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Letters to the Editor

Biden will lift us up

To the editor: In four years we have seen our nation fracture along imaginary lines drawn by an administration determined to keep us at each other’s throats when we should be pulling together to fight common enemies like a very deadly virus, poverty, racial injustice, and unequal health care ...

Says Biden’s caregiver proposal is strong

To the editor: I am fortunate to be part of the Biden-Harris Helping Community Advisory Committee and am encouraging voters to read his important plan to establish sustainable support for the people working with our children and families. I have family members who are front line workers and ...

Asks community to vote Fleener for sheriff

To the editor: It is my honor to support Luke Fleener for Webster County sheriff. Luke’s expertise, professionalism and most importantly his tireless work ethic, are invaluable and beyond reproach to the future success of Webster County. He is a longtime Webster County resident and has ...

Grateful for St. Edmond football family

To the editor: Recently an exposure to a positive COVID-19 case in school put in place a 14-day quarantine. That means in our house the JV football season ended after just two games. And yet we are thankful that our daughter was blessed to be part of a truly amazing team, even for such a ...

Consider if Biden is really the president you want

To the editor: Many believe that Joe Biden is the one to save us from the virus. I don’t know about you, but I don’t care to wait until Jan. 20, over four months from now, to find out. Besides, there could be a safe vaccine and therapeutic medicine available before then. Kamala Harris ...

Says Fleener is an excellent leader

To the editor: I am supporting Deputy Luke Fleener to be the next Webster County sheriff. Luke Fleener has over 30 years of dedicated service in law enforcement. For over 25 years Luke Fleener has served as a hard-working member of the Webster County Sheriffs Office. Luke Fleener is an ...

Asks citizens to vote blue in November

To the editor: I am calling all Democrats, Independents, and unhappy Republicans to disavow the current administration and vote blue. The reasons for voting blue are numerous Following is a short list. Republicans: deny women’s rights over their own bodies; support voter suppression; are ...

Thanks monument company

To the editor: After all the bad things happening lately, it did my heart good to pick up The Messenger (Sept. 1) and read some news (good). Kallin Johnson Monument volunteers fixing stones and cleaning up Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry after the derecho. I have a lot of relatives buried ...

Proud to endorse Fleener

To the editor: Knowing Luke Fleener for his entire law enforcement career, I am proud to endorse him for Webster County sheriff. Luke has had numerous letters to the editor endorsing him, but two in particular are right on point. Humboldt County Chief Deputy Cory Lampe and former Webster ...

Supports Fleener for sheriff

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Luke Fleener for Webster County Sheriff. I have known Luke for the past 30 years. During those years, Luke has been more than a coworker and friend. He has been a fellow sheriff’s deputy, detective, sergeant, and my immediate ...

Twin Lakes events a success

To the editor: The 14th annual Twin Lakes Half-Olympic Distance Triathlon, seventh annual Duathlon and third Annual Youth Triathlon on Aug. 8 was a tremendous success. 209 individuals participated: 82 adults in triathlon, 34 in duathlon, 18 on teams and 75 youth. Our youngest registered ...

Thanks county for new solar measure

To the Editor: I want to thank the Webster County Board of Supervisors for their hard work to pass a solar ordinance that makes it possible for developers to pursue large-scale renewable projects in the county. The developments enabled by this ordinance will bring an economic boost to the area ...

Supports Luke Fleener for sheriff

To the editor: I am writing this letter to encourage all Webster County voters to elect Luke Fleener sheriff. I have served as a deputy sheriff in Humboldt County since 2007. Since that time, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Luke on many occasions. I have always been ...

Evening Lions announce winner

To the editor: The Fort Dodge Evening Lions wish to announce the winner of the 2003 Chevy Silverado that was drawn for on Aug. 8 at the Fort Dodge Ford and Ja-Mar Cruise. Wonderful turnout and tickets were completely sold out by 6:30 p.m. The drawing was held at 7 p.m. and the lucky winner ...

Wants voters to pay postage

To the editor: In response to the Messenger editorial published on July 27 titled “Government should pay for mail-in ballots.” I understand as I read that editorial, it was very absent of thought. So, we shift the cost from the citizen for the postage to the state government. The ...

Suggests simple COVID test

To the editor: At last the word is out and so are the stores who were selling that small instrument to take your temperature that will be considered to be a fever. Anything over 100.4 should contact the doctor to see if they need more testing for the COVID-19. So when anybody is going to leave ...

Wonders why some don’t wear masks

To the editor: I can’t figure out why some people don’t wear masks in public. I don’t know if it’s a lack of respect, defiance, or ignorance. My wife and I wear masks when we are out in businesses and among people. We do it out of respect for others, a want to stay healthy, and the ...

Thankful for the police

To the editor: Every time I hear a police siren or notice a police car cruise by my home, I am so thankful and comforted that our officers are out there striving to keep our citizens safe and protected. A million thank yous to you all! Diane Williams Fort Dodge

Mob violence may keep spreading

To the editor: Following the tragic death of George Floyd, we saw peaceful protests turn into riots in many of our major cities. The Democrat mayors of those same cities and their state governors failed to quickly and forcefully respond to the protests when they became violent with assaults on ...

Appreciates former Sheriff Griggs

To the editor: Thank you retired Sheriff Chuck Griggs. For the years, months, days also many meetings you spent talking to the Webster County residents to vote in the LEC. Also 911, Crimestoppers, neighborhood watch, sheriff’s reserves. Also from three sheriff’s deputies starting as ...