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March 01, 2015
  • Dear Editor:


    The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    There was a time, not long ago, when Iowa schools led the nation in student achievement. Since his inauguration in 2011, Governor Terry Branstad has put forth many reform proposals designed to provide world-class schools for all children in Iowa.  

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I often read your editorials, as I did in the Feb. 12 Journal. Your rendition of childhood games, no doubt, brought memories to many of us seniors.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Cheers to Emma. I was so pleased to see your letter in the newspaper. Standing up for your rights is not easy -- but very necessary -- in all unfair situations.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Since opening last December, the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa’s Love and Friendship Adoption Center has been nearly completely staffed by volunteers. As one of these volunteers, I would like to encourage others to come out and donate their time to make a difference in the lives of animals in need.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Fellow townies: As the snow piles up, please continue to shovel your sidewalks completely — most importantly the street entry ramps. (Yes, I know the crusty, plow-compacted snow at street’s edge totally sucks.)

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Based on the feedback I received from store owners and food and beverage purveyors, my own personal observations and the over 250 visitors and residents roaming downtown Friday night, the Taste of Winneshiek was a success. Thank you to all who attended and participated in the 2015 Taste of Winneshiek.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    In a civil, rational and compassionate society, adults would have the option to die without anxiety or pain, when they decide the time has come. This would be a society that is unique because it does not, in any way, treat adults as children. 

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Sunday evening I attended the homecoming concert of the Luther College Orchestra held in CFL. They just returned from four weeks in Vienna, Austria, where they rehearsed, attended the great musical concerts and performed as well.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Unbelievable, that is all I can say. It took less than a week into the new Congressional term for a Democrat to announce that they would be running against freshman Congressman Rod Blum in the 2016 elections and now less than a month into the term, Randy Haugen, in his letter to the editor, seems to have launched the 2020 campaign by misrepresenting (I am being nice here) the facts concerning subsidy payments to freshman Senator Joni Ernst.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I think the newspaper got the headline wrong on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Instead of “Decorah eliminated as a site for Mumford & Sons summer stopover,” it should have read, “Luther College decides the community won’t get $15 million in revenue.”  

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Since 2003, I have been collecting money to buy stuffed animals and other items from Avon to donate to the Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation Christmas Sharing Program.  

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Fifteen people are gunned down in Paris and over a million take to the streets in protest.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    It seems that every so often someone has to jump up on a soapbox to promote the “benefits” of switching to the metric system (mks for meter-kilogram-second system) as opposed to the inch-pound-second system (in-lb-sec system) commonly used in mechanics in the United States. 

     
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