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Letters to the Editor

Says Meyer is the right choice for House District 9

To the editor: Over the last few election cycles, it seems to have been the exception rather than the rule that I have cast a ballot truly in support of a candidate. Quite the contrary, it often plays out that I am voting for the “least worst” or the “lesser of two evils.” I am ...

Sheriff Stubbs endorses Walter

To the editor: Dear citizens of Webster County, First and foremost thank you for the humbling opportunity to serve as your sheriff for the past years and as a Webster County reserve, deputy sheriff and sheriff for the last 35 years. I have witnessed our fellow Webster County citizens in very ...

Says mailers are half-truths, supports Meyer

To the editor: I used to think that voting against “politics as usual” meant voting against the incumbent. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the House District 9 election if, like me, you define “politics as usual” as dishonest and negative campaign tactics like ...

Officers’ wives endorse Fleener

To the editor: For those unaware, SERT is an acronym for Special Emergency Response Team, equal to what you hear on TV as SWAT. Sergeant and candidate for sheriff Luke Fleener is the commander of our regional SERT team. The names below are wives of current or past SERT members who support ...

A big thanks to heroes in health care

To the Editor: This past year I have been fortunate to be working with several amazing individuals in our community whom I need to personally acknowledge. The doctors and staff at UnityPoint Urology, Oncology Center of Iowa in Fort Dodge and the local VA Medical Clinic are awesome. I can’t ...

Calls PICA angel of FD

To the editor: Fort Dodge has a rich tradition of volunteerism through numerous projects that include schools, churches, fundraisers, helping people in need, serving on boards, special projects, service clubs and the list goes on and on. However, the impact of PICA in our community going on ...

Police lieutenant endorses Walter for sheriff

To the editor: This year 2020 has brought several changes to everyone’s life. One aspect that comes to my mind is law enforcement. I’ve been a part of it for over 33 years. This is one of the most memorable in my time and a very important year for our local law enforcement. We have two ...

Wants clean election cycle

To the editor: Dirty politics at the federal level may be unavoidable, but it can be fought at the state level and all but beaten locally. Most political candidates start out with good intentions, but human nature can lead them to become overly competitive. When that happens this ...

The choice has never been more clear

To the editor: In a time when medical knowledge is so very important, whether mental health issues, the pandemic or health care in general, we are so very fortunate to have a great leader with 30-plus years experience in health care representing us in Rep. Ann Meyer. Meyer has also made ...

Says Meyer represents all of us

To the editor: Ann Meyer represents all of us in District 9 in the Iowa House. Her steadfast devotion to learning the issues, doing her homework and seeking advice from those affected by proposed legislation is testimony to her capabilities. To evoke the adage, if it’s not broken, don’t ...

Cargill reaffirms commitment to Fort Dodge

To the editor: As we write this, we are nearing the end of the harvest season. Trucks filled with corn continue to roll into local elevators, despite a year challenged by pandemics and derecho storms. This unfailing perseverance reminds us of why Cargill chose to partner with Webster County ...

Supports Clayton for Iowa House

To the editor: Voters in Fort Dodge and Webster County have an opportunity to upgrade the quality of our representation in the Iowa House of Representatives, presuming we want to elect a representative who actually will represent all of the people of District 9, and not just the few who can ...

Encourages vote for Fleener

To the editor: Webster County voters have begun the process of electing a new county sheriff. Given the current state of policing across the country, your selection is more important than ever. For me, this is a job interview. It isn’t just some popularity contest. Law enforcement is ...

Fort Dodge Police Association endorses Fleener

To the editor: The Fort Dodge Police Association is proud to endorse Sgt. Luke Fleener for Webster County sheriff. Fleener is a man of integrity and an officer full of knowledge, determination and fortitude. He has proven his character working cases with sheriff’s deputies, Fort Dodge city ...

Says Meyer works for both sides

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of State Rep. Ann Meyer. Anyone that knows me knows I am very passionate about our community. I’m also quite passionate about politics. I have supported both Democrats and Republicans through the years. I supported Ann two years ago because ...

Supports Trump for re-election

To the editor: Well, with days before this election I have to say a few words. The first is it is OK to agree and disagree with me. Just read with an open mind, research both opponents’ websites for facts. My feelings are so strong I just need to voice them. I have lived 66 years in the ...

Says Scholten works

To the editor: JD Scholten has traveled to all 375 communities in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District in the past two years, working to earn your vote. In my 60-plus years of living in Iowa I have not encountered a candidate for any office who matches Scholten’s effort. Our country ...

Former senators speak out

To the editor: We are writing as former members of the Iowa Senate, Democrat and Republican. Neither of us agree 100 percentof the time, but we have always respected the other’s right to their opinions, views and thoughts. We both were involved in very competitive races and tried to act as ...

If you don’t “get” the knee on the ground, you don’t “get” America

To the editor: America’s newspapers provide the valuable service of information. At the top of many papers they have the First Amendment. That’s right, it was the very first one, so the founding fathers must have thought it was important. When (Colin) Kaepernick took a knee, it wasn’t ...

When we vote, think of our fellow Americans

To the editor: A democracy is a very fragile thing. It can easily be eroded. I revere our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The very first article in the Bill of Rights gives us freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of the press. These rights are the very backbone of a democracy. ...