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Letters to the Editor

Encourages local shopping

To the editor: With the holiday shopping season upon us, I would like to encourage everyone to shop locally. Whether you are shopping for daily goods and services or special holiday gifts, most of these items are available within our region. Shopping locally keeps more money in the local ...

Concerned about COVID-19

To the editor: With the COVID-19 on such a rapid rise and it will only get worse no matter where you live or what you do. So they open up a few more clinics including Fort Dodge and Humboldt hospitals, is it free to everyone? A recent article in The Messenger reads that our lawmakers in ...

Enjoys the trails in Fort Dodge

To the editor: Thanks for all the Fort Dodge and Webster County Bike Trails! A special thank you to Matt Cosgrove, the trails maintenance crew (especially Kyle), Matt Bemrich, the Webster County Supervisors, the City Council, Webster County Conservation, and the Webster County Trails ...

Endorses Ann Meyer

To the editor: I’m am writing to urge fellow voters to join me in supporting Rep. Ann Meyer, the hard working, bipartisan, positive choice for House District 9. At the recent forum, Ann and her opponent both pledged to run positive campaigns. The very next day mailers began arriving in ...

Doesn’t like outside support for Clayton

To the editor: Charles Clayton is selling out the voters of Webster County and House District 9. Over 96% of his contributions have come from outside District 9. And when I say outside, I mean way outside of District 9, with the majority of those donations coming from the two coasts. Let that ...

Says Meyer has exceeded expectations

To the editor: I have not been one that frequently offers my thoughts in the editor’s forum. I did so two years ago. I find myself compelled to write again on the same subject. I would like those that are reading this to consider supporting Ann Meyer for another term in the Iowa State House. ...

Don’t reward bad behavior

To the editor: As a parent, when my kids acted up in a store or restaurant, I always believed that you should not reward bad behavior. If you give in to their demands when they are acting inappropriately, you reinforce the behavior and almost assuredly have to deal with it again very ...

Make America great again

To the editor: I was fortunate enough to grow up in a good Christian family and taught the meaning of right and wrong and to respect other people. I tried to instill these values in my children and would be disappointed if my children lied, called others names or threw childish tantrums as ...

Former lawmaker supports Meyer

To the editor: Representing Webster County for four terms in the Iowa House earlier in my life continues to be one of the great honors of my life. Fort Dodge will always be my hometown and I will always root for the success of this area. As an Iowan, I want talented people in either party ...

Says Meyer works for Iowans

To the editor: As election day fast approaches, it is imperative that we take the time to educate ourselves on the candidates and cast our votes. We would like to pledge our support for Representative Ann Meyer, Iowa House District 9. As we have gotten to know Ann over the last seven years ...

Doesn’t want Harris in charge

To the editor: Bernie Sanders says Joe Biden will be the most progressive president ever. Biden’s presidency will be driven by progressive policies of the Democratic Party — policies that Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, readily and enthusiastically endorsed. Harris spoke of her ...

Supports Trump’s policies

To the editor: I’m a “policy” voter. ... And every policy, act and executive order that President Trump has signed I support 100%. That’s never happened with any other president in my lifetime. “VA Missions Act,” improving health care and treatment options for our ...

Supports Walter for Sheriff

To the editor: I very seldom submit letters to the editor, especially in local elections because I usually know both candidates and supporters on both sides. That is certainly the case with the race for Webster County sheriff this year. I believe the position of sheriff, however, is such an ...

Says Meyer is the best candidate

To the editor: Ann Meyer has been representing House District No. 9 for nearly two years. Since she was elected she has been providing diligent, thoughtful and purposeful leadership for not only our district but the state of Iowa as well. In the last two years, Ann has advocated for our ...

Says Meyer is the right choice for House District 9

To the editor: Over the last few election cycles, it seems to have been the exception rather than the rule that I have cast a ballot truly in support of a candidate. Quite the contrary, it often plays out that I am voting for the “least worst” or the “lesser of two evils.” I am ...

Sheriff Stubbs endorses Walter

To the editor: Dear citizens of Webster County, First and foremost thank you for the humbling opportunity to serve as your sheriff for the past years and as a Webster County reserve, deputy sheriff and sheriff for the last 35 years. I have witnessed our fellow Webster County citizens in very ...

Says mailers are half-truths, supports Meyer

To the editor: I used to think that voting against “politics as usual” meant voting against the incumbent. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the House District 9 election if, like me, you define “politics as usual” as dishonest and negative campaign tactics like ...

Officers’ wives endorse Fleener

To the editor: For those unaware, SERT is an acronym for Special Emergency Response Team, equal to what you hear on TV as SWAT. Sergeant and candidate for sheriff Luke Fleener is the commander of our regional SERT team. The names below are wives of current or past SERT members who support ...

A big thanks to heroes in health care

To the Editor: This past year I have been fortunate to be working with several amazing individuals in our community whom I need to personally acknowledge. The doctors and staff at UnityPoint Urology, Oncology Center of Iowa in Fort Dodge and the local VA Medical Clinic are awesome. I can’t ...

Calls PICA angel of FD

To the editor: Fort Dodge has a rich tradition of volunteerism through numerous projects that include schools, churches, fundraisers, helping people in need, serving on boards, special projects, service clubs and the list goes on and on. However, the impact of PICA in our community going on ...