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St. Edmond Kindergarten Connection set for Wednesday

February 15, 2016 St. Edmond Catholic School will hold its Kindergarten Connection on Wednesday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Parents and students will spend time interacting in a kindergarten classroom. more »»

FDSH Large Group Speech Team competes at Districts

February 15, 2016 Thirteen groups from Fort Dodge Senior High, comprised of 45 students, competed at the Iowa High School Speech Association District Large Group Speech Contest on Jan. 23. more »»

Students in the arts recognized in FD private, public schools

February 15, 2016 Elementary level St. Paul Lutheran: art, Ginger Bunda; vocal, Claire Simpson. St. more »»

Snow emergency anticipated in FD

February 13, 2016 Current weather forecasts indicate that snow accumulations are expected to start during the evening hours today and continue into the evening hours on Sunday. more »»

Alley behind Municipal Building closed

February 12, 2016 Beginning today, the alley to the south of the Municipal Building will be closed to through traffic until further notice. more »»

Medicaid conversation set for Feb. 29

February 12, 2016 Iowa’s Medicaid program covers approximately 560,000 Iowans and costs $4.2 billion dollars. The state is privatizing this program. Originally scheduled to begin Ja. more »»

Holiday closings

February 12, 2016 What’s closed or open Presidents Day? Financial Citizens — Closed. CS Bank — Closed. First American — Open. First State Bank — Open. Great Western — Open. United Bank of Iowa — Closed. more »»

Weather impacts polls opening today

February 9, 2016 ESTHERVILLE — Monday’s blizzard has prompted the delay of the opening of the polls for the Iowa Lakes Bond Referendum today. more »»

Private lands workshop is Feb. 27 at Brushy Creek

February 5, 2016 A private lands workshop will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 27 for anyone wanting to learn ways to enhance land with practices that lead to long-term sustainability. more »»

Life enrichment series begins Wednesday

February 5, 2016 The Less is More life enrichment senior series focusing on making retirement exceptional begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tompkins Celebration Center at Friendship Haven with Social Wellness. S. more »»

W.C. schools to dismiss early

February 3, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — All Webster City Community School students will be dismissed from school two hours early on Thursday because of elementary and middle school parent teacher conferences. more »»

An important message to our subscribers and readers

February 2, 2016 The Messenger wants you to know that with the upcoming snow challenges there may be delays in the distribution of your newspaper throughout the wee. more »»

Snow parking will automatically go into effect

February 2, 2016 Current weather forecasts indicate that heavy snow accumulations are expected until approximately midnight today. Accumulation of 9 to 12 inches of snow is predicted. more »»

St. Paul to hold roundup Thursday

February 1, 2016 St. Paul Lutheran School will hold Kindergarten Roundup beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, in the fellowship hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 400 S. 13th St. more »»

CCS to host Patriotic Program

February 1, 2016 Community Christian School’s preschool and kindergarten classes will be presenting a Patriotic Program for families and friends at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday in the CCS chapel. more »»

34th Army Band to perform in Algona

February 1, 2016 The 34th Army Band, Iowa Army National Guard, will be performing a concert in the Algona High School Gymnasium at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Accidental shooting victim identified

January 31, 2016 The victim of a Friday night accidental self-inflicted shooting has been identified by Fort Dodge Police as Ricardo Matolban C Mack, of Spirit Lake. more »»

GoFundMe page set up for Derrig family

January 29, 2016 A GoFundMe page has been set up for a Fort Dodge family that lost everything in a fire Monday night. A total of $510 dollars had been raised as of Thursday afternoon. The goal is $5,000. more »»

Your tax dollars at work

January 29, 2016 This is a summary of major bills approved for payment by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

HAZMAT called to Pocahontas County

January 28, 2016 FONDA — The Region V Hazardous Materials Response Team cleaned up a diesel fuel spill Tuesday night near Fonda after a tanker truck rolled onto its side. more »»



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