Letters to the Editor

Backs Megan Srinivas

To the editor: Everyone who knows me knows that I don’t like to step on anyone’s toes. However, I have an important message about making Fort Dodge an even better place to live: be an educated voter. Megan Srinivas is running for the seat in the Iowa House of Representatives being ...

Supports Reynolds/Gregg ticket

To the editor: As the election for the position of governor and lieutenant governor nears, I ask you to vote for the Reynolds/Gregg ticket. Kim Reynolds is the consummate Iowa success story. While working, she raised a family and attained a college degree. She has been a strong advocate for ...

GWRRA event succeeds

To the editor: On behalf of the GWRRA (Gold Wing Road Riders Association) Iowa District we want to say thank you to our fine city, Fort Dodge, for the generous reception of the GWRRA Iowa District Rally recently held at the Best Western hotel. Scott and his staff made sure everything ran ...

Support Kim Reynolds

To the editor: As the election for the position of governor and lieutenant governor nears, I ask you to vote for the Reynolds/Gregg ticket. Kim Reynolds is the consummate Iowa success story. While working, she raised a family and attained a college degree. She has been a strong advocate for ...

Honor Flight succeeds again

To the editor Another successful Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight — our 17th. We cannot list all of the volunteers that have made this such a successfull venture. There were four WW II, nine Korean, and 121 Vietnam veterans on this “trip of a lifetime.” What a wonderful sight to see so ...

Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center vigil is Thursday

To the editor: In 1989 Congress designated October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, although 1987 was the first official year it was observed. The intent of DVAM is to mourn those that have died due to domestic violence, celebrate the survivors, and connect those who work to end ...

Another chance to be heard

To the editor: As many of the people in Calhoun County already know Burr Oak Growers LLC. applied to build a 5,000-head factory farm less than two miles from Lohrville back in August. We have been successful in stopping them so far. When the DNR ignored Lohrville citizens and our concerns ...

Backs Ann Meyer for House

To the editor: I support Ann Meyer for the state House election to be Nov. 6. I do not reside in the voting District 9 so therefore I can’t cast my vote for Ann. Although I am supportive of Ann, I’m writing this letter as something I can do for her. I do know Ann and my feeling for ...

Please attend forum, meet candidates

To the Editor: Recently I took advantage of the opportunity to meet Megan Srinivas, who I had read about in the Messenger while she was a high school student at Fort Dodge Senior High. Since then, she has followed her dreams, graduated from Harvard, then University of Iowa Medical School, ...

‘The future is so bright you’ve just gotta wear shades’

To the editor: The last one out please shut off the lights. Those days were long ago. Deb and I are selling our house and moving closer to our grandkids which seems to happen a lot lately. But we wanted to say “Thank You” to a lot of people who have been a part of our lives in Fort Dodge ...

Strengthening Families to start

To the editor: Strengthening Families for parents and youths 10-14 is about to start in Fort Dodge the week of Oct. 1. This PROSPER program will begin its 17th year of programs with 6th graders and their families. Families that participate in the programs delivered through PROSPER can ...

Help Webster County Museum

To the editor: Please, please, please, please help save the Webster County Museum. This is a all county and state appeal for needed funds to purchase a building in Fort Dodge. The building in Otho is in horrible shape and the items that are housed their are in danger of being destroyed. This ...

Lauds FD Fire and Rescue

To the editor: I would like to thank the Fort Dodge Fire and Rescue Department for their exemplary service. We in Fort Dodge are highly blessed to have such a wonderful Fire Department, which oftentimes we take for granted. I have had two experiences with the FDFD and the personnel are very ...

Twelve years later

To the editor: Twelve years later, and wasn’t it just yesterday when the family, friends, community of Fort Dodge were in a state of shock, disbelief and fear? Today I am grateful. 1. I am grateful for my family, Gary, Chad and Holly’s son, extended family and friends, who have always ...

School board president urges support of MNW referendum

To the editor: I am writing to express my strong support for the Manson Northwest Webster School District referendum on Sept. 11. For over 20 years I’ve operated our family farm southwest of Clare with the confidence that my seven children would receive an excellent education at MNW. The ...

Opposes bond issue

To the editor: Let me start by saying I have never voted against a school bond, but I find the bond issue up for vote on Sept. 11 deserves a no vote. I find the bond issue ill planned and literally forced upon the taxpayer with no other options discussed. I am a graduate of the Barnum High ...

Objects to cartoon

To the editor: I can’t put off writing any longer. My husband, John Westphal, and I have lived in Humboldt for over 50 years and have subscribed to The Messenger almost the whole time. I hadn’t paid much attention to the direction to which the paper had shifted until the cartoon named ...

Devotion to service, community

To the editor: Jeff Paulson passed away not with a big house or bank account but rather a big heart as evidenced by the huge outpouring of support from family and friends from around the country. I’m uncomfortable in writing this but feel inspired enough to share something that I learned ...

Backs museum

To the editor: Webster County Museum needs everyone’s help at the former elementary school, just a few miles south on either U.S. Highway 160 or south of Coalville. You know Otho and the Fourth of July. That’s Otho, the roofs are leaking badly. I enjoy seeing the railroad stuff, and ...

Lauds CCS

To the editor: Community Christian School has impacted my family’s lives for many years. I am so grateful for the 40 years that it has been a part of the Fort Dodge community. As they prepare to celebrate their 40th anniversary on Sept. 21 and 22, I want to say a big “thank you.” The ...