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Letters to the Editor

Why not vote on everything?

To the editor, With the latest submission of a petition forcing the "Case for Eight" franchise fee ordinance to a special election I question why does the city of Fort Dodge have a city manager, mayor, City Council, and city department heads? It seems to me the spirit of a representative form ...

Safety matters

To the editor: Fort Dodge’s latest “Case for Eight” is just what is needed for our community. Eight additional police officers is the number needed to strengthen the Fort Dodge Police Department, allowing for increased public safety. I personally question the funding source of ...

Decker supports franchise fees

To the editor: As a proud graduate of Iowa Central Community College and Drake University, with a deep-rooted history in the transportation industry and having our headquarters based in the community for over 90 years, I write today in support of the proposed franchise fees that have been laid ...

Angry about nursing home deaths

To the editor: As a nursing home resident, I’ve got special interest in deaths related to neglect/abuse in same. Recent interest turned full-blown anger: one senior died frozen when staff didn’t heed alarmed door, middle of the night. Different facility - resident suffocated due to ...

Becker family says thanks

To the editor: It’s the end of an era. Today is the last day for the Beckers to be at the helm of Becker Florists. There has been Beckers involved since the beginning in 1885. 139 years, wow. It’s been a long, exciting journey. Now it’s time for the fourth generation of Beckers to step ...

Reliable formulas don’t always exist

To the editor: Luke Hugghins’ “Solving the equation for life’s variables” article in the Jan. 24, 2024 edition of the Fort Dodge Messenger should be required reading in all K-12 schools and universities. His introduction to the scientific method of solving problems also applies to ...