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Letters to the Editor

Unhappy with EPC

To the editor: The EPC, the Environmental Protection Commission, has nine members appointed by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. Requirements say three members must be active in livestock or grain farming. Farming’s a business, right? One must be from the business of finance or commerce. One ...

Lions Club congratulates winners

To the editor: The Fort Dodge Evening Lions Club would like to thank all of our great sponsors, especially Hy-Vee, Fareway and Aldi’s, for their donations to our grocery raffle. We drew our five winners at Rides Event Center on Dec. 20 and the winners are Pederson Sanitation, Rides, Shelly ...

Spirit of Christmas

To the editor: The spirit of Christmas is alive and well at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in downtown Fort Dodge. When you happen to drive past our church on First Avenue South just west of the round-about, your may have noticed a life-sized creche or nativity scene. This scene has been ...

Pandemic history vs. science

To the editor: Here is an excerpt from Albert Marrin’s book “Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 “ published in 2018. This particular piece deals with how the New York City school system dealt with the pandemic of 1918. “Most officials played it safe ordering schools ...

Thankful to be in Fort Dodge

To the editor: When we retired 20 years ago, due to the availability of a house that would just fit our needs, and children and grandchildren all living within 45 minutes, after looking in several communities fitting those criteria, we chose Fort Dodge. Our celebration of Thanksgiving in ...

LETTER: Thanks those who signed petition

To the editor: We want to thank all the people who signed petitions to request a special election to replace Neven Conrad, who resigned from his at-large seat on the Fort Dodge City Council. Thanks also to the people who worked hard to get enough signatures so we were able to request a special ...