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To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Dickinson County Supervisors for granting me the time to speak at their last two supervisor meetings on lifting the mask mandate in our county courthouse and among county employees.

With their 3-2 vote on Tuesday, effective immediately, we now have the option to enter the courthouse masked or unmasked and our county employees have the option to work masked or unmasked.

Upon reflecting on my appearance at these two meetings, a lot of what I addressed to the board reflected my overall frustration with not having a voice over the last 13 months in the decisions that were being made at all levels of government while being told our liberties, livelihoods and common sense were to be checked at the door, and we the government will let you know when and if you can have them back.

Our county did not go as far as many other governing bodies in controlling the populous, but the fact I have to acknowledge it could have been worse should cause each and every one of us concern.   Once again, I want to thank the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors for listening, considering, and putting the removal of the mandate to a vote.

In closing, we need to consider the liberties we have lost, make sure they are returned to us, and protect them, so they are not stripped from us again.

Barb Clayton
Spirit Lake, IA