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Hunt is biggest ever

April 19, 2014 Thousands of dollars worth of candy littered Dodger Stadium Saturday for the Fort Dodge Moose Lodge’s annual Easter egg hunt. more »»

 
 
 
Relatives want fallen remembered

April 19, 2014 A week before he was killed in Iraq on April 6, 2006, by an IED, Iowa Army National Guard Sgt. Dan Sesker got some good news from home — he was going to be a father. He was 22 years old. more »»

Digging in

April 18, 2014 A cluster of heavy machinery and deep holes in the ground mark the spot where the reconstruction of a downtown street has started. more »»

Green trial set for June 24

April 18, 2014 SAC CITY - John D. Green, who has pleaded not guilty to killing Mark Koster in June 2009, is scheduled to stand trial in Sac City beginning June 24. Green, 54, of Blairsville, Ga. more »»

Way of the Cross

April 18, 2014 Worshippers taking part in a Way of the Cross service Friday slowly made their way down the sidewalk along Central Avenue. more »»

Green pleads not guilty in Sac City murder

April 18, 2014 SAC CITY — A Georgia man accused of killing a Sac City man almost five years ago pleaded not guilty to the charge Thursday. John D. Green, 54, of Blairsville, Ga. more »»

Green murder trial is June 24

April 18, 2014 SAC CITY — John Green, who is accused of killing a Sac City man nearly five years ago, is scheduled to go on trial this summer. Green, 54, of Blairsville, Ga. more »»

Beall bill would protect pets

April 18, 2014 Pets could be included in no-contact orders issued by Iowa judges in domestic abuse cases under a measure written by state Sen. Daryl Beal. more »»

‘Plain talk’ working for law agencies

April 18, 2014 Law enforcement agencies are reporting a much easier time communicating six months after the county changed the way they talk over their radios. Since Oct. more »»

Maehl, Peterson earn state recreation honors

April 18, 2014 Two employees of the Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department have been honored by a state association of recreation professionals. more »»

Cormack to lead state board

April 18, 2014 Mike Cormack, who represented Fort Dodge in the Iowa House of Representatives for eight years, has been named the leader of a state board that handles public employee issues. He was nominated by Go. more »»

Branstad: Gas tax hike is unlikely this year

April 17, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday that he does not expect any increase in the state’s gasoline tax to be approved this year. more »»

Green pleads not guilty

April 17, 2014 SAC CITY - John D. Green has made a written plea of not guilty to first-degree murder. Green, 54, of Blairsville, Ga., is accused of killing Mark Koster, 58, of Sac City, during the summer of 2009. more »»

New test set for FDFD

April 17, 2014 A testing process to identify candidates for any future vacancies in the Fort Dodge Fire Department was established Wednesday by the city’s Civil Service Commission. more »»

Community Christian administrator retiring

April 17, 2014 Margaret Shields, Community Christian School dean of students, will retire following the 2014-15 school year. more »»

Iowa Central nurse pinning ceremony undergoes changes

April 17, 2014 By BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@ messengernews.net Iowa Central Community College’s annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be a little different this year. more »»

Take back on track

April 16, 2014 Anyone with unused or expired prescription medicine will now have more than one opportunity to turn in their pills after three locations have announced their participation. more »»

Lundgren wind project moves forward

April 16, 2014 Management of noxious weeds in the county’s right of way will be a bit more efficient in the futur. more »»

Michigan firm recommended for downtown parking study

April 16, 2014 After planning for a downtown parking study for months, Fort Dodge officials are getting ready to hire a firm to do the work. more »»

Iowa Senate approves disabled vets tax credit

April 16, 2014 DES MOINES — A bill meant to further relieve the financial stress of disabled veterans in the state has won the unanimous support of the Iowa Senate. more »»

Webster-Calhoun drainage hearing set

April 16, 2014 The completion hearing for a large drainage project in Webster and Calhoun counties has been set for 1 p.m. June 17 at the Webster County Courthouse. more »»

 
 

‘Remembering Our Fallen Heroes’ April 20, 2014

“Remembering Our Fallen Heroes” multimedia exhibit honoring military members who have lost their lives since Sept. 11, 2001, will open at 10 a.m. April 19 at the center court of Crossroads Mall and will be on display through April 28. more »

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