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Expanding access to mental health

August 11, 2014 The new executive director at the Berryhill Center for mental health has been busy improving access to its services. more »»

Thor man dies in motorcycle accident

August 11, 2014 HARDY — A Thor motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend just south of Hardy. Steven Davis, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. more »»

Sac City youth second in shearing competition

August 11, 2014 DES MOINES — Quentin Ackerman, 16, waited for the start of his third year to compete in the open junior sheep shearing contest Saturday at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Ellsworth woman wins three equine titles at State Fair

August 11, 2014 DES MOINES — Last, but certainly not least, came Brittany Nicholson, 19, of Ellsworth, in the FFA Parade of Champions Saturday afternoon at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

To Market, to Market

August 10, 2014 Cheryl Trunnell, of Fort Dodge, has a certain method to her shopping excursions up and down Central Avenue during the Market on Central. “I make a loop first,” she said. more »»

Past is present

August 10, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — Bill Cook, of Farnhamville, had a front row seat for the annual Old Settler’s Day parade along Garfield Avenue. He just pulled up a lawn chair in front of his home. more »»

McElroy trial begins Tuesday

August 10, 2014 The trial of a man accused of shooting a Fort Dodge teen at a bonfire party, who later died from his injuries, will begin Tuesday in Fort Dodge. more »»

FD council to consider projects

August 10, 2014 The Fort Dodge City Council is expected to act on a measure Monday that would make three major projects eligible for assistance in the form of tax increment financing. more »»

Phone outage in FD

August 10, 2014 A cut to a phone fiber in Minnesota knocked out all long distance service to Frontier Communications customers in the state of Iowa Saturday afternoon. more »»

Hats on for the Dragon Boat Bash

August 10, 2014 To help him do his job, Greg Blomker, of Humboldt, wore a special hat to keep the beach organized for the 19th annual CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash at Badger Lake in John F. more »»

Ships ahoy

August 9, 2014 Hundreds of people gathered Friday night at the CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash at Badger Lake in John F. Kennedy Memorial Park for a night of music and fun. more »»

Downtown Fort Dodge experiencing phone outage

August 9, 2014 Phone lines in central Fort Dodge ceased working Saturday afternoon. That includes the phone lines to The Messenge. more »»

Trott wants statement tossed

August 9, 2014 Corey A. Trott, the Rockwell City man accused of killing a Rockwell City police officer, is seeking to have his statement to law enforcement thrown out. more »»

Bluffs council ready to vote on Carmody

August 9, 2014 Council Bluffs City Council members are set to vote Monday on approving Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody as the leader of the police force in their community. more »»

Credit card scam reported in FD

August 9, 2014 Law enforcement officials are urging people to guard their credit card information in the wake of a reported scam in Fort Dodge Friday. more »»

Bringus appears in Magistrate court

August 9, 2014 The suspect in a Coalville home invasion made his initial appearance in Magistrate Court Friday. A preliminary hearing for Jason J. Bringus, 37, of Fort Dodge, was set for Aug. 15. more »»

Tips help in trail incident

August 9, 2014 By JESSE MAJOR jmajor@messengernews. more »»

Link crew to welcome high-schoolers

August 9, 2014 Fort Dodge Senior High is enhancing its yearly freshman orientation day with the creation of the Link Crew. more »»

Purple Hearts

August 8, 2014 WHITTEMORE — It’s the one military decoration that no soldier, sailor, airman or Marine wants to receive. The Purple Heart is awarded to American troops who are killed or wounded in battle. more »»

Preliminary hearing set for Bringus

August 8, 2014 COALVILLE - The suspect in a June 1 Coalville home invasion made his initial appearance in Magistrate Court Friday. Jason J. more »»



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