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DCA seeks input on arts, history, music needs

July 10, 2014 Cultural amenities like concerts, museums, public art and history are a big factor in a community’s quality of life, according to organizers of a “community conversation” coming to Fort Dodge on... more »»

Police search home of Richter’s mother

July 10, 2014 IOWA CITY — Authorities have seized a computer and flash drives from the home of a woman whose daughter was convicted of a high-profile murder, based on a search warrant alleging the two worked... more »»

New principal at St. Paul

July 10, 2014 Julie Mann started her first term as St. Paul Lutheran School principal this week. Mann was named to the position in January. more »»

Elementary program a success

July 10, 2014 The Academic Behavior Collaboration program helped Fort Dodge elementary students overcome academic and behavioral challenges last year. more »»

Report disputes Branstad smaller government claims

July 10, 2014 DES MOINES — A new report from a nonpartisan state agency questions Go. more »»

Webster County Fair kicks off

July 9, 2014 After carefully looking over 4-H’er Mady Jaeschke’s tray of fudge filled chocolate bars at the Webster County Fair Tuesday morning, Open Class Judge Mary Schroeder was able to tell her something... more »»

Skove makes abrupt departure from Blanden

July 9, 2014 Margaret Skove, the director of the Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Fort Dodge, unexpectedly resigned, city officials said Tuesday, Saturday was her last day on the job. more »»

Otho appoints Rob Ewing to City Council

July 9, 2014 OTHO — Rob Ewing was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Otho City Council Tuesday night. The council also scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. July 22 to appoint a new mayo. more »»

All Access opens up The Messenger anywhere

July 9, 2014 With the launch today of our electronic edition, subscribers to The Messenger have a new way to enjoy the newspaper that has served residents of north central Iowa since 1856. more »»

Easements move crosstown connector forward

July 9, 2014 Several temporary easements to enable work on Fort Dodge’s crosstown connector project were approved by the Webster County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. more »»

Locke charged with OWI in Tuesday incident

July 9, 2014 Fort Dodge police arrested 30-year-old Chad Locke, of Coalville after he allegedly drove a car into a home at 1035 First Ave. S. while intoxicated at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. more »»

Trinity celebrates volunteers

July 9, 2014 UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center celebrated 244 volunteers who have volunteered a combined 258,208 hours of their time for the hospital Tuesday. more »»

Ekstrom sentenced to four years in prison

July 8, 2014 A woman who was being recommended for probation was instead given a prison sentence Monday for her role in a murder case from last summe. more »»

Coalville man drives car into Fort Dodge home

July 8, 2014 Fort Dodge police arrested 31-year-old Chad Lock, of Coalville after he allegedly drove a car into a home at 1035 First Ave. S. while intoxicated at about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. more »»

Dayton Clinic opens Monday

July 8, 2014 DAYTON — A Dayton medical clinic is up and running again after the previous operators closed the facility. The clinic, located at 24 S. Main St. in Dayton, opened Monday. more »»

8-year-old girl injured in truck/bike collision in FD

July 8, 2014 An 8-year-old girl was sent to the hospital after she collided with a pickup while riding her bike Monday afternoon. more »»

Coming Wednesday — get the news home delivered at the speed of light

July 8, 2014 Readers of The Messenger will have even more ways to enjoy the area’s most comprehensive report of news and information when the newspaper launches its digital edition on Wednesday. more »»

ICCC launches Success Seminar course in August

July 8, 2014 Iowa Central Community College launches its new Success Seminar course in August. more »»

Two dead in Graettinger house fire

July 8, 2014 GRAETTINGER — Two children died Monday as the result of injuries sustained in a house fire in Graettinger. more »»

Tailoring knowledge

July 7, 2014 LAURENS — Some people go into a career that they’ve been interested in for a long time and that they’ve learned about for years. more »»



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