Letters to the Editor

There are still good places that need donations

To the editor: The Christmas season is fast approaching, Although Operation Christmas/Church Women United is no longer operating, the need is still out there. There are a number of organizations that will be flooded with requests for help at Christmastime. I am writing this letter to urge ...

Bullies, their role models, should be accountable

To the editor: I think bullies learn to be bullies from their role models, or their parents; role models demonstrate that bullying is OK by them bullying another person. Because kids learn what they live, actions speak louder than words. If they observe their parents, or role models, ...

Doing a dance for teens? Yes, and what a success

To the editor: A few weeks ago, I was approached by an 8th-grade girl, Katie Delaney, and her mom, Jodi, about having a dance at the Fort Museum Opera House for 7, 8 and 9th grades. Best of all, since she is one of our volunteers, she wanted to do this as her 4-H Citizenship project and to ...

Here’s to the Dodger Football community

To the editor: Congratulations to the Dodger Football team on an incredible and successful season. We’re so proud of you! That said, there is more worth saying about the Dodger Football community. Our son, Levi, had a season ending knee injury during the Marshalltown game. The support ...

Older Iowans should be a higher priority

To the editor: The big issues this election are mismanagement of health care and unfunded education. But the one issue that is always ignored is senior issues. Iowa is one of the states with a high percentage of seniors living in it. One out of every four Iowans is a baby boomer ...

Meyer is highly qualified

To the editor: Ann Meyer is highly qualified to be our representative at the Iowa Statehouse. She is committed to the care and well-being of others, as is demonstrated by her years of service in healthcare, both as a nurse and also as an instructor. She has learned to listen and respond to ...

Ann Meyer loves Fort Dodge

To the editor: I’ve had the privilege to know Ann Meyer for quite some time. She is a great mother, wife and educator and a huge asset to our community. She and husband, Dr. Jim Meyer, have supported a wide variety of projects. They have served, multiple times as medical staff on the ...

Ashamed of negative campaigns

To the editor: As someone who has been involved in Webster County politics for decades, I was recently reminded, I am finding this local season in politics most distasteful. I have a history of standing up for those who have personal attacks waged against them in both parties. It is ...

Srinivas will serve her hometown

To the editor: I’m writing today as a parent and as a person deeply concerned with issues that face our county. As someone focused on upholding our community’s values, values that we pass on to our children, I feel I must speak out about the events occurring in the Iowa House District 9 ...

Embarrassed by Steve King

To the Editor: My fellow constituents of Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District, Hello. Election day is fast approaching, and we have a very important decision to make regarding who WE want to represent US at the federal level. I am talking about the U.S. House race between Steve King and ...

Srinivas will make a difference

To the editor: We have a serious decision to make on Election Day. We need to think of what’s best for Webster County and Fort Dodge. We need to think outside the box and put aside our party affiliations to solve the issues affecting our community. To do this, we need to support a ...

Angstrom has the experience

To the editor: I want to share that in the race for County Treasurer, there is a difference between the candidates. One knows that the office is run by the Iowa Code and few changes are allowed by law. One has actually been working in the Office for 10 years with another 14 years’ ...

IPERS is at risk

To the editor: I’m a teacher at Fort Dodge Middle School. I work hard to provide the next generations of Iowans with a foundational education, and I hope one day to be able to retire after doing this meaningful and fulfilling work. However, I fear for my future and the financial safety of ...

Supports Ann Meyer for State House

To the editor: I believe Ann Meyer would be a great addition to the Iowa House of Representatives. That statement is coming from a lifelong Democrat. I have never in my life been a registered Republican and tend to vote Democrat in most elections. I for the first time in my life registered ...

Kraayenbrink has strong values

To the editor: There is a great deal of frustration over the loss of moral values and good character in our government. We need someone representing us that can make the best decisions for our schools, working families and businesses with strong integrity and moral leadership. The solution ...

Strongly supports Meyer

To the Editor: I strongly support Ann Meyer with my vote for Representative of District 9 on November 6th. Our 9th House District of Iowa is comprised of hard working, passionate voters who are looking for a leader to represent “all of us” in Des Moines. Ann will not be a “party ...

Srinivas will help her hometown of Fort Dodge

To the editor: I’m born and raised in Fort Dodge, and I’ve known Megan Srinivas for over 20 years, since middle school, in fact. Megan’s friendliness, directness, and passion have always been clear. If you’ve seen her speak on the campaign, you know that already. As soon as Megan ...

Don’t let Democrats undo Trump’s accomplishments

To the editor: Democrats and Republicans share responsibility for the uncivil acts occurring in our nation. Many Democrats and those on the far left have been quick to accuse President Trump of causing all this mayhem. Yes, President Trump could calm things down at his rallies and with his ...

Supporting Brenda Angstrom

To the editor: I wish to share a piece of my story about the loss of my husband. I was a young widow who knew nothing about what needed to be done once the funeral was over. You see, when your spouse dies there are a myriad of things that must be done. I knew none of this. After ...

Supports Republicans

To the editor: With the midterms quickly approaching, I believe there are a number of reasons to keep Republicans in control on a state and national level. I appreciate that republicans believe in the sanctity of human life. I believe how a nation treats their most vulnerable says a ...