• 04/28/2016 Letters to the Editor

    Facts might have helped

    This is the text of an unsigned note left on the door handle of my Toyota when I was parked at the Dunnellon Library.
    “Profits from what you are driving go overseas. Buy American names. You should be ashamed of yourself. Traitor.”
    Apparently, this person does not know that Toyota is a publicly traded company, which means people from around the world, pension funds, foundations and others invest and share the profits.

  • 01/28/2016 Letters to the Editor

    City should repay loan to utility customers in full
    The city should repay what it owes to the water and sewer utility funds. On Nov. 13, 2013, then-Mayor Fred Ward signed a resolution authorizing an interfund loan of $1,478,430 from the water and sewer funds to the Greenlight fund. According to the resolution, the loan was to be repaid in its entirety by 2017. There was even an interest rate of .01 percent applied to this loan.

  • 01/14/2016 Letters to the Editor

    Residents shouldn’t foot the bill
    I had the misfortune of attending a meeting Jan. 8 at St. John’s Catholic Church held by and rented by a Mr. Eddie Ray.
    After listening to more than an hour of complete jibber jabber, the floor was finally opened for questions. Since most of the community was at that meeting, I will not bore you with the details on how it all went. However, there are some things that are of deep concern to me.

  • 01/07/2016 Letters to the Editor

    Maybe resident will try for spot on Council
    In response to Mr. Rick Hancock’s guest column in the Dec. 31 edition, it states more real truth about the city. His column could have really been copied and pasted each year for the past three years. His bio at the bottom shows he has the credentials to validate he knows what he is talking about. Many others have tried to spread the same message, without much resolve.

  • 12/31/2015 Letters to the Editor

    Safety is essential in gun ownership
    Editor’s Note: This in response to Mr. Barry Williams’ Letter to the Editor on Dec. 24 in the Riverland News.
    I’ve always heard there are liars, damned liars, fibbers and those who like to stretch the truth. And I think, judging from the recent letters by Mr. (Steven) Schlei and (Barry) Williams discussing the pros and cons of gun control, both seem opinionated and kindly fall in the latter category.

  • 12/24/2015 Letters to the Editor

    Fire, police departments saved letter writer
    They did it again. They saved my life!
    Dunnellon Fire Rescue and Officer James Roberts of the Dunnellon Police Department went way beyond the call of duty.
    Not to mention my three angels — Mary, Andie and Bonnie. Their generosity is beyond belief.
    We are blessed in this town for giving people.
    My profound thanks.
    Carol E. Nott,

    Balancing budgets, and accusations

  • 12/17/2015 Letters to the Editor

    Leave personal agendas at front door of City Hall
    As a past councilman, I’d like the current Council to understand that Dawn Bowne is the most effective, most professional and has the most integrity of any Dunnellon city employee I’ve ever encountered. And I might add Bowne is the most loyal public employee to the city of Dunnellon that we have.
    Her knowledge, expertise, and work ethic is exemplary….and her integrity is beyond reproach.
    Surely, as a council member you can leave your personal agendas at the door of City Hall, and focus on doing the publics’ business….and not your own.

  • 11/19/2015 Letters to the Editor

    Mayor implores all to think positively
    As many of you may know, I am an eternal optimist and am very excited for our city and its future. I have said it before numerous times and I will repeat it again, we are not only on the “verge of greatness” here in Dunnellon, we are great! We are great, because of our citizens, our natural resources and our strong sense of community.
    Unfortunately, those words have been somehow used against me by a few, and I’m not sure how or why.

  • 10/15/2015 Letters to the Editor

    DFR: Reminder it’s fire prevention month
    Dunnellon Fire Rescue would like to take the time to remind citizens and residents in the surrounding area that October is Fire Prevention Month.
    With the holidays rapidly approaching, Dunnellon Fire Rescue encourages everyone to test their smoke detectors. For the remainder of the month, Dunnellon Fire Rescue will go out to residents’ who we have identified in need of smoke detectors and providing them with a new smoke detector.

  • 10/08/2015 Letters to the Editor

    Letter writer hits nail on the head
    Can I get an “amen” for Barbara Byram?
    Thank you for eloquently putting religious zealots in their place. I could not have done it better. Seriously, I couldn’t. Ask anyone who knows me.
    When it comes to religious fanatics, my blood pressure rises and I need to leave the room. Never in a million years will I understand people who call themselves Christian, then espouse hatred of anyone who is different from them in the guise of religion. Intolerance is so alien to true Christianity.