1,430 points of view
OUR EDITORIAL

1,430 points of view

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We believe the character of our community shines through the words shared by our 1,430 letter writers of 2012.

Those words, carefully written, hastily scrawled, meticulously typed, and sometimes BLASTED IN ALL CAPS, originate mostly among Quad-Citians who may not agree on much but this: America thrives on free expression.

In countless conversations, our readers describe the thoughtful consideration and occasional trepidation that culminates in the exchange of 1,863 signed letters and guest columns on these pages. Together, they display the diversity of thought that is invaluable to our community. With their names, they demonstrate accountability.

We are thrilled and honored to share their words on our pages this year and proud to provide the forum fueled by those we thank today.


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Steve Abney

Michael Abramson

Louise Adam

Art Adams

Jeff Adams

Paul Adams

Bonnie R. Adkins

Ruben Aguilar

Larry Albrecht

Linda Ales

Ray C. Allen

Wenonah Allen

Patricia Allen Downey

Josefina Almanza

Wallace Almquist

Louie Alongi

Jock Alpin

Caryl Altemus

Morry Alter

Dr. Talia Alvi

Connie Anderson

David Anderson

Fred Anderson

Kathy Anderson

Ken Anderson

Larry Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Sydney Anderson

Ellie Andorf

Mike Angelos

Mandy Angotti

Jock Aplin

John Arnold

William Ashton

Shawn Atwater

Nicholas V. Augelli

Ellen Augustine

Steve Averill

Eugene J. Axnix


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Ruth Bahan

Imam Saad Baig

Cindy Bailey

Karl Bair

David Baker

Jean Baker

Robert M. Baker

Dorothy Ball

Ellen Ballas

Phil Banaszek

David Banfield

Royce Bare

Rajeana Barker

Jennie Barnda

Andrew Barnes

Tara Barney

Gilbert Barrett

Jason Barz

Benjamin Bassler

Margaret Baxter

Michael Baxter

Pat Baxter Rebal

Lawrence Bay

Heith Beach

Linda Beard

Richard L. Beard

Timothy Beavers

Ken Beck

Linda Beck

Janice Becker

Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek

Joe Bednarik

Gene Beenk

Cathy Bein

Steve Bein

Leslie Bell

Tom Benge

Jose Benito Anaya IV

Ralph Bennett

Cindy Benson

John H. Bentley

Sonia Berg

Ann Berger

Nicholas Berry

Jeno Berta

Carolyn Bertolino

Gary Beyer

Jacque Beyer

Dennis Bickford

Shawn Bickle

W. Michael Biklen

Kathleen Bills

Terry Bilyeu

Ron Birkenholz

Steven or Stephen Bisenius

Bill Black

Christine Blair

Bev Blake

Brent Blake

Dianna Blake

Wendy Blake

August Block

William S. Bloom

Tommy J. Bloomingdale

Harvey Bluedorn

Anthony Boesen

Rev. Mary Bognar

James Bohnsack

Mike Boland

Kate Bolbas

Rebecca Bolwar

Cassie Boorn

Jim Borchardt

Lois Borchardt

Carol Border

Gerald Bork

Roy Boul

Betty Bousselot

Carol Bowe

Jim Bowe

Norm Bower

The Rev. Robert Bowlin

Bill Bowling

Lorrie Bowman

Joe Boxer

Gene R. Boyd

Richard E. Bracker

Carol Bradley

Dave Bradley

Ruth Braet

Jeff Brammann

Pam Brammann

Ryan Brandner

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad

Anita Breake

Herman Bredar

Richard Brei

Norah Brenny

The Rev. Dick Bresnahan

Anthony Bribriesco

Richard Bridgewater

Austin Bries

Heather Brinkschroeder

Kenneth Brockhouse

Carol C. Brockway

Libbet Brooke

Mark Brooks

Terry M.A. Brooks

Carol Broughton

Ed Brown

Gale Brown

Nathan Brown

Josh Brueggen

Mike Brugger

William J. Brundies

Thomas Bruty

Dorothea Buck

Michael Buckley

Polly Bukta

Denise Bulat

Charles W. Burgner

Charlie Burke

Dave Burke

Mary Burke

George Burnett

William J. Burnett Jr.

