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No injuries in Fort Dodge house fire

October 8, 2014 Nobody was injured in a bedroom fire at 1019 S. 25th Street Wednesday morning in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge Fire Chief Kent Hulett said the family who lives in that home was able to evacuate safel. more »»

Sale to provide replacements for ash trees

October 8, 2014 The emerald ash borer hasn’t been found in Fort Dodge, but about 165 diseased or damaged trees have already been cut down in the city to prevent the spread of the pest. more »»

City Week showcase

October 7, 2014 Some of the essential services provided by any city government require the use of some eye-catching vehicle. more »»

City Week showcase

October 7, 2014 Some of the essential services provided by any city government require the use of some eye-catching vehicle. more »»

Algona school district ready for transition

October 7, 2014 ALGONA — With Corwith-Wesley Community School District dissolving at the end of the school year, Algona Community School District is readying to take many of the district’s students. more »»

Humboldt drainage project on hold

October 7, 2014 Bids come in higher than expected for DD 125 By ROBERT WOLF editor@messengernews. more »»

Humboldt Council approves sale of property at airport

October 7, 2014 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council approved the sale of property at the city’s airport to a local business owner Monday. more »»

Hot rod watching

October 6, 2014 By JESSE MAJOR A man from Missouri drove more than 250 miles to show off his 1954 Ford Ranch Wagon at the annual Cruise to the Woods on Sunday. more »»

Overseeing fun

October 6, 2014 ALGONA – On her first night as director of recreation in Algona, Peg Bell presided over a men’s flag football competition. more »»

Freeze could end growing season for immature crops

October 6, 2014 DES MOINES — A freeze could stop the growing season in the upper Midwest as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, leaving farmers in a difficult situation because much of the region’s corn and soybean... more »»

Much more than apples

October 5, 2014 Alex Taylor, of Fort Dodge, had a simple goal Saturday morning while hunting for a pumpkin at the annual Applefest at the Community Orchard north of Fort Dodge. more »»

Crossroads holds Health, Safety Day

October 5, 2014 Webster County Sheriff’s Deputy Amy Stringer had some career advice for Grace Bohon, 5, of Fort Dodge after letting her sit in the driver’s seat of her squad car at the Health and Safety Day held at... more »»

One-woman show entertains, educates at fine arts event

October 5, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — For the members of the audience who got to watch Jane Cox perform her one-woman show about scientist Barbara McClintock at the Randall Area Fine Arts Council’s “Academy for the Fine... more »»

Skills and jobs

October 4, 2014 CLARION — According to Dave Maxheimer, Hagie Manufacturing Co. Human Resources director, there’s a big difference between how the public perceives jobs in the manufacturing sector and reality. more »»

Schools, districts tagged ‘in need of assistance’

October 4, 2014 A state report card for No Child Left Behind released by the Iowa Department of Education in September shows several area districts and schools are struggling to meet annual yearly progress... more »»

Rolfe to continue tree-planting tradition

October 4, 2014 ROLFE—A partnership that has resulted in the planting of more than 1 million trees in Iowa is working on its second million. more »»

Grandpa’s stuff

October 3, 2014 Among the old objects John Bonner brought to his presentation Thursday at the Fort Dodge Public Library, not one is actually called a whatchamacallit or thingamabo. more »»

Injured Dayton Rodeo founder sues

October 3, 2014 DAYTON — Dayton Rodeo founder Allen Porter is suing the rodeo organization over his fall from a buggy during the Dayton Rodeo parade in 2012. Porter, 96, was grand marshal of the parade on Sept. more »»

Butler kids learn about ag

October 3, 2014 Butler Elementary’s second-grade students learned about the importance of agriculture Friday. more »»



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