Opinion

Urges to get out and vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would just like to say it has been an honor serving Webster County this past 38 years, eight years as treasurer, the end of this term. I want to thank you and I am very grateful for the wonderful opportunity and support you have given me serving as Webster County ...

Kraayenbrink will get his vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a business owner in our community, I could not be more pleased with the progress our district and state have made in the past two years. Tim Kraayenbrink has played an integral part in creating a business climate that has been very positive for Fort Dodge and the ...

Vote Merrill Leffler

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The results from our community and economic development has been quite positive. The future opportunities have never appeared brighter. Merrill Leffler has been a visionary team player with all the communities within our County and our Region. Merrill works full time to ...

Preventing illness is easier than treatment

Editorial

It’s that time of year again — cold, flu, seasonal allergies ... the “crud.” It seems as though there is constantly something going around, whether at school, work, church, or even within families. Early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that more ...

They will vote for Ann Meyer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We have voted from the time we were eligible to. Taught by our parents that the right to vote was a privilege, and not one to be taken lightly, we have felt it was our responsibility as citizens to educate ourselves on the issues, and the candidates, so that we could make ...

Re-elect Leffler

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Webster County Supervisors guide our county government so as to serve the residents needs and keep a forward vision to be positioned to address opportunities that appear on the horizon. Merrill Leffler, candidate for re-election as supervisor, has studied and learned the ...

Believes in Megan Srinivas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am not a member of the Democratic Party. I am not a member of the Republican Party.. After having been very politically involved in the 1970s, I became disenchanted and “dropped out of the political scene.” Today, I don’t get involved in campaigns unless I am certain ...

Supporting Conrad

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m writing in support of Niki Conrad for County Supervisor. The job of this office is to work with all people in Webster County and to listen to their concerns. Niki has demonstrated her listening skills in everything she has been involved in throughout the community. ...

Re-elect Merrill Leffler

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Nov. 6 is a very important election for our future in Webster County. We have the opportunity to re-elect Merrill Leffler as a member of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Leffler has been a lifelong resident, small businessman, and community supporter. He pays property taxes in ...

Who are the kids who care?

Editorial

Who are the kids who care? They’re kids like 9-year-old Azy Felix, of Manson, who witnessed homelessness and yearned to do something about it. So she did. By collecting cans, with the help of family members, she is saving up money to help provide a tiny house from someone in need. They’re ...

Elect Srinivas to Iowa House

Letters to the Editor

To The Editor: What do we hope for or expect from our elected representatives? That is a question every voter needs to answer for themselves, but I have come to the conclusion that I would like to send the best and the brightest to represent me, whether it is to D.C. or Des Moines. To that ...

Urges support for Scholten

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing to support JD Scholten for Congress. Scholten will represent the people of NW Iowa with integrity. He has genuine respect for others, listens to opinions, and will fight for all of his constituents. JD has strong Iowa values and will stand up for rural interests in ...

Support Leffler

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Merrill Leffler has a strong connection and commitment to Webster County. He always is thinking of the future and our future generations in Webster County as he makes decisions on the board. Merrill is the best choice for the board and his continued service is a must. ...

Will vote for Meyer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am extremely grateful and honored to be voting in the upcoming election on Nov. 6. In this election I am urging others in Fort Dodge and district 9 in joining me in supporting Ann Meyer for Iowa Statehouse. I have had the privilege to know Ann and her family for 10 years ...

AFES to the rescue of Christmas

Editorial

We’ve said it before, but it certainly bears a repeat: Athletics For Education and Success is saving an important Fort Dodge holiday tradition: Operation Christmas. For more than six decades a volunteer project in Fort Dodge made Christmas a bit merrier with gifts for youngsters and ...

Support Kraayenbrink

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: One of the top priorities and time consuming challenges of the Iowa Legislature is to enact a balanced budget as mandated by our State Constitution. The health and human services aspect of the budget is very complex as the Federal Government contributes approximately 2/3 of ...

Re-elect Kraayenbrink

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We have known Tim and Sally Kraayenbrink for over 35 years. Tim started his education and coaching career at NW Webster in Barnum. He was an excellent teacher and coach for our daughters with high moral values. A quality education for all students in Iowa is a top priority ...

Support Megan Srinivas

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I wholeheartedly support Megan Srinivas for Iowa House to represent those of us in the 9th District. I had the privilege of having Megan as a student for eight years while she attended Fort Dodge Middle and High Schools. Even at that young age, Megan represented our schools ...

Elect Ann Meyer for Iowa House

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We are voting for Ann Meyer in the coming election. She is a phenomenal candidate to be elected to be our representative in the Iowa House of Representative. Her many years of experience as a nurse and an instructor at Iowa Central College are complimentary to her nursing ...

Let’s keep Halloween fun

Editorial

Unlike most holidays, Halloween really has no serious purpose. It’s primarily an opportunity for harmless, child-oriented fun. Costumes, trick-or-treat activities and an opportunity to engage in make-believe combine to make Halloween a favorite of youngsters and those still young at ...