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Bemrich weighs in on C.R. casino proposal

April 3, 2014 Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich was among those who spoke against the possibility of awarding a casino license to Cedar Rapids Thursday. more »»

Talking art

April 3, 2014 POCAHONTAS — Someday in the future a piece of art in a public place may become symbolic of Pocahontas and draw people to the community just to see it. more »»

‘Growing Saints for Christ’ dinner, auction is ‘for the kids’

April 3, 2014 St. Paul Lutheran School’s seventh annual Growing Saints for Christ dinner and auction Saturday is “for the kids,” according to Lee Dreyer, event committee member. more »»

Farm fire

April 2, 2014 By JOE SUTTER jsutter@messengernews.net GALT — Thousands of chickens were killed when a barn was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon at Centrum Valley Farms’ operation in Gal. more »»

Webster Theater could open in the fall

April 2, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — A community-driven effort aimed at reopening the Webster Theater is nearing a major fundraising goal as organizers hope for a possible reopening date of later this year. more »»

Green back in Iowa

April 2, 2014 SAC CITY — The return of a Georgia man suspected in a 2009 murder means closure for the family of victim Mark Koster, Sac County Attorney Ben Smith said Tuesday. John D. Green, 54, of Blairsburg, Ga. more »»

Panel: New firefighters must be EMTs

April 2, 2014 New Fort Dodge firefighters will have to be emergency medical technicians, according to a requirement approved by the city’s Civil Service Commission Tuesday. more »»

Wind farm moves ahead ward

April 2, 2014 Work is continuing on the Lundgren Wind Project. more »»

FD board nixes storage site plan

April 2, 2014 A plan to turn a Fort Dodge building into a storage facility was rejected by the city’s Board of Adjustment Tuesday evening. more »»

Criminal mischief report taken in response to Otho disturbance

April 2, 2014 OTHO — A disturbance early Sunday morning resulted in property damage, but little else despite rumors to the contrary. more »»

FD landlord pleads guilty to conspiracy

April 2, 2014 SIOUX CITY — A Fort Dodge landlord pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday of burning down one of her properties in order to commit a fraud. more »»

MNW Elementary releases early due to gas incident

April 2, 2014 BARNUM — Manson Northwest Webster Elementary released early Tuesday due to a possible gas leak. The possible gas leak was detected at noon. more »»

YouthNet Coalition aims to help young people face issues

April 2, 2014 Fort Dodge and Webster County youths face many issues: mental and physical health, teen pregnancy, bullying and more. more »»

Report: Drainage project faces expensive issues

April 2, 2014 An informational drainage meeting drew comments from landowners near a ditch that ran into unexpected expenses over the last year. The drainage project overran its original bid by about $134,900. more »»

Preparing for disaster

April 1, 2014 GOWRIE — When an hazardous materials incident happens, emergency responders need to know how to effectively respond to keep themselves and victims safe. more »»

Green returned to Sac City, will be charged with murder

April 1, 2014 SAC CITY - The return of a Georgia man suspected in a 2009 killing means closure for the family of Mark Koster, Sac County Attorney Ben Smith said Tuesday. more »»

Sunday fire kills thousands of chickens

April 1, 2014 GALT -- Clarion firefighters spent all night Monday night supervising the remains of a large Sunday fire at Centrum Valley Farms in Galt. more »»

Manson Northwest Webster elementary releases early Tuesday due to gas leak

April 1, 2014 BARNUM — Manson Northwest Webster Elementary released at 1:30 p.m. due to a reported gas leak. The leak was detected at noon, with Barnum Fire Department responding and STAR Energy on the scene. more »»

FD burning ban remains in place

April 1, 2014 As warmer weather brings Fort Dodge residents outside to work in their yards, some may be tempted to get rid of leaves and other waste by burning it. more »»

Ekstrom trial set for July

April 1, 2014 One half of a pair accused in the death of a Fort Dodge man last summer will stand trial beginning in July. The first-degree murder trial of Holly . more »»

 
 

 

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