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It’s National 4-H Week

October 6, 2014 To the editor: Oct. 5-11 is National 4-H Week. This is the one week set aside to celebrate this youth organization. more »»

Voice of the people

October 6, 2014 To the editor: The preamble to The United States Constitution says, “We the People of the United States ...” This document when drafted and eventually put into operation created an indirect democracy. more »»

Has a proposal

October 4, 2014 To the editor: On Sept. 27, I heard a concert 11 blocks away from m. more »»

Backs Joe McCarville

October 4, 2014 To the editor: “Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain” is the state motto of Iowa. That motto is proudly displayed on our state fla. more »»

Backs Joni Ernst for Senate

October 3, 2014 To the editor: A letter in The Messenger Sep. more »»

Appreciates officials’ response

October 3, 2014 To the editor: Thanks to our city officials, my 95-gallon garbage/recycle bins have been exchanged for the smaller 45-gallon bins and I am grateful. more »»

Regarding 10th Avenue North

September 29, 2014 To the editor: It is not right that Fort Dodge engineers can make any change that reduces the value of our homes (per three Realtors). more »»

Want Social Security protected

September 27, 2014 To the editor: First, Joni Ernst wanted to privatize our Social Security system. She stated that was just one of the options. more »»

Decries ‘political correctness’

September 27, 2014 To the editor: Where has our patriotism gone? I see where schools banned five students from wearing T-shirts with American flags on them during Cinco de Mayo day, homeowners associations are making... more »»

Weighs in on Latham awards

September 27, 2014 To the editor: I am saddened by the honors we are awarding our (former) congressman (— Tom Latham —) for bringing home pork. more »»

Prefers Braley for Senate

September 26, 2014 To the editor: Joni Ernst is female. But her politics are right wing. more »»

About ‘boots on the ground’

September 25, 2014 To the editor: Our military presence in Iraq has increased to over 1,600 since the ISIS jayvee was finally recognized by President Obama as the first-team threat they are. more »»

Swim Club says thanks

September 21, 2014 To the editor: The members of the Fort Dodge Swim Club would like to extend a thank you to Audra and Gayle McKinney and their wonderful staff at the Iowa Outdoor Store for hosting a 3-D Archery Shoo... more »»

A chain of events

September 18, 2014 To the editor: Would you like to be among the inspired Christians who will be making a visual statement to the Fort Dodge community that abortion is grievously wrong? The St. more »»

Airport employees appreciated

September 17, 2014 To the editor: Operating the Honor Flights in and out of the Fort Dodge Airport may look just as easy as watching the aircraft land and take off, but like with most things, this is not the case. more »»

Wants bicycle thefts halted

September 16, 2014 To the editor: To the petty thieves who reinforce negative stereotypes about Fort Dodge, what about a bike that is chained up in someone’s garage says, “steal me?” After my modest used bike was... more »»

A note of appreciation

September 16, 2014 To the editor: National Health Center Week was a successful week. Community Health Center of Fort Dodge is very grateful for all the support we received. more »»

Trails celebration succeeds

September 15, 2014 To the editor: Thank you for your support of the Celebration of Trails event which took place Aug. more »»

Community Peace Rally set

September 12, 2014 To the editor: We would like to extend a welcome to Fort Dodge and surrounding communities to the inaugural Community Peace Rally “Pinwheels for Peac. more »»

Lauds Honor Flight

September 12, 2014 To the editor: A big thank you to the Honor Flight organizers and all the volunteers that made the day special for all of the veteran. more »»



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