Letters to the Editor

A Garden Club thank you

To the editor: The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club expresses appreciation and thanks to all who supported another two of our recent events, the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa 89th Annual Meeting and the “Twilight Tour,” our 16th annual Tour of Gardens. How grateful we are to be part of ...

Weighs in on roundabouts

To the editor: Amen. That’s all I can add to the letter to the editor in the June 28 Messenger. How people drive on local roundabouts has been a source of frustration for me as well. One thing worth mentioning is also — multiple drivers completely ignore the yield signs. I have been ...

Lauds hospice

To the editor: My father Dr. William Baber died at the hospice home several years ago. Not only did they take excellent care of him, but helped the family. They are all angels. Professionally written article. John Baber Waverly

Questions siren use

To the editor: I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the sirens when they test them and when no storms are imminent, yet when the funnel cloud was spotted south of the prison and later over the city, no sirens were heard. Why not? Raymond E. Witzke Fort Dodge

Reacts to story

To the editor: I can’t believe that your city editor did not know the facts that Bill Greehey “didn’t have a community college to attend” back in 1954 to continue his education. In a sense he was correct, the community college name first appeared in 1964. He should have investigated ...

A plea to the media

To the editor: I’m so tired of turning on my TV or opening a newspaper and the feature story is a shooting massacre in a church, a nightclub, a theater, or a school. Then the first thing the news media does is name the shooter. Followed by the pictures. They go on for a week or longer ...

Roundabout etiquette

To the editor: I write this letter to speak about Fort Dodge’s roundabouts: Lately I’ve driven on our three-newer roundabouts in Fort Dodge. I’ve noticed several things: One lady drove through the roundabout near the aquatic center on the left side –> the wrong way. As no one else was ...

Applauds storm response

To the editor: We would like to thank the city of Fort Dodge, and particularly the men and women that were involved with the tree cleanup following the May 16 wind storm. Though we personally did not have a lot of tree damage, several of our neighbors did. According to the city’s ...

Kudos to our heroes

To the editor: When the recent storm hit Fort Dodge full force, MidAmerican workers, the Fort Dodge Police Department, our faithful Street Department employees were on hand in full force and even neighbors were helping neighbors. Aren’t we luck to live in Fort Dodge. Thanks also to The ...

Wants policies followed

To the editor: The Iowa Farm Bureau, the Iowa Soybean Association and the Iowa Corn Growers all have a policy against giving power of eminent domain to private for profit companies, against private property owners. So far the Iowa Farm Bureau, the Iowa Soybean Association and the Iowa Corn ...

‘Wake up America’

To the editor Have you noticed how “Make America Great Again” has affected your economic well-being? I would have to say I haven’t. I try to look at events objectively and I have noticed promises quite often do not appear to have any basis for truth. On the farm front, alienating ...

A Crossroads thank you

To the editor: We at the Crossroads Mall would like to say thank you to everyone that participated in the Lunch Laps at the Mall, Feb. 2 through Apr. 27. This year Active Health partnered with us and we truly appreciated their support. A special thank you to Shoe Sensation for hosting the ...

A MAGWED thank you

To the editor: MAGWED 42 is in the books. Another shout out to all who helped make it a great event. It’s the best day of the year (accept for Christmas). From the committee, volunteers, and the participants it was a great weekend for fishing. The weather was perfect but the fish were not ...

Fundraiser succeeds

To the editor: First United Methodist members accomplish so much with the semi-annual rummage/bake sale: financial support for missions, sharing with other organizations and having fun as a congregation. The ripple effect of the sale is amazing because not only do we raise money for our ...

Fundraiser succeeds

To the editor: The FDSH pool was making waves on April 22 for the fourth Stay A-Breast breast cancer fundraiser. The event was and is a success because of the many people and businesses that donate, swim, buy T-shirts and volunteer. Feel free to go to the Stay A-Breast Facebook page for ...

EMS Week starts Sunday

To the editor: National EMS (Emergency Medical Service) Week is May 21 -27, 2017. EMS provides critical, emergent and immediate medical care to patients throughout the state. Many EMS providers are paid professionals, but close to 90 percent, are highly trained volunteers who provide these ...

Veterans project succeeds

To the editor: Thank you for your coverage of the Veterans History Project Day held on Friday, April 28. We especially want to thank Dr. Dan Kinney, president of Iowa Central Community College, and his staff for hosting the day. The facilities were ideal for our needs, and every request we ...

FD Federated Garden Club says ‘thank you’

To the editor: The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club thanks the community for their support for two of our recent events, the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa Sixth District Meeting, and our plant and garage sale. We thank Mayor Matt Bemrich, who made time in his schedule to welcome our guests ...

He always showed up

We got the call last Sunday morning as we were headed to my son’s family’s church in Cedar Rapids. I knew the minute I saw who it was from what the call was about. My brother-in-law, Bruce (Vandagriff), had been bravely fighting an 8-month-long battle with brain cancer. We had just ...

Appreciates the support

To the editor: On behalf of SOS (Serving Our Servants), I wish to thank our community for all the support we received on Frida and Saturday, May 5 and 6. Indeed, thank you all. About four years ago, a handful of men and a matching grant began a mission or sharing our thanks and appreciation ...