Opinion

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 ...

Responds to letter regarding moratorium

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to a letter recently written by Hamilton County Supervisors and published by their 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 ...

Angstrom’s experience qualifies her for office

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Re-elect Webster County Supervisor Leffler

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Ann Meyer is our choice

Editorial

National surveys put concerns about various aspects of our nation’s health care system at or near the top of voter concerns this election year. In District 9, there is an opportunity to elect to the Iowa House of Representatives a health care professional with more than three decades of ...

Iowans deserve better than King

Letters to the Editor

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?

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

October is National Pork Month

Editorial

October has been designated National Pork Month. That makes it an especially good time to reflect on the importance of the pork industry to this state. It’s unlikely that anyone who lives in Iowa does not already know that pork production contributes mightily to the economic vitality of the ...

Backs Niki Conrad

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Re-elect state Rep. Rob Bacon

Editorial

State Rep. Rob Bacon, of Slater, has was first elected to the Iowa House of Representative in 2010 and is now completing his third term. He brought to the House substantial legislative experience having previously served one term in the Iowa Senate. Bacon understands well the multitude of ...