Letters to the Editor

CCS is celebrating

To the editor: In recognition of Community Christian School’s 40th anniversary, the year was started with a New Year’s Eve celebration planned with the assistance of the seventh- and eighth-grade classes. This was a great evening of food, fun, fellowship and devotion. As co-chairs of the ...

Duncombe hog confinement

To the editor: We recently became aware of the plan to construct a 5,000 head hog confinement, by Iowa Select Farms and Richard Stark, just north of Duncombe. I wonder if any real thought or consideration for the town and its residents ever went into the planning decision for this ...

Taxes and Christmas gifts

To the editor: With Christmas having come and gone I wonder how many of you sat down and opened a gift only to find it contained something that already belonged to you? I am guessing not many of you because that really would not be a gift. President Trump promised the American people a ...

Has some concerns

To the editor: In a few short weeks for the second time in a year Iowa Central will be asking residents to increase our taxes to fund “improvements” at the campus. Before voters head to the polls, I would like to see the finances of the college. Maybe The Messenger can help publish those. ...

Wants future safeguarded

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad may have enjoyed a good chuckle over an Iranian official’s warning recently. Others familiar with the situation may have thought it less humorous. Iran has been wracked by anti-government demonstrations during recent weeks. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad ...

It’s sign-up time

To the editor: Strengthening Families for parents and youth 10-14 is about to start in Fort Dodge the week of Jan. 22. This PROSPER program will begin its 16th year of programs with sixth-graders and their families. Families that participate in the programs delivered through PROSPER can ...

They appreciate hospice

To the editor: I would like to thank Kindred Hospice and let everyone know a few things they do and how much they do. After my brother died in February, my mom (who had previously had several heart attacks) went downhill fast. She was overcome with grief. As I was talking about my mom to one ...

Police officers deserve our thanks

To the editor: On Dec. 17 at about 12:30, I was summoned to the home of an elderly acquaintance, who had just been burglarized. Thankfully, she was unhurt, and the items lost were negligible. I wanted to thank the officers of the Fort Dodge Police Department who were called to the scene. ...

Backs bond referendum

To the editor: I am writing to give my support to the Iowa Central Community college {ICC} bond referendum. I am an enthusiastic believer in the importance, not only of a solid education for our young people, but also for the need to support our community college. When I graduated from ...

Supports ICCC’s proposal

To the editor: On Feb. 6, Iowa Central Community College is asking voters in Region V to support for a $25.5 million bond issue to support needed improvements for the college. I had the pleasure of attending Iowa Central Community College and benefited from outstanding academic and ...

Appreciates the kindness

To the editor: Heartfelt thanks to all who remembered me with cards and best wishes recently as I celebrated my 90th birthday. God bless you all for your kindness. Milton Heins Pomeroy

Youth Shelter Care appreciates the help

To the editor: Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa Inc. wishes to extend a huge “thank you” to our community for the generous outpouring of support given to our youth this Holiday Season. Your kindness has shown our youth that they are cared for and valued. YSC is a nonprofit ...

Opposes confinement

To the editor: I would like to address this letter to the federal and state legislatures, the DNR, the Iowa Select hog business and Richard Stark, owner of the First American Bank and many acres of farm ground. The people of Duncombe do not want your hog operations within 1 mile of our ...

Reacts to theft

To the editor: While it’s highly unlikely any of the low-life jerks following the U.S. Postal Service delivery trucks ever read a newspaper, let alone a book or anything remotely educational, I feel inclined to write this on behalf of all the Fort Dodge citizens who might be in the same ...

We must remember

To the editor: I was very disappointed that the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack wasn’t covered better. One short paragraph didn’t do justice to the men and women who experienced this war. As a nation we must never forget the sacrifices made by our WW2 Vets and their ...

It’s a Chocolate Thing fundraiser succeeds

To the editor: Gateway to Discovery’s, “It’s a Chocolate Thing” was held in memory of Janelle Cravens. Thank you to the Fort Dodge community for your support of Gateway to Discovery’s recent fundraiser, “It’s a Chocolate Thing,” held this year at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ...

Proposed tax changes

To the editor: Why do our representatives and senators in Washington continue to lie to us about the proposed changes in tax law? For example, they continue to insist that small businesses and family farms are lost each year because of the unfair estate tax, or as they prefer to call it, ...

The Trump cult

To the editor: Trump’s great political insight was that Obama’s time in office inflicted a profound psychological wound upon many white Americans, one that he could remedy by adopting the false narrative that placed the first black president outside the bounds of American citizenship. His ...

Lifeworks fundraiser a success

To the editor: Approximately 285 people helped celebrate and raise funds for the LifeWorks Charitable Foundation on Nov. 2. This event was our best-attended fundraiser that generated the largest net proceeds to date. What a great event! We were thrilled with the event’s success, and wish ...

Voting is a privilege

To the editor: The United States Constitution grants to USA citizens the privilege of having a voice in the decisionmaking process of a representative form of government by exercising the right of voting for someone to represent them. This right carries with it a responsibility of making ...