Letters to the Editor

Lauds First Amendment

To the editor: Each time I read the words of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, I appreciate the precious freedoms we Americans enjoy. May we always treasure them. Gloria R. Milbrath Fort Dodge

Wants crossing rebuilt

To the editor: The Union Pacific railroad crossing at South 21st and Sixth Avenue South needs to be rebuilt. How many years do we have to put up with such an awful crossing? Scott Macek Fort Dodge

Twin Lakes events succeed

To the editor: Eight teams (22 people) and 74 individuals registered for the 11th annual Half-Olympic Distance Triathlon and fourth annual Duathlon. The 96 registered athletes ranged in age from 14 to 77. The participants represented USA and Mexico; eight states: Florida, Iowa, Illinois, ...

‘Where will it stop?’

To the editor: Ever since Cain killed Able people have committed some horrible atrocities against mankind. Man is a forgetful creature and needs a visual reminder of these horrible acts either through the written word or some type memorial such as the Vietnam Wall or the Holocaust ...

Wants tax reform

To the editor: Like many small business owners, my success hinges on my industry expertise and commitment to my customer base. I have been in business since 1988, and in the last 30 years I would like to think I have learned a thing or two about running a company. Unfortunately, the last ...

Webster County Fair

To the editor: The Webster County Fair Board wishes to thank every volunteer for another successful fair. Volunteers are what make this fair possible. PICA did their magic before fair. The 4-H/FFA kids/families, leaders, superintendents, Lindsay Kavanaugh, the Extension staff and livestock ...

Responds to article

To the editor: On July 27, your newspaper published an article titled “Humboldt supervisors want matrix meeting with legislators” in which County Attorney Jon Beaty criticized pork producers for “not caring” about the concerns of the Humboldt County supervisors when submitting permits ...

Grateful for the support

To the editor: Reflecting on the first exciting four months with a new name we at Youth Empowerment Association, Inc (formerly known as It Gets Better FD & Beyond) are overwhelmed by the support in north central Iowa due to the progress and change that was needed to continue the advocacy ...

Webster City event succeeds

To the editor: Arts R Alive in Webster City would like to thank all who attended and helped to make the seventh annual Sculpture Event and Seneca Street painting a success. Visitors enjoyed a sunny Wednesday evening and braved the wind on Thursday night. Visitors came from 19 different ...

Thief steals memorials

To the editor: “I would rather be a little nobody, than to be an evil somebody.” — Abraham Lincoln. The person/persons who ravaged the Moose Lodge picnic area are nobodies and they are also evil. After suddenly losing one of our Moose members, we used our outdoor wall to serve as a ...

Remembers Fred Larson

To the editor: I really enjoyed your article on Fred Larson. I wrote a comment but soon realized that the only way I could send it would be via a Facebook posting. I do not participate in Facebook nor do I do any social media. I would like to submit my note on the story about Fred because he ...

Lauds FD arts world

To the editor: I recently had the wonderful opportunity to perform with the Karl King Municipal Band in their Independence Day concert and was once again reminded of how fortunate we are in this community to have the remarkable artistic heritage that we have. As the band nears its century ...

Shag the Drag succeeds

To the editor: Thank you to the 130-plus participants, 20-plus volunteers, and local sponsors who helped make the first Shag the Drag run/walk event so successful. We raised $1,000 to give to our local Meals on Wheels. It would not have been possible without all of you. Special thanks to Blue ...

Concerning eminent domain

To the editor: The No. 1 question is: Can a department of the state of Iowa grant the state of Iowa’s power of “eminent domain” to a private for-profit company to use that power of eminent domain against farmers and landowners and other private property owners? That is exactly what ...

Weighs in on silo project

To the editor: I would first like to say that I appreciate the Fort Dodge Public Art Committee’s efforts to help improve the Fort Dodge image by developing the Grain Silo Project. All the contestant’s designs were amazing and I appreciate the time they spent to help make this project a ...

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 ...