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Barbershop Show is Saturday

April 11, 2014 To the editor: How time flies. With spring comes the Harmony Brigade Barbershop Show. Be advised it’s this Saturday. And also be advised that the show will be in the new Middle School Auditorium. more »»

Garden Club seminar succeeds

April 9, 2014 To the editor: Recently, the Fort Dodge Area Garden Club held its annual seminar at Iowa Central Community College. more »»

A message of thanks

April 9, 2014 To the editor: On behalf of my family I can’t express our thanks for the support and concern with the loss of Tom Peart. He was a great son-in-law, father, husband and friend. He touched many peopl. more »»

Mentors are needed

April 8, 2014 To the editor: Children & Families of Iowa is currently seeking volunteer mentors for the HALO mentoring program. more »»

It’s Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 8, 2014 To the editor: This year marks a milestone in the rights of crime victims. Thirty years ago the Victims of Crime Act was passed. more »»

Lauds St. Edmond production

April 8, 2014 To the editor: I’ve been to many musicals at St. Edmond Catholic School and believe me this one — “The Music Man” — is one of the best. more »»

Benefit is Friday and Saturday

April 7, 2014 To the editor: The Moose Lodge No. 806 located at 424 First Ave. S. will be hosting a benefit for Laurie Nelson on Friday and Saturday. A dart tournament and bake sale will be held on Friday evenin. more »»

Kiwanis Pancake Day succeeds

April 7, 2014 To the editor: Thank you to all who supported the Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis Pancake Day. It was a great success. more »»

Wants garbage container changes

April 5, 2014 To the editor: In response to the Letter to the Editor with respect to the challenges with the current garbage containers, I completely agree. more »»

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 »»



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