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Questions pipeline support

January 23, 2014 To the editor: Why would a recent Messenger editorial urge fast-track approval of Big Oil’s Keystone XL pipeline? According to Sen. Grassley, “Big Oil is doubling ... more »»

A Swim Club thank you

January 22, 2014 To the editor: Thank you to Joel Greathouse, Karl Hamouche, and the FDSH boys swim team for hosting a swim clinic for the Fort Dodge USA swim team on Jan. 4. more »»

Appreciate The Messenger

January 22, 2014 To the editor: Thank you for informing me on what is happening in my town, state and country. I read the newspaper every day. I‘m only a sixth-grader, too. Keep up the good work. Thanks. more »»

Bird Count achieves goal

January 21, 2014 To the editor: The ninth annual Webster County Christmas Bird Count had remarkable weather with a total of 44 species. This is about average for this count. Our highest being 50 and lowest, 39. more »»

Coat drive succeeds

January 21, 2014 To the editor: On behalf of Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, we would like to extend a huge thank you for all of the donations we received for the Coats for Kids coat drive. more »»

A Kiefer family ‘thank you’

January 20, 2014 To the editor: What a road my family has been down since Oct. 27, 2013. Our daughter, Emma (17) was involved in a vehicle accident on her way home from baby-sitting close family friends. more »»

Objects to lotteries

January 18, 2014 To the editor: The recent front-page Messenger article, “Mega Millions jackpot ...” appears to endorse, if not promote, lottery sales at “local retailers chains. more »»

Backs medical Cannabis in Iowa

January 15, 2014 To the editor: In 2010, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy unanimously recommended the Legislature consider legalizing cannabis for medical use. more »»

Appreciates the support

January 14, 2014 To the editor: Rob Everhard, commander of Webster County Chapter 29 of the Disabled American Veterans, recently asked the staff at the Veterans Affairs Clinic on Fort Dodge for a “wish list” of item... more »»

Reacts to article

January 10, 2014 To the editor: The abundance of New Year’s resolution suggestions reminded me — I intended to submit a letter to the editor in late November. more »»

Think you know Friendship Haven?

January 9, 2014 To the editor: Stunning. Jaw-dropping. Amazing. more »»

Thank you from D/SAOC

January 8, 2014 To the editor: The Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center would like to thank everyone that donated, supported and cheered us on through a difficult 2013. more »»

And it came to pass ...

January 8, 2014 To the editor: The first Christmas after my dad remarried. I was 9. I got a Barbie, Ken and their Dream House. It was made of heavy cardboard. I put it together with my dad. more »»

Scholarship nominations sought

January 1, 2014 To the editor: During this holiday season and new year when goodwill is everywhere, I ask the community to recognize any youths that have put the needs of others in front of their ow. more »»

Clothing Closet aims to serve

December 30, 2013 To the editor: I am very proud of our community and how it is always ready to help those in need. We have many great resources here in Fort Dodg. more »»

Appreciates FD police

December 30, 2013 To the editor: Thank you just doesn’t seem enough. more »»

Weighs in on Obamacare

December 27, 2013 To the editor: What has always separated the U.S. from other countries is its unique synthesis of soaring ideals and stubborn pragmatism. more »»

Operation Hope succeeds

December 26, 2013 To the editor: On behalf of the chairs of It Gets Better FD & Beyond, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all of those who came with donations for our fifth annual Operation Hope. more »»

From our files: Dec. 26, 2013

December 26, 2013 Dec. 26, 2003 NEWS: LuAnn Arney brought a mule team and wagon to the home of her mother, Lois Howard, of Fort Dodge, and gave the neighbors rides. more »»

They appreciate the kindness

December 24, 2013 To the editor: Fort Dodge has some very thoughtful people. Thursday we were so pleased when a man helped my wife down some steps and into our car. We then went to Perkins for lunch. more »»



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