Opinion Section

They’re Back… Comments That Is!

They’re Back… Comments That Is!

We’re a day late, but as promised in our earlier post when we disabled comments to provide a “cooling off” period, they’re now back with a few modifications. First and foremost... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: R & R.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: R & R.

by Dave Markwell Yeah, I know…the “R & R” thing likely conjured up some warm visions of sun and sand and perhaps an umbrella drink in your hand. Sorry to disappoint. “R & R” for my purposes... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hiatus.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hiatus.

by Dave Markwell I have been on a hiatus for a little while. I have checked out. This hiatus has involved many elements of my life. While on my little break, I have not taken great care of myself. I have... [Read more]

What Happened To The Comments?

What Happened To The Comments?

You may have noticed something different when you loaded up the blog this visit. After a lot of thought and more than a little discussion, we’ve decided to turn off commenting temporarily. That’s... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader submits another cartoon about City Council election

LETTER: Reader submits another cartoon about City Council election

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Hi again, Please post this political cartoon... [Read more]

LETTER: Business Owners endorse Municipal Judge candidate

LETTER: Business Owners endorse Municipal Judge candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] To Whom It May Concern: We have known... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

LETTER: Resident endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Friends and neighbors, Judicial races... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader submits political cartoon about City Council election

LETTER: Reader submits political cartoon about City Council election

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor- Please publish this cartoon... [Read more]

LETTER: Current City Councilmembers endorse Municipal Court Judge

LETTER: Current City Councilmembers endorse Municipal Court Judge

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editors, Hard work and integrity.... [Read more]

LETTER: Wayne Corey endorses Fire Commissioner

LETTER: Wayne Corey endorses Fire Commissioner

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Re-elect William “Bill” Gates Fire Commissioner... [Read more]

LETTER: Another Reader endorses Municipal Judge Candidate

LETTER: Another Reader endorses Municipal Judge Candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Experience and respect matter. Judge Galvan... [Read more]

LETTER: Local businesswoman endorses Municipal Court Judge Candidate

LETTER: Local businesswoman endorses Municipal Court Judge Candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Competence & Compassion – Dave Gehrke... [Read more]

LETTER: Current Des Moines Councilmember endorses candidate

LETTER: Current Des Moines Councilmember endorses candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] As I was driving into work this morning,... [Read more]

LETTER: Local businessman endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

LETTER: Local businessman endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] As most of our loyal customers know, my wife... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It does not help us or our city to disparage the leaders we have in place’

LETTER: ‘It does not help us or our city to disparage the leaders we have in place’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] We have an election coming up in Des Moines.... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader announces his endorsement for Des Moines City Council

LETTER: Reader announces his endorsement for Des Moines City Council

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] There are times when you want to reach out... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Mouthful of Bees

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Mouthful of Bees

by Dave Markwell When my daughter was just a baby learning to crawl, I used to sit in the corner chair of our living room and let her drag herself around the floor while I worked on stuff. One day as she... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Open Windows

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Open Windows

by Dave Markwell I hate the end of summer. I am never ready for it to end. This has been a weird week. It seems as though summer is finished and I never had a chance to say “goodbye”. It just left... [Read more]