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Arlington National Cemetery is a place of honor

March 13, 2011 As I sat down to write this article, I was reminded that along with myself, there are many who are mourning the loss of a loved one. My husband, retired Air Force Col. Edward A. more »»

No debate — colon cancer testing saves lives

March 6, 2011 You have probably heard the debates about the value of early detection testing for some cancers such as prostate cance. more »»

Fighting back against cancer

February 27, 2011 Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made outside of your doctor’s office. more »»

FD Area Chamber of Commerce key legislative issues

February 27, 2011 As a service to the community, The Messenger and the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee are making an effort to keep you informed about issues that may have local impact. more »»

Meet Chief Tim Carmody

February 20, 2011 The great adventure began some months ago on September 6, 2010 — my first day as the chief of police with the Fort Dodge Police Department. more »»

How to repair Iowa’s broken mental health system

February 20, 2011 Iowa’s behavioral health system is in critical condition. Patients in need of services wait too long for appointments or for beds in treatment facilities. more »»

Keep federal funding for Iowa Public Television

February 20, 2011 In recent days, much debate has centered around the value of federal funding for public broadcastin. more »»

Investing in Fort Dodge’s future

February 13, 2011 What is a legacy? John Maxwell, author of numerous books on leadership, said, “What you do with the future means the difference between leaving a track record and leaving a legacy. more »»

FD Area Chamber of Commerce is tracking key legislative issues

February 6, 2011 As a service to the community, The Messenger and the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee are making an effort to keep you informed about issues that may have local impact. more »»

‘Know Your 5’ heart health event is Feb. 19

February 6, 2011 Trinity Regional Medical Center’s fourth annual community heart health educational event will be held at Trinity on Feb. 19. This year the event is open to both adult men and women. more »»

Berryhill Center launches new program

January 30, 2011 It is estimated that one in four adults suffer with a mental illness. Unfortunately, some of those individuals have no means of receiving the help they need without traveling a long distanc. more »»

Can Iowa agriculture survive climate change?

January 23, 2011 As world population grows and nations increase standards of living, demands for food, feed, fiber and fuel are increasing. more »»

Meet Superintendent Douglas Van Zyl

January 16, 2011 Serving as the new superintendent and a new citizen to Fort Dodge, people often stop me to inquire about a project, program, or something heard in a past conversation regarding Fort Dodge Community... more »»

19th Annual Hospice Ball is Feb. 5

January 9, 2011 Nineteen years ago when the idea of having a hospice ball to market our local hospice program to the Fort Dodge community was suggested, most people only understood that the word “hospice” had ... more »»

Fort Dodge mayor offers his thoughts for the new year

January 2, 2011 Dear fellow citizens of Fort Dodge: As 2010 comes to a close, I want to wish you and your family a Happy New Year. more »»

Preview of the 2011 legislative session

January 2, 2011 On Nov. 2, Iowans spoke forcefully. more »»

Board members stand by Hagey

December 26, 2010 Dear past, present and future supporters, friends of the Humane Society of North Central Iowa, also known as Almost Home and concerned citizens: By now, most of you are aware that there has been a... more »»

Let’s all work toward a cancer-free 2011

December 26, 2010 Rising food prices and a struggling economy can make people feel they have little control over their own well-being. These feelings can be heightened during the holidays. more »»

Understanding ankle pain

December 19, 2010 The ability to exercise on a regular basis is important for health maintenance, weight reduction and cardiovascular health. more »»

Shakin’ it for the scholarships

December 12, 2010 What better way to raise funds for a great cause than dance the night away? Mark your calendars for Jan, 28 (a Friday). Beginning at 7 p.m. and continuing until 7 a.. more »»



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