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At Settler’s Day, luck eludes queen

August 9, 2015 FARNHAMVILLE — Norma Morgan, of Farnhamville, wasn’t having much luck Saturday afternoon as bingo card after bingo card failed to yield her a win during the bingo game at the annual Old Settler’s Da... more »»


August 8, 2015 As the 19th annual CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash kicked off Friday night, teams made offerings to the dragon. more »»

Jefferson’s casino gets governor’s touch

August 8, 2015 JEFFERSON — The Wild Rose Casino & Resort celebrated its grand opening Friday, after more than two years of planning and a year after breaking ground. more »»

New telco streams local stations

August 8, 2015 GOWRIE — Local TV channels are now available through the Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association, for a lower cost than traditional cable or satellite channels. more »»

In Gowrie, something’s up

August 8, 2015 GOWRIE — According to Gowrie Fire Chief Greg Benson, there’s a very good reason for the department to replace its small aging fire station that dates from 1970. “We’re out of space,” he said. more »»

O’Malley campaigns in FD

August 8, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, stood on a chair at Bloomers on Central Friday morning to speak to an audience of nearly 70 as part of his presidential campaign. more »»


August 7, 2015 ALGONA — LeAnn Wempen, of Lu Verne, was beaming with pride Thursday morning as she watched her granddaughter, Rilyn Tuttle, 3, also of Lu Verne, lead her goat kid, Anabelle, into the show ring at th... more »»

Calhoun measure draws Dakota Access ire

August 7, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — A company seeking to build an oil pipeline across Iowa filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against Calhoun County, arguing a resolution adopted by the county was “clearly a shot at... more »»

Coleman sewer dispute simmers

August 7, 2015 Some Coleman District residents disagreed sharply Thursday evening over a perceived lack of activity by their sewer board. more »»

Sales tax holiday will give Iowans relief

August 6, 2015 The annual opportunity to buy some clothing and shoes without paying any sales taxes is at hand. What the state Department of Revenue calls the Iowa Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. more »»

50 years

August 6, 2015 The Foster Grandparents celebrated 50 years of volunteerism and helping students Wednesday, with more than 275 volunteers from across the state gathering at Fort Frenzy’s Cardiff Center. more »»

FDPD seeks armed Casey’s robber

August 6, 2015 An armed robber is being sought by the Fort Dodge Police Department after an incident at Casey’s General Store early Wednesday mornin. more »»

In Guns N’ Hoses, FD police, fire will face off on field

August 6, 2015 Fort Dodge police officers and firefighters will go head to head Sunday in a new event designed to raise money for a local monument. more »»

Bus stop

August 6, 2015 -Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Donald Trump campaign worker Chris Hupke, of Larchwood, talks to a group of potential voters and caucus attendees Wednesday afternoon when he stopped with one of the... more »»

Volunteers needed for dragon bash, races

August 6, 2015 The Badger Lake Dragonboat Association is still looking for volunteers to help out during the Badger Lake Dragonboat Bash this weekend. more »»

Coming together

August 5, 2015 As the summer winds down, the Fort Dodge and Webster County community came together to celebrate being together. more »»

Police search for armed robbery suspect

August 5, 2015 Fort Dodge police are asking the public for help in finding a man who robbed a gas station early Wednesday morning. Police responded to a report at about 3:30 a.m. more »»

Vision Iowa trail work expanded

August 5, 2015 More trail improvements will be made in Fort Dodge thanks to cost savings on earlier work, the Webster County Board of Supervisors heard Tuesday. more »»

Decker tent sales allowed by board

August 5, 2015 The tent sales that have been held at Decker Sporting Goods Inc. more »»

St. Ed remodels cafeteria, weight room

August 5, 2015 St. Edmond Catholic School has done some remodeling through the summer. “Our high school cafeteria has been a long time in need of refurbishing,” Tom Miklo, St. Edmond director of development, said. more »»



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