Letters to the Editor

Insurance claim gets results

To the editor: On Oct. 9, I was driving on Patterson Field Road when all of a sudden I heard a bang and the next thing I knew, my low tire pressure indicator came on. When I got to the stop sigh of Gypsum Hollow Road and Patterson Field Road, I got out and went around to my passenger side and ...

Golden K appreciates help

To the editor: We, members of Golden Kiwanis, want to thank the members of Daybreak Rotary who pitched in and helped make a wonderful experience of the annual Soup and Pie supper held Oct. 27. Thanks to several children who helped serve drinks during the meal. Also to students from Iowa ...

Defends Humane Society

To the editor: Your recent article concerning the Humboldt County Humane Society quoted a statement that was highly inaccurate. We are not a dog shelter. We are not in name only. We cannot financially support a shelter. We work out of Harmony Animal Hospital because they give us a discount ...

Silver Showcase is Saturday

To the editor: Join us Saturday, November 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Willow Ridge, for a night of fun and to support a very worthy nonprofit, the YWCA. Our Silver Showcase will have live music with musician Gabriel Alves. Tickets are $20 per person (may be purchased at First ...

Supports Alstott

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Kim Alstott, our Fourth Ward City Councilman. Having served on the council for six years, Kim has shown integrity and wisdom while serving to promote the exceptional advancements our community has achieved under the strong leadership of our ...

Supports Alstott

To the editor: As a resident of the Fourth Ward, I wish to endorse Kim Alstott as the most qualified candidate for City Council Member for Ward 4. Mr. Alstott’s concerns and visions of the future are primary in his actions as a current member of the city council. He has served us well for ...

Supports Alstott

To the editor: When voters check and double-check candidates’ capabilities and qualifications for sitting on the Fort Dodge City Council, they will easily determine that Kim Alstott is the most knowledgeable and most qualified to serve Fort Dodge. We need to elect a leader with strong ...

Supports Bemrich

To the editor: Matt Bemrich is not just a good mayor. He is a great mayor. He represents Fort Dodge and the citizens of Fort Dodge with passion. I have had the opportunity to work with Matt on a number of community projects and committees. He is a tireless worker for Fort Dodge. He deals with ...

Re-elect Andy Fritz for Councilman At-Large

To the editor: The citizens of Fort Dodge need to vote to re-elect Andy Fritz for Councilman at-large on November 7th. Andy has a real love for Fort Dodge. He has worked very hard the past 8 years to move Fort Dodge forward making our town a better place to live. Andy is a loving and good ...

Supports Alstott

To the editor: Fort Dodge is fortunate Kim Alstott is seeking re-election as Ward 4 city councilman. In the past 6 years, Kim has gained essential knowledge in Fort Dodge City Government and a thorough understanding of how to accomplish things via the Council. If a citizen has questions ...

Supports Fritz

Vote for Andy Fritz city council at large To the editor: Citizens of Fort Dodge vote for Andy Fritz on Nov. 7. Andy is a genuine person who only cares about what is best for Fort Dodge not personal gain. Andy and I do not always agree on everything but he is always willing to listen to a ...

Praises Larry Bushman

To the editor: I would like to offer my salute and my thanks to Larry Bushman for his years of great service to Fort Dodge and Webster County in his nearly three decades as publisher of The Messenger and to wish him all the best in retirement. As a lifelong subscriber to The Messenger, ...

Wants tax changes

To the editor: As a small business owner in Stratford, I see the challenges that owning a business in Iowa produces. While our neighbors in South Dakota have no corporate income tax and the nonpartisan Tax Foundation ranks them as having the second-best business tax climate in the country, ...

Rummage/bake sale succeeds

To the editor: First United Methodist members accomplish so much with the semi-annual rummage/bake sale: financial support for missions, sharing with other local nonprofit organizations, and having fun as a congregation. The ripple effect of the sale is amazing because not only do we raise ...

A message of thanks

To the editor: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank. Just such people have blessed us in recent weeks when our world was shattered by sudden illness. In August, my wife, Jolene, was diagnosed with a plastic ...

Backs Matt Bemrich

To the editor: Many Fort Dodge residents are familiar with Mayor Matt Bemrich in his official role, presiding at City Council meetings, being the spokesman for our city, welcoming prospective businesses and visitors to our community and participating in business expansions and other public ...

Favors Kim Alstott

To the editor: Our city is indeed fortunate Kim Alstott agreed to seek re-election as Ward 4 city councilman. Residents need only scan his history to know his quality, dedication and worth. Consider. City officials must be accountable. Integrity is a must when working and dealing with city ...

Upset with NFL

To the editor: First of all, I’m a veteran of Vietnam. I’ve had two caskets come back with flags on them. Here we have these players disgracing the flag and anthem. They disgrace all of America. The best place for them is North Korea or Iran. Move there and don’t let the door hit ...

A RocknRail 1850 thank you

To the editor: You cannot put on a competitive bike race without the help of many. Our thank you is for a wide course of help from our amazing volunteers that day to the local businesses who knew this niche event was going to be a reality in downtown Fort Dodge. We appreciate all who did ...

Wants pond saved

To the editor: Perhaps I should not be writing this because I am an old senior citizen — 80-plus years. But I was at the Lions Den, formerly Izaak Walton and I could not believe the condition of the pond. It is full of scum and algae. Our children used to fish, skate, catch frogs and play ...