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Campbell state finalist in Miss Iowa pageant

February 22, 2016 Alexis Campbell was recently chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Iowa Pageant to be held April 2 and 3 in Waterloo. The pageant is held for girls ages 4 through 18. more »»

Fort Dodge council to consider bond issue, zoning

February 21, 2016 A general obligation bond issue and a bid to rezone property for a new addiction treatment center will be before the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council’s work will begin at 5 p.m. more »»

Jefferson pizzeria fire subject of probe

February 18, 2016 JEFFERSON — A suspicious fire that occurred at Pizza Ranch in Jefferson is under further investigation by the state fire marshal’s office, according to Alex Murphy, public information officer for th... more »»

Sac County announces leadership series

February 17, 2016 SAC CITY — The Sac County Hometown Pride Steering Committee has announced three-county leadership development sessions for Hometown Pride Committee members, nonprofit volunteers, and city and... more »»

Low income energy assistance

February 17, 2016 The 2015-2016 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter... more »»

Lord’s Cupboard will hold third annual Hunger March

February 16, 2016 Next month, the Lord’s Cupboard food pantry hopes teams will march against hunger. The pantry will host the third annual Hunger March to raise money to feed those in need in Fort Dodge. more »»

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 »»



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