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Join National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 22, 2012 Please help us make history, again. Nationally, this will be the fifth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day event and will be observed in Fort Dodge on Monday. more »»

The causes that surround us

April 20, 2012 Worthy causes. Daily, it seems, we are encouraged to contribute to worthy causes. more »»

He really wasn’t my cat

April 15, 2012 Smudgy wasn’t my cat. I always told people that, right up front. Smudgy was one of a litter of three wild kittens that showed up in the neighborhood more than three years ago. more »»

Greater FD Growth Alliance event is Thursday

April 15, 2012 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is making progress in many areas. This year, in place of an annual dinner, we will host a reception that will have a number of events. more »»

Windows on the World campaign

April 13, 2012 Last fall the YWCA launched a capital campaign, the first major funding initiative since 1998. more »»

Volunteers help people face difficult times

April 8, 2012 Next week we will be celebrating and thanking the volunteers in our hospitals and medical centers. April 15-21 is National Healthcare Volunteer Week. more »»

17th annual Cake Auction is April 14

April 1, 2012 The Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center cordially invites everyone to the 17th annual Cake Auction with viewing at 5 p.m. and live auction starting at 6 p.m. more »»

The Fort Dodge YWCA has a crucial mission

March 25, 2012 The YWCA of Fort Dodge was formally organized in 1908 though predecessor organizations date back as far as 1895. In 1914, the YWCA moved into its new building at 826 First Ave. N. more »»

Convention and Visitors Bureau helps FD thrive

March 18, 2012 The Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to announce an exciting location change for our office. We recently moved to 822 Central Ave., Suite 406 (downtown Wells Fargo Building). more »»

National Nutrition Month is under way

March 11, 2012 What we put on our plates today is no longer a simple decision. Many foods today have ingredients that people cannot pronounce and our ancestors would have no idea what it is. more »»

For all who watch ‘Downton Abbey’

March 4, 2012 “That’s the girliest column you’ve ever written,” a co-worker said to me after I wrote about a decoupaging class that turned into a discussion of current and classic soap operas. Perhaps. more »»

Successful farming and the Cancer Center

March 4, 2012 North central Iowa is proud of the successes of area farmers and related agricultural industrie. more »»

Sweetheart Gala promises to be a fun night

February 26, 2012 On Saturday, at the Fort Dodge Country Club, the 15th annual Webster County Sweetheart Gala will be celebrated. more »»

Home visiting helps families and Iowa’s economy

February 26, 2012 With Iowa still feeling the negative impact of the Great Recession, many of the state’s policymakers and business leaders rank increasing Iowa’s competitive business climate as a top priority. more »»

YouthNet — Creating a future full of hope

February 19, 2012 One of our community’s most precious resources is our children, but much of their potential is going unrealize. more »»

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week starts today

February 12, 2012 “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart — pursue those.” — Michael Nolan I can say I have pursued things in life which have caught my heart. more »»

‘Living Healthy in an Unhealthy World’

February 5, 2012 On Feb. 16, Joe Piscatella will be in Fort Dodge for a special heart event. more »»

Cancer Center fundraising is succeeding

January 29, 2012 Grateful ... humbled ... delighted ... honored — these are all words that describe the emotions that we as co-chairs of the Every Option, Every Hope Capital Campaign are feeling right now. more »»

Hawkeye state is on a journey to wellness

January 29, 2012 Last August, Gov. Terry Branstad announced a bold plan to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation within five years. more »»

When a river runs through it

January 22, 2012 By now most Messenger readers are probably familiar with University of Iowa Professor Stephen Bloom’s 9000-word, fightin’-words diatribe on Iowa for the Atlantic, and the resulting flap it has caused. more »»



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