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Fallon tells pipeline foes to speak up

April 1, 2015 DAYTON — A former state lawmaker hiking across Iowa along the proposed route of an oil pipeline said Tuesday evening that opponents of the project should give regulators plenty of feedback. more »»

Webster Co. Cattlemen’s Association sees growth

March 31, 2015 Cattle production in Iowa is at a high point, according to Bruce Long, president of the Webster County Cattlemen’s Association. more »»

Testimony begins in Green trial

March 31, 2015 BOONE — Sac City Police Chief John Thompsen testified today that during a police interview, John David Green admitted to strangling roommate Mark Koster with a baseball bat. more »»

Departments called to farm fire

March 31, 2015 OTHO - Multiple departments are on scene of a fire south of Otho that started in a corn crib. Scanner traffic indicates the fire has also spread to a barn and a field at the 2767 Nelson Ave. property. more »»

Blaze destroys two buildings on a Webster County farm

March 31, 2015 OTHO – A wind-whipped blaze destroyed two buildings on a Webster County farm, damaged two others and charred about 160 acres of corn stubble Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. more »»

Green trial begins in Boone Co.

March 31, 2015 BOONE — Opening statements in the second first-degree murder trial of John D. Green are expected this morning in Boone after jurors were seated Monday afternoon. more »»

Warrants help locate criminal suspects

March 31, 2015 In a criminal case, there are two ways in which a person can be arrested. The first would be at a crime scene if there’s probable cause for a suspect to be taken into custody. more »»

Humboldt sups approve loan agreements for LEC Project

March 31, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved two loan agreements for the improvements to the law enforcement center Monda. more »»

Gibb: St. Ed does well with Iowa tests

March 31, 2015 St. Edmond Catholic School performed well on the Iowa Assessments standardized tests this year. “Overall, we did extremely well,” Mary Gibb, St. Edmond president, said. more »»

Celebrating heritage

March 30, 2015 Students, faculty and community members shared their heritage at A Festival of Nations at Iowa Central Community College on Sunday. more »»

Banquet Success

March 30, 2015 The Webster County Chapter of Pheasants Forever celebrated its 30th birthday Saturday evening with a packed house at the annual banquet on the Webster County Fairgrounds. more »»

Collectors bring in history

March 30, 2015 Dealers at the Fort Dodge Coin Club’s show at Crossroads Mall showed off pieces of history over the weekend. This is what captured Michael Moore’s interes. more »»

Krug, Rouse coach speech

March 30, 2015 They compete across the state and take home trophies, only their arena is the stage and their sport the spoken word. more »»

As the sap runs

March 29, 2015 By HANS MADSEN hmadsen @messengernews. more »»

Money for private schools debated

March 29, 2015 A plan that would use $200 million of state money to help parents pay tuition at private schools for their children fueled debate at an Eggs and Issues forum Saturday, but area lawmakers indicated... more »»

Supervisors critical of Benson’s office

March 29, 2015 A rift between members of the Webster County Board of Supervisors and the county attorney’s office became apparent at a March 4 special meeting. more »»

Plea deals are a common tool throughout Iowa courtrooms

March 29, 2015 Much of the March 4 discussion between three members of the Webster County Supervisors and Webster County Attorney Jennifer Benson centered around the specifics of the Mike Grell case, however, the... more »»

Volunteers pack for a cause

March 29, 2015 DeMario Brown, 19, moves at lightning speed. His hands and arms become a blur as he picks up finished food packages and places them in a cardboard box. more »»

Second Green trial begins Monday

March 29, 2015 SAC CITY — The second trial of a man accused of killing his roommate in Sac City is set to begin Monday in Boone. John . more »»


March 28, 2015 BARNUM — Manson Northwest Webster Elementary launched its MakerSpace with a schoolwide celebration Thursday and Frida. more »»



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