The Decorah Nespapers
December 03, 2016
  • Dear Editor:


    If America is really serious about becoming great again, it must heed and obey God’s formula as recorded in the Bible in II Chronicles 7:14; “If my people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, pray, and turn away from their wicked ways (repent) and seek Me, then I will hear from Heaven, Forgive their sins, and heal their land.”

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  • Dear Editor:


    Ray Wenthold’s letter published last Thursday held misconceptions and generalizations that lead to dangerous and incorrect beliefs. I would first like to address the conversation he started about Muslims. 

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  • Dear Editor:


    Donald Trump was right. The accusations of the two women accusing Trump of improprieties – a witness has surfaced to refute the one woman on the first-class flight. The witness was in the same row of seats as Trump and woman. He said Trump was a real gentleman and never touched her. In fact when Trump went to the restroom she told the witness she was really excited about meeting a millionaire. As far as Trump reaching under her skirt, according to witness she was wearing a pantsuit.

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  • Dear Editor:


    I am truly disappointed concerning the complete lack of respect I have seen during this election campaign. I am wondering how we, as adults, can expect to teach and model respect for our children, when all they have seen, heard and experienced is a lack of respect from our community leaders, both locally and nationally.  

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  • Dear Editor:


    I am writing this letter in support of all elected officials on our current Board of Supervisors, including John Logsdon, Mark Kuhn and specifically, Supervisor Dean Thompson.

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  • Dear Editor:


    We want to thank the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors for approving the heritage road signs Hawks Pond Road to be added to 198th Ave. here at Hesper Township, Decorah.

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  • Dear Editor:


    October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. But domestic violence knows neither season nor boundaries; it affects everyone regardless of education, income, age, or employment. As we see in the news daily, the same can be said for gun violence.

    Abused women are five times more likely to be killed if the abuser owns a firearm. In America a woman is fatally shot by her partner every 16 hours. And over half the women murdered by intimate partners in the U.S. (2001-2012) were killed by gun—6,410 fatalities—more than all the U.S troops killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.

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  • Dear Editor:


    We live in a cool place, this NE Iowa. Great families, businesses, schools, rivers and streams, hills and forests. But these quality-of-life entities need great leadership to guide and improve them.  

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  • Dear Editor:


    It takes at least two parties to tango, as the old saying goes. The national debt in this case involves three parties: the president, the U.S. Congress, and the people. The president alone is not responsible.

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  • Dear Editor:


    This letter may be too late to ask voters to vote for Les Askelson, Lonnie Pierce and John Lensch, but here it goes, anyway.

    On June 1, I met with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the distribution of bronze flag holders for the graves of veterans buried in Winneshiek County. The current policy allows for the issuance of one bronze flag holder at no cost for a veteran’s grave.

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  • Dear Editor:


    After reading about the latest sexual assault of a young woman in Decorah, I cannot shake the thought that our state is poised to select a presidential candidate that has bragged about sexual assault, consistently demeans and degrades women, and treats them like disposable property. What message does this send to my daughter and two sons, to women who are assaulted, to men, or to the numerous people and groups on the receiving end of the mockery, bigotry, hatred, and fear brought into the open by the Republican presidential candidate, and literally applauded by thousands at his rallies?  

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  • Dear Editor:


    We members of Decorah Friends Meeting live in a beautiful, rural part of Iowa, a place where we usually feel safe and secure in our homes and communities. Even in peaceful rural northeast Iowa, a four-year-old boy was fatally shot in June of this year in Fayette County, when he discovered a loaded handgun in a home he was visiting.

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  • Dear Editor:


    We have lived in Decorah for 42 years and have known Jan Heikes for many of these years. She is an experienced, hard working and dedicated individual.

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  • Dear Editor:


    … and women of Iowa. You may not remember that before Roe v. Wade and the advent of reliable contraception, women were relegated to the status of baby-making machines with limited educational and career opportunities and virtually no say over their own bodies.

    There are political candidates who will do their utmost to set women’s rights back sixty years.

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  • Dear Editor:


    Northeast Iowa needs the strong voice and common sense of Jan Heikes in the Iowa Senate.

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