Letters to the Editor

Thank you, Gunderson, for A Time for Angels

To the editor: On Sunday I had the pleasure of attending A Time for Angels sponsored by Gunderson Funeral Home. It was a beautiful service intended to memorialize the loss of our loved ones and to help those in our community who are suffering a loss prepare for the holidays. While many ...

Thank you, Fort Dodge!

To the editor: Another year and another amazing effort put forth by the young women and men of the ICCC Culinary School. Chef Michael, Chef Jeffrey, and their team prepared nearly 2,000 meals for those in need, alone, or those that just wanted time to enjoy a meal with others on ...

Weatherization project a success thanks to all who helped

To the editor: It’s amazing what a little plastic can do to help prepare a home for winter. This year the occupants of 15 homes in the Fort Dodge area will feel the benefit due to efforts coordinated by Central Iowa RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program). Working together with Fort ...

Put Coats for Kids on your giving list

To the Editor: We all know Iowa winters can be brutal. Unfortunately, in our community, we have children who are unable to escape the cold by wearing a warm coat. Without a coat, children are not able to play during recess at school and that is such a valuable time for them to release energy, ...

Hoping owner of lost purse will get it back

To the editor: I was shopping Monday at Wal-Mart around 10:30 a.m. When I put my cart back in the rack, I noticed there was a purse in front of my cart. I took this purse to the Service Desk and gave it to Pennie. I am hoping the owner of the handbag will see this letter and be able to ...

Candidates should listen to the people

To the editor: I have a couple of questions for all the incumbents who squeaked by the midterm election by getting just over 50 percent. Do you feel good about 50 percent when all that means is every other person you meet wants you out of office? If you get half the people after years in ...

All are invited to St. Lucia festival Dec. 8 in Stratford

To the editor: To the communities of the Greater Swede Bend area: Once again, the Lucia Festivity of Light Pageant approaches in Stratford. This pageant honors the sacrifice of St. Lucia, who gave relief to the cast-out Christians imprisoned in Rome. Her crown of candles lit her way ...

Ballot count in Webster County went very well

To the editor: This year on Election Day I worked along with 15 other volunteers counting and recounting the nearly 5,000ballots cast in the Webster County Absentee Precinct. I want to congratulate Doreen Pliner and her staff in the auditors office for all of their hard work in preparing the ...

Gene Giraffe Project thanks all who helped

To the editor: Gene Giraffe Project would like to thank all the walkers and runners who came to Kennedy Park to help bring awareness for rare diseases in our area. We would like to thank our sponsors for the run/walk — NEW Coop, Valero, Doyle Construction, Creative Signs and The Dariette. ...

There are still good places that need donations

To the editor: The Christmas season is fast approaching, Although Operation Christmas/Church Women United is no longer operating, the need is still out there. There are a number of organizations that will be flooded with requests for help at Christmastime. I am writing this letter to urge ...

Bullies, their role models, should be accountable

To the editor: I think bullies learn to be bullies from their role models, or their parents; role models demonstrate that bullying is OK by them bullying another person. Because kids learn what they live, actions speak louder than words. If they observe their parents, or role models, ...

Doing a dance for teens? Yes, and what a success

To the editor: A few weeks ago, I was approached by an 8th-grade girl, Katie Delaney, and her mom, Jodi, about having a dance at the Fort Museum Opera House for 7, 8 and 9th grades. Best of all, since she is one of our volunteers, she wanted to do this as her 4-H Citizenship project and to ...

Here’s to the Dodger Football community

To the editor: Congratulations to the Dodger Football team on an incredible and successful season. We’re so proud of you! That said, there is more worth saying about the Dodger Football community. Our son, Levi, had a season ending knee injury during the Marshalltown game. The support ...

Older Iowans should be a higher priority

To the editor: The big issues this election are mismanagement of health care and unfunded education. But the one issue that is always ignored is senior issues. Iowa is one of the states with a high percentage of seniors living in it. One out of every four Iowans is a baby boomer ...

Meyer is highly qualified

To the editor: Ann Meyer is highly qualified to be our representative at the Iowa Statehouse. She is committed to the care and well-being of others, as is demonstrated by her years of service in healthcare, both as a nurse and also as an instructor. She has learned to listen and respond to ...

Ann Meyer loves Fort Dodge

To the editor: I’ve had the privilege to know Ann Meyer for quite some time. She is a great mother, wife and educator and a huge asset to our community. She and husband, Dr. Jim Meyer, have supported a wide variety of projects. They have served, multiple times as medical staff on the ...

Ashamed of negative campaigns

To the editor: As someone who has been involved in Webster County politics for decades, I was recently reminded, I am finding this local season in politics most distasteful. I have a history of standing up for those who have personal attacks waged against them in both parties. It is ...

Srinivas will serve her hometown

To the editor: I’m writing today as a parent and as a person deeply concerned with issues that face our county. As someone focused on upholding our community’s values, values that we pass on to our children, I feel I must speak out about the events occurring in the Iowa House District 9 ...

Embarrassed by Steve King

To the Editor: My fellow constituents of Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District, Hello. Election day is fast approaching, and we have a very important decision to make regarding who WE want to represent US at the federal level. I am talking about the U.S. House race between Steve King and ...

Srinivas will make a difference

To the editor: We have a serious decision to make on Election Day. We need to think of what’s best for Webster County and Fort Dodge. We need to think outside the box and put aside our party affiliations to solve the issues affecting our community. To do this, we need to support a ...