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FD firefighter to appeal termination

October 14, 2016 A former Fort Dodge firefighter who was terminated in September is appealing that decision through a hearing with the city’s Civil Service Commission. more »»

On the road to a home

October 14, 2016 Dennis Wilson, of Mason City, got a first-hand introduction to one of the thousands of children who came west on an Orphan Train when he was a student in a one-room country school house. more »»

Authorities are looking for this man

October 13, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — A man walked away from a Webster City bank Tuesday with more than $1,000 in stolen money in what authorities are labeling a “quick change” schem. more »»

Big blaze reported at FD Asphalt

October 13, 2016 A major fire was reported at the property of Fort Dodge Asphalt Co. Thursday evening. more »»

Through externship, Takatsuka says he’s better able to connect with students

October 13, 2016 Ryan Takatsuka, a social studies teacher at Fort Dodge Senior High, spent almost 40 hours of his summer in the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. That time wasn’t spent in cuffs or behind bars, though. more »»

Bacon charged after Drug Task Force search

October 13, 2016 A Fort Dodge man is facing several drug charges after the Webster County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Wednesday morning. Investigators reported that Corey S. more »»

Webster Co. Drug Take Back is next week

October 13, 2016 For the second time this year, the Webster County Sheriff’s Department will be teaming up with federal investigators to collect unused prescription medications. more »»

Bridal Spectacular is Sunday

October 13, 2016 Getting ready for the big day will get at boost Sunday. The Messenger is presenting the Younkers Bridal Spectacular from 1 to 4 p.m. more »»

Girl talk

October 12, 2016 Some St. Edmond Catholic High School students got a chance Tuesday to spend some time talking about women and education with first lady Michelle Obama. more »»

Pipeline woes continue

October 12, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY — Landowners fed up with pipeline construction crews turned to the Calhoun County Board of Supervisors for help Tuesday, claiming the workers are damaging their land. more »»

Deputy, nine others, plea to wildlife violations

October 12, 2016 An Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigation into illegal hunting activity that began in November 2015 has ended with 10 people pleading guilty, including a Webster County sheriff’s deputy. more »»

Supervisors OK two new hog facilities

October 12, 2016 The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved construction permits for two new hog confinements Tuesday after reviewing the applications and matrix scoring. more »»

Offices proposed for former outdoors store

October 12, 2016 A former store on Fifth Avenue South that once catered to hunters and fishermen may become an office buildin. more »»

Muddy work

October 11, 2016 Nancy Phillips visited her 80-acre row crop field she rents in Calhoun County and was angry over what she sa. more »»

Fort Dodge boil advisory issued for part of Pleasant Valley

October 11, 2016 A boil advisory has been issued for part of Pleasant Valley after a loss of pressure Monday. more »»

Unanimous yes to Hutton

October 11, 2016 A plan to build a new shopping center where the former Sears store now stands at Crossroads Mall advanced Monday on two separate votes of the Fort Dodge City Counci. more »»

Lehigh council member charged, resigns

October 11, 2016 LEHIGH — An embattled Lehigh City Councilman is now facing a criminal charge after he allegedly removed an electrical meter without permission from the city. more »»

Benson highlights work of Drug Task Force

October 11, 2016 The Webster County attorney touted the successes of the Webster County Drug Task Force during a presentation to Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Monday. more »»

Girl, 12, rescued from grain by Calhoun responders

October 11, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY — A girl who was buried up to her neck in a grain hopper trailer was successfully rescued Sunday night in Calhoun County. more »»

Walls go up on new Duncombe School

October 11, 2016 The new Duncombe Elementary School is starting to take shape at 615 N. 16th St. more »»



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