Laura Busching

Terry Bush

Cheri Bustos

Bob Butler

Charles Butler

Lynda Byard

Dan Bynum

Michael P. Byrne


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Mark Cady

Claudia Calahan

Clara Caldwell

Amalie Callahan

Ann Campbell

Dee Canfield

Tiphanie Cannon

Bonnie Carey

Robert Carl

Scott Carlson

Brad Carroll

John Carroll

Molly Carroll

Gina A. Carstens

Kim J. Carstens

Keith E. Carter

Rudy Casas

Jackie Celske

Aaron Cervantes

Betsy Challed Polaschek

Mary Ellen Chamberlin

Rev. Joyce Chamberlin

Elizabeth Chapen

Elizabeth Chapin

Cecil Chapman

Marilyn Chernetsky

Agnes A. Christman

Amy E. Chung

Nicole Cisne Durbin

Eric Clapp

Buck Clark

Jimmie Clark

Fred Classon

Fred Clausen

Drew Clevenger

Rich Clewell

Ginny Cline

Robert Cochran-Zavitz

Michael Coen

Charlie Coleman

Marty Coleman

Robert Collier

Jim L. Collins

Joe Collins

Kaushay Colvin

Richard Cone

Cathy Conger

Deb Connell

Michael L. Connell

Gene Conrad

Mollie Conrad

Brad Cook

Dorene Cook

Duane A. Cook

Craig Cooper

John Cooper

Maria Copeland

Ron Corbett

Eva Corbin

Ryan Corbin

David L. Cordes

Frank Cownie

Carly Cox

Johnnie Cox

Kathy Cox

Frank Coyle

Rita Coyne

Merle Crabb

Jim Cravens

David Crawford

Doug Cropper

Jesse Crouch

John Crow

John Cummings

Charley Cummins

Eric M. Curtis

Corrine Czichas

Wayne Czichas


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Karen Dale Montague

Mary Dalrymple

Billy Daniel

George Daniel

Dave Darby

Diane Darby

The Rev. Tim Darmour-Paul

Larry d’Autremont

Louis DaValle

The Rev. Becky David

Judy Davidson

Diane Davis

Don Davis

James D. Davis

Jennifer Davis

Pamela J. Davis

Robert Davis

Steve Davis

William Davis

William L. Davis

Bill Davison

Nick De La Cruz

John De Tellem

Jeannie Dean

Tom Dean

Valeri DeCastris

Dennis DeDecker

Debbie DeFoe

Julianne DeLessio

Colleen DeMay

Terri Dempsey

Eileen Denahy

Phillip Dennis

Janice E. DePover

Jennifer DeReus

Roslynn Derrick

Daniel DeShane

Eleanore DeSmet

John DeTellem

Betsy DeVilbiss

Larry DeVilbiss

Craig DeVrieze

Sherri DeVrieze

Carol DeWilfond

Jeff DeWillis

Jeff Dick

Robert Dickey

Lolita Dierickx

Linda Dieterich

Jack Dillon

Jerry Dirth

John Dixell

JoAnn Dixon

Paul Dobroski

Barbara Dodds

Mary Dodson

Dr. Arthur Donart

John M. Dooley

Karen Doolittle

Kevin W. Dopler

David Dorris

David W. Dorris

Peter A. Drahozal

Bob Dravis

Elizabeth Dreier

Judi Droll

Glenn Drowns

Steve Drucker

John Dubberke

Linda Dudgeon

Tammy Dudley

Collin Duling

Christopher Duncan

Marie Duncan

Anthony Duncombe

Bill Dunkin

Jeff Duran

Al Dussliere

Greg Dwyer

Evelyn Dymkowski


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Terry Eastin

Dan R. Ebener

Bill Edmond

Julia Edwards

Mary Edwards

Wilma Ehlers

Patrick Eikenberry

Brandy Eklof

Wilma Elders

Bob Eldridge

Leona Ellithorpe

Connie Elsea

Faith Endresen

Tom Engelmann

Chris Epting

Christopher Epting

Dan Erbst

Don Erbst

Forrest Erickson

Matthew Erickson

Jeff Ernst

Donald Evans

Bob Everding

Veneta Ewen

Dennis Ewoldt


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Glenn Faber

Roger Farinha

Barbara Ann Farley

Ondrea Farley

Jim Farrell

Ryan Farrell

Brian Fawcett

Tom Fedje

Alice Feeney

Tom R. Feller

