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Disapproves of Hillary Clinton

July 26, 2016 To the editor: Some of you may recall the phrase “skating” as being used meaning someone who was able to “skate” out of (avoid) trouble and Hillary seems to be an expert at doing just that. more »»

Lauds city workers

July 26, 2016 To the editor: I am writing to thank the city of Fort Dodge crews who helped clean up damaged branches and trees at our home and all across the city due to the strong storm that hit Fort Dodge. more »»

‘We’re all in this together’

July 25, 2016 To the editor: I’m a proud fourth-generation farmer and resident of Wright County for a long tim. more »»

A 42STRONG thank you

July 25, 2016 To the editor: On behalf of the Allison Huss family, we would like to thank the entire Fort Dodge community as well as extended family, friends and businesses that contributed or participated in our... more »»

Backs Safe Routes to School

July 25, 2016 To the editor: I support the use of Department of Transportation funds to support the Safe Routes to School program. more »»

A suggestion for Prestage

July 25, 2016 To the editor: I’ve been following the controversial stories regarding the Prestage packing plant locating to a site south of Eagle Grove. I would like to suggest another option to Mr. Prestag. more »»

Ron Prestage weighs in

July 24, 2016 To the editor: Since announcing our desire to build a pork processing plant in Wright County, we have received several questions and want to provide the public with answers. more »»

Supports Prestage Foods

July 24, 2016 To the editor: As a longtime resident and business owner of Eagle Grove, Iowa, I would like to express my support for the proposed Prestage Foods plant. more »»

Thank you, FD school board

July 24, 2016 To the editor: I feel such joy when I drive by our new middle school and see the innovative use of prairie grass in landscaping. It brings back a bit of history of the prairies of Iowa. more »»

Welcoming Prestage Foods

July 24, 2016 To the editor: When Prestage Foods of Iowa announced plans to build a $240 million state-of-the-art pork processing facility in Iowa, it was the kind of good news agriculture has been longing for. more »»

A caution from Mason City

July 24, 2016 To the editor: It seems every community that starts to deal with Prestage believes that it does not affect other counties and communities and they have no right interfering with their decision. more »»

Swing for a Cure succeeds

July 22, 2016 To the editor: The 11th annual Swing for a Cure golf outing was held on June 24 this year at the Fort Dodge County Club. The weather was picture-perfect with 22 teams enjoying the fun-filled da. more »»

‘Move forward — together’

July 22, 2016 To the editor: As I was recently driving home from a meeting, I couldn’t help but admire the scenery of rural Iowa. more »»

Tour of Gardens succeeds

July 19, 2016 To the editor: The Fort Dodge Federated Garden Club expresses appreciation and thanks to all who supported our recent 15th annual Tour of Gardens. more »»

Opportunity is ‘knocking’

July 19, 2016 To the editor: As a young farmer, I would not have had the opportunity to return home to the farm, if it were not for off-farm opportunities in agribusiness. more »»

Grassley shows up for work

July 19, 2016 To the editor: Our U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley has an outstanding work record. He hasn’t missed a vote since 1993. Even then, he was home touring flood ravaged areas in Iowa. more »»


July 18, 2016 To the editor: I am a fourth generation farmer, businessman and community volunteer in Humboldt County, but the most fulfilling job is being a dad. more »»

Flower show is a success

July 18, 2016 To the editor: The Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa recently held their state flower show, “Small but Mighty,” and 88th annual meeting in Fort Dodge. more »»

Thanks for the support

July 18, 2016 To the editor: Graham Tire would like to thank all of the businesses that donated items and to all of our customers and everyone else who came in and bid on the items for our eighth annual benefit... more »»

Opposes Hillary Clinton

July 15, 2016 To the editor: With utter disregard for the security of sensitive classified information Hillary Clinton decided for “convenience” to have a personal server. more »»

Sees gun control hypocrisy

July 15, 2016 To the editor: Is John Lewis a terrorist? Congressman John Lewis was, and may still be, on the no-fly list. more »»


Heartland Museum July 28, 2016

The Heartland Museum in Clarion is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Labor Day and other times by appointment. Call 515-602-600. more »

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