Opinion

World Pork Expo is worth a look

Editorial

The 2016 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. This annual event brings together pork producers, exhibitors and visitors not just from across Iowa, but also from throughout the nation. Among the 20,000 to ...

Objects to Trump’s comments

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Last week, Donald Trump insinuated that Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a federal judge, was biased against Trump because of the color of Curiel's skin. The charge was that Judge Curiel was intentionally and unjustly ruling against Mr. Trump due to his stances on immigration and the judge's ...

IG’s report raises serious questions

Editorial

Often, it is true: Where there's smoke, there's fire. In Hillary Clinton's case, it is a four-alarm blaze.More revelations about her improper use of a private email server while secretary of state came to light recently. The State Department's own inspector general released an 83-page report ...

Supports Thode

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,From September 2010 through September 2014 I had the privilege of living and serving in Fort Dodge. During those four years I grew to know and work with many of the leaders in Fort Dodge and Webster County. Bob Thode was one of those key leaders. I recently learned that Bob has ...

Make your voice heard at the polls

Editorial

Primary Election Day is almost upon us. On Tuesday, those citizens who choose to vote have the opportunity to shape the future of not only their party but our community, state and nation as well. Given the impact American policies have almost everywhere in the world, it is really no ...

Backs Thode for supervisor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I urge you to vote for Bob Thode for Webster County supervisor representing District 3.As a lifelong Webster County resident, Bob is in tune with the wants and needs of its people. He is a staunch advocate for ensuring public safety, creating jobs and maintaining quality of life. ...

Urges support for Bob Thode

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:On June 7, the residents of Webster County have the opportunity to vote for a new county supervisor. As voters we should be focused on selecting a candidate that can provide progress while maintaining tradition. Bob Thode is a lifelong resident of Webster County. He is a seasoned ...

‘Proud to be an American’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:When I arrived at my campsite in Kennedy Park, on Sunday night the driveway was full of people. I only knew two people in the park. My space was decorated with balloons, American flags and a sign that read "Thank Your Cecil Because of your sacrifice We are FREE to be here." What a ...

Sexton reports on 2016 legislative session

Local Columns

I'm proud that for both years I have been here and the sixth consecutive year we were able pass a responsible, balanced budget. The enacted budget spends less than the state collects in revenue and doesn't use one-time funding to pay for ongoing needs.We were also able to increase funding for ...

Energy independence is a key priority

Editorial

America's need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar.Yet just 415 well-drilling rigs are working in the United States. That is an all-time low.Tactics being used by Saudi Arabia and other oil powers are ...

Cancer screening succeeds

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The third annual Head and Neck Cancer Screening was a tremendous success, with 182 people screened for cancers of the skin and mouth. Eleven patients were referred for immediate care with appropriate specialists and an additional 19 were sent for further evaluations of less urgent ...

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 ...