Rich Fellingham

Kate Fennelly

Larry Fennelly

S.A. Fenwick

Rose Fernandez

Kent Ferris

Donna Fiedler

Dr. Myron Fields

Peter C. Fieweger

Kelly J. Finley-Sidran

The Rev. Brian Fischer

Karen Fischlein

Don Fish

Carol Ann Fisher

Ed Fisher

Janice Fisher

Ruth Fisher

Tony Fisher

Leonard Fite

Robert F. Fitts

Michael Fitzgerald

Daniel M. Flaherty

Ed Flaherty

Cindy Flanders

Tim Flemming

Larry Flesburg

David Fletcher

Sylvia Fliege

Jill Fluker

Dan Flynn

Curt Ford

Ken Fordham

John Forrest

Terry Fortman

Sharon Fortney

Larry Foster

Gale Francione

Terry Francis

Fred Frankville

Brenda Fransworth

Marylinn Fredette

Michael J. Freemire

Susan Frembgen

Sandra Frericks

Mark Frese

Carol Freund

Ken Freund

Jacqueline Fries

Joe Fries

Ed Froehlich

Margo Frye Effland

David Fryxell

Fritz Fuhs

Dave Fuller

Gloria Fuller

Keaton M. Fuller

Joan Fulton

Richard Fumerton


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Steve Gaer

Kyle Gagliardo

Jim Gail

James Gall

Ruth Ann Gallagher

Tim Gannett

Karen Gannon

James Garbett

J H Gardner

John Gardner

Russell Garrett

Stephen Garrington

Steve Garrington

Sarah Garrison

Andrew Gates

Michael Gayman

Shirley Geadelmann

The Rev. Dave Geenen

Edwin Geest

Harold Gehle

Dan Gerber

Marcia Gerber

Kathy Geronzin

Melissa Gesing

AnnaMae Gibeault

Robert Gill

Robert Gill Jr.

Tim Gillespie

Diana Gilligan

Mary Gilroy Larson

Mike Giudici

Danielle Gleason

Dianne Glenney

Will Glenney

Bill Gluba

Pam Gluck

Doreen Glynn

Jon Gochee

Kathy Gochee

Steve Goebel

Alyssa Goldermann

Jill Goldsberry

Bob Golinghorst

Barbara Gonzales

Cliff Gonzalez

Jackie Gonzalez

Wayne Goodwin

Jason Gordon

Greg Graf

Allison Graff

Bob Granger

Thomas Gray

Vicki Gray

Cassandra Green

Leslie Green

Tom Green

James Greer

Tracy Greer

Edward Greisch

Carol Griglione

Chris Grimm

Rabbi Tamar Grimm

Kyle Gripp

Joe Gross

Mary Gross

D.J. Grothus

William M. Grothus

D.J. Grothus-Knickrehm

Steve Grubbs

Alan Guard

Dan Guhin

Patrick Gullion

Greg Gutsell Jr.

Gene Guy

The Rev. Susan Guy


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Pablo Haake

Lyle Haakenson

Chris Haber

Jack Haberman

Don Hackett

Diane Hall

Emily R. Hall

Roger Hamann

Karin Hamburg

Sen. Shawn Hamerlinck

The Rev. Bob Hamilton

Tom Hanafan

Aimee (Albrecht) Hankins

Janice Hanrahan Roemer

Judy Hansen

James Harder

Sen. Tom Harkin

Kevin Harlow

Marge Harmsen

Christina Harper

Joy Harper

Alison Harris

Justine Harris

Tim Hart

Emma Hartman

David Hartsuch

Jeff Hartung

Brigadier General Thomas A. Harvey

Sean Harvey

Vern Harvey

Jennifer Hass

Jeff Havenner

Argelia Hawley

Donald Hawley

Matt Hayek

Mariann Hayes

Tim Hayes

David Hays

Patrick Hazell

Charles R. Head

Angie Heath

Judy Heath

Dennis Hebbeln

Tom Hebbeln

The Rev. Randy Heckman

Jeff Heid

Glendena Heiman

Kent Helble

Dave Helman

Henry Hemmen

Art Henderson

Tommy Henderson

Dale Hendricks

The Rev. Rich Hendricks

Linke Henke

Rob Henry

Marcelino Herrera

Sandy Herrington

Gary Herrity

Stella Herzig

Gene Hess

Pete Hess

Sally Hess

Emma Lou Hetzler

Arthur J. Heyderman

Chris Hicks

John Hildreth

Jim Hilgenberg

Judy Hilgenberg

Jennifer G. Hill

Melanie Hill

Wayne N. Hill Sr.

