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FD schools receive $375K in grants

October 10, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District has received three grants totaling $375,000 per year. more »»

Leffler and Halvorson talk about pipeline plan

October 10, 2014 Rod Halvorson voiced his concerns about a proposed oil pipeline that would run through Webster County at a candidate forum Thursday evening. The forum is one of a series leading up to the Nov. more »»

Fire case given to Webster County attorney’s office

October 10, 2014 Fire investigators believe they know who set the fire that destroyed a vacant Fort Dodge home Wednesday afternoon. more »»

Fires keep FDFD busy

October 9, 2014 The fire that destroyed a vacant house Wednesday was set, the Fort Dodge fire marshal said Wednesday night. “We will list it as a set fire,” Fire Marshal Doug Ostbloom said. more »»

Value of smoke detectors stressed by firefighters

October 9, 2014 When a fire broke out in a house on South 25th Street Wednesday morning, the sound of activated smoke detectors alerted a woman and four children to the dange. more »»

W.C. sells old Beam building

October 9, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — The sale of city-owned property that includes the former Beam Manufacturing building was formally completed Wednesday morning. Details of the contract have yet to be made public. more »»

Missionary, a former student, Skypes with St. Ed

October 9, 2014 Jason Stuhrenberg, a missionary with the Navigators, an international Christian outreach ministry, spoke from Kiev, Ukraine, to St. more »»

Stewart wages independent Senate bid

October 9, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley and state Sen. Joni Ernst have an independent rival for the United States Senate seat. more »»

Iowa Central students learn about local jobs

October 8, 2014 College students flocked to the Retail Job Fair on Tuesday in hopes of finding new jobs. more »»

Burning house 'fully engulfed' Wednesday afternoon

October 8, 2014 Fort Dodge firefighters are on scene at a house on fire at 357 Fifth Street Northwest, near Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. Scanner traffic indicates the house is fully engulfe. more »»

Wednesday afternoon fire was set

October 8, 2014 The fire that engulfed the home at 357 Fifth Street Northwest was set, according to Fort Dodge Fire Marshal Doug Ostbloom. The fire happened near Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. more »»

Sups talk of LEC walk

October 8, 2014 The Webster County Board of Supervisors received the quarterly report from the Sheriff’s Department, and heard how road construction is confusing some visitors to the Law Enforcement Center. more »»

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 »»



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