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The origin of Scouting

August 25, 2015 To the editor: Scouting’s interesting/unique history dates back to the early 1900s in South Africa. Robert Baden-Powell, a young British Army officer, was stationed in remote South Africa. more »»

Legends Tailgate succeeds

August 24, 2015 To the editor: Sometimes two words don’t seem to be enough but they still need to be said. Thank you for all of your generous support for our seventh annual Legends Tailgate event Friday, Aug. 14. more »»

Grateful for community support

August 24, 2015 To the editor: Thank you to everyone that attended and helped with Community Health Center of Fort Dodge second annual Community Appreciation Picnic celebrating National Health Center Week. more »»

Event proves successful

August 24, 2015 To the editor: National Night Out was another great success. more »»

Swing for a Cure succeeds

August 19, 2015 To the editor: The 10th annual Swing for a Cure golf outing was held on June 19 this year at the Fort Dodge County Club. more »»

Wants more coverage of Sanders

August 15, 2015 To the editor: I saw your coverage of the Black Lives Matter protest that shut down the Bernie Sanders event in Seattle on Saturday. I expected to see at least some mention of the fact that Sen. more »»

Troops appreciate the support

August 15, 2015 To the editor: On behalf of the men and women of the 133rd Test Squadron of Fort Dodge we would like to thank the person/persons who purchased meals for our airmen at Hy-Vee on the first weekend of... more »»

Urban Ag Academy succeeds

August 14, 2015 To the editor: I am writing to say thank you to Fort Dodge/Webster County for their support of the fourth National Urban Ag Academy conference, a portion of which was held in Fort Dodge on July 17. more »»

Not enjoying all the politics

August 14, 2015 To the editor: I think Iowa is a horrible state to live in due to politics starting 1 1/2 years from the election. more »»

They appreciate all the help

August 8, 2015 To the editor: We would like to express our sincerest thank you to all of you who helped with the Food and Vendors Committee for RAGBRAI Fort Dodg. more »»

It was a special day

August 8, 2015 To the editor: Our youngest daughter, Dyann, was married this past weekend. People say how hectic and stressful a child’s wedding is. Really? We hadn’t noticed. more »»

Weighs in on pipeline

August 8, 2015 To the editor: I was very pleased to read in The Messenger on July 30 the article titled “Farmers file lawsuit over pipeline. more »»

Twin Lakes event succeeds

August 7, 2015 To the editor: Ninety individuals and 20 teams participated in the ninth annual Twin Lakes Half-Olympic Distance Triathlon and the second annual Duathlon on Aug. . more »»

Lauds support for community

August 7, 2015 To the editor: I have seen a lot of good coming from this community lately and think we need to recognize it when it happens. more »»

Weighs in on trails

August 6, 2015 To the editor: Thank you for posting both angles on the topic of what we do with our Des Moines Rive. more »»

Legends Tailgate is Aug. 14

August 6, 2015 To the editor: It’s amazing to see how pie and a party can benefit our community. more »»

Lauds King Band concerts

August 6, 2015 To the editor: Thank you Fort Dodge for treating our citizens to the Karl King Band concerts on Sunday evenings in June and July. The final concert for the summer was July 26. I enjoy the history M. more »»

Event succeeds

August 6, 2015 To the editor: Many thanks go to Larry McLuckie, Barbara Pessica, Linda Hearn and Joan Johanson for making the potluck successful. It was a “super” gathering — small but intimate. more »»

July 5 event succeeds

August 3, 2015 To the editor: This year’s July 5 concert and fireworks event was once again a success. more »»

Agrees with editorial

August 3, 2015 To the editor: The Messenger editorial titled ‘John McCain is an American hero’ was very well written. Whoever wrote it needs to be commended. more »»



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