Letters to the Editor

Veterans event was a success

To the editor: On April 11, the Webster County Veterans Affair Commission held two sessions for veterans, spouses and widows, to give them valuable information and current details concerning Veterans Administration benefits for which they may be eligible. We had an excellent turnout, with ...

Webster County Museum board seeks public’s help finding new building

To the editor: The board of the Webster County Museum are inviting all the citizens of the county to a open forum to discuss the future of the museum. This meeting will be on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the VFW in Fort Dodge. There will be someone at the meeting who can give you a ...

Pancake Day success will fund Kiwanis projects

To the editor: Thank you to all who supported the Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis Pancake Day. It was a great success. Funds will be used to provide dictionaries to third-graders, give books and a meal to participants of the Dodger Academy Afterschool program, support our international project of ...

ACA helps people with pre-existing conditions

To the editor: The anniversary of the ACA marks a milestone for those with pre-existing conditions. Prior to the Affordable Care Act being signed into law, people with pre-existing conditions could be denied healthcare coverage or charged more for healthcare coverage. So, who does the ACA ...

First Duncombe Fun Night in new building

To the editor: The Duncombe Elementary Booster Club invites everyone to attend our annual Duncombe Elementary Fun Night on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 3-6 p.m. The event will take place at Duncombe Elementary located at 1620 Sixth Ave. N., Fort Dodge. We will be featuring many ...

It would be nice to drive through parks again

To the editor: As my son and I watched the big dam removal process, along with 10 or more other cars, we noticed huge dump trucks being loaded up and surprisingly, drive south along the river and down to the silos and Amigo’s, from Loomis Park. I said, “Great news, maybe the road would ...

‘We do not want more politics in the selection of judges’

To the editor: I was appointed by Governor (Terry) Branstad to serve on the committee to select candidates for judges for District 2B years ago. At that time the governor selected the short half of the committee of lay citizens and the other half were lawyers selected by the law association. ...

He appreciates newspapers

To the editor: After reading the Messenger paper this a.m. to find out what’s going on etc, even the announcement of my 90th birthday, March 2nd. I want to thank everyone who sent me cards. 33 of them. Best birthday I ever had and we want to thank all the people who delivers them in all ...

Has unanswered questions about Iowa water quality

To the editor: In the March 10 Messenger, the editorial “Iowa Water Quality Affects Us All cited the latest annual report of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. I read the article hoping to learn what progress has been made in the last five years. Mike Naig states “This report shows ...

Lord’s Cupboard says thank you for donations

To the editor: Thanks to The Messenger and all who attended and donated food items at their annual Home Show held March 1,2 and 3, 2019. Your generous donation stocks the shelves in the Lord’s Cupboard and in turn helps feed those less fortunate in Webster County. In 2018, The Lord’s ...

DNC should reconsider ban on Fox News

To the editor: So, the Democratic National Committee has decided that Fox News will not be allowed to host any of the Democratic primary debates held to choose the Democratic nominee for president in 2020. I thought all along, or so we all have been led to believe, the Democratic Party was ...

If you eat or wear clothes, thank a farmer

To the editor: In honor of our farmers who provide the food and fiber that helps feed and clothe our nation we celebrate National Ag Week during the week of March 10-15. Today’s farmers can produce more with less thanks in part to precision (GPS) agriculture, improved seed genetics and ...

Does commission really protect the environment — or special interests?

To the editor: Do you care about your future? What about your kids’ future? What basics do we need? Clean air to breathe would be the obvious choice. Second, clean water fit to drink is a must. With those and our rich soil we can grow our own food. It’s a piece of cake, the future is ...

Appreciates Sonshine Singers help for Lord’s Cupboard

To the editor: As director of the Lord’s Cupboard, I would like to express our appreciation to the audiences and the members of the Sonshine Singers, for the awesome donation given to us as a result of offerings taken during their final performances February 14, 15 and 16, 2019. Their ...

Thanks from Sonshine Singers for support

To the editor: “Thank You” are two very small words that cannot possibly convey the love and mutual admiration the Sonshine Singers feel toward our audiences that have faithfully attended and supported our many ministries over the last 20 years. As we sang God’s praises (in February), ...

Thanks Sonshine Singers for help for Holy Trinity Food Pantry

To the editor: Holy Trinity Parish would like to thank the Sonshine Singers, not only for their gift of uplifting music that they have given to the community over the years, but also for their recent donation to Holy Trinity Food Pantry. The Sonshine Singers were gracious in giving a portion ...

‘God loves. Choose life’

To the editor: Here’s a short unsubstantiated story attributed to Ernest Hemingway. As the story goes, Hemingway was challenged to write a compelling story in just six words. He wrote: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” This powerful story is becoming the reality that describes ...

Job well done, city recycle truck driver

To the editor: It was recycling day for my neighborhood this morning, so I placed my dumpster out the night before. I knew we had several inches of snow in the forecast and didn't want to drag the dumpster out over the snow in the morning. Through the night we received at least 5 inches of ...

It is raining!

To the editor: We often hear that the state’s financial reserves are set aside for a “rainy day” and I am writing this letter to say It Is Raining! The mental health needs of our children in Iowa are intense and growing and the time has come to mobilize our efforts to support an ...

E15 ban needs to be lifted

To the editor: The Trump Administration has recently directed the Environmental Protection Agency to allow sales of E15 year-round rather than the current Sept. 16 to May 31 timeframe. While a longer window to purchase E15 is important to me as a corn producer, it is also important to all ...