Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Supports referendum

To the editor: I know we’re all sick of elections and can think of a million reasons why not to go vote, but this is so important to the whole community and the six counties that it serves that we absolutely have to make sure that the bond issue passes. Iowa Central Community College has ...

Iowa Central has vital role

To the editor: As December 6 is quickly upon us with the Bond Issue proposed by Iowa Central Community College, I would like share as the president and CEO of UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge why I support this bond. Trinity Regional Medical Center’s roots have always been tied to the ...

Seeking volunteers

To the editor: Please, please help! The red kettles are the lifeline for the Salvation Army. I realize it is not on the top of the list of fun things to do, but they desperately need volunteers to ring the bells. Many people in need (and growing) get a hot lunch five times a week. The ...

Bond issue is vital

To the editor: I encourage voters to support Iowa Central’s upcoming bond referendum. ICCC is a valuable resource for all of us. Like other community colleges throughout Iowa, ICCC provides area students with exceptional post-secondary college opportunities. It is extremely affordable and ...

Supports Iowa Central

To the editor, As a father of two sons who have attended Iowa Central Community College and a supporter of strong athletics and fine arts, I am writing in support of the Iowa Central Community College’s $29.5 million dollar bond issue election on Dec. 6, to improve its facilities across all ...

Giving thanks for those supporting Honor Flights

To the editor: At this time of the year “Thanksgiving” it is appropriate to reflect back a short few moths ago. The Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight competed two flights, May 7 and Sept. 17. Some 300-plus World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans participated in what most of them ...

College benefits the region

To the editor: Just 50 years ago, Iowa Central Community College was a bare piece of land on the western portion of Fort Dodge. The newly formed board of directors and the college’s first president, Dr. Ed Barbour, envisioned the Iowa Central Community College of the future which will serve ...

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 ...