Opinion

Iowa Central takes a step forward

Editorial

Generous financial donors often make it possible for colleges to undertake important projects that otherwise would have been difficult to fund. That’s exactly what has just taken place at Iowa Central Community College. Former Fort Dodger Bill Greehey’s family foundation has made it ...

Re-elect Reynolds and Kraayenbrink

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In February of this year the well-respected magazine U.S. News & World Report named Iowa the number one overall state in which to live. The two-year study used 77 metrics across eight categories to come to their conclusion. Another study concluded Iowa was one of the very ...

Former sheriff says he’ll vote for Ann Meyer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the time I have gotten to know Ann Meyer I realize that she has the drive and desire to work in the State House across the aisle to help increase mental health services which we desperately need. Ann also has extensive experience in the health care field and wants to ...

Clark Fletcher supports Megan Srinivas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to encourage all voters of Iowa House District 9 to consider Megan Srinivas for our next representative. When Megan announced her candidacy I was encouraged and excited. She is a remarkable Fort Dodger who has been involved with community service since her early ...

O’Brien, Thompson offer change in direction

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There is no question that the upcoming midterm elections are critical in determining the course of events in this nation and in our state. Local decisions across the state and country impact the overall direction of state and national policy. In our local area we find a clear ...

This voter supports Ann Meyer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I first met Ann Meyer 18 years ago when she and her family located to Fort Dodge. Ann immediately impressed me with her personable demeanor, professionalism and work ethic. I have been a witness to her dedication to our community and have seen first-hand, her actions to support ...

Wright County gets ready for tomorrow

Editorial

When things are going well, successful people aren’t complacent about the future. Instead, they see today’s good fortune as an opportunity to build an even better tomorrow. That’s exactly the philosophy that has motivated the Wright County Board of Supervisors to acquire 80 acres of ...

Vote for Megan Srinivas for Iowa House

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Every couple of years, The Messenger or its parent company Ogden Newspapers puts on full display their political leanings and they did not disappoint with their endorsement of Ann Meyer in Tuesday’s paper. Based on their crack analysis, Meyer is ideally qualified to serve ...

John O’Brien will listen to everyone

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My name is Nathan Conrad and I am union president of the Fort Dodge Firefighters Local 0622. I am expressing my support for John O’Brien for Iowa’s District 5 State Senate seat. My first experience with John was watching my daughters play middle school sports where he ...

Support Kim Reynolds for governor

Editorial

Iowa is doing well. The economy is healthy and growing. State government is well-managed. Taxpayers are seeing their money spent wisely and with frugality. Unemployment is at a historic low. Assorted national rankings put our state ahead of most other states in a diverse assortment of ...

Miller says she will vote for Megan Srinivas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As most of you here in House District 9 know, I will not be seeking re-election to the seat in the Iowa House of Representatives that I have held for the past 16 years. Many have asked me who my choice would be and so, here goes. My choice is Megan Srinivas and the reasons are ...

Megan Srinivas has plan for mental health care

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As the chair of the Webster County Democrats, I have seen many good people run for office. We are proud of the strong tradition we have in this community for providing quality candidates for offices at both levels of government. This year one of our candidates has gained a ...

Iowa is exactly the right place to raise pigs

Local Columns

October is Pork Month. Consumers here in Iowa and across the U.S. should be aware that pork is a great value now with all our retail and restaurant partners. Pork is nutritious, safe and very diverse with menu and meal planning. Iowa pig farmers are doing what is right for Iowa. You may be ...

Let’s put a doctor in the House — Dr. Srinivas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Twenty years ago I returned to my hometown, Fort Dodge, and re-engaged in community activities and leadership. I have never ever regretted coming home. Today we have another former Fort Dodger who has returned to her hometown: Dr. Megan Srinivas. Following her graduation from ...

Mike Naig for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Iowa runs on agriculture, and our current Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is the leader we need to help keep the future of Iowa agriculture bright. Agriculture is very important to our state. Our farms are what help our rural communities prosper. We need a leader with the ...

King is good for the northwest corner

Editorial

The 50 American states send 435 men and women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Most of them are little-known to anyone who doesn’t live in the district that sent them to Washington. Steve King, a Republican from Kiron who has been in the U.S. House for more than a dozen years, ...

Ann Meyer is her choice for state representative

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am supporting Ann Meyer for State Representative in the upcoming election. I have known the Meyers for many years. Dr Jim Meyer has cared for me and my family, and Ann is a nurse and a nurse instructor at Iowa Central Community College. I am also a nurse and was an instructor ...

He will vote for Ann Meyer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to encourage you all to vote for Ann Meyer this upcoming November 6th to represent you and I in the Iowa State House. The 9th House District of Iowa has long been represented by passionate, hard-working and dedicated individuals that resonate with the character of ...

Merrill Leffler’s local heritage runs deep

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Merrill Leffler’s heritage runs deep into the history of Webster County. His family has been in the area since the founding of the County and City of Fort Dodge. His heart and livelihood is here ... always has been. He has served in a number of capacities in our ...

Megan Srinivas will get his vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I write this letter in support of Megan Srinivas, candidate for the State House of Representatives. It’s rare that we have an opportunity to support a candidate as qualified as Megan. Without talking to Megan personally it’s hard to describe to someone else her passion and ...