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Letters to the Editor

Police officers deserve our thanks

To the editor: On Dec. 17 at about 12:30, I was summoned to the home of an elderly acquaintance, who had just been burglarized. Thankfully, she was unhurt, and the items lost were negligible. I wanted to thank the officers of the Fort Dodge Police Department who were called to the scene. ...

Backs bond referendum

To the editor: I am writing to give my support to the Iowa Central Community college {ICC} bond referendum. I am an enthusiastic believer in the importance, not only of a solid education for our young people, but also for the need to support our community college. When I graduated from ...

Supports ICCC’s proposal

To the editor: On Feb. 6, Iowa Central Community College is asking voters in Region V to support for a $25.5 million bond issue to support needed improvements for the college. I had the pleasure of attending Iowa Central Community College and benefited from outstanding academic and ...

Appreciates the kindness

To the editor: Heartfelt thanks to all who remembered me with cards and best wishes recently as I celebrated my 90th birthday. God bless you all for your kindness. Milton Heins Pomeroy

Youth Shelter Care appreciates the help

To the editor: Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa Inc. wishes to extend a huge “thank you” to our community for the generous outpouring of support given to our youth this Holiday Season. Your kindness has shown our youth that they are cared for and valued. YSC is a nonprofit ...

Opposes confinement

To the editor: I would like to address this letter to the federal and state legislatures, the DNR, the Iowa Select hog business and Richard Stark, owner of the First American Bank and many acres of farm ground. The people of Duncombe do not want your hog operations within 1 mile of our ...

Reacts to theft

To the editor: While it’s highly unlikely any of the low-life jerks following the U.S. Postal Service delivery trucks ever read a newspaper, let alone a book or anything remotely educational, I feel inclined to write this on behalf of all the Fort Dodge citizens who might be in the same ...

We must remember

To the editor: I was very disappointed that the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack wasn’t covered better. One short paragraph didn’t do justice to the men and women who experienced this war. As a nation we must never forget the sacrifices made by our WW2 Vets and their ...

It’s a Chocolate Thing fundraiser succeeds

To the editor: Gateway to Discovery’s, “It’s a Chocolate Thing” was held in memory of Janelle Cravens. Thank you to the Fort Dodge community for your support of Gateway to Discovery’s recent fundraiser, “It’s a Chocolate Thing,” held this year at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ...

Proposed tax changes

To the editor: Why do our representatives and senators in Washington continue to lie to us about the proposed changes in tax law? For example, they continue to insist that small businesses and family farms are lost each year because of the unfair estate tax, or as they prefer to call it, ...

The Trump cult

To the editor: Trump’s great political insight was that Obama’s time in office inflicted a profound psychological wound upon many white Americans, one that he could remedy by adopting the false narrative that placed the first black president outside the bounds of American citizenship. His ...

Lifeworks fundraiser a success

To the editor: Approximately 285 people helped celebrate and raise funds for the LifeWorks Charitable Foundation on Nov. 2. This event was our best-attended fundraiser that generated the largest net proceeds to date. What a great event! We were thrilled with the event’s success, and wish ...

Voting is a privilege

To the editor: The United States Constitution grants to USA citizens the privilege of having a voice in the decisionmaking process of a representative form of government by exercising the right of voting for someone to represent them. This right carries with it a responsibility of making ...

Christmas tradition continues

To the editor, One last letter this year, but it will be an important one to let people know there will be another year of the Hillside Spectacular of Christmas Lights for the 33rd year. But next year there will be no promise. I’m 89 on March 2 and failing in health somewhat, or the hill is ...

Haunted house was a success

To the editor: I want to thank Brooke Bickford, Matt Porter, Mayor Matt Bemrich and the person who let Brooke use the Trolley Center for the haunted house. It was a lot of fun for everyone, and I believe it was a big success. I would also like to thank all of the people who worked so hard to ...

Scouting is honorable organization

To the editor: To Cub Master Brent Newton, Pack 3 scouts, parents and all who volunteer their time to promote scouting: It was really fun for me to be at Trinity Methodist Church on the night you were having your Halloween party. I observed very involved parents leading creative and fun ...

Impressed with Butler students

To the editor: I recently had the opportunity to speak to the students at Butler Elementary School in Fort Dodge about conflict resolution. I arrived at the school 10 or 15 minutes before I was scheduled to speak to the students assembled in the gymnasium. I got to meet some of the students ...

Insurance claim gets results

To the editor: On Oct. 9, I was driving on Patterson Field Road when all of a sudden I heard a bang and the next thing I knew, my low tire pressure indicator came on. When I got to the stop sigh of Gypsum Hollow Road and Patterson Field Road, I got out and went around to my passenger side and ...

Golden K appreciates help

To the editor: We, members of Golden Kiwanis, want to thank the members of Daybreak Rotary who pitched in and helped make a wonderful experience of the annual Soup and Pie supper held Oct. 27. Thanks to several children who helped serve drinks during the meal. Also to students from Iowa ...

Defends Humane Society

To the editor: Your recent article concerning the Humboldt County Humane Society quoted a statement that was highly inaccurate. We are not a dog shelter. We are not in name only. We cannot financially support a shelter. We work out of Harmony Animal Hospital because they give us a discount ...