Letters to the Editor

Lehigh appreciates the help

To the editor: The city of Lehigh wishes to thank the Fort Dodge stores of Fareway and Hy-Vee for their very generous donation of drinking water during our boil order. It is so appreciated when this help comes forward and all of the citizens remarked how very nice it was of you. A special ...

Likes Messenger’s approach

To the editor: I have to disagree with your other reader. I enjoy your editorials. I’ve also noticed that your guest columnists come from the whole range of the political spectrum. Your paper’s editorials are quite different from other major papers throughout the state. That’s why I ...

Gratitude to all donors

To the editor: In December 2016, Gateway to Discovery was the recipient for the third year of an offer by anonymous donors to match $1 for every $1 raised up to $20,000 for year-end fundraising efforts. The board of Gateway is pleased to report that we were able to raise $65,597 from area ...

Wants less partisanship

To the editor: I have watched with great interest how your editorials the last few years have leaned heavily in favor of everything GOP but since the end of our last election, am astonished at what is being stated in their content. I never vote party but with my common sense and personal ...

She has a suggestion

To the editor: While The Messenger’s Year in Review was quite interesting, I was quite taken back to discover that apparently Fort Dodge had no cultural/artistic activity at all last year. It reminded me of going to my 50th high school reunion to discover that my class had no activities ...

Wants better accessibility

To the editor: I recently wanted to go to the Farm Show at the Iowa Central Community College East Campus, but found I was not able to enter with my power chair due to a 2 1/2-inch raise from the ground to the building floor. I would like to attend the Home and Garden Expo that is being ...

Opposes Rastetter

To the editor: It would be a big mistake for President-elect Trump to nominate Bruce Rastetter as the U.S. secretary of agriculture. Yes, it has always been a feather in Iowa‘s cap to have an Iowan appointed to the president’s cabinet. However, Bruce Rastetter would not have our best ...

Operation Christmas succeeds

To the editor: Operation Christmas/ Church Women United provided assistance to 500 families of Webster County this year to have a Merry Christmas. We are grateful to the many individuals, organizations and churches who joined us in giving of their time, talent and support to this — the true ...

Thank you from the Lions

To the editor: The Fort Dodge Evening Lions would like to thank all the sponsors and people who worked or bought tickets for our grocery raffle. The five winners are Shelly Parker, Diane Jones, April Elsberry, Kerry Porter and Mardell Alig. Thanks again for the support we receive from our ...

Not my ‘goodbye’

To the editor: This time is bittersweet as the time has come for me to complete my presidential role in the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center board of directors. I write this letter not to highlight my accomplishments or service, but to encourage you all to continue to support an ...

Thank you, secret Santa

To the editor: I received an amazing surprise last evening. A “secret Santa” paid for my groceries. I had picked up a few extras at Fareway for our own Christmas and for our church’s Christmas boxes for the needy. As I was about to pay for these groceries, a man walked up and plopped ...

Appreciates ‘Walmart family’

To the editor: Two thumbs up for our local Walmart store. Anyone who doesn’t know about their “Walmart family,” which is what all who work there are noted as, should be grateful and know what “Walmart family” really means. My sister’s husband passed away, his services were Dec. ...

Yes, there is a Santa

To the editor: On Monday noon my brother came to town to take me to eat at a local establishment. As we were leaving the waitress told us that a gentleman had paid for our meal. A few days ago I had done a good deed for a lady. If you do a good deed, good things happen to you. I just ...

The Christmas angel

To the editor: Something happened last night (Dec. 14) just before 6 p.m. at Fort Dodge’s Fareway store. I met a real life Christmas angel. I did; I did. Let me explain: I had spent about an hour grocery shopping, including some of my Christmas grocery shopping. I went to the check-out ...

2016 Angel Ride succeeds

To the editor: Wow, the Angel Ride to Save the TaTas finished up its 10th year with a huge bang. On Oct 27, the TRMC Oncology Department was presented a check for $30,950.58 to help with the uninsured expenses for breast cancer patients. With a 10-year grand total of $254,494.37. We are so ...

Salvation Army gives thanks

To the editor: The Salvation Army would like to thank you for volunteering your time at the annual Thanksgiving dinner. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” (attributed to Margaret ...

Appreciates support

To the editor: The board and ambassadors of It Gets Better FD & Beyond wish to thank everyone who has supported us this year. We are humbled by the generosity of many individuals, businesses and organizations throughout Webster Co and beyond. As a nonprofit that carries no ...

Will vote ‘yes’ on referendum

To the editor: Iowa Central Community College has been a great partner and resource for the South Central Calhoun and Laurens-Marathon school districts. Our students have the opportunity to earn college credits through Iowa Central during their high school years which gives them a big jump ...

Will vote ‘no’ on referendum

To the editor: Here we go again. On Tuesday, Dec, 6, voters will decide if we get taxed $25,000,000.00 for “improvements” and a “reserve” for Iowa Central Community College. The requested “reserve” of $1,500,000.00 in my opinion is nothing more than a slush fund for more things ...

Wants master matrix revised

To the editor: I was very impressed with the recent article with reference to the current hog confinement issues in Webster County. A shout out to our local and state representatives for following through with the initiative to set forth a moratorium on the development of proposed hog ...