Ruth Hitchcock

Barbara Hixon

Becky Hixon

Jim Hoepner

Julie Hogenson

Linda Holden

Kathy Holle

Sharon Holle

Don Holmes

Laura Holmes

Dan Holst

Alison Holtz

Joann Hoogland

Don Hoover

Mary Hopkins

John R. Horn

Doug Hosford

Tabatha J. Howard

John C. Howes

Steve Huber

Mary Jo Huddleston

Karen Hudson

Kim Hufsey

Phil Hugart

William Hughes

Bud Huney

Mike Huntoon

Jessica Hurd

Becky Hurlbut

John Huston Dunn

Michael R. Hutchison

Al Hutson

Bill Hutton


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Gloria Iaccarino

Karen Ickes

Vicky Imerman

Rebecca Irving

Thomas W. Isenhour

Ebteehal Ismail

Eleanor Ivens

John Ivens


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Hershel Jackson

Jay Jacobowitz

Jim Jacobs

Margaret Jacobs

Mike Jacobs

Mark Jacobson

Larry Jahn

Carol Jansen

Mark Jasper

Mark A. Jasper

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky

Bob Jennings

Sherry Jennings

Arlene Jens

Craig Jepsen

Joseph J. Jimenez

Richard Jirus

Ralph Johansen

Anthony Johnson

Dr. Ida Johnson

Niel M. Johnson

Ron “Toto“ Johnson

Shirley Johnson

Steve Johnson

D.D. Jones

Gary Jones

Penny Jones

Sam Jones

Gloria Jorgensen

John Jorgensen

Dustin Joy

Robert Jump

Sue Justin


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Chris Kaffenberger

Dawn Kaffenberger

Jason Kakert

Gunner Kalnins

Jean Kane

Cantor Gail Karp

Rabbi Henry Jay Karp

Judy Karstens

Ray Karwath

Ken Kashmarek

Barbara Katz

Tessa Kauffman

Jodie Kavensky

John Kealey

Tim Kearns

Lynn Keck

Julie Keegan

Pat Keim

Darin Keith

Tom Keith

Creigh Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Sharon Kendall Dunn

Brian Kennedy

Jeffrey J. Kepford

Glenn L. Keppy

Sharon Kerofsky

Amy Kersten

Jim Kersten

Don E. Ketelsen

Ed Kiely

Judy Kietzman

Roger Kilburg

Katie Kiley

Eustace King

Lauren Kirik

Sharon Kirkham

Dick Kleine

Jim Kling

Jim Klingman

Kaitlynn Klipsch

Jack Knepp

Mary Knepp

Joyce Knight

Michael Knouse

Nathan Knox

Eugene “Bones” Koehler

Kevin Koehler

Cody Koeppen

Dick Koos

Cody Koeppen

Robin Korth

Kenneth Kozol

Steph L. Kraft

Judith Krell

Elaine Kresse

John Kroeger

Randy Krohe

Rosanne Krubsack

Louis Krueger

Tracey K. Kuehl

Vern Kuennen

Cindi Kusk

Larry Kuykendall


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Jerry Laake

Tom Laake

Mary Lagerblade

Harry H. Lamb

Mary J. Lanaghan

Mary Land

Steve Landauer

Karmen Lanman

Danny Lapsey

Philip W. Larson

Taylor Larson

Tom Laughlin

Kelsey Lavin

James L. Law

Erika Lawrence

Scott Lawrence

Robin Lawson

Jim Lay

Kim Lazenby

Susan Leabhart

Megan Leabo

Glenn Leach

Carter LeBeau

Matthew A. Leddin

William Leesman

Andrew Leheny

Andy Leheny

Ron Leiby

Richard W. Lemke

Bill Lenker

Dino Leone

Travis Leopard

The Rev. Janet Lepp

Mark LeRette

Laura Levien

Connie Lewis

Robert Lewis

Warren Lewis

Kelly Libberton

Babette Liby

Elizabeth Lindle

Scott Lindle

James Linehan

LaVerne F. Linnenkamp

Paulee Lipsman

Rick Lodmell

Dave Loebsack

Kathy Loerzel

Olivia Lofgren

Patrick Lonergan

Bill Long

Jessica Long

William L. Long

D.A. Loose

Anthony Lorentzen

A.J. Loss

Brandon Louton

Geoff Loving

Carl Loweth

Jason Loyd

Lois Ludtke

Susie Luense

Kara Luett

Guy Lundvall

Alexa Lynn

Bill Lynn


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Sid Machalek

Dick Maine

Robert Majerus

Jennifer Maldonado Garcia

Craig Malin

Patricia Malinee

Bob Malito

James P. Maloney

Mike Maloney

Ron Mangler

Suzanne Mann

The Rev. Canon Marlin Whitmer

Henry E. Marquard

Gilberto Marquez

Larry Marshall

Parke Marshall

Al Martin

Bill Martin

Bob Martin

Robert Martin

Michael Thomas Masters

Jeanette Masterson

Martin Mata Jr.

Marty Matherly

Joleen Mathews

Eugene Mattecheck Jr.

