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Responds to article

April 30, 2015 To the editor: This comment is in response to the “Gowrie City clerk resigns” article that was printed in the April 17 issue of The Messenger. more »»

Weighs in on climate change

April 28, 2015 To the editor: Last year President Obama went to Japan on Earth Day. According to Alan West, over 35,000 gallons of fuel were consumed leaving a footprint of 375 tons of carbon dioxid. more »»

Not just a zoo

April 25, 2015 To the editor: The Oleson Park Zoo was more than just a zoo with over 4,000 annual visitor. more »»

Trail options warrant study

April 24, 2015 To the editor: Thank you for giving the trails survey front page coverage in the well-written April 16 article, “Traveling six counties. more »»

Reflects on Iowa water quality

April 24, 2015 To the editor: Having lived in rural Iowa since I started my veterinary practice in rural Webster County in 1960, I would like to “weigh in” on the issue of Agricultural practices as it affects... more »»

Visit Webster County Museum

April 21, 2015 To the editor: Your readers are invited to take a short drive and enjoy some histor. more »»

A Special Olympics thank you

April 21, 2015 To the editor: I want to thank the following for their great assistance in this year’s Special Olympics: 1. Dr. more »»

Lauds coverage

April 21, 2015 To the editor: On reading the feature article on Mr. Vernon Huseman today, two jewels blazed off the page: the subject of the article and its autho. more »»

Benefit succeeds

April 20, 2015 To the editor: I wish to say a “big thank you” to the merchants and community of Fort Dodge. more »»

Support our veterans

April 20, 2015 To the editor: In December of 2014 the Fort Dodge Veterans Council began a campaign to raise funds for a monument to honor the Webster County Veterans who sacrificed their lives in the past 115 year... more »»

Weighs in on school funding

April 18, 2015 To the editor: The shame of politics at both the state and national level is the sham of politics, the posturing, the saying one thing and intending something else, the hidden agendas in the name of... more »»

Thank you to FD USBC

April 18, 2015 To the editor: Almost Home would like to thank the Fort Dodge U.S. more »»

Children need our support

April 16, 2015 To the editor: We all want children to have great childhoods, to succeed in school, and to grow into healthy, productive citizens. more »»

Mickelson benefit is Sunday

April 15, 2015 To the editor: There will be a benefit fundraiser for retired Messenger Lifestyle Editor Sandy Mickelson, on Sunday at the Webster County Fairgrounds from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. more »»

Lost in a day

April 15, 2015 To the editor: You don’t miss it till it’s gone. The ability to speak, the ability to breathe normally, being able to blow your nose, the ability to smell, take a shower, or go swimming. more »»

A call for cooperation

April 11, 2015 To the editor: Many residents of Fort Dodge had an unwanted surprise occur in January, when our middle school was highlighted on the news for a videotaped fight. more »»

Lost drill found

April 11, 2015 To the editor: I found a very nice drill in the middle of the street, by Reynold’s Park on April 6. It is very new and looks like it has been used on drywall and has a little caulk on i. more »»

World of Beer event succeeds

April 10, 2015 To the editor: The Vincent House Events Committee would like to thank the generous donors that were essential in making our World of Beer tasting event a great success. more »»

Has some driving advice

April 10, 2015 To the editor: It appears to me that although most people driving cars in town have a license, they seem to hold that document with little or no knowledge of certain road encounters. more »»

‘Time is running out’

April 10, 2015 To the editor: Please pray for Israel. Please pray for our president who leads the U.S. Please pray for Israel. Time is running out. more »»



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