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Letters to the Editor

Woman veteran asks for unity

To the editor: I am writing this on behalf of my fellow female veterans among us. The trend these days is for our male veteran brothers to wear ball caps displaying their veteran status showing their service in Vietnam, the ship they served on or even their retirement for the many loyal ...

Concerned about pork production facts

To the editor: On the back page of the sports section on Oct. 27, you declared October Pork Month. I’d like to update the pork industry facts. As of August 2017, in a report to the EPA, the DNR reported 10,289 CAFOs with 300 under construction. The DNR also reported another 3,797 unknown ...

Former councilman will caucus for Buttigieg

To the editor: I lived in Fort Dodge from 1982 to 2004, and was privileged to serve on the City Council for 11 of those years. I loved living there, and still think of it as home. I read The Messenger daily. I know that good things are happening in FD and Webster County, and I applaud ...

Says vote for Andy Fritz

To the editor: Hi! My name is Susie Fritz. My husband Mark and I were both born and raised in Fort Dodge. After Mark served four years in the United States Navy, we returned to Fort Dodge to raise our family. We both love, and our proud of our hometown, Fort Dodge! That is the way we raised ...

Will vote yes on broadband question

To the editor: In the past few months, I’ve had a very bad experience with my internet and cable provider. The technicians have been to my house four times — three of them for 3+ hours at a time without resolving my internet and cable problems (I have had to leave work each time). With ...

Vote Myers on the Fifth

To the editor: I live in Ward 2 and Justin (Myers) is my cousin. Our grandparents lived in the Ward and so did Justin’s grandma on his mom’s side. The only reason his parents moved out of the city is because his dad started his own repair shop out by where the ethanol plant is now. ...

Put aside party allegiance

To the editor: I’m a 69 year old man, married, father of two, grandfather of three, American by birth, patriot by choice and veteran witnessing our democracy slipping away. January 2017: We learned our presidential election had been interfered with. Am I missing something or shouldn’t ...

Urges everyone to vote yes on broadband

To the editor: There has been talk of Fort Dodge building the infrastructure of a broadband utility, and the vote for it is coming this Tuesday. I’m originally from Cedar Falls, a town that pioneered the broadband utility in Iowa. I’ve lived many places in Iowa and not one has come close ...

Urges yes vote on broadband

To the editor: Dear citizens of Fort Dodge, I am reaching out to you all as we have an important election coming up on Nov. 5. On this year’s ballot you will be asked if city government should explore options into a municipal broadband utility. I ask you to join me in voting yes! Approval of ...

Wants Fritz for City Council

To the editor: Please vote for Andy Fritz for City Council Ward 2. Andy loves Fort Dodge and wants only the best for the people of Fort Dodge. He will be a wonderful choice because he does care about Fort Dodge and all the citizens. Debbie Cher Fort Dodge

Peer support is key to helping those with mental health issues

To the editor: People with mental health challenges are statistically at a greater risk of committing crimes than the average person, but I don’t believe that is directly due to their mental health in most cases. Rather, it’s when untreated mental health challenges lead to poverty, ...

Supports Andy Fritz for City Council

To the editor: I live outside Ward 2 in real life. But I live Ward 2 almost every day of the week. And that is because I have the opportunity to sit next to Andy Fritz for 40+ hours a week. I urge anyone in Ward 2 to vote for Mr. Fritz. While many of you might see him as just a face of Fort ...

Disagrees with praise for senators

To the editor: I was amazed by the irony of your Oct. 20, 2019, editorial. It praised Sen. Grassley for seeking to “stem the increase in farmer suicides.” It quoted his concerns that “farmers are increasingly feeling the pain of sinking commodity prices, devastating natural disasters, ...

Event to benefit Health Center

To the editor: The Community Health Center of Fort Dodge has been in existence since 2006, serving Fort Dodge and the surrounding communities. We are writing this letter to ask for community support in helping us continue our mission of providing quality healthcare to all. In 2018 over 7,000 ...

Honor Flights a success

To the editor: Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight has completed its 2019 flying season. We had two flights, May 11 and Sept. 21. Some 300 plus veterans, World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans, from some 55 Iowa counties and some 208 Iowa communities participated. No major complications, ...

Supports renewable fuels standard

To the editor: I must be missing something in the information provided about the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in the Messenger recently. In the Messenger editorial Oct. 9, 2019, the writer praises President Trump, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the ...

Hopes for more at grain silos

To the editor: We have been back to Fort Dodge a number of times since we left in 2017. It has been so satisfying to see positive happenings continue to build on wise choices made by city and civic leadership. When we arrived in June of 2000 there seemed to be a prevalent attitude of ...

Democrats are the ones obstructing

To the editor: Democrat Representative Adam Schiff insisted for over two years that he had “direct evidence” of Trump’s interference in the 2016 election, evidence that he has never produced nor did Special Counsel Robert Mueller after a two-year investigation. Schiff is noticeably in ...

Congratulates Fire Department for Guns and Hoses win

To the editor: After reading the hilarious recap of the Guns and Hoses game of last year, I looked forward to another write-up of this year’s event. I heard from a reliable source (the mom of a fire lieutenant) that the sheriff department was brave (?) enough to join in on serious and ...

Congratulations

To the editor: After learning that Messenger sports editor Eric Pratt will be receiving the Dan McCool Media Award for his work covering wrestling, two things left me unsurprised. One was the fact that a journalist as hard-working, talented and thoughtful as Eric would be honored for his ...