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November 25, 2020
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  • Dear Editor,

    Mike Klimesh has been the Mayor of Spillville for over 20 years and during that time has served on the Winneshiek County Emergency Management Commission, among many other local boards serving his constituents.

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  • Dear Editor,

    The purpose of this letter is to endorse and thank Mike Klimesh for his candidacy for Iowa Senate.  

    Mike has been involved in local government in one role or another for 20 years. 

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  • Dear Editor,

    What the Dickens, Harland Nelson? I’ve seen a lot of anti-Trump screeds in this paper, but very few pro-Trump letters. I assume that’s because they are silent, not necessarily in the minority. 

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  • Dear Editor,

    I spent two years in the Army during the Vietnam War. I volunteered. Only a quirk of fate kept me from . . . 

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  • Dear Editor, 

    In September 2019 I was living in Sacramento, Calif., after graduating from Decorah High School. I received a call from my father, in which he said he had decided to run for the Iowa State Senate from District 28. At the time I was planning to stay in California and help from afar . . . 

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  • Dear Editor,

    I know there is much more that Democrats and Republicans agree on than disagree. 

    That includes abortion.

    I know that no one of either party likes abortion.

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  • Dear Editor,

    The Decorah Public Library has been a friend to me, so during National Friends of Libraries Week, it seems like a good time to say “thank you.”  I cannot thank the Decorah library enough for the book clubs that I have enjoyed. 

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  • Dear Editor,

    I voted yesterday. Wearing my mask, I placed my completed absentee ballot in its signed envelope into the black drop box outside of the Winneshiek County Courthouse.

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  • Dear Editor,

    Julie and I have been friends for over 50 years; she was raised in Decorah as a “town girl,” married a farmer and became a “country girl.”  Julie has taught school to many of our children at North Winn (country) and at Waukon Schools (town).  Family has been a top priority – raising three children and now her grandchildren. 

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  • Dear Editor,

    Heard a couple of guys I know, quiet but longtime Republicans, walking downtown and one says to the other he is glad to see a picture of Ronald Reagan in the window of the Republican campaign office. The other asks why, and the first one says . . . 

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  • Dear Editor,

    I have been a shooting enthusiast for many years. I have also been a fan of the South Winn Trap Team since it started.  

    Mike Klimesh was instrumental in raising funds for the team and even coached it for several years at no cost.

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  • Dear Editor,

    Everything is connected to everything else. Something I learned way back in ecology class. Human activity connected to nature; climate connected to our health and that of the planet. Soon to become a grandparent, I’m ever more attuned to what the future of this place we call Earth will look like.

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  • Dear Editor,

    Ever hear of the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP)? It is owned and funded by roughly 800 Iowa cities, counties and other governments. ICAP was formed back in 1986 to provide affordable liability and property coverage to these governmental agencies.

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  • Dear Editor,

    In honor of National Friends of the Library Week (Oct 18-24) I want to express my gratitude to the staff at Decorah Public Library for all they have done to support our community in the time of COVID-19.

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  • A Republican door knocker told me COVID-19 is not real because Trump said so. COVID-19 is very real and my family can attest to that. My 27-year old son, strong and healthy at the time, got sick in May and tested positive for COVID-19. Because he’s young, medical professionals told him to stay home and ride it out.

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