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Wants action by elected officials

August 22, 2014 To the editor: The national debt can be fixed. Our debt-to-Gross Domestic Product ratio would only need spending cuts and tax hikes that equal 1.2 percent of GDP. more »»

 
 
 
Backs Joni Ernst for Senate

August 22, 2014 To the editor: If we want to make real changes in Washington, we need to elect people with relevant real-life experience. In our U.S. more »»

Supports Jennifer Benson

August 22, 2014 To the editor: Elections will be coming up very soon and I would like to ask you to support and vote for Jennifer Benson for Webster County attorney. more »»

Objects to intrusion

August 19, 2014 To the editor: Why on earth would you bring a dog to a funeral visitation? On Aug. 13, we had two unexpected and unwelcome guests show up at my mother’s funeral visitation. more »»

A thank you to The Messenger

August 19, 2014 To the editor: We would like to thank The Messenger, Barbara Wallace Hughes and Jesse Major for the excellent article on my husband’s kidney transplant and on his donor, Beth, that was recently... more »»

Reacts to PAC support

August 19, 2014 To the editor: In response to the Aug. 9 letter from L.J. Hartley, of Fort Dodge, I would like someone to tell us what Joni Ernst has promised the Koch brothers. more »»

Thank you, Chief Carmody

August 18, 2014 To the editor: While one might be tempted to focus on the loss, I prefer to take a more thankful and positive view. more »»

Applause for Terry Moehnke

August 18, 2014 To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank Terry Moehnke for his dedication to Fort Dodge. more »»

Eighth annual Angel Ride receives strong support

August 17, 2014 To the editor: The eighth annual Angel Ride to Save the Ta-Tas had a great turn out on July 12 — 367 riders went on the ride, plus others showed up to participated in the fun activities at Amigos... more »»

Never forget our veterans

August 16, 2014 To the editor: This is the 100th anniversary of World War I and Des Moines Glendale Cemetery is honoring the date by restoring Iowa’s largest veterans cemetery to steam-clean the 3,300 markers of... more »»

Appreciates the help

August 16, 2014 To the editor: As of a few days ago I had stopped at a Casey’s store on North 15th Street to fill my fuel tank, and as I went in to pay for the gas I discovered I had only $1 in my billfold, but I... more »»

Has concerns about wind farms

August 15, 2014 To the editor: In regard to the Lundgren Wind Farm article in The Messenger about two weeks ago, I noticed there was no mention of where the magnets come from that are used in wind turbines. more »»

Reacts to Pat Matter story

August 15, 2014 To the editor: Although I found several issues in Barbara Wallace Hughes’ interview of Pat Matter (Messenger, Aug. 3) disturbing, there is one in particular I would like to address. Of Mr. more »»

Back to School Bash succeeds

August 13, 2014 To the editor: Upper Des Moines Opportunity would like to express our appreciation to all who were involved in this year’s Back to School Bash. The bash was held on Aug. more »»

A thank you to Walgreens

August 13, 2014 To the editor: A sincere and heartfelt thank you to Walgreens. Each year at this time, we purchase backpacks and supplies for our local Moose children. more »»

Don’t miss the flower show

August 12, 2014 To the editor: On Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24, you’re invited to join us on a trip “Back To the ’50s. more »»

It’s almost rodeo time

August 12, 2014 To the editor: It is time for the 77th Dayton Championship Rodeo again this Labor Day weekend in Dayton. Don’t miss the four action-packed performances starting on Aug. 2. more »»

A Cyclone Sprayers thank you

August 12, 2014 To the editor: The Lakeside Ladies golf league, Cyclone Sprayers, would like to give a big thanks to the businesses who donated to the 4 Gal Best Shot in July. more »»

Support Comedia

August 11, 2014 To the editor: Every year, when Comedia Musica Players presents a musical theatre production in the fall, I am always surprised when someone tells me it is their first time attending one of our show... more »»

Benefit is great success

August 11, 2014 To the editor: The support we have received has been overwhelming. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who has given so generously. more »»

YEP succeeds

August 8, 2014 To the editor: Children & Families of Iowa recently completed our summer Youth Employment Program and we would like to thank local businesses and professionals who helped us make this program a... more »»

 
 

Lunch on the Plaza August 22, 2014

The Lions Club will hold Lunch on the Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Lunch includes hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, chicken breast or steak sandwiches. Chips and sodas are available. Profits go to the Lions Club Eye Project. more »

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