Memorial concert was memorable

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Bruce Perry was a highly esteemed colleague of mine for many years. We were both on the Fort Dodge musical scene for a long time, he for 30 years and I for 40. The concert by the Fort Dodge Choral Society on Sunday, on May 5, was a memorial concert for Bruce, who was its ...

Supports Sheriff Fleener

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It is my pleasure to recommend and endorse Luke Fleener for Webster County Sheriff in the primary election on Tuesday, June 4. Over the last four years, I have had the opportunity to work with Luke on multiple important issues facing our community. Issues such as crime ...

Standing up for our nation’s veterans

Local Columns

Our veterans are heroes who have dedicated their lives to service and risked their own safety to protect our freedoms and defend our flag at home and abroad. On my 36-County Tour, I’ve met with incredible veterans who have relayed their stories of bravery and patriotism to me, emphasizing ...

May is Beef Month in Iowa


As we enter the month of May, it is worth noting that it is a time to celebrate an important meat product. May is Beef Month. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair with ...

2020 Democratic opponent supports Fleener

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My name is Tony Walter and I have been a deputy with the Webster County Sheriff’s Office since 2004 and a sergeant since 2016. In 2020, I was Sheriff Luke Fleener’s general election opponent. Today, I am writing to show my support for the reelection of Sheriff Fleener and ...