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Crisis cost U.S. jobs

October 21, 2013 To the editor: Government-by-crisis approach has cost the U.S. economy about 900,000 jobs and raised the unemployment rate by about 0. more »»

Weighs in on prom incident

October 18, 2013 To the editor: The headline of The Messenger on Oct. more »»

Lauds performance, auditorium

October 17, 2013 To the editor: The first performance ever in the brand new Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium was a tremendous success. more »»

Fundraiser succeeds

October 16, 2013 To the editor: On behalf of It Gets Better Fort Dodge and Beyond, I would like to thank all the participants that came out to the Scholarship fundraiser “Run For One Another,” a 5K run held at... more »»

Wants trash reduced

October 12, 2013 To the editor: I read with interest the article in The Messenger about the sprucing up the downtown area of Fort Dodge. Every little bit helps. The whole city needs cleaned up. more »»

Lauds performance and venue

October 12, 2013 To the editor: Fort Dodge was the recipient of a “double treat” Monday evening. The Men’s Glee Club from Purdue University presented a tremendous concert with music for all ages. more »»

It’s National 4-H Week

October 11, 2013 To the editor: It’s time to celebrate National 4-H Week again (Oct. 6-12). 4-H is an organization for kids in grades four through 12. more »»

Katie Clay Benefit succeeds

October 10, 2013 To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to all who helped make the Katie Clay Fun Run and Benefit a great success on Sept. 28. more »»

Wants an amendment

October 10, 2013 To the editor: How do you get an amendment where Congress and the president don’t get paid until they get their job done? May all remember the incumbents next election. more »»

Lauds hospital, doctors

October 10, 2013 To the editor: I am tired of people running down our local hospital. I have had different surgeries over the past few years and every one was a sucess. more »»

Wants WIC back in business

October 8, 2013 To the editor: The government is talking about opening some national parks. Why? The programs they need to re-open are WIC. more »»

Upset with the governor

October 7, 2013 To the editor: Is the Branstad administration paying attention to the issue of escapes? During September there have been six reported escapes from work release facilities in Waterloo, Des Moines,... more »»

Workshop informs, is fun

October 5, 2013 To the editor: Bill McAnally, a former Iowa Central Community College instructor and an expert on energy-efficient construction and who is presently working with the Center on Sustainable... more »»

Help fight cancer

October 4, 2013 To the editor: As chairperson for the American Cancer Society Webster County Relay For Life event, I am writing today about something I am very passionate about. more »»

Bullet-proof vests for all?

October 3, 2013 To the editor: Just wondering, shouldn’t all law enforcement officers wear bullet-proof vests? Jane E. more »»

Honor Flight is appreciated

October 2, 2013 Thank you so much to the people of Brushy Creek and everyone else who made donations so the Korean and World War II veterans could have such a wonderful trip to Washington, D.C., on Sept. . more »»

Has a question

October 2, 2013 To the editor: Did you ever wonder why “fat cat” politicians that get platinum-plus health care coverage paid by taxpayers oppose affordable health care for the taxpayers? Terry Ferguson Renwick ... more »»

Supports traffic cameras

October 1, 2013 To the editor: In regards to red light traffic cameras, a lot of people don’t think they should be used, that police should pull those who run the red lights over, and issue the tickets on the spot. more »»

Responds to council’s actions

September 30, 2013 To the editor: Finally, our City Council got it right. Thanks for using common sense and changing the animal control rules that some (seems like) “not to with-it” people thought u. more »»

Obamacare approaches

September 27, 2013 To the editor: Now that the Oct. more »»



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