Letters to the editor
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The impact of the closure of the hospital in Oakland is already being felt across the area, with patients in emergency situations facing longer wait times before getting to a hospital and receiving … more
The impact of the closure of the hospital in Oakland is already being felt across the area, with patients in emergency situations facing longer wait times before getting to a hospital and receiving … more
Upon reading the article concerning the junior high football programs at Lyons Decatur Northeast (LDNE) and Oakland-Craig (O-C) I was inspired to write a short note.   It gives one a … more
The Balanced Budget Act passed in 1997 included provisions for rural hospitals to become Critical Access Facilities. It was recognized by our Federal lawmakers that rural hospitals were crucial to … more
It is now old news that Mercy One Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, affiliated with Trinity Catholic Corporations of Novi, Michigan, has made a final decision to close out Oakland acute care … more
Editor, Oakland Independent:Each week I enjoy reading the Oakland Independent and all the news and features that are included.In the A Visit with Yesteryear section items in the March 4, 2021 issue … more
The failure of Texas infrastructure has been in the news of late and our hearts go out to our fellow Americans who suffered because of these impacts.  While we felt secondary impacts here, I … more
I was disappointed that President Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline. The crude oil usage is not the issue, but whether the crude oil goes to the refinery by rail or pipeline. The existing … more
According to the county zoning the setbacks to your homes will be 3.5 times the height of the point of the highest blade.  A 600 ft. turbine x 3.5 would be 2100 foot from your home. That is just … more
I was surprised that our Senator from Nebraska Ben Sasse waited such a short time before rejoining the ‘Never Trump’ chorus and talking trash about our President.  Despite his … more
I want to thank Jason Redding-Geu for addressing this issue for Burt County with his thoughtful article. It is complex and broad subject for sure and I wanted to be sure some additional … more
Dear Editor, We are all aware how the pandemic, Covid 19 has changed much of the way we do things. This was true for our 2020 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Burt County Area. Pam … more
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