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Scholarship nominations sought

January 1, 2014 To the editor: During this holiday season and new year when goodwill is everywhere, I ask the community to recognize any youths that have put the needs of others in front of their ow. more »»

Clothing Closet aims to serve

December 30, 2013 To the editor: I am very proud of our community and how it is always ready to help those in need. We have many great resources here in Fort Dodg. more »»

Appreciates FD police

December 30, 2013 To the editor: Thank you just doesn’t seem enough. more »»

Weighs in on Obamacare

December 27, 2013 To the editor: What has always separated the U.S. from other countries is its unique synthesis of soaring ideals and stubborn pragmatism. more »»

Operation Hope succeeds

December 26, 2013 To the editor: On behalf of the chairs of It Gets Better FD & Beyond, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all of those who came with donations for our fifth annual Operation Hope. more »»

From our files: Dec. 26, 2013

December 26, 2013 Dec. 26, 2003 NEWS: LuAnn Arney brought a mule team and wagon to the home of her mother, Lois Howard, of Fort Dodge, and gave the neighbors rides. more »»

They appreciate the kindness

December 24, 2013 To the editor: Fort Dodge has some very thoughtful people. Thursday we were so pleased when a man helped my wife down some steps and into our car. We then went to Perkins for lunch. more »»

Laments wasteful spending

December 24, 2013 To the editor: Another downtown parking study? Does anybody have any idea how many studies this makes? I worked downtown and could always find parking space. more »»

Found carols beautiful

December 24, 2013 To the editor: Thursday night of the 19th of December, my wife and I were eating our supper at around 5:30 p.m. Outside of our kitchen window, we heard some beautiful group singing Christmas carol. more »»

Thanks good Samaritan

December 24, 2013 To the editor: Miracles do happen in the Fort Dodge area. Thank you to the good Samaritan who turned in my driver’s license at church. more »»

The greatest gift

December 23, 2013 To the editor: As we count down the days to Christmas may we take time to remember the reason for which Christmas counts. more »»

Upset by thefts

December 18, 2013 To the editor: Went out to North Lawn Cemetery today to visit a loved one. Only to find that someone had stolen a Christmas wreath and solar light. Also took the insides out of the vases. more »»

‘A huge thank you’

December 18, 2013 To the editor: A huge thank you to the kind citizen who returned my employee ID to me. I had an extremely busy day, and it must’ve fallen off on accident. more »»

Weighs in on farm bill

December 16, 2013 To the editor: They will be passing a new farm bill in the next couple weeks. Re. more »»

Appreciates ABATE donation

December 16, 2013 To the editor: Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. would like to thank ABATE for the donation of toys to Webster, Hamilton and Wright counties. more »»

Holiday on Central succeeds

December 13, 2013 To the editor: On Dec. more »»

Iran holds American prisoner

December 11, 2013 To the editor: On Oct. 19, Oakhill Baptist, Community Christian School, KJYL Kinship, and the REC center sponsored, Endure for Saeed 5K walk/run for American Pastor Saeed Abedini imprisoned in Iran. more »»

Lauds Newspaper in Education

December 11, 2013 To the editor: I would like to thank the Messenger and all the businesses that donate to the Newspaper in Education program. They provide my classroom with newspapers each Wednesday. more »»

Leadership Iowa comes to FD

December 5, 2013 To the editor: Our growing economic climate here in Fort Dodge was one of the major reasons we were selected to host the ABI, Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation-Leadership Iowa... more »»

Some true holiday spirit

December 4, 2013 To the editor: I would like to thank the man who paid the bill for the elderly man whom I gave a ride to the store so he could have some food to eat. more »»



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