Letters to the Editor

It’s time to rethink priorities

To the editor: When our children are being killed in droves by guns, it is time to rethink our priorities. I fail to understand how or why owning a gun is a right, but driving a car is a privilege; owning a gun is a right, but healthcare is a privilege; owning a gun is a right, yet apparently ...

Iowa Central says ‘thanks’

To the editor: On behalf of the Iowa Central Board of Trustees and the administration, we want to extend a heart-filled thank you to everyone in our nine-county area who came out in support of our recent bond referendum. The confidence you have shown in Iowa Central Community College with ...

Lauds progress in FD

To the editor: When looking up while on my approach to the downtown roundabouts in my aged Caddie, I realize what a great transition from a boring visualization that existed before the improvements were made. Our community leaders have given us the best shot to leverage non-tax dollars to ...

Mandates

To the editor: When I turn on the various news channels or view the latest posting on You Tube it is obvious that mayhem and chaos are alive and well and in charge of the class reunion being held on America’s highways as a result of our government’s education system regarding the ...

They appreciate the support

To the editor: 2017 has been a very memorial transformation of our name. Youth Empowerment Association, Inc. formerly known as It Gets Better FD and Beyond would like to thank our supporters from the previous year. We have a new name, but our mission remains the same as it always had for ...

Lauds Megan Srinivas

To the editor: I’ve known Megan Srinivas for a long time, since she was a child. She is a chronic high achiever, having graduated from Harvard and University of Iowa Medical School, with a residency at Johns Hopkins in internal medicine, and fellowship in Infectious disease at the ...

AFES fundraiser is today

To the editor: (Today) the Fort Dodge Women’s Study Club is hosting a Mardi Gras themed social at the AFES gymnasium. This event will serve as a fundraiser to the programs the AFES organization runs. The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and tickets may be purchased at the door. I would like ...

Backs Iowa Central

To the editor: If not us — who? If not now — when? On behalf of the Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way, I am expressing support for the Iowa Central bond referendum. Iowa Central Community College is a very important and positive educational asset for our community and ...

Plans to vote ‘no’

To the editor: I believe the vote for the ICCC Bond issue should be “no.” No one rational can claim that no good things come out of ICCC, but on too many occasions our ICCC directors and administrators have been poor, or to be kind, not very good stewards of the our monies. The reporting ...

Will vote ‘yes’ on Tuesday

To the editor: On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Iowa Central Community College is putting a $25.5 million bond referendum before the voters in nine counties in Iowa. Those nine counties that make up Iowa Central Community College include Buena Vista, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, ...

Supports Iowa Central vote

To the editor: I encourage everyone to vote in favor of the Iowa Central Community College bond referendum. Iowa Central Community College positively touches the lives of students, families and employers within Fort Dodge and the surrounding communities. Fort Dodge and surrounding areas ...

Questions need for bond referendum

To the editor: There are some peculiar elements to the effort to ensure the passage of the ICCC bond issue, in addition to the usual biases of the money interest in Fort Dodge. For example, if one political party were to set up special voting places for those most likely to vote their way, ...

Will vote yes for Iowa Central

To the editor: The phrase “a rising tide lifts all boats” resonates with me in the upcoming Iowa Central bond referendum. I will be voting in favor of the referendum and strongly encourage area voters to do the same. There are a multitude of reasons your support is warranted, with the ...

Plans to vote no on bond referendum

To the editor: I’m going to vote NO on this $25.5 million dollar proposal for ICCC, here is why — you don’t get to vote on your land values and property tax increases — just pay and don’t complain. You don’t get to vote on the increases in water and sewer rates — just pay and ...

Won’t watch Super Bowl

To the editor: According to Fox News, AMVETS summited a paid ad for the Super Bowl showing the American Flag with a caption saying “Please Stand.” The NFL rejected the ad saying it was too “political.” Well Commissioner Goodell and the NFL, please excuse AMVETS and the rest of us ...

Invest in Iowa Central

To the editor: Pocahontas County Economic Development Commission recognizes that Iowa Central Community College and rural counties in our region are at a crossroads. One of the key impediments to moving our rural region forward is a trained workforce. In today’s world, we are finding out ...

Supports Iowa Central

To the editor: Please, for a moment let’s reflect on the history of Iowa Central Community College. Over 50 years ago Dr. Edwin Barbour was selected to be the first superintendent of the newly formed Iowa Central Community College. It was a fraction of what Iowa Central is today. I ...

Iowa Central has a regional impact

To the editor: As I talk with community members throughout Calhoun County about the Iowa Central Community College bond referendum, one recurring response I hear is, “I don’t live in Fort Dodge. What does this mean for me?” Iowa Central employs our neighbors: Within the last year, ...

Supports bond proposal

To the editor: Fifty-one years ago, Albert Habhab, mayor of Fort Dodge, and I, student body president, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Iowa Central Community College campus. I wore a younger man’s suit then and obviously I am not in as good of shape as I was then. ...

Backs Iowa Central

To the editor: There are many reasons to support Iowa Central’s upcoming bond issue. I would like to share the No. 1 reason why I personally plan to support Iowa Central’s plan. Like many employers, we are facing workforce shortages like never before. In our field of long-term care, the ...