Letters to the Editor

Thank you Allen Will

To the editor: Thanks so very much to Allen Will for serving as a reserve officer for the las 22 years, using your time and resources to assist law enforcement and really putting your heart into it. I know how proud you were to wear those uniforms. It is very unfortunate that at age 66 you ...

Appreciates Honor Flight

To the editor: To all the Honor Flight on Sept. 16 such a wonderful time, thank you. Everything was so well planned. It was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget. And for the prisoner who was sentenced to life, thank you for the beautiful letter and card. As he stated to me, we ...

They laud Honor Flight

To the editor: To the Brushy Creek Honor Flight board, we want to thank you for all the hard work, effort and time you put in to make the Brushy Creek Honor Flights a success. We enjoy the program and delicious supper on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Webster County Fairgrounds. It was interesting ...

Hats off to the committee

To the editor: Hats off to the members of the Honor Flight Committee and all the ones that assist in any way. I was one of the group that was selected to go on the last flight and really enjoyed it. The time to see Washington, D.C., and all the sights that we were able to take in, the ...

Seeking their benefactor

To the editor: (Recently), my wife and I were dining in the Village Inn restaurant in Fort Dodge. It was chilly in the restaurant and my wife was a bit chilly. We were sitting at a table next to one of the booths. At this booth sat a nice lady and her daughter. After a bit, this girl ...

Event succeeds

To the editor: Approximately 120,000 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant. My daughter Emily was given the “gift of life.” In 1999, she received a living related lobar transplant and in 2006 she received a double lung ...

Appreciates article

To the editor: Thank you to both The Messenger and to Bill Douglas for the front page story of his addiction journey. I am so sorry Bill lost so much of his childhood (and many years) due to substance abuse. Saddens my heart. So glad to hear this personal story of moving forward and putting ...

‘Grateful and … honored’

To the editor: (Sept. 14) I was profiled in the Messenger in an article written by Joe Sutter titled “Annual Honor”. I wish to thank Joe for the well-written article and the Messenger for printing it. (Sept. 16) I was presented the Triton Humanitarian Award for 2017 at the Iowa Central ...

‘Ready to learn … ?’

To the editor: Strengthening Families for parents and youth 10 to 14 is about to start in Fort Dodge the week of Oct. 2. This PROSPER program will begin its 16th year of programs with 6th graders and their families. Families that participate in the programs delivered through PROSPER can ...

Praises county road crew

To the editor: We residents of Webster County are very fortunate to be served by the type of county employees we have. It is really hard work to find one who is anything but helpful, courteous, competent, and caring whenever you make contact with a problem or concern, and, yes, even with my ...

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 ...