David Mattke

Dr. Jeffrey Maurus

Jo Ellen Maurus

Ron May

Virgil Mayberry

Kimberly Mayeski

Jim McAtee

Stephanie McCammon

Michael J. McCarthy

Tim McClimon

John McCluskey

Bill McConnell

Chris McCormick Pries

Allison McCrary

Doyled McCully

Carol McDermott

Ron McDermott

E.C. McDonald

Shirley McElmore

James “Terry“ McElree

Scott McFarland

Hailey McGinn

Andrea McGivern

Casey McGowan

Phil McGowan

Maureen McGreevey

Rachel McIlwain

Robert McKanna

Tom McKay

Robert McKenna

Auston McLain

Dan McNeil

Judith McNulty

Nola McQuigg

Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion

Kevin McRae

Dan Meden

Kelsey Meden

Glenn Medhus

Jeff Medinger

Ryan Meehan

Rebecca Meeke

Marion Meginnis

Eileen Meister

Marge Mejia-Caraballo

Charlene Merritt

Sarah Mesick

Jerry Messer

Michael Messinger

Karen Metcalf

Gary Metivier

Christine Mewhirter

Don Meyer

Harlan Meyer

Lorne Meyer

Robert Meyer

Maria Mier Llaca

Christine Migiel

Chad Miller

David Miller

Fred Miller

Jamie Lee Miller

Larry Miller

Linda M. Miller

Patty Miller

Rep. Linda J. Miller

Rich Miller

Robert Miller

Sister Patricia Miller

Sr. Pat Miller

Tom Miller

Andrew Mills

Carol Minard

Jackelin Moats

Donald Moeller

John T. Moeller

Mike Moeller

Ken Moffett

Gretchen Mohr

Jerry Mohr

Michael Montford

Michelle Montford

Deacon David Montgomery

Wally Mook

Matt Mooney

Dan Moore

Don Moore

Fred Morden

Joe Moreno

Roxanna Moritz

Linda Morrison

Clark Mortensen

Stephany Mottet

Angela Mowry

Deb Mueller

Linda Mulcahey

The Rev. Katherine

Mulhern

Linda Mullen

Scott Mullen

Cheryl Murphy

Daniel R. Murphy

Megan Murphy

Leah Murray

Ross Murty

Regina Muskeyvalley


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Raphael Nakos

Julia Natvig

Gerald Neff

Allan Nelson

Charles Nelson

Jim Nelson

Laurie Nelson

Mark Nelson

Natalie Nelson

Trish Nelson

Robert Newell

Nancy Newton

Nathan Ngo

Dan Nicholson

Daniel Nicholson

Ruth Nicholson

George Nickolas

Betty Niebling Seran

John Niers

Nicole Nisly

Mary Noel

Jon Noland

Holly Nomura

Sarah Noonan

Les Norin

E.A. Norman

Lynda Norman

Bill Northey

Megan Northway

The Rev. Jean M. Norton

Vivian Norton

Elisabeth Norwood

Chris Noth

Mike Novak

Diana Nye


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Greg Oake

Dorothy O’Brien

Brig. Gen. Kevin O’Connell

Thomas O’Connor

Tom O’Connor

Lori O’Dell McCollum

Sally O’Donnell

Gerry Offerdahl

Jean O’Hare

Cathy O’Keeffe

Creighton Dale Olsen

Paul V. Olsen

Thomas E. Olsen

Dana Olson

Sandy O’Neill

Fabiola Orozco

Mary Orr

Sam Osborne

T.J. Otting

Tom Otting

Larry Otto

Brett Owen

Alicia Owens


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George Pajunen

Carolyn Parrott

Margaret Patterson

Sherry Paul

Dennis E. Pauley

Don Paulson

Kinsey Paulson

Judith Pavlak

Al Pawloski

Benjamin Payne

Scott Pearson

Barbara Peinert

Larry Peinert

Charles Pelton

Jesse Pena

Melanie Pena

Kay Pence

R. Howard Penix

Angela K. Penrod

Kevin Perkins

William Perry

S.E. Persinger

Alice Peters

Doug Peters

Rebekah Peters

Dennis Petersen

Duane Petersen

Jim Petersen

Tom A. Petersen

Cheryl Petersen-Curry

Ted Pfeiff

Hung Pham

Nancy Phelps

Evelyn Phillips

John Phillips

Ron Phillips

Richard “Bud“ Phillis M.D.

