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Still smiling

May 1, 2016 GOWRIE — Jill Viles sits at one end of the family table with her son Martin, 10, and her husband, Jeremy. The family dogs jostle for a spot on the floor in case some tiny morsels fall off the table. more »»

Dayton police chief resigns suddenly

May 1, 2016 DAYTON — Dayton Police Chief Wayne Pigman has abruptly resigned, according to city officials. more »»

Fort Museum ready for season

May 1, 2016 The Fort Museum and Frontier Village is ready to open Monday, with an opening weekend event this Saturday. New exhibits and attractions await visitors this year, Jim Kimpell, executive director, said. more »»

Cleanup crusade

May 1, 2016 One of the difficult tasks each community faces is getting residents whose properties are a nuisance, to clean up. more »»

Day at the Dairy

April 30, 2016 GILMORE CITY — When Kylie Burmeister works in the milking parlor at the Davis Dairy, it’s usually just her and the cows. more »»

Dayton Police chief resigns

April 30, 2016 The following press release was posted on the Dayton Police Facebook page after 11 p.m. more »»

Marian Home expands

April 30, 2016 Marian Home & Village is growin. more »»

FD library offers free online movies

April 30, 2016 Fort Dodge Public Library is now offering free online movies and comic books to its patrons. InstantFlix allows anyone with a library card to stream movies online or on their televisions at hom. more »»

Pocahontas civil deputy retires after 42 years

April 30, 2016 POCAHONTAS — Charlotte Carlsen said she has enjoyed her work as a civil deputy with the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department for the past 42 years. more »»


April 29, 2016 HUMBOLDT — An area veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder received an unexpected gift for his service dog Thursday. more »»

Dog rescued from house fire

April 29, 2016 Fort Dodge firefighters rescued a small dog from a house fire Thursday evening. The dog was removed from the smoke-filled house at 2002 Third Ave. N. by firefighter. more »»

GFDGA cited for work on Riverside plant

April 29, 2016 The big building many Fort Dodge residents know as the Riverside plant has had four different owners in about seven years. more »»

Dayton Casey’s robber sought

April 29, 2016 DAYTON — Investigators are seeking the identity of a man who robbed the Casey’s General Store in Dayton Wednesday night. The incident happened at 10:35 p.m. more »»

Chicago fugitive arrested in FD

April 29, 2016 Local and federal officials teamed up to arrest an Illinois fugitive in Fort Dodge Thursday afternoo. more »»

Upgrades to dispatch system will bring in IP-based radios

April 29, 2016 Some of the cost to upgrade software at the Webster County jail will be paid by the inmates. more »»

FD earns $25K consolation in ABC contest

April 28, 2016 Fort Dodge received $25,000 from the America’s Best Communities program Wednesday, but failed to advance to the final round of competition. more »»

Deputies seek Dayton Casey's robber

April 28, 2016 DAYTON - Investigators with the Webster County Sheriff's Department and Dayton Police Department are seeking an unidentified man who robbed the Dayton Casey's General Store Wednesday night at 10:35 p. more »»

Another honor

April 28, 2016 The excitement is mounting for the 12th Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. More than 400 people gathered at the Webster County Fairgrounds Wednesday night for a final informational meeting and dinner. more »»

Messenger phone lines down

April 28, 2016 Our phone lines are down at The Messenger, we apologize for any inconvenience. Please use our email listings (pictured) to contact us. more »»

UnityPoint to help students explore careers

April 28, 2016 A new program at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center will allow students to explore careers in health care. more »»


Pancake breakfast in Whittemore May 1, 2016

WHITTEMORE — Whittemore Fire Department and EMS Pancake Breakfast is 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the fire station. The menu is pancakes and sausage. more »

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