Letters to the Editor

Opposes ‘factory farm’

To the editor: As the famous Paul Revere once said, “The hogs are coming! The hogs are coming!” That may not be the exact quote… but if Paul Revere were alive today, living in Calhoun County, it’s exactly what he’d be saying. Our community is being invaded by outside forces, ...

Support is appreciated

To the editor: Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. would like to thank The 100+ Women Who Care for believing in our mission, and the Back to School Program. The Back to School program is for families at 185 percent poverty or below. This program runs entirely 100 percent on donations from the ...

Wants OB services at Van Diest

To the editor: I was shocked to see our local tax supported hospital has adopted a policy to no longer deliver babies after Oct. 12, 2018. I hope they reconsider their decision. Our local hospital is owned by the citizens of Hamilton County. Every taxpayer in Hamilton County is taxed to ...

Lions raffle succeeds

To the editor: The Fort Dodge Evening Lions would like to express to all our sponsors and the public that purchased our raffle tickets for the Chevy Silverado during May, June and July. The drawing was held at the Ja Mar Cruise on Friday. Aug. 3 at 9 p.m. We wish to congratulate the winner, ...

An Arts R Alive ‘thank you’

To the editor: Arts R Alive in Webster City would like to thank all who attended and helped to make the eighth annual Sculpture Event and Seneca Street painting a success. Visitors enjoyed viewing the street paintings and the 10 new sculptures in West Twin Park. Thank you to the sculptors who ...

They appreciate article

To the editor: Thank you so much for the wonderful article and pictures honoring our Uncle Don Johnson, which ran on the front page of The Messenger on July 26. Your reporter, Chad Thompson, was so professional and kind, spending close to an hour interviewing our uncle, his friends and family ...

A bike race ‘thank you’

To the editor: For a second year we were lucky to have the RocknRail1850 bike race in our historical downtown Fort Dodge. The environment, the people involved and the public who came to watch all around the course provided for a unique day. We appreciate all those who helped us in some way to ...

Supports Gov. Kim Reynolds

To the editor: Gov. Kim Reynolds is a hard-working Iowan with small-town rural ties, just like me. I want someone in office who knows Iowans, especially the majority of us who do not live in Des Moines or any of Iowa’s other cities. This background has helped shape her vision for rural ...

Thanks for the support

To the editor: My name Is Laura Sanchez and I am the daughter of the late Dennis “Dodger Denny” Olson. I want to use this platform to accomplish two things. First and foremost, I want to say thank you. My Dad died very suddenly and family, friends, and strangers did not miss a single ...

Wants safe, clean water

To the editor: The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was formed as a science and technology based program to help Iowa due its part in reducing nutrient loss into our water supply. There was already a lot of voluntary and some cost share conversation practices being applied in the state at ...

An apology

To the editor: On behalf of City High, our softball program and the community I want to apologize in the most sincere way for the shirts worn by members of our community while at the state softball tournament. We are embarrassed and ashamed at the derogatory phrase on the state shirts and I ...

Swing for a Cure succeeds

To the editor: The 13th annual Swing for a Cure golf outing was held on June 29 this year at the Fort Dodge Country Club. The weather was picture perfect with 26 teams enjoying the fun-filled day. The outpouring of generosity and support this event receives year after year is a wonderful ...

Costing Iowans millions

To the editor: As a Fort Dodge native, I am disappointed in the Iowa Legislature’s failure to pass S.F. 2294 during the 2018 legislative session. Our state is in the midst of a budget crisis and an opioid epidemic, which could have both been addressed through S.F. 2294 — a bill that would ...

Keep fireworks ordinance as is

To the editor: “Thank you,” Mike Devine, for speaking at the Monday night City Council meeting. I am not able to attend . I am not speaking for all veterans, only myself. I am against further restriction of fireworks in the city of Fort Dodge. Maybe our forefathers should have included ...

Remembers Gov. Ray fondly

To the editor: The recent death of former Gov.Robert D. Ray brings back a memory for me. In 1970 I was serving with the U.S. Army in Bien Hoa, Vietnam. Some of the men I served with had decorated their area of the barracks with their state flag. I wrote a letter to then-Gov. Ray and told him ...

Garden Club tour succeeds

To the editor: The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club expresses appreciation and thanks to all who supported our recent 17th annual garden tour. To the homeowners and gardeners who so graciously displayed your gardens to the public, thank you. We know that you lovingly tend your gardens ...

Make your family stronger

To the editor: An effort is underway in Fort Dodge to support sixth-graders and their families with a lifetime of practical skills and fewer problems. Empowering Families to Grow Together is supported by St. Edmond, Fort Dodge Middle School, Webster County Extension and Outreach and Iowa ...

Wants to thank ‘angel’

To the editor: To the nurse who helped me in the checkout line at Kohl’s on Thursday — thank you so much for what you did for me. You were truly my angel that day. The next time you see me at Kohl’s, please make yourself known to me. I don’t think I can remember what you look like. ...

Disapproves of Trump

To the editor: It would be bad for one segment of our society to refuse services to the public it is OK for others to do just that. While I would agree the tribalism that has taken over our country is not good for anyone, the tribalism can be directly relatable to the President of the ...

Wants a moratorium

To the editor: We in Iowa are facing ever-increasing threats of water and air pollution from factory farms. The industry knows it, our governor knows it, our legislators know it, the Department of Natural Resources knows it – but nobody seems to have a spine anymore. I love Iowa, and it is ...