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Letters to the Editor

Supports commitment to ethanol

To the editor: As a past president of the Iowa Corngrowers Association and someone who has farmed in Iowa for the past 45 years, I wasn’t entirely surprised the most recent Iowa Poll showed that 85 percent of residents in the state believe that ethanol is critically or fairly important to ...

Endorses Kim Alstott for City Council

To the editor: We are writing this letter to endorse Kim Alstott, a man of integrity that we have known for over 20 years. Kim has represented Fort Dodgers from Ward 4 for 10 years and would like to be able to continue to see some of his council work to fruition. Housing is important to ...

Endorses Higgins for City Council

To the editor: After reading The Messenger’s articles on the candidates for Fort Dodge City Council at-large and attending the forum where the candidates spoke, I feel Richard Higgins deserves your vote for City Council at-large. He wants to be involved in the progress the city is making. ...

Says Grassley is an embarrassment

To the editor: Iowa’s senior Senator, Chuck Grassley, is an embarrassment to Iowans who stand for honesty, who have a strong moral compass, who respect all people and who honor the Constitution. The man Grassley stood with on the stage in Des Moines, on Oct. 9, defiles all those standards ...

Celebrates Fort Dodge Kiwanis Club’s 100 years

On May 20, 1920, a new organization was started whose motto today is “Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.” This has been true in Fort Dodge for over a hundred years. Although COVID has delayed their ...

Wonders when COVID-19 will end

To the editor: When is the COVID-19 virus going to end? When the 67 million ignorant people get vaccinated? When they lose a child, wife, husband or best friend? So far 540 U.S. children have died and 720,000 people since it started. (Editor’s note: 734,000 deaths in the U.S. have been ...