It’s time to honor emergency medical service providers


In Webster County and all across America, teams of dedicated professionals stand ready to render medical assistance in emergencies. For some this is their career. For many others, it is a volunteer undertaking that is performed in addition to their normal employment. It’s impossible to ...

Congratulations graduates


The annual ritual of high school graduation is upon us. On Sunday, several area schools, including St. Edmond Catholic School, Manson Northwest Webster High School, Southeast Valley High School and others, will hold their commencement exercises. Each ceremony is a familiar ritual. Excited ...

Impressed by Trevir Michehl

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, I invited Trevir Michehl to please put his voting sign in our yard. It was the first time I met him. By word of mouth, discovered he was a motivated leader with strong skills. I was experiencing a dilemma which required assistance, had asked other official persons ...

Ex-sheriff endorses Michehl

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing this letter to express my full support for Trevir Michehl as the next sheriff. I want to address my previous endorsement of Luke Fleener for Webster County sheriff in 2020. Unfortunately, I now regret that decision as Sheriff Fleener has not shown a genuine ...

It’s a good time to enjoy our parks


Saturday is National Kids to Parks Day. This is a countrywide celebration organized annually by the National Park Trust “to connect kids and families with their local, state and national parks and public lands.” It has helped popularize these wonderful outdoor recreational venues since ...

Supports Michehl for sheriff

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The primary election for Webster County Sheriff is on June 4, and I am writing this letter of support for my friend, Deputy Trevir Michehl, whom I have known and worked with since 2007. I first met Trevir after I hired him as a police officer in Webster City. After graduating ...