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Letters to the Editor

Critical of president’s response to pandemic

To the editor: In response to “The blame game is on” published April 24th, yes the president is to blame, he’s supposed to be the leader of this country. You omitted all of the facts in your editorial. On January 1st WHO began investigating COVID- 19. On Jan. 23, The WHO Director- ...

A Merry Christmas in May

To the editor: I want to make an early announcement to let the people know I will be putting my lights of Christmas up again this coming year, only because of this virus spreading all over. Last year was positively the last year. I am sure by the time Christmas gets here, a very large ...

Alarmed at attacks on Asian Americans

To the editor: Though I have not witnessed this personally, my adopted daughter who is of Asian decent, and lives in another part of our country, has experienced it first-hand. It has progressed to the point that she is scared for her own safety. She is ostracized in part due to the unfounded ...

Ball organizers say thank you

To the editor: We’re all in! The theme of the 37th Friends of Saint Edmond Ball was exemplified on so many levels and in so many ways these past few weeks. A journey that began late last year with the primary challenge of following a record-breaking year for funds raised quickly changed ...

Supports mayor’s stimulus plan

To the editor: I favor getting the economy back up and running in the most responsible way possible. If we consider the low levels of transmission in Webster County and the precautions people can and are taking, we should weigh what we are presently doing against unintended consequences of ...

A message to the class of 2020

To the editor: From a member of the St. Edmond class of 1970 to the members of the class of 2020, Congratulations! You made it. Sure, you’re missing out on a quarter of direct instruction inside your school building, prom, spring sports, concerts, and events, and most of all, time with your ...

Advocates for Renewable Fuel Standard

To the editor: While America’s farmers are facing challenges maintaining America’s food supply chain, oil refiners are busy in Washington looking to turn the economic crisis to their advantage. The refiners are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to either eliminate the Renewable ...

Supports Michehl for sheriff

To the editor: I am writing in support of Trevir Michehl for Webster County sheriff. Trevir has been employed as Webster County deputy sheriff for three years. Trevir was born and raised in Fort Dodge. Trevir has been in law enforcement for over 13 years but would bring with him a fresh ...

The blame game is on

To the editor: When flipping through channels a week or so ago I discovered Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham being interviewed on “The View”, a woman’s talk show on ABC that has five ultra-liberal hosts. Every effort was made to trap Graham into agreeing with their liberal view that ...

Asks for compassion

To the editor: As I go about my day, I hear and see a lot of impatience, non-compassion, hate, and violence occurring in America. God is not any of those, and one must ask, what happened that America lost their patience, compassion, love and kindness. Let’s start with America lost track of ...

What is a patriot?

To the editor: What is a patriot at this point in time? During the second world war our government printed posters with a picture of Uncle Sam pointing his finger straight at you with the words “I want you”. President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural speech said, “Ask not what your ...

Raising awareness for victims of crime

To the editor: Victimization and its aftermath may be one of the most difficult periods in a person’s life — and victims’ families, friends, and communities often face their own challenges as well. Loved ones may struggle to understand what kind of support victims need, or even how to ...

Appreciates food drive support

To the editor: On April 8th the Fort Dodge Noon Lions held a drive-by food drive. A huge thank-you to everyone who came to the Lions’ Den to donate food and paper products. We collected and donated approximately 500 to 600 pounds of groceries to the Lord’s Cupboard. In a time when so many ...

Remembers announcement during WWII

To the editor: My story takes you back to the WWII era. I’ll be 97 soon, and all my friends are gone. At the time of the war, I was living with my sister in Chicago. I was hired by the U.S. Navy, with offices on busy State Street in downtown Chicago. Three years of great work. My desk was ...

We wonder why

To the editor: We have taken God out of our government, courthouses, schools and even our homes. Yet we wonder why God has let this terrible virus take over our lives. We need to let God back into our lives. Sharon Savery Rolfe

How we can help our veterans

To the editor: There is a heart-wrenching crisis in our veteran community. The latest records show that 1,284 veterans in the Midwestern region alone ended their lives prematurely. This has been devastating for our communities, leaving many people across our state asking why this keeps ...

Is there anything I can do?

To the editor: My world is filled with wonderful friends who feel a desire to help during this Covid Crisis. It is hard to feel like there is nothing you can do. You need to know that the most important thing to do right now is to stay home to avoid contact with other people. Donating ...

Amazed by unnecessary spending

To the editor: I am amazed, not shocked have you, but amazed that Nancy Pelosi would blatantly raid the aid bill to satisfy her own agenda. Her insistence that the bill provide $25 million to the Kennedy Center is ridiculous. This clause has nothing to do with saving lives or saving the ...

The issue of the tissue

To the editor: I think it is time to inject some humor into the letter to the editor to give some relief to people who are so stressed oiut wondering if they are going to have enough toilet paper during this ordeal. Mr. Trump and I will guarantee there will be enough to take care of your ...

Discourages vaping, marijuana

To the editor: I have read with interest the series in The Messenger on the impact of vaping. What reasonable person, young or old, would believe inhaling anything of a foreign nature into your lungs would not be a risk to your health? Like smoking cigarettes, the chance of contracting some ...