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On behalf of the team that put together the Kayla Fuegen Sellers benefit, I’d like to offer a big, heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped with the benefit, provided donations, and attended the benefit event on March 2 at Gil’s Ballroom.

How does a team show class and respect to their opponent and sport? Is it shaking your opponent's hand? Losing with grace? Winning with respect? Or is it something more?

Recent letters to the editor have promoted universal medicare coverage for all. The last major change had promised that you could keep your doctor, and it would provide dramatic reduction of the cost of medical care. This did not work on either issue.

I may be fairly unique for someone who went to college and med school in the 1960s and 1970s in that I have never used any drugs, including marijuana, and never intend to. However, looking at the reliable information available concerning the pros and cons of marijuana use, I find there is a …

The death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment and it has no purpose in our civilized society. All people should know that our death penalty system is tremendously flawed: it is unfair, racially biased and costs taxpayers more than life imprisonment.

I found the recent column in your paper titled “Medical perspective on marijuana use” to be both grossly wanting and frustratingly inaccurate. The author, Dr. Anis Ansari, makes several sweeping claims about the plant that are both unsubstantiated and harmful to the larger debate that is cur…

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce I will never again be able to serve in any publicly elected capacity. I do so by making a full confession of my past behavior that could come back to haunt me, and for which is now recognized as culturally and/or racially insensitive.

The Salvation Army is grateful to the Clinton area for all the support received during the Christmas fundraising efforts. This year we were able to raise over $109,000. We are very excited about the generosity in our community. This will go a long way to help us provide the services that we …

United Way of Clinton County, Iowa serves as a connection point and brings together individuals, businesses, industry, and nonprofit organizations to make positive changes in our community. We offer a cost-effective and efficient approach to supporting local human service efforts that make a…

Now that Polar Vortex Jayden has moved on, we need our customers’ help. Postal carriers have suffered serious injuries related to slips, trips and falls due to icy and snow covered walkways and porch steps. Preventing a slip or bad fall can be as easy as putting down salt or sand on slippery…

The cold weather made the big heart of Clinton feel all the warmer in January. Between the outpouring of love and respect for our fire department and the crowded room at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, Clintonians and those visiting were reminded that we are a community that cele…

In 2014, President Barack Obama, proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month to bring attention to the fact that human trafficking, or modern day slavery, still exists today. There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today, generating hund…

This is the major content of a letter written to Mayor Mike Ottens which he was asked to share with the Fulton City Council prior to their vote on whether or not to sell the Drives Building to the Historical Society. (The letter was delivered to Mayor Ottens following a meeting with him.)

As a board member of United Way of Clinton County, Iowa, I have learned a lot about our community and the agencies that serve it. I’ve also learned a lot about UWCCI and discovered there are a lot of misconceptions of what it is and what it does. I’d like to share what I’ve learned.

A letter to the families, Fire and Police departments, the community and surrounding areas that came together to show their support during this tragedy:

We had the honor of driving through the Symphony of Lights in Eagle Point Park to see the Christmas lights. We were so impressed by your display that we went back through a second time, and we are from Bellevue. Some of the displays are almost unbelievable. It takes you by surprise. The peop…

I am new to the Fulton area and, already, I can see how Fulton seems to be moving in a backwards direction! It seems relevant to me that after attending a City Council meeting, the mayor and several members of the City Council have such negative attitudes toward growth and development.

It’s December, noted to be one of the darker months of the year with many days of clouds rather than sunshine. It’s a month with the shortest hours of daylight and longer dark nights. For many this is also a season of dark spirits in spite of all the festive holidays. For some it is the firs…

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At this time of year when we are making lists and checking them twice, sharing with others in need is the true gift of Christmas. What a joy it was to provide a vehicle to a family in need at the second Salvation Army Cruising with Care Car Giveaway.

Many of us have experienced the chaos of the holiday season — rushing to get every gift wrapped on time, navigating large family gatherings, standing in lines and circling parking lots, and trying not to overspend.

My name is Wendy Ottens owner of the downtown business ”Sweet Woodruff “ and soon another business called “Living by the River." This letter is not about me but my thoughts regarding the historical building donated to the city of Fulton over 10 years ago, known as the Drives Building. The co…

It’s with great disappointment that I announce the closure of Wagner Clinic Pharmacy, effective Dec. 28, 2018. While my emotions in this decision run deep, as it’s where I started my career in pharmacy and even had the privilege of working with George Wagner himself, those don’t matter amids…

I was first introduced to the United Way of Clinton County at an all-college meeting at Clinton Community College. Enthusiastic recipients of United Way funds shared with us individual stories of how United Way dollars positively impacted the people they serve. I left that meeting eager to g…

I am so excited and hopeful for the future of our country. We are just weeks away from unleashing a new majority Democratic party in the U.S. House of Representatives. The opportunity for us to see what their platforms and promises hold for moving our country forward now rests squarely in De…

Here in the heart of the Midwest, we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by agriculture. Most people understand that their food is raised by Iowa farmers before it is processed and then placed on grocery store shelves to be purchased. What people may not be familiar with are the steps that…

I have a suggestion for letters to the editor for November. Perhaps we can write letters of what we are thankful for in our city.

United Way of Clinton County, Iowa recently held its Fork Some Pork fundraiser at the Clysar Pavilion. Nearly 1,000 delivery orders were placed for the fundraiser, in addition to the over 100 tickets that were sold at the door. A net profit of approximately $7,500 was made, all of which will…

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