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Overseeing fun

October 6, 2014 ALGONA – On her first night as director of recreation in Algona, Peg Bell presided over a men’s flag football competition. more »»

Freeze could end growing season for immature crops

October 6, 2014 DES MOINES — A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region’s corn and soybean... more »»

Much more than apples

October 5, 2014 Alex Taylor, of Fort Dodge, had a simple goal Saturday morning while hunting for a pumpkin at the annual Applefest at the Community Orchard north of Fort Dodge. more »»

Crossroads holds Health, Safety Day

October 5, 2014 Webster County Sheriff’s Deputy Amy Stringer had some career advice for Grace Bohon, 5, of Fort Dodge after letting her sit in the driver’s seat of her squad car at the Health and Safety Day held at... more »»

One-woman show entertains, educates at fine arts event

October 5, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — For the members of the audience who got to watch Jane Cox perform her one-woman show about scientist Barbara McClintock at the Randall Area Fine Arts Council’s “Academy for the Fine... more »»

Skills and jobs

October 4, 2014 CLARION — According to Dave Maxheimer, Hagie Manufacturing Co. Human Resources director, there’s a big difference between how the public perceives jobs in the manufacturing sector and reality. more »»

Schools, districts tagged ‘in need of assistance’

October 4, 2014 A state report card for No Child Left Behind released by the Iowa Department of Education in September shows several area districts and schools are struggling to meet annual yearly progress... more »»

Rolfe to continue tree-planting tradition

October 4, 2014 ROLFE—A partnership that has resulted in the planting of more than 1 million trees in Iowa is working on its second million. more »»

Grandpa’s stuff

October 3, 2014 Among the old objects John Bonner brought to his presentation Thursday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, not one is actually called a whatchamacallit or thingamabo. more »»

Injured Dayton Rodeo founder sues

October 3, 2014 DAYTON — Dayton Rodeo founder Allen Porter is suing the rodeo organization over his fall from a buggy during the Dayton Rodeo parade in 2012. Porter, 96, was grand marshal of the parade on Sept. more »»

Butler kids learn about ag

October 3, 2014 Butler Elementary’s second-grade students learned about the importance of agriculture Friday. more »»

Dodger Stadium rules for children changed

October 3, 2014 Changes are being implemented at Dodger Stadiu. more »»

Menner: Ag wealth transfer can bolster communities

October 3, 2014 Iowa’s rural communities can be better served if they fortify community betterment foundations, and there is a plan to make that happen. Bill Menner, state director for the U.S. more »»

Eight seconds of muddy glory

October 3, 2014 Neither a little rain — nor a little mud — will stop a rodeo. Not even, as was the case Thursday at the Triton Stampede Rodeo on the Webster County Fairgrounds, a lot of rain and mud. more »»

In Sac City, Porktoberfest’s a way to say thanks

October 3, 2014 SAC CITY — Sac City businesses celebrated their customers Thursday with the annual Porktoberfest. The highlight of Porktoberfest is always the pork burger. more »»

Never forgotten

October 2, 2014 For Becky McCuddin, there isn’t a day that goes by without thoughts of her daughter, Lisa McCuddin. “I wake up every day thinking of her, and I go to bed thinking of her,” Becky McCuddin said. more »»

Veterans Bridge reopens

October 2, 2014 Veterans Bridge in Fort Dodge reopened to traffic Wednesday morning after being closed for four weeks. more »»

CIS uses NFL woes to discuss violence

October 2, 2014 jsutter@messengernews.net GOWRIE — Crisis Intervention Services is working to fight all kinds of domestic abuse — and part of that means educating the younger generatio. more »»

CIS serves Webster County

October 2, 2014 Ever since October 2013, Crisis Intervention Services has been helping both adult and child victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in Webster County. more »»

 
 
 

 

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