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Hospice Ball succeeds

February 21, 2015 To the editor: Our deepest thanks to Fort Dodge and the surrounding communities for your ongoing support of UnityPoint Hospice and quality end-of-life care. On Feb. more »»

Foster care open house

February 21, 2015 To the editor: Thank you so much to The Messenger for writing a story to assist with our recruitment efforts with bringing more foster parents on board in and around Fort Dodge. more »»

Sonshine Singers to perform

February 18, 2015 To the editor: The Sonshine Singers will present their ministry “Continue to Walk With Jesus” Thursday, Friday and Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge. more »»

Help needed for RAGBRAI

February 18, 2015 To the editor: We need you. Specifically, Karen and I need you. more »»

Embarrassed by Steve King

February 13, 2015 To the editor: Several weeks ago, Representative Steve King hosted a forum focused on the intersection of family/Christian values and politics. more »»

Appreciates city workers

February 13, 2015 To the editor: I just want to say thank you to all the city workers for all your hard work. more »»

A ‘thank you’ message

February 7, 2015 To the editor: We would like to take a minute to publicly thank one of Fort Dodge’s outstanding families — the family of former Police Officer Jack Trace. more »»

Appreciates Fort Dodge YWCA

February 7, 2015 To the editor: I am so grateful to the employees of the YWCA, Fort Dodge, for their many kindnesses and loving support of me. more »»

Times have changed

February 3, 2015 To the editor: A big “thank you” to Sen, Tim Kraayenbrink and Reps. Helen Miller and Mike Sexton for an outstanding Eggs & Issues event this weekend at Iowa Central. more »»

Fine arts deserve support

February 2, 2015 To the editor: On Jan. 28, the music students from Iowa Central Community College spoke with legislators about adding fine arts to the Iowa Core Curriculum. more »»

Appreciates all the help

February 2, 2015 To the editor: My name is Rod Mullins and I live in rural Somers, and this a story I would like to share. In Luke Chapter 10, Jesus tells a parable about the Good Samaritan. more »»

Weighs in on free tuition

January 31, 2015 To the editor: President Obama’s proposal to provide free tuition at community colleges will of course be popular with the students and will initially, but maybe not in the end, be popular with... more »»

Lauds Health Department

January 31, 2015 To the editor: This past Sunday two different churches sang “Here I Am, Lord.” One line I remembered especially “I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart. more »»

Bird count succeeds

January 29, 2015 To the editor: The Webster County Christmas bird count was held Dec. 27. Fourteen volunteers ventured out to represent our area in providing valuable data for bird species of north central Iowa. more »»

Lauds veteran teachers

January 29, 2015 To the editor: I am writing in response to Monday’s article “Expect gas tax bill this week,” specifically the section regarding school funding. more »»

‘Education must be a priority’

January 28, 2015 To the editor: Our kids need your help. Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders for Fort Dodge, the state, the nation and even the world. more »»

Pony Express dance is Saturday

January 26, 2015 To the editor: The Dayton Wranglers Saddle Club will be holding its annual Pony Express Dance Saturday, at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites in Fort Dodg. more »»

Lauds Hedberg’s generosity

January 26, 2015 To the editor: Robert Hedberg — a former Dayton resident —after his passing, blessed the community with generous gifts to Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton, Dayton Community Library and Patterson... more »»

UDMO says ‘thank you’ to Fort Dodge

January 21, 2015 To the editor: Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. would like to thank the Fort Dodge City Council members for their attention at the City Council meeting on Jan. 12. more »»

Thanks to the community

January 20, 2015 To the editor: Now that the dust has settled, so to speak, on the Christmas season whirlwind and the statistical count is completed, The Salvation Army of Fort Dodge is taking this opportunity to... more »»



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