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TRUST program helps at-risk youths in FD

February 17, 2015 At-risk students at Butler and Duncombe elementary schools are being given a chance to enjoy experiences they might not otherwise know. more »»

Planning to begin for Quilt-A-Fair

February 17, 2015 SAC CITY — The quilters of Sac County are starting to make plans and preparations for a biannual event designed to show their work. more »»

Humboldt school board talks budget

February 17, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Community School Board discussed possible budget shortfalls if the state reduces funding to schools at Monday’s board meeting. more »»

‘Map of my Kingdom’ sparks discussion

February 16, 2015 LYTTON — Farmers and their families lined the pews of the The Friendship Center in Lytton Sunday to watch “Map of My Kingdom,” a play illustrating issues that arise during farmland ownership... more »»

Cook educates students on environment

February 16, 2015 SAC CITY — Growing up, Megan Cook always had a love of nature. “My whole family is outdoors-based,” she said. “We would go camping every weekend and to this day we still tent cam. more »»

Needed: Foster parents with plenty of heart

February 15, 2015 Alan Angstrom, of Fort Dodge, and his wife Jillian were among the potential foster parents who attended a foster care information meeting Saturday morning by Iowa KidsNet at Grace Lutheran Church. more »»

Registry helps keep community informed

February 15, 2015 For people concerned that a registered sex offender may be living near them, a statewide resource is available to help find that informatio. more »»

Panhandling for a cause

February 15, 2015 LEHIGH — Fire Chief Kirk Kelley has always tried to think outside the box with his fundraising efforts. Now, he’ll be taking his request to the big cities. more »»

Hallman is new magistrate in Pocahontas

February 15, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Carol Hallman, who has been an attorney for about 35 years, has taken on the added responsibility of being the sole magistrate in Pocahontas County. more »»

A blur of roses

February 14, 2015 RaeAnne Reis, a flower designer at Becker Florists in Fort Dodge, has the art of placing a bouquet of a dozen roses into a vase with greenery down to a science. more »»

Area superintendents balk at low increase

February 14, 2015 Iowa school districts will receive a 1.25 percent increase in allowable growth for the 2015-2016 year if the Legislature follows Gov. Terry Branstad’s recommendation. more »»

FDMS, CSI claims settled

February 14, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District has released full payment for the Fort Dodge Middle School project to Construction Services Inc., of Des Moines. more »»

Swander play focuses on farmland

February 14, 2015 LYTTON — Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a play tackling the critical issue of farmland ownership transfer at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Friendship Center in Lytton. more »»

Something Special

February 13, 2015 It takes quite a few volunteers to run the Special Olympics’ annual North Central Area Basketball Skills contest. more »»

Wanted man hospitalized after chase

February 13, 2015 By BILL SHEA bshea@messengernew. more »»

Perfecting paper making

February 13, 2015 For the group of Iowa Central Community College human services students who visited Hope Sweet Hope Studios Thursday evening — and the Gateway to Discovery clients who helped them learn how to hand... more »»

On the waterfront

February 12, 2015 The Hydroeletric Dam continues to be a dominant topic whenever people discuss the Fort Dodge riverfront. more »»

GFDGA seeks input on city priorities

February 12, 2015 More than 40 Fort Dodge business owners were asked Wednesday: What are the city’s priorities and issues? A morning workshop hosted by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance solicited input from the... more »»

Lawmakers give gas tax mixed review

February 12, 2015 The prospect of raising the state’s tax on each gallon of gasoline is meeting a mixed reaction from the lawmakers representing Webster County. more »»



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