Rosie Pierce

Mary Pikis

Becky Pitcher

Bonnie Pitz

Marvin Platt

Bill Porter

Dan Portes

Nathan Porteshawver

Zach Poston

Bob Potter

Jean Potter

Betsy Pratt

Ralph C. Pray

Randy Pribyl

Dr. Alta Price

Diane Prichard

Kevin Prior

The Rev. Dr. Mary N. Pugh


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The Rev. Ronald C. Quay

James Quinn

Liz Quinn

Pat Quinn


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Bill Rada

Jeanetta Rada

Colleen Rafferty

Dolores Ramig

Jerry Ramig

Michael Ramos

Judy Ramsay

Christopher Rants

Thomas Raphael-Nakos

Ben Ratekin

Dr. Sarojini Ratnakar

Tim Rausch

Virginia Ray

Mary Rayburn

Kensyl Reading

K.J. Rebarcak

Butch Rebman

Debra Reed

Greg Reed

Mark A. Reed

Molly Regan

Patricia Regan

Jeff Rehm

Tony Reichert

Joshua Reicks

Tyler Reicks

Barb Reiland

Hank Reimers

Jane Reinhardt-Martin

Nancy Renkes

David Rericha

Douglas Rettig

Douglas W. Retting

Don Rheinhart

Karl Rhomberg

Jeffrey H. Rice

Mike Rice

Peter Richards

Whitney Richardson

Dallas Rigdon

Meg Rigdon

Rachel Riley Smock

Rosemary Rinaldi

Dawn Riser

Sula Ritter

David T. Roberts

Maggie Roberts

Nevin Roberts

Roger Robeson

Diana Robinson

Steve Robinson

Tom Robinson

Twila Robinson

Sabrina Robison

Kenny Roeder

Todd Roehr

Angie Rohwer

Katie Rosenthal

Allan G. Ross

Mark A. Ross

Sandra Ross

Don Roth

Jeff Roudebush

Mary Rourke

David D. Rowland

Doerle Rowley

Daniel G. Rudde

Mary Ruffcorn

Caroline Ruhl

Kay K. Runge

Sarah Rushton

John Russell

James Russey

Randy Rutledge

Mike Ryan

Tim Ryan

Jerry Ryberg


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Steve Sachtleben

Susan Sack

Jessica Sackville

Cathy Sams

The Rev. Frank Samuelson

Wayne Sapp

The Rev. Dr. Pamela S. Saturnia

Josh Saunders

Eva Savala

Tillie Savala

John Sayles

Juliana Schadel

James C. Schaefer

William Schenck

Pat Schilling

Rep. Bobby Schilling

Joshua Schipp

Pete Schlicksup

Rick Schloemer

Clark Schloz

Karlee Schmahl

David Schmidt

David P. Schmidt

Hailey Schneden

Dave Schneider

Jim Schneider

Jordan Schneider

Amelia Schoeneman

Elaine Schroeder

David E. Schumacher

John Schumann

Rowen Schussheim Anderson

Don Schutter

Tom Schwab

Denny Schwartz

Bob Scott

George Seaberg

George H. Seaberg

William Seaver

Sandy Seeley-Copley

Rick Seidler

Jeanette Sendry

Ruth Senneff

Tom Senneff

Stan Severson

Patricia Sexton

Tim Sexton

Mike L. Sharp

Edward Shemeley

Mary Shepherd

Pam Shepherd

Stan Shepherd

Travis Shepherd

Charlie Sheridan

Ken Sherman

Kenneth D. Sherman

Kristine Sherman

Bill Sherwood

Arnold Shileny

Nancy Shileny

Dr. Craig Shoemaker

Jeffrey Shoemaker

