Letters to the Editor

Will be voting ‘yes’

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of the Iowa Central Community College bond referendum. As a member of the Fort Dodge City Council, I realize that the college plays an integral part in the overall health of our community. The college is one of our community’s largest ...

Will be voting ‘yes’

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of the Iowa Central Community College bond referendum. As a member of the Fort Dodge City Council, I realize that the college plays an integral part in the overall health of our community. The college is one of our community’s largest ...

Backs Iowa Central

To the editor: The Gowrie Development Commission recognizes the vital role Iowa Central Community College plays in the preparedness of a future workforce, the retention of our current workforce and the recruitment of our new workforce. With a low unemployment rate in Webster County and our ...

Says vote ‘yes’

To the editor: On Feb. 6, Iowa Central Community College will ask for voters in the nine counties to support the issuance of $25.5 million in general obligation bonds to support the college’s efforts in three areas: workforce training; accessible, affordable education; and revitalization of ...

Wants affordable child care

To the editor: A very serious but mostly unknown Fort Dodge issue is lack of affordable child care. There is a need for 1,600 more spaces for children whose parents both work. Two groups looking into this are Community Growth and Engineering City of Fort Dodge, headed by Dawn Larson and ...

Says vote ‘yes’

To the editor: Vote “yes” on Iowa Central Community College bond referendum. Dr. Kinney has adequately explained the wise use of funds to be generated. Let’s review the macro picture of why ICCC deserves our support. The state has reduced financial support to community colleges. So ...

Opposes hog confinements

To the editor: Is there a hog confinement coming to your neighborhood? Don’t laugh, because there very well could be. If not the confinement itself, but the hog manure that will be spread on farm fields from these confinements. With the construction of Prestige Farms Processing Facility ...

Responds to critics of school closings

To the editor: To those who are upset when school is canceled, remember just because the roads are fine in town doesn’t mean they are out in the rural areas, not to mention, it may be canceled because of the temperatures. If a bus’s engine was shut off, or stalled, and wouldn’t ...

Supports bond proposal

To the editor: This letter is in support of the $25.5 million bond referendum. Iowa Central Community College has helped me as a non-traditional student to attain my goals of a successful career in my adult life as a single mother to 3 children. The continued education program ICCC offers to ...

Final season succeeds

To the editor: Operation Christmas/ Church Women United closes its final season by providing 456 families of Webster County a Merry Christmas. We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Joe and Sue Peed for the use of the Trolley Center. The location was good and it worked well for us. ...

They appreciate the support

To the editor: In November and December2017, two very generous anonymous donors challenged Gateway to Discovery with two $20,000 matching grants. In essence, any monies given to match this amount would therefore be tripled. Thanks to literally hundreds in Fort Dodge and the surrounding area, ...

Backs bond proposal

To the editor: As president and CEO of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge, I support the bond issue proposed by Iowa Central Community College, and strongly encourage others to so as well. Trinity Regional Medical Center has had a long, outstanding partnership with Iowa Central Community ...

Appreciates the support

To the editor: Iowans are not afraid to lead the way nor are we afraid to go first into a new adventure. As the first caucus of the election cycle, we feel humbled by this time-honored tradition and take our role seriously. We also take seriously our role and responsibility to lead America ...

Backs Iowa Central

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of the upcoming election authorizing Iowa Central Community College to issue $25.5 million in bonds to allow the college to better serve the students and communities in its service area. Literally from the foundation of two buildings in ...

Pony Express Dance

To the editor: The Dayton Wranglers Saddle Club will be holding its annual Pony Express Dance Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites in Fort Dodge. All the proceeds will be given to Easter Seals of Iowa, Camp Sunnyside. Easter Seals of Iowa enables ...

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 ...