot. "As a last resort to keep them away from the shelter, I wrote the letter." Since board president Jean Sporer acknowledged she kne

    August 20, 2013

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