Letters to the Editor

Merrill Leffler’s local heritage runs deep

To the editor: Merrill Leffler’s heritage runs deep into the history of Webster County. His family has been in the area since the founding of the County and City of Fort Dodge. His heart and livelihood is here ... always has been. He has served in a number of capacities in our ...

Megan Srinivas will get his vote

To the editor: I write this letter in support of Megan Srinivas, candidate for the State House of Representatives. It’s rare that we have an opportunity to support a candidate as qualified as Megan. Without talking to Megan personally it’s hard to describe to someone else her passion and ...

Vote against the LOST initiative in Lehigh

To the editor: I encourage all Lehigh citizens to Vote No regarding our LOST (Local Option Sales Tax) money Nov. 6. As most of you know Lehigh has several roads which are in need of major repairs. Currently all of our annual LOST money is for road use only ($40,000 to $45,000). The city ...

He’s voting for Ann Meyer

To the editor: I am voting for Ann Meyer in the upcoming election for State Representative. I have known the Meyer family since they moved to Fort Dodge from Michigan in 2000. They became members of First Presbyterian Church and we have worshipped together over the years. I know they have ...

Writer supports election of Megan Srinivas

To the editor: I have been a Webster County Supervisor for 6 years and involved in local, state and national politics for much longer. In that time, I have had the privilege of working with many great elected officials ... Democrat and Republican. Today I am writing in support of Megan ...

We Support Merrill Leffler as supervisor

To the editor: We believe Merrill Leffler is the best choice to serve as District 4 Supervisor. Merrill has chosen to live and work in Webster County his whole life. His family has been here since the founding of Fort Dodge. For over 40 years Merrill has selflessly supported the community ...

Ann Meyer will represent the area well

To the editor: I write this letter in support of candidate Ann Meyer. Ann is a long-time Fort Dodge resident who has been very active in the Fort Dodge community over the last 20 years. I have known Ann for the past 20 years. I have known her as a nurse and as a friend. When she told me ...

Merrill Leffler is the best person for the job

To the editor: Merrill, better known as “dad” or “father-in-law” to us, has been a tremendous asset to Webster County the past six years. Even though our opinion may be considered biased, we appreciate you taking the time to hear from us directly regarding what we think of our dad ...

Retired educator says to vote for O’Brien

To the editor: As a retired educator, I watched in horror as Tim Kraayenbrink and the Iowa Senate voted to gut Chapter 20. It had not been long before, at a public Eggs and Issues Forum, that Tim vowed he would not destroy Chapter 20. In his words he said if anything, he would only “tweak ...

Merrill Leffler should be re-elected

To the editor: To us the choice for the District 4 County Supervisor seat is clear, Merrill Leffler needs to be re-elected! We need the positive growth we are seeing in Webster County continued. Over the past two terms Merrill has served, we have seen him work cooperatively and side by side ...

Leffler has the knowledge needed for the position

To the editor: Webster County owns diverse properties to serve the County in several communities. These properties need to be managed, maintained, and prepared to serve us for many years into the future. Merrill Leffler has extensive knowledge and experience dealing with property. He has ...

Supports Brenda Angstrom for treasurer

To the editor: As mayor of Gowrie, I write with enthusiasm in support of Brenda Angstrom for Webster County treasurer. I know her as a citizen of Gowrie and I have worked with her on several issues we deal with at Gowrie City Hall. She is always so helpful and knowledgeable. It’s nice to ...

Responds to letter regarding moratorium

To the editor: In response to a letter recently written by Hamilton County Supervisors and published by their paper. They are correct, changes need to be made and this election cycle is the time to think about which candidate is willing to make changes to the large scale livestock feeding ...

Angstrom’s experience qualifies her for office

To the editor: I write in support of Brenda Angstrom for Webster County Treasurer. I hired her 24 years ago to work for me in the auditor’s office. She was an excellent employee always doing her job well. She worked will with people, was courteous and friendly, attributes important for ...

Thank you those who participated for helping to empower our youths

To the editor: On October 8th at 10:00 am in the bioscience building, the advocacy, independent non profit organization Youth Empowerment Association Inc. partnered with Iowa Central Diversity Committee for the annual youth forum. ICCC faculty member Amy Simpson acted as moderator. ...

Re-elect Webster County Supervisor Leffler

To the editor: The Board of Supervisors is charged with the responsibility of managing our County’s money. Merrill Leffler has been an active participant in preparing and managing our County Budget to achieve efficiencies from all of our tax dollars and revenue sources. The Supervisors ...

The Democratic party has chosen its past

To the editor: Socialist candidate Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of our party,” according to Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez. The upcoming election begs the following question: Is socialism the direction we want to go? Dictionaries characterize socialism as government control of the ...

Iowans deserve better than King

To the editor: FACT: White supremacists include KKK and neo-Nazis. Our federal congressman, Steve King, has promoted a well-known neo-Nazi, Mark Collett, on Twitter. My three uncles: Donald, Marion and Loren, fought Nazis in WWII. Donald received a Silver Star for saving two men caught in ...

Is that what you want, America?

To the editor: Democrat J.D. Scholten, running against Rep. Steve King, stated in the Oct. 9 Messenger he doesn’t believe the workforce needs in rural Iowa match King’s stance on immigration. Scholten stated that jobs for 39 workers in Greene County, and jobs in other counties, went ...

Endorses Meyer and Kraayenbrink

To the editor: From 1995-2002, I had the exceptional honor and privilege of representing Fort Dodge, Clare and parts of rural Webster County in the Iowa House. I can never thank the voters enough for that incredible experience. My sincere hope at that time was to do my very best to help serve ...