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Letters to the Editor

Says Iowa needs ranked choice voting

To the editor: Last week we have seen an unprecedented delay in the results of our Iowa Caucus. Our broken election process is so convoluted we still don’t have a definitive winner. We need a change and Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is the answer. The spoiler effect prevents people from ...

Thank you for Hospice Ball support

To the editor: Our deepest thanks to Fort Dodge and the surrounding communities for your ongoing support of UnityPoint Hospice and quality end-of-life care. On Saturday, February 1st approximately 375 people gathered at the Starlite Village to attend the 28th Annual Hospice Ball – all united ...

Says the caucuses were a disaster

To the editor: What an embarrassment for the Iowa Democratic Party. The Democratic candidates and the media left Iowa Monday night not knowing who won the Iowa caucuses. The means of reporting caucus results was a disaster to say the least. I watched with interest just how those of the ...

A special thank you to the Ft. Dodge community

To the editor: The Salvation Army would like to thank the community for helping us help the needy and marginalized people in Webster County. Through your efforts our Angel Tree program brought toys and food to many families this Christmas season. With the help of many volunteers, our ...

Supports Randy Feenstra for Congress

To the editor: I favor Randy Feenstra as the best Republican challenger to Steve King. Feenstra has a strong record of helping Iowans in our district having lived, gone to school, and worked his entire life in our district. Feenstra played a large part in the Iowa tax reforms and has done more ...

Says Pete Buttigieg should be president

To the Editor: I’m writing today to encourage people to caucus for Pete Buttigieg. I, along with my then 8-year-old daughter, went to see Pete when he first came to Fort Dodge last April, I knew immediately that he was the candidate that should be our nominee. Without knowing anything else ...

Supports Buttigieg for president

To the editor: I would like to encourage Democrat caucus attendees to support Pete Buttigieg. I know there is no shortage of candidates too old for such a demanding job. President Eisenhower stated that he should never have run for his second term at 66 as he said the job was too strenuous for ...

Says Mayor Pete is most electable

To the editor: Many Democratic voters in Iowa and across the country are understandably concerned about selecting a presidential nominee who is most likely to defeat President Trump in the general election. Mayor Pete Buttigieg definitely fits this bill better than any of the other Democratic ...

Fort Dodge meal packing event was big success

To the editor: The people of Iowa help feed the world, and the people of Fort Dodge and Webster County proved it once again! On Dec. 7, 2019, almost 500 volunteers came together at Community Christian School for Fort Dodge MobilePack to help pack nutritious meals for some of the neediest ...

Climate change: destiny or legacy

To the editor: Science tells us climate change is a proven national emergency: 10 years or less to avoid a tipping point. Caucus voters, please vote for the candidate you feel addresses this issue. Believe like it’s the crisis it is! For young voters, it’s your destiny: older voters, ...

Supporting Mayor Pete

To the editor: After reading information on his background and meeting him in person, I’ve have decided to caucus for former South Bend, Indiana Mayor, Pete Buttigieg on February 3rd. There are several outstanding qualities he possesses that are noticeable. He is very intelligent as is ...

Says Soleimani was imminent threat

To the editor: I’m really miffed at people calling the terrorist Soleimani a revered government official. He was a terrorist and a leader in a country known to be the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Terrorists are cowards. They don’t stand up and fight military entities, ...

Helgerson made big impact on Beacon

To the editor: Today there was a wonderful article about the Beacon. I was disappointed that the name Rob Helgerson didn’t appear. On March 13, 2013, I received a phone call from Rob asking to rent an apartment I had available. After showing him the apartment, he asked if he could move in ...

Says fireman comforted her

I went to Hy-Vee on Jan 10, picked up a few things and left to the parking lot pushing a cart a about 2:35 p.m. I was walking down the car lane over on the pharmacy side when out of no where a white new truck backed up within inches of me. Hit the cart and it took it out of my hands. I jumped ...

Thanks sponsors for grocery giveaway

To the editor: The FD Evening Lions Club wish to thank all of our sponsors, friends, family and all who purchased tickets for our grocery giveaway. Our sincere thanks goes out to the participating stores, Walmart, Hy-Vee and Fareway for their donations and welcome to sell tickets in their ...

Says Republicans need to consider their values

To the editor: What happened to the Iowa Republican party? Republicans have always been the party to adamantly proclaim their support for the Constitution and the editorial last week didn’t even mention the two articles for which the president was impeached. Aren’t Iowans more informed and ...

Webster County Museum needs a home

To the editor: The Webster County Museum has many beautiful displays. If they don’t find a permanent home soon, it would be a shame that everything could be ruined. They are trying to get pledges (not actual money or checks) for a total of $500,000 to bid on the McGregors building. If you ...

Local historian: Expo Park name should remain

To the editor: Our City Council is once again assaulting Fort Dodge’s proud heritage in an effort to destroy the memory of one of our town’s most iconic institutions. Exposition Park was home to the Hawkeye Fair, which for more than a decade rivaled the Iowa State Fair in stature and ...

Fears jurors not impartial for Trump trial

To the editor: Anyone who’s been summoned to jury duty knows they question you about any prejudices you might have that may sway your judgment. They will drop you in a heartbeat if they believe something keeps you from basing your verdict on only facts and evidence. The Senate impeachment ...

Says Democrats’ effort to remove Trump will fail

To the editor: After three years, Democrats in control of the House of Representatives finally made good on their efforts to impeach President Trump. Don’t kid yourself. House Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff are not sincere when they stand before the microphones and say ...