Opinion

Lauds workshop on violence

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Workplace violence and all kinds of disasters can be devastating to a business. Some businesses will not recover without proper planning. As difficult as it maybe to discuss, the proactive direction of developing a contingency plan is the way for to protect employees, the ...

A message of thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Clay and Associates DDS, PLC, recently celebrated our official opening for our new clinic. It was a wonderful evening for our staff, patients, friends and family.We would like to take this opportunity to formally thank the city, county and community for their support of this ...

St. Edmond Ball succeeds

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:As we began planning for the 33rd St. Edmond Ball one year ago, we wanted to celebrate the past 60 years that St Edmond has impacted our community, families, and our students. In March, we celebrated with the past ball chairs and honored them for their support and efforts in ...

Backs Bob Thode for Webster County supervisor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I choose Bob Thode as candidate for the office supervisor for Webster County District 3. Bob Thode acquired a great deal of experience dealing with local, county and state issues while serving on the Police Department.Bob Thode, a longtime Webster County resident. Returning to his ...

Favors Thode in District 3

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I want to go on record as endorsing Robert (Bob) Thode for the office of county supervisor Bob has worked effectively in the Fort Dodge Police Department for his entire career following his service in the U.S. Navy.Thode grew up in this district and has served and protected it ...

She recommends Bob Thode for supervisor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I confidently recommend Bob Thode for the position of county supervisor, District 3.Bob has been a true leader in my years of working with Bob in city government, I have found him totally trustworthy and incorruptible.Bob's well-known commitment to accountability in government ...

‘Bob Thode is the most qualified person to run’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Beyond a doubt, Bob Thode is the most qualified person to run for county Board of Supervisors, District 3.As a police captain, he has done it all. He has dealt with budgets, personnel leadership and administration, along with equipment acquisition and maintenance.Problem solving ...

Supports Bob Thode

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Bob Thode is a candidate for the Webster County Board of Supervisors. When he asked me to write a letter to support him, I agreed to do so because I feel Bob has the ability, training and background to help lead Webster County in the next years.Thode is a lifelong resident of ...

Frontier Days 2016 kicks off summer

Editorial

Starting today, there is a sure sign that the summer season is truly at hand - Frontier Days 2016 kicks off. The gates open at the Fort Museum at noon today and an exciting and diverse agenda of entertainment will commence soon after.The three-day festival continues a Fort Dodge tradition that ...

Join the parade

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Please consider building autism awareness while having fun at the same time. You are invited to participate in the Frontier Day parade this Saturday accompanying the autism parade entry. Participants will receive a free T-shirt and wristband.Line-up will be at Citizens Community ...

Fridays on the Plaza returns

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Summer is here and the Fort Dodge Noon Lions are happy to announce they are once again sponsoring Fridays on the Plaza at the corner of Ninth Street and Central Avenue during the months of June, July and August. Please join us for lunch each week. We will be offering hamburgers, ...

Steak Fry succeeds

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:On behalf of the Fort Dodge Noon Lions, I would like to thank everyone who made our annual Steak Fry on May 19 a huge success. Special thanks to Russ Young and staff from Fareway meat department, Fareway grocery departments, Jason Kahler from the Corner Store, Laufersweilers, ...

Faith in humanity restored

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:A few weeks ago I was in Loomis Park between 9 and 11 a.m.. I was walking along the paved trail that follows the river. There were two young men that pulled up and got out of their vehicle. One was walking a large dog that looked like a husky and the other was riding a long board ...

New Vietnam policy requires caution

Editorial

Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing's expansionism. He did this by lifting an arms embargo in place for decades against Vietnam.Using other countries or even organizations as proxies in such situations is ...

These mistakes cannot be excused

Editorial

President Barack Obama's administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. But freeing those who have paid their dues in full? Not so much."Staff errors" were blamed in a Justice Department report that admitted 152 ...

Drug addiction is a huge problem

Editorial

Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. At the same time, they have a very clear understanding of the government's ability to waste enormous amounts of money without achieving acceptable results.President Barack Obama ...

Take the time to remember

Editorial

Today is Memorial Day. For many people, it is a time to welcome the summer season by taking advantage of a three-day holiday weekend to spend relaxing time with friends and family.It is important, however, not to forget what this day is truly about.Beginning soon after the Civil War, a day in ...

Career on Wheels succeeds

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:On April 26, we had a special event take place in our community and I would like to take a moment to thank those people who made this event possible. Through a partnership with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, Ryan Flaherty from Prairie Lakes AEA, Iowa Central and a ...

Weighs in on pipeline debate

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Another agency (this time the state archaeologist) has piped up and the pipeline is delayed again. The state archaeologist is not sure yet but he has heard a rumor about Indian sites. He hasn't gone out and done any research, but he wants to have a hand in the fun from his warm ...

Eggs and Issues is a vital forum

Editorial

Many of the issues that members of the Iowa Legislature deal with each session are complicated. In some communities, it's difficult for citizens to stay as informed about the decisions lawmakers make as would be ideal.Locally, however, Eggs and Issues makes staying well-versed about what is ...