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Airline notifying more passengers of Ebola

October 17, 2014 With the threat of the Ebola virus spreading across the country in people’s minds, Webster County agencies are preparing in case the virus hits here. more »»

Bomb threat prompts Rolfe search

October 17, 2014 POCAHONTAS — Law enforcement officers and firefighters were planning to use a series of detonations Thursday night to destroy explosive material found at a property in Rolfe. more »»

Benson, McCarville debate using state attorneys

October 17, 2014 Republican Joe McCarville questioned how often the Iowa attorney general’s office has been called to help in Webster County trials during a Thursday night forum between Webster County attorney... more »»

Closing next year

October 16, 2014 The Sears store that has been a fixture in the Crossroads Mall since it opened in 1964 will close in mid-January, according to a spokesman for the retail chain. more »»

Bomb scare closes Pocahontas high school

October 16, 2014 Classes in the Pocahontas Area Community School District were dismissed early on Thursday because of security concerns, according to school district Superintendent Joseph Kramer. more »»

Gov. Branstad outlines plans

October 16, 2014 Reducing college loan debt and providing an easy way for residents to connect with state government are among the things Gov. Terry Branstad wants to do if he is re-elected. more »»

Drive seeks to stop local crime

October 16, 2014 pkaspari@messengernews.net A volunteer organization dedicated to crime fighting is undertaking its annual drive to get members renewed and recruit new partners. more »»

Off-road ready

October 16, 2014 DUNCOMBE — The Duncombe Fire Department has a new truck on its roster and there’s virtually no place — over hill, dale, ice or trails — that it cannot go. more »»

Mowrer blasts Steve King for government shutdown

October 16, 2014 Congressional candidate Jim Mowrer blasted Republican Congressman Steve King for his role in last year’s government shutdown at campaign events Wednesday. more »»

Upgrade launched

October 15, 2014 Trinity Regional Medical Center broke ground Wednesday on a major expansion and upgrade of its Emergency Department. more »»

Sears to close in FD

October 15, 2014 The Sears store in the Crossroads Mall will close in mid-January, according to Sears spokesman Howard Riefs. He said a liquidation sale will begin Oct. 3. more »»

Enrollment up at ICCC for 2014-2015

October 15, 2014 Iowa Central Community College’s credit hour numbers have grown in 2014-15. more »»

Forum hosts recorder candidates

October 15, 2014 Democrat Lindsay Boeckman and Republican Shari Burke both said their experience makes them most qualified for Webster County recorder for a crowd of about 85 Tuesday night at a forum run by the... more »»

Training before destruction

October 15, 2014 Fort Dodge firefighter Tom Ubben spent part of Tuesday morning just laying around — literally. While this might sound inviting, it was anything but. more »»

Bringus trial is moved to December

October 15, 2014 A man charged with attempted murder during a home invasion in Coalville will stand trial in December. Jason J. Bringus, 37, of Fort Dodge, had his trial date continued to Dec. more »»

Sups approve capital improvements

October 15, 2014 Air conditioner and backup generator projects were approved by the Webster County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, as part of the long-range capital improvement pla. more »»

Spokes for Hope

October 14, 2014 The jewelry being made by the residents of the Beacon of Hope Ministries shelter is more than the sum of the parts that go into the creations. more »»

Council splits over land for connector

October 14, 2014 Some property needed for a new downtown street connection was purchased by the Fort Dodge City Council Monday. more »»

Expansion of agency is approved

October 14, 2014 The Fort Dodge Housing Agency will be administering a federally-funded program outside the city limits as a result of City Council action Monday. more »»

 
 
 

 

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