Letters to the Editor

Lehigh River Days succeeds

To the editor: Lehigh River Days would like to thank everyone that helped in any way, whether by donating time ,food, money or just helping with the noon meal. We would also like to thank the Lehigh phone company for all the copies that they ran for us, all the local businesses that donated ...

Opposes abortion

To the editor: You ask for the views of people. It has been a very hot subject about abortions. I say it is wrong. At conception is the very beginning of the life of a human being. There is life because it is starting to grow. There has to be life or it would not grow. If something is ...

Object to government actions

To the editor: For the last few months we have lerned that our government has been forcibly taking children from their parents and depositing them among other places in an old Wal-Mart store with no windows – cages, kennels and cells. Any person of conscience knows that is wrong – ...

Frontier Days 2018 succeeds

To the editor: I am so proud and thankful for all of the Frontier Days 2018 staff, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, reenactors, businesses, and other nonprofit organizations that supported “The Original Wild West Frontier Days 2018.” Without your time, talent, and treasure we would not have ...

Free speech on campuses

To the editor: There have been several writings in the Opinion page of The Messenger regarding the loss of freedom of speech on certain university campuses. Each of the writings provided insight into the loss of the freedom to express oneself on some campuses if you are a conservative in your ...

Peanut Days succeeds

To the editor: A big “thank you” to the businesses and citizens of Fort Dodge and surrounding areas for purchasing peanuts during the months of May and June. To the 200 businesses that purchased boxes of peanuts from our members, thank you for supporting us year after year. Three ...

Objects to remark

To the editor: I was quite offended and disturbed by the remarks of Gary Waechter in the Sunday edition of The Messenger. Mr. Waechter obviously has no understanding of rape. In Mr. Waechter’s words, “the two people have to be held accountable for what they did.” The victim of rape is ...

Has concerns about FD’s future

To the editor: I am so sad that Younkers and Zales will be leaving our Fort Dodge Crossroads Mall. I understand they were among the first stores in the mall when it opened over 50 years ago. At that time the stores were not under one roof. We had come a long way. With the exit of the ...

Wants a moratorium

To the editor: I have lived in Hardy since 1999. I moved to the country with the great outdoors in mind — but boy was I wrong. In the fall of 2014, I learned that two 2,500-head hog factories were being built just 2,559 feat east of my acreage. I was never asked or told anything about it ...

Sees God as the answer

To the editor: Yesterday I was talking to a customer who said that she decided to leave her church when the pastor told her that the things written in the Old Testament of the Bible are just fictional stories. That made me think of all of the school shootings and why children and adults are ...

Bicycle issues

To the editor: I’d like to address a couple of issues that, as a bicycle rider, are problematic I ride the trails in Fort Dodge quite a bit. Several times, I have come to a stop at an intersection, waiting to cross the road, and have had vehicles stop to let me pass. I understand these ...

Honor Flight ride is Saturday

To the editor: The American Legion Riders post 510 out of Farnhamville and the VFW post 5240 out of Dakota City are joining forces once again this year as they host the fourth annual Brush Creek Honor Flight Ride on Saturday, June 9. All the proceeds raised will be going to the Brushy Creek ...

Backs Dan Zumbach

To the editor: On June 5, 2018 the Primary Election will be held in Iowa. Specifically in the Republican primary there is a highly contested race for the nomination for our Republican candidate for Iowa’s secretary of agriculture. I’m writing today to shed a little light on that race. ...

Opposes Steve King

To the editor: I urge my fellow constituents to use better prudence when voting for our representative this term. As a politically-involved community member in other parts of our country, I have found myself ill at ease with far too many statements made by our currently elected represenativve ...

Backs Zumbach for Iowa Ag

To the editor: On June 5, we will make our way to the polls to cast our primary ballots. I am asking you please consider voting for my good friend, state Sen. Dan Zumbach, for secretary of agriculture. I have served alongside Dan for the past four years in the Iowa Senate. Throughout that ...

Garden Club seminar succeeds

To the editor: The Fort Dodge Area Garden Club presented its annual garden seminar on April 7. Our two speakers presented so much interesting information. Our first speaker was Jamie Beyer, from Midwest Waterscapes. His fascinating presentation featured information on all types of water ...

Salutes Honor Flight

To the editor: I returned from Vietnam 50 years ago and kissed the tarmac at Travis AFB, California. So happy and lucky to come home. Then the protesters spit and swore at us. I thought of the gung ho buddies still fighting and dying back there. We went. We served. I went on the Honor ...

Farm Bill is important

To the editor: Once again, the Farm Bill has become the political football of our nation. We must pass a Farm Bill to ensure the integrity of American agriculture and our local economies. As a multi-generational family farmer here in Webster County it is very important to know the ...

A MAGWED thank you

To the editor: Another MAGWED is officially over. This was year number 43. We were worried about the ice on the lakes going out, right up to the weekend before. According to Mike May at Triggs the last of the ice went out the weekend before the tournament. It turned out to be a beautiful ...

Backs Scholten for Congress

To the editor: It is time for a change in our representation in Congress. Steve King’s statements not only reflect poorly on him but on all Iowans. And even if you look beyond what he says to what he does, the facts are that in 14 years in office he has not had one bill that has made ...