Letters to the Editor

Encourages ‘yes’ vote

To the editor: As mayor of Fort Dodge I am involved with a lot of economic development discussions with existing companies as well as those we are trying to recruit. During those discussions, the key question arises “Will we be able to find enough skilled and qualified workers?” My ...

Supports bond issue

To the editor: I am writing to let your readers know the board of directors of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance has voted to endorse the upcoming $29.5 million bond issue election that will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Iowa Central Community College has played a key role in our ...

Bond project is critical

To the editor: I would like to ask you to join me in investing in our community. One of the reasons why Fort Dodge is such a special place to live and work is we take care of each other. We develop meaningful partnerships to help each other grow. When one project is successful, it in turn ...

Backs Iowa Central referendum

To the editor: On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, there is an Iowa Central Community College bond referendum to provide funding for improving campus safety, upgrading aged infrastructure, establishing two new Career Acadamies, and the creation of a “one stop” Student Success Center. As most are ...

Supports ICCC bond issue

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of the upcoming election authorizing Iowa Central Community College to issue $29.5 million in bonds to allow the college to better serve the students and communities in its service area. I began my post high school education in the fall of ...

Light display is back

To the editor: With holidays approaching all of the country starting next week, and being so busy erecting my huge light display, I sort of lost track of time and wasn’t thinking about writing a letter to the editor to let people know there will be a white Christmas and with all the ...

Give new Medicaid a chance

To the editor: Traditions can be a good thing. There is a certain comfort in repeating patterns and doing the same thing, in the same way, year after year. When it comes to health care however, tradition can often times mean a lack of progress. This is certainly true when it comes to the ...

KIDZMANIA succeeds

To the editor: On Oct. 15, Linking Families and Communities presented “KIDZMANIA, A Fun Family Adventure” at the Crossroads Mall. This was the fourth KIDZMANIA held by Linking Families and Communities, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to young children and their families. The ...

A message of thanks

To the editor: Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the soup and pie supper, led by the Golden K Kiwanis club, a big success. Daybreak Rotary helped in many ways on order to make a great supper happen. A fine meal for over 800 hungry people happened on Oct. 1. There were students from ...

Appreciates Honor Flight

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who had anything to do with making the Sept. 17 Honor Flight possible. We were a forgotten force when we returned from Vietnam. This trip restores our faith in the people of the United States. The greeters at Dulles International Airport were ...

He has some suggestions

To the editor: I do believe that we should demand that the candidates running for public office be vetted, and that their party have a few ground rules and will enforce them. This should include stating what you believe will help the people you hope to represent, no using any ...

Police officer killings

To the editor:Once again, police officers in the United States of America were killed in an ambush style murder. This one hits close to home.Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin (Rockwell City native) and Sgt. Tony Beminio (Eagle Grove native) were obviously murdered for no reason other than ...

YWCA event is Nov. 12

To the editor:Join us Saturday, Nov. 12 from 6. to 10:30 p.m. at Willow Ridge, for a night of fun and to support a very worthy nonprofit, the YWCA.Our Silver Showcase Gala will have Live Music with the Jazz Duo: Gabriel Alves & Kelly Weber. Tickets $20 per person (may be purchased at ...

Supports Waechter

To the editor:Voters, you should meet and talk to Gary Waechter, the candidate for District 9 state representative. I did, and I like his attitude, enthusiasm and especially his pedigree. He was born and raised a farm kid who learned about hard work and responsibilities. He was active in rough ...

Disappointed with theater

To the editor:As longtime members of Hawkeye Community Theatre, I would like to express my disappointment in the quality of the productions recently. We have some outstanding talent here in our area and we have enjoyed some very outstanding performances in the past, but have noticed a trend ...

Make an informed decision

To the editor:Why does the media print all the negative things about the candidates instead of concentrating on the starkly different views on issues between them? Media should cover both parties equally, reporting the good as well the bad not just their preferred candidate. There has been ...

Event supports Honor Flights

To the editor:If you have been on one of the Honor Flights then you know how amazing it is. There are still 318 Vietnam veterans waiting to go. Please come out Nov. 13 to Rides for our freewill offering soup supper served by the kids of It Gets Better FD and Beyond, sponsoring One Last Mission, ...

They back Carlson in District 5

To the editor:It is a pleasure to recommend and support Nick Carlson for Webster County supervisor in the 5th District. We have known Nick for most of his life and have known him to be a fair and civic-minded person for all of his adult life. Nick is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard ...

Are they telling us everything?

To the editor:The Tax Policy Center notes Trump would cut taxes by $6 trillion over the next 10 years with half going to the top 1 percent. If $3 billion goes to the top 1 percent, does half of that ($1.5 trillion) go to the top .01 percent and then half of that ($0.75 trillion) to the top ...

Thoughts on the Clintons

When I look at the Clintons, I'm reminded of that one family that every town seems to have. You know the ones, regardless of what trouble their kids get into, they always seem to be able to help them dodge the consequences. The parents are able to do this because of their financial status, ...