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  To the Editor, Recently I was working at the corner of Jackson and Jefferson avenues. Stopping for coffee and a snack, I had a chance to observe the traffic where there were four stop…

Dear Mr. Shirley, As a citizen of Iola, I’d like to ask for some clarification on what happened at (Monday) night’s city council meeting. The council voted 5-4 to reinstate Judy Brigham’s benefits according to…

To the Forum:As a city commissioner, I had nine years’ experience working with Judy Brigham. I echo John McRae’s statement that she “never intentionally misled” me. She was always willing to address different points of…

Dear Editor, I, for one, applaud the City Council for doing their job.They found something wrong and fixed it.Isn’t that what we sent them to do? Sincerely,Vivian MichaelIola, Kan.

Dear Editor,American Red Cross helps military and disaster victimsThe American Red Cross was mandated by Congress in 1907 to do two things: To provide service to the military and to respond to disasters. That has…

I would like to say that I don’t understand how putting up a sign saying something like “USD 257 a School of Excellence” is insulting to other schools in our area. It is just saying…

Dear Editor, The 2011 Allen County Fair is now in the record books, and as the excitement dies down, we look back over the past year at all the hard work put in by the…

Dear Editor, A green expert said if you like acid rain, coal-powered plants are the ones you want.Those who are non-green on things are usually asking for trouble. Like those in years gone by thought…

To the forum:First thing I want to say is that we have had several occasions to use both the city and county ambulance services during the past five or so years.We could not have asked…

Concerned about ambulances We were saddened to read the disparaging remarks made by the two county paramedics and the Allen County commissioner from Humboldt that there is no comparison between the two services (Allen County…