Tri-County Times encourages its readers to share their opinions through letters to the editor. Include your name, street address (only the city or township is printed) and a daytime phone number (used only for verification).
Letters longer than 300 words will be edited or returned to the writer. Have a question about letters? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-232-2160.
Other ways to send letter include:
By mail: Send to Letters to the Editor, Tri-County Times, 317 5th St., Suite B, Ames, IA 50010
Submitters of plagiarized letters will be banned from Tri-County Times
Readers of Tri-County Times are encouraged to express their opinions in their own words. If we discover that a letter writer has lifted his or her letter, in total or in part, from a political Web site designed to generate phony letters to newspapers, the person signing that letter will be banned from the letters page for a year.
We are sorry we have to set this standard for readers who may be duped into participating in phony letter-writing schemes, but we cannot tolerate the deception.