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Johnny has been found

May 1, 2015 Fort Dodge resident Bill Dwyer didn’t know what became of the younger brother he hadn’t seen in about 30 years until a video of him appeared online last month. more »»


April 30, 2015 It’s wasn’t too hard to tell what Ellen Wastun, of Fort Dodge, was up to Tuesday evening as she slowly drove around town with her friend, Teresa Woods. more »»

UPDATE: Second fire strikes Ave. C house

April 30, 2015 A house fire at 1006 Ave. C was under control by about 8:20 a.m. Thursday. Fort Dodge Fire Chief Kent Hulett said there were no injuries, and there were two occupants of the hous. more »»

Wright County declares state of emergency over bird flu

April 30, 2015 CLARION - The Wright County Board of Supervisors this morning declared a state of emergency in Wright County due to bird flu. more »»

House fire reported near Otho

April 30, 2015 OTHO — Firefighters from Otho, Lehigh and Duncombe were dispatched to a reported house fire at 2447 Woodman Hollow Road at 4:17 p.m. Thursday. more »»

FD wins $50K for revitalization plan

April 30, 2015 bshea@messengernews. more »»

Drainage dispute in hands of judge

April 30, 2015 A dispute over how much land can be included in a tax-exempt drainage right of way is awaiting a judge’s decision following a bench trial Wednesday in Fort Dodge. more »»

Honor Flight ready to go

April 30, 2015 Area veterans attending the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight on May 9 got a peek Wednesday at their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C., to see the war memorials. more »»

Workshop inspires students to lead

April 30, 2015 A National Council on Youth Leadership workshop brought together 75 students from 12 north central Iowa schools Wednesda. more »»

Careers on Wheels

April 29, 2015 “Careers on Wheels” introduced Fort Dodge Middle School’s fifth grade students to future job possibilities Tuesda. more »»

Fort Dodge wins grant

April 29, 2015 Fort Dodge has received a $50,000 grant for a neighborhood revitalization plan, and has the chance of winning up to $3 million, officials announced Wednesday morning. more »»

Emergency Management coordinator hired

April 29, 2015 The new Emergency Management coordinator for Webster County is a native of the area. more »»

St. Edmond Coffee House is Sunday

April 29, 2015 St. Edmond Catholic School will hold its annual Coffee House at 7 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium. more »»

Stop signs sought

April 29, 2015 Concerned about speeding along their street, some residents of Otho want more stop signs in town. more »»

Zoning change for lift station recommended

April 29, 2015 A zoning change necessary for a new sanitary sewer lift station in Fort Dodge was advanced by the city’s Plan and Zoning Commission Tuesday. more »»

Triton Plaza project moves forward

April 28, 2015 The creation of a new development on the west side of Fort Dodge that will include a hotel was advanced by the City Council Monday. The council approved the final plat for Triton Plaza near U.S. more »»

Vehicle hit in morning shooting

April 28, 2015 Investigators with the Fort Dodge Police Department are seeking information in an early morning shooting where a vehicle was hit. The shooting was reported at 2:06 a.m. Monda. more »»

FDCSD board approves bleacher bids

April 28, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District board, meeting at Cooper Elementary Monday, approved a bid for bleacher replacements at Fort Dodge Senior High. more »»

Webster Co. takes on underage drinking

April 28, 2015 Community and Family Resources has received an Iowa Partnership for Success grant to confront underage binge drinking in Webster County. more »»

St. Edmond holds annual art show

April 28, 2015 The annual student art show at St. Edmond Catholic School allowed its students in kindergarten through fifth grades to show their talents. more »»



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