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Wed
17
Sep

Letter to the Editor: Voting no on jail bond issue

To the Editor:
I am going to vote no on the jail bond issue. Why? Because over the 75-year life, the location will add a tremendous operating cost.
One could build a on pillars on the west side of the courthouse that would create a garage and access to the courthouse in inclement weather (no snow removal either).
At the County Home, the following would be constant operating expenses:
1. Additional deputy and car, probably part time.
2. Additional standby generator.
3. Additional heat, higher priced LP than natural gas.
4. Additional janitor and groundskeeper.
The transportation of inmates for court appearances and trial would be a constant expense.
At the parking lot you’d have an easier handicapped entrance at the side door (currently kept locked?).

Wed
17
Sep

Allamakee County Corner

by Deb Winke
Allamakee County Recorder

Wed
17
Sep

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
10
Sep

Letter to the Editor: Navy veteran expresses appreciation

To the Editor:
Recently The Standard newspaper of Waukon presented lines of print concerning my grandsons, Dolan and Aidan Jones, replicating their grandfather’s remembrance of Killed In Action shipmates of the USS Quincy CA-39, names being orally recalled. I am so very proud of my Waukon grandsons that volunteered to take over the responsibility of this remembrance that I am not physically capable of doing any more.
Dolan’s name is actually the surname of his grandmother, my first wife. Aidan’s name is a recall of the Catholic church where I repaired the chimes in the steeple.
There has been a 70th anniversary commemoration recently held by the city of Quincy, MA in memory of its namesake ship, USS Quincy CA-39. There were many speakers recalling the ship being constructed in the Fore River Shipyard, so this particular ship was aptly named and I was certainly proud to have been assigned to this ship that had been constructed locally.

Wed
10
Sep

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
10
Sep

Word for Word

by Fr. Jim Dubert
St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon

Wed
03
Sep

Letter to the Editor: Make good use of your right to vote

To The Editor:
We have probably all noticed all of the political ads showing up all over by signs in yards, newspapers, radio and television. It may be overwhelming, but this is a necessary part of our elective system. We must use as much of this information as possible to help us form an opinion on who best qualifies for the office position in question.
We must make good use of our right to vote in all elections, because, if we don’t, there may be a day when we no longer have that right. And besides, do we really want people on the state and national level making decisions for us when they don’t have the same values and/or beliefs that we do?
So, listen, watch and even take notes if necessary, then when election time arrives, we can feel confident that we are voting for the “best” person.

Kathy Kruse
Dorchester

Wed
03
Sep

Letter to the Editor: Suicide is an epidemic

To the Editor:
I find myself writing this after the tragic loss of a Hollywood icon. It’s not an easy subject to talk about, but it’s one that just cannot be ignored. Chances are, your life has been affected by suicide. You may have had a relative, a friend, co-worker, an acquaintance, or spouse take their life. Often times people ask, “Why?” “What could be so bad that they would want to end their life?” “How could they be so selfish?” It is questions like these that show just how uneducated society is about mental illness.

Wed
03
Sep

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
03
Sep

Word for Word

by Rev. Laura Odegard, United Methodist Minister, retired

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