Letters to the Editor

Angstrom’s experience qualifies her for office

To the editor: I write in support of Brenda Angstrom for Webster County Treasurer. I hired her 24 years ago to work for me in the auditor’s office. She was an excellent employee always doing her job well. She worked will with people, was courteous and friendly, attributes important for ...

Thank you those who participated for helping to empower our youths

To the editor: On October 8th at 10:00 am in the bioscience building, the advocacy, independent non profit organization Youth Empowerment Association Inc. partnered with Iowa Central Diversity Committee for the annual youth forum. ICCC faculty member Amy Simpson acted as moderator. ...

Re-elect Webster County Supervisor Leffler

To the editor: The Board of Supervisors is charged with the responsibility of managing our County’s money. Merrill Leffler has been an active participant in preparing and managing our County Budget to achieve efficiencies from all of our tax dollars and revenue sources. The Supervisors ...

The Democratic party has chosen its past

To the editor: Socialist candidate Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of our party,” according to Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez. The upcoming election begs the following question: Is socialism the direction we want to go? Dictionaries characterize socialism as government control of the ...

Iowans deserve better than King

To the editor: FACT: White supremacists include KKK and neo-Nazis. Our federal congressman, Steve King, has promoted a well-known neo-Nazi, Mark Collett, on Twitter. My three uncles: Donald, Marion and Loren, fought Nazis in WWII. Donald received a Silver Star for saving two men caught in ...

Is that what you want, America?

To the editor: Democrat J.D. Scholten, running against Rep. Steve King, stated in the Oct. 9 Messenger he doesn’t believe the workforce needs in rural Iowa match King’s stance on immigration. Scholten stated that jobs for 39 workers in Greene County, and jobs in other counties, went ...

Endorses Meyer and Kraayenbrink

To the editor: From 1995-2002, I had the exceptional honor and privilege of representing Fort Dodge, Clare and parts of rural Webster County in the Iowa House. I can never thank the voters enough for that incredible experience. My sincere hope at that time was to do my very best to help serve ...

Favors Megan Srinivas for Iowa House of Representative

To the editor: I’ve known Megan Srinivas for well over 20 years. She is a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High. Why many people think she is from out of town is beyond me. True, she went away to university — to Harvard, no less, where she was a great student. She’s a graduate of the ...

Urges support for Ann Meyer for Iowa House

To the editor: Election Day is rapidly approaching so I would like to take this opportunity to urge people to get to know about one of Fort Dodge’s finest individual running for state House, Ann Meyer. Ann Meyer, along with her husband Dr. James Meyer, have been longtime residents of Fort ...

Backs Niki Conrad

To the editor: I’m enthusiastically supporting Niki Conrad for Webster County Supervisor, District 4. Niki is my aunt and godmother. She has been an amazing role model for me my entire life. She helped me with almost everything in my life: from school projects to helping me decide on a ...

Vote for Ann Meyer

To the editor: It’s always around election time that we get inundated with candidates from all over the place. You can look at the July contributions report of Megan Srinivas. Go to https://webappiecdp.iowa.gov/PublicView/search.aspex?d=statewide, which is the Iowa Ethics Campaign and ...

A message from Helen Miller

To the editor: A big “thank you”to everyone who has been so gracious, appreciative and thoughtful in wishing me all the best as I retire from the Iowa House of Representatives. Serving all of you has meant the world to me and has been a challenging, interesting and worthwhile ...

Symphony’s season starts

To the editor: I would like to extend a warm welcome to all to the first concert of the Fort Dodge Area Symphony, which is entering its 69th year. The concert, entitled ‘‘The Sound of Water,’’ will be held this Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. at the Fort Dodge Middle School ...

Almost Home fundraiser succeeds

To the editor: Our first annual Almost Homecoming event October 6th was a great success, and we have many people to thank for making that possible. A special thank you to Shimkat Motor Company for hosting us. In addition thank you Bruce & Sally Shimkat for helping to coordinate the ...

Supports Niki Conrad

To the editor: I have known Niki Conrad my entire life and probably know her better than most anyone. That is because I am her brother. Much like other siblings, we have times when we do not see eye to eye and I may have even been a little overprotective when it came to an ex-boyfriend or ...

Backing Megan Srinivas

To the editor: We have an unusually unique opportunity with this election. Native Fort Dodger, Megan Srinivas is running for the 9th district House seat; she is exceptional in her scholarship, experience as a physician and her common sense approach to many problems. I knew Megan when I was ...

Supports Ann Meyer for House

To the editor: I am writing to support Ann Meyer to represent us in the Iowa s tate House. I believe Ann’s dedication to the care of her community is the reason form support. Her years as a nurse gives her first hand knowledge and experience with the America’s troubled healthcare system. ...

Not endorsing Steve King

To the editor: Ethanol is under attack. The EPA gave out “hardship waivers” to “small” refineries. This undermined the RFS without doing so legislatively. Ethanol margins have reached disastrous levels with two plants in King’s district dialing back or temporarily shutting down. ...

Backs Ann Meyer

To the editor: I have been a resident of Fort Dodge for over 40 years including 30 years as CEO of Trinity Regional Medical Center. During my time at Trinity I was fortunate to work with an excellent staff, board of directors and physicians. One of those physician leaders was Jim Meyer, ...

Responds to Hamilton County supervisors

To the editor: In response to a letter recently written by Hamilton County supervisors and published by the paper. They are correct, changes need to be made and this election cycle is the time to think about which candidate is willing to make changes to the large scale livestock feeding ...