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Let’s sell the Capitol

April 4, 2014 To the editor: I visited the Iowa state Capitol recently and was struck by the opulence of the place — the woodwork, the marble, the paintings, the statues, the gilded borders on hand-painted trim... more »»

Wants Vietnam vets remembered

April 4, 2014 To the editor: Well, another Vietnam Veterans Day has come and gone and once again. more »»

Not a Branstad fan

April 4, 2014 To the editor: As I read The Messenger day by day I see nothing but derision for Obama. more »»

News of record: April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014 Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Assault causing bodily injury — Shanae B. Mosley, 23, 317 1/2 N. Ninth St., sent to District Court. Driving under suspension — Bradley . more »»

They laud Citizen’s Academy

April 3, 2014 To the editor: A wonderful experience was enjoyed by both of us as participants in the Fort Dodge/Webster County Citizen’s Academy this past fall. more »»

Cornbelt Chorus sings Saturday

April 3, 2014 To the editor: I would like to make the people of Humboldt and surrounding areas aware of a new event that will take place on Saturday at 7:30 p.. more »»

Give children a chance

April 2, 2014 To the editor: Our children deserve a chance at a bright future and it begins with creating a community that invests in their safety and well-being. more »»

Not a Dick Tracy fan

April 2, 2014 To the editor: I’ll probably upset a couple of readers — maybe not. But in my 50-plus years of reading newspapers, I’ve always enjoyed the comics page. But I always skip over the Dick Tracy comi. more »»

Weighs in on Obamacare

April 1, 2014 To the editor: We now hear that insurance companies will be reimbursed for “unexpected costs” incurred in their administration of Obamacare. How convenient. more »»

At-will employment

March 31, 2014 To the editor: Iowa, along with many other states, are governed by “At-Will Employment” laws. These laws basically mean that an employer can fire/terminate an employee for any or no reason whatsoever. more »»

Duncombe Fun Night is Saturday

March 27, 2014 To the editor: The Duncombe Booster Club would like to extend an invitation to the community to participate in Duncombe Elementary Fun Night on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. more »»

IGBFD&B event is April 13

March 24, 2014 To the editor: On behalf of the It Gets Better FD & Beyond Team and Youth Ambassadors, we would like to express our gratitude to Fort Frenzy event coordinators and all of its employees. more »»

Support is appreciated

March 20, 2014 To the editor: This past weekend, the Sonshine Singers presented their annual music ministry at First United Methodist Church. more »»

POET says ‘thank you’

March 11, 2014 To the editor: As general manager of POET Biorefining — Gowrie Iowa I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the entire community of Fort Dodge for your continued support of biofuels and the... more »»

Wants added trash option

March 6, 2014 To the editor: I have concerns about the size of the new garbage receptacles newly issued by the city of Fort Dodge. more »»

Appreciates medical response

March 6, 2014 To the editor: On the afternoon of Feb. 15, my wife was watching TV when she started having severe back pain. more »»

Sexual assaults must stop

March 1, 2014 To the editor: Sexual assault is a terrible crime, one for which there is no excuse. It occurs in communities across Iowa, and in every state — and it occurs on our college campuses. more »»

Generous community

February 26, 2014 To the editor: Not many people sit around and ask, “Where should I donate my money today?” There are so many great causes in particular in our community. more »»

Legalize marijuana?

February 24, 2014 To the editor: Maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea for all states to legalize the use of marijuana. It might cut down on other more deadly drugs from being smuggled into the U.S. from other countrie. more »»

Support Iowa State Fair

February 22, 2014 To the editor: An Iowa treasure, the Iowa State Fairgrounds, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the State Fair has gained international fame over the years. more »»



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