opinion

Support for Goodner

Monday, October 25, 2021 7:51 pm

To the Editor at Driftless Journal – Public Opinion I am supporting Cindy Goodner in the upcoming Decorah school board election. Cindy was educated in Iowa schools, grew up on a northeast Iowa farm, has proven experience leading community fundraising …

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Klosterwill for Parks Board

Monday, October 25, 2021 7:51 pm

Dear Editor, Kevan Klosterwill will be getting my vote for election to the Parks Board. I heartily endorse him, acknowledge his years of experience working as a park planner and landscape historian on projects and encourage others to support him. …

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Keep Nonpartisan Elections Nonpartisan

Monday, October 25, 2021 7:49 pm

You may relish yet another expansion of our political identity wars into local elections, but I’m exhausted. I just want competent local and school governing that does its best to balance the differing views of community members, while making the …

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Work together to protect our children

Friday, October 15, 2021 9:49 pm

Dear Editor: I was immensely pleased today to see members of Congress working together to confront Facebook and Instagram, to protect our children.   Human beings, especially children and teens are easily addicted to marketing from corporations.  While this is …

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Vote Olson for council

Friday, October 15, 2021 9:48 pm

Dear Editor, When considering who to vote for on Nov.2, to represent the third ward on the City Council, who would know Decorah’s streets and sidewalks better and the neighborhoods therein than the man who experienced and observed them while …

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Important School Board election

Friday, October 15, 2021 9:48 pm

Dear Editor: An important local election is coming up Nov. 2, 2021.  Community members have the opportunity to vote for City Council, Park & Rec Board and Decorah School Board.  Absentee voting began Oct 13.  All residents living anywhere in …

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Your vote is important

Friday, October 15, 2021 9:47 pm

Dear Editor: There seems to be a sudden and curious interest in running for school boards these days. I’m not disappointed people are stepping up to run, but we need to ensure that our school board members are responding to …

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Religious exemptions and mask use

Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:18 pm

Dear Editor: As clergy, we’re concerned about the increase in families seeking “religious exemptions” from the school mask requirement. We maintain Christian faith does not allow us to exempt ourselves from protecting the health of others, especially the most vulnerable. …

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Hypocrisy is everywhere

Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:18 pm

Dear Editor: Medical Doctors that promote the vaccine and mask wearing but forgot their oath to do no harm when we see and hear horrendous side effects from the experimental vaccine with more side effects from this vaccine than any …

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A salute to DCSD

Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:13 pm

Dear Editor: I would like to give the DCSD school board and Mark Lane a giant shout-out of appreciation for their incredible work this past week trying to manage a politically charged community, along with a state lawsuit that includes …

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How times change

Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:13 pm

Dear Editor: Oh, how times change.  How it used to be, how it is now, and what lies ahead? However, the time is now and that is our challenge. How many laws there are, is unknown.  The world has always …

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The vaccine

Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:11 pm

Dear Editor: I am responding to the most recent letter by the trio of doctors who constantly offer their opinions on the COVID-19 flu in your paper. I take umbrage with term “vaccine” they use in reference to the chemical …

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Return your empty containers

Monday, October 4, 2021 6:16 pm

Dear Editor, We have a problem. What do we do with empty beverage containers? According to Iowa Code Chapter 455C this should not be a problem. Section 455C.2 and 455C.3 clearly state that the store selling the beverage collects the …

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Consider no-till and cover crops

Friday, October 1, 2021 6:17 pm

Dear Editor, When I was younger (much younger!) I got a smallpox vaccination.  My children did not get a smallpox vaccination. With advancements in science and technology, my children do not need a vaccination for smallpox.  As with advancements in …

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A historical perspective

Friday, October 1, 2021 6:16 pm

Dear Editor, I thank Superintendent Mark Lane and the school board for their service. No one is happy about wearing masks and getting another vaccine.  I will address two historic perspectives.  The first is from my professional experience, as I …

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