Kaitlynn Shoemaker

Brittany Short

Jane Shovar

Ed Siering

Kent A. Simmons

Robert Simonton

Jeff Simpson

Yvonne Simpson

Mary Sindt

Steve Sinner

Ron Sisler

Alan Sivell

Carole Six

Jerry Skalak

Renee C. Skillett

A.J. Skinner

Kevin Skoglund

Susan S. Skora

Shirley Sleichter

Mike Smiddy

Athena Smith

Charles Smith

Charles E. Smith

Charles M. Smith

Collin Smith

Connie Smith

G.W. Smith

Gary Smith

Hollis Smith

Jeff Smith

Jim Smith

Norma Smith

Sonia Smith

Kimberly Smith-Whitaker

Linda Snetselaar

Gary Snyder

Ruth Sohl

Mark Sokolik

Shari Soltow

Emeric Solymossy

Jo Souder Vandecar

Ted Souhrada

Tom Souhrada

Paige Sparrow

Isaac Spengler

Lon Spengler

Greg Spenner

James Sprakties

Pat Spurgeon-Carroll

Daniel Stackwick

Kathy Stage

Dick Stahl

Edward J. Stanek

Donald Stanforth

Dennis Starling

Michael Steen

Penni Steen

Mike Steffen

Butch Steines

Tiffany Steines

Steve Stephens

Kara Stetson

John Stevens

Michael Stevens

Jeff Stevenson

Donna Stickling

Cath Stoakes

Diane Stock

Patricia Stoker

Rick Stoneking

Sharon Stoneking

David Strayer

Michael Streit

Thomas Streveler

Betty L. Stripe

Samantha Strobehn

John Stuart

Joan Stupka

Rick Sulik

Christy Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan

Terry Sullivan

Tom Sunderbruch

Rick Sundin Jr.

Edward Swan

Edward S. Swan III

Jim Swanstrom

Kathy Swarts

Edna Sweeney

Tom Swenson

Jan Swift

Janet Swift

Veronica Swift

Lisa Syfert


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Sandra Tabbor

Nancy Tabor

Bernie Tadda

Marcia Tady

Ron Tady

Sharon Tank

Gregory Tapis

Toma Tarin

Sonya Tawney

Dean E. Taylor

Joe Taylor

Tom Taylor

Maria Tedesco

Dr. Kenneth Tennant

Marsha Ternus

Dave Thede

Bernie Thiergart

Ginny Thiergart

John Thodos

Norma Thoeming

Margaret Thomas

Vincent G. Thomas

Michael Thomas Masters

Kelly Thompson

Kim Thompson

Cynthia Tidwell

Jim Tiedje

Michal-Marie Tillotson

Duane Timm

Michael Tjaden

Rich Todd

Mary Tofilon

Gwen Tombergs

Mary Tomsche

Rich Toohill

Bob Townsend

Kevin Trahan

Kirk Trede

Michael Trujillo

James Tucker

Susan Turner

Laura Twing


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Ken Unger

Caryn Unsicker

Morrie Unterscheidt

Brett Utz


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Caroline Van Voorhis

Elizabeth VanCamp

John VandeMoortel

Mattie Vanderbleek

Dick Vandermyde

Ken Vandersnick

Cleon VanderVennet

Scott J. VanDeWoestyne

Lucy Vargas

Kassaundra Veach

Cheslea Verbeck

Bessie Vesey

Jerry L. Vesey

Rhonda Vester

Tami Viernow

Elaine Vinzant

Steve Virnig

Tony Vo

Dick Voda

Karen Voelkel

Mary Vogel

Julie Vollmer

Marlin M. Volz Jr.

