Opinion

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 ...

Vote against the LOST initiative in Lehigh

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I encourage all Lehigh citizens to Vote No regarding our LOST (Local Option Sales Tax) money Nov. 6. As most of you know Lehigh has several roads which are in need of major repairs. Currently all of our annual LOST money is for road use only ($40,000 to $45,000). The city ...

He’s voting for Ann Meyer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am voting for Ann Meyer in the upcoming election for State Representative. I have known the Meyer family since they moved to Fort Dodge from Michigan in 2000. They became members of First Presbyterian Church and we have worshipped together over the years. I know they have ...

Let’s keep Mike Naig on the job

Editorial

When Iowans go to the polls next month, they have a chance to show their support for a superb secretary of agriculture. Mike Naig was appointed on March 5 by Gov. Kim Reynolds to succeed Bill Northey, when that outstanding predecessor became an undersecretary in the U.S. Department of ...

Writer supports election of Megan Srinivas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have been a Webster County Supervisor for 6 years and involved in local, state and national politics for much longer. In that time, I have had the privilege of working with many great elected officials ... Democrat and Republican. Today I am writing in support of Megan ...

We Support Merrill Leffler as supervisor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We believe Merrill Leffler is the best choice to serve as District 4 Supervisor. Merrill has chosen to live and work in Webster County his whole life. His family has been here since the founding of Fort Dodge. For over 40 years Merrill has selflessly supported the community ...

Ann Meyer will represent the area well

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I write this letter in support of candidate Ann Meyer. Ann is a long-time Fort Dodge resident who has been very active in the Fort Dodge community over the last 20 years. I have known Ann for the past 20 years. I have known her as a nurse and as a friend. When she told me ...

Merrill Leffler is the best person for the job

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Merrill, better known as “dad” or “father-in-law” to us, has been a tremendous asset to Webster County the past six years. Even though our opinion may be considered biased, we appreciate you taking the time to hear from us directly regarding what we think of our dad ...

Retired educator says to vote for O’Brien

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a retired educator, I watched in horror as Tim Kraayenbrink and the Iowa Senate voted to gut Chapter 20. It had not been long before, at a public Eggs and Issues Forum, that Tim vowed he would not destroy Chapter 20. In his words he said if anything, he would only “tweak ...

Re-elect Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink

Editorial

State Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink has served a single term in the Iowa Senate. He has done a fine job and should be returned for a second term. Kraayenbrink has the diverse experience that makes his service in the Senate especially valuable. As a successful member of the Fort Dodge business ...

Merrill Leffler should be re-elected

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To us the choice for the District 4 County Supervisor seat is clear, Merrill Leffler needs to be re-elected! We need the positive growth we are seeing in Webster County continued. Over the past two terms Merrill has served, we have seen him work cooperatively and side by side ...

It was a long road to four-lane US 20

Local Columns

Finally! Statewide Four-Lane US 20 Opens Opportunity Hallelujah! Decades of tireless advocacy will be rewarded when a ribbon cutting marking completion of statewide four-lane US 20 is cut today on Oct.19, 2018. In the early 1950s, plans for upgrading US 20 to a four-lane highway from Sioux ...

Leffler has the knowledge needed for the position

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Webster County owns diverse properties to serve the County in several communities. These properties need to be managed, maintained, and prepared to serve us for many years into the future. Merrill Leffler has extensive knowledge and experience dealing with property. He has ...

Supports Brenda Angstrom for treasurer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As mayor of Gowrie, I write with enthusiasm in support of Brenda Angstrom for Webster County treasurer. I know her as a citizen of Gowrie and I have worked with her on several issues we deal with at Gowrie City Hall. She is always so helpful and knowledgeable. It’s nice to ...

Keep Mike Sexton on the job

Editorial

The voters in House District 10 — all of Calhoun, Pocahontas and Humboldt counties and six townships in western Webster County — have the opportunity to keep an outstanding Republican legislator on the job in the Iowa House of Representatives. Mike Sexton, a business owner from the rural ...