Phyllis Von Arb

Matt Vonderhaar

Judy Voss


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Jim Wadsworth

Lucille Wadsworth

Michelle Wagne

Richard Wahlstrand

Timothy Walch

Laurel S. Walker

Lori Walker

Claire Wallace

Diana Wallace

Paul Walliker

Bonnie Walling

Maureen Wallner

Gene Walsh

Doug Walter

Sandra Walters

Michael J. Walton

Bill Walz

Robert Ward

Brenda Warner

John Warner

Max Warrick

Ann Washburn

Davenport Fire Chief Lynn Washburn

Matthew Waterhouse

Jessica Waytenick

LeeAnn Webb

Dick Weber

Ruth Weber

James Weeks

Ida Weibel

Jim Weibel

Kayla Weimerskirch

Michael Weindruch

Mike Weir

Susan Weir

Jeffrey Weirsema

Paul Weise

D.E. Weizenbach

Helmut Welke

Msgr. Dale Wellman

Ken Wellnitz

Shirley Wellnitz

Kriss Wells

Don Welzenbach

Lavern Wenndt

Yvonne Werthmann

Kim Wessel

Jim West

Larry Westfall

Dwight Wheelan

Garrison R. White

George White

Stephanie White

Elliott Whitlow

Stuart Whitman

Ronnie Wick

Taylor Wiebers

Lisa Wiggers

Lyle Wiggins

Linda Willaredt-O’Hare

Porter William

Chuck Williams

JL Williams

Matthew Williams

Jerry Willis

Paul Willis

Carlton Wills

Terry Wilson

Bev Wilt

Charles Wilt

Chuck Wilt

Gale Wilwerding

Samuel W. Wince

Anna Winkler

Jerry Winkler

Erma Wiszmann

Charles Witt

Bill Wohlford

Kevin Wohlford

Rep. Mary Wolfe

The Rev. Jay Wolin

Annette J. Wood

Joyce Wright

Richard Wyatt

Ron Wynkoop


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Tom Yates

Carolyn Yates Reid

Catherine Yoshimura

Dennis Young

Lisa Young

Maurine Young

Dale Younkin


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Edna Zema

Ed Zeman

Edward Zeman

Bob Zesiger

Monica Zikra

Michael Zimmerman

Alice E. Zuiderveen

Walt Zuurdeeg

Where do letters originate?

Times readers from almost every Q-C region town contributed to our editorial pages. This lists towns from which we received at least two letters.

Town Letters
Iowa total 1,442
Davenport 742
Bettendorf 269
LeClaire 49
Clinton 42
Eldridge 43
DeWitt 35
Muscatine 29
Blue Grass 22
Walcott 19
Maquoketa 18
Long Grove 16
Wilton 13
Des Moines 13
Iowa City 15
Riverdale 10
Princeton 8
West Liberty 7
Wheatland 7
Donahue 7
Calamus 5
Preston 5
Buffalo 5
Durant 5
Letts 4
Cedar Rapids 4
Camanche 3
Grimes 3
Grand Mound 3
Clarence 2
New Liberty 2
Sioux City 2
West Des Moines 2
West Branch 2
Columbus Junction 2
Illinois total 451
Rock Island 115
Moline 109
East Moline 44
Milan 27
Silvis 16
Fulton 11
Cordova 11
Port Byron 10
Coal Valley 10
Colona 9
Rock Island Arsenal 9
Geneseo 6
Savanna 6
Thomson 4
Sherrard 4
Kewanee 3
Aledo 3
Galesburg 3
Chicago 3
Mount Carroll 2
Springfield 2
Sterling 2
Rock Falls 2
Orion 2
Macomb 2
Naperville 2
Morrison 2
Monmouth 2
Viola 2
Rockford 2
Illinois City 2
Danville 2
Galva 2

Times 2012 letter count by month

Month Letters
January 118
February 145
March 153
April 142
May 139
June 126
July 125
August 150
September 186
October 238
November 176
December 123

10 years of Times letters

Year Writers Letters
2012 1,430 1,863
2011 1,304 1,787
2010 1,318 1,806
2009 1,352 1,798
2008 1,247 1,500
2007 1,249 1,578
2006 1,186 1,502
2005 1,429 1,946
2004 1,525 2,098
2003 1,467 1,844
2002 1,293 1,493
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