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FD Community School District is on the move

August 14, 2011 It’s hard to believe that I have had the pleasure of being a part of the Fort Dodge Community School District for a year; many wonderful things have taken place over that period of time. more »»

It’s more than just a new building

August 7, 2011 Trinity Regional Medical Center is taking on an important community project — building a new Cancer Center to increase the medical treatment and care it offers. more »»

No, not in the summer ...

July 31, 2011 The afternoons began to grow longer and the crop of this 75th year began to peek shyly out of the soil, the old farmer knew it was time. But he couldn’t go just now. more »»

Warning issued about prison staffing policies

July 24, 2011 As Iowans, we take for granted that when a person found guilty of a crime is locked up, they stay there. more »»

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program

July 17, 2011 Facing cancer is hard. Having to travel out of town for treatment can make it even harder. more »»

Treating blood vessel disease

July 10, 2011 I am often asked, “What is a peripheral vascular surgeon?” I am a surgeon who treats blood vessel disease outside of the heart and brain. more »»

A public frenzy over Anthony case

July 8, 2011 Guilty. Hands up, when it comes to media-centered courtroom trials, my attention is focused on the drama unfoldin. more »»

Market on Central launches Saturday

July 3, 2011 The first Market on Central will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Central Avenue in Historic Downtown Fort Dodge and will be held for six successive Saturday. more »»

Community Connections Volunteer Center launches this week

June 26, 2011 Volunteering is as American as apple pie. It has been an American tradition beginning with the days when neighbors pitched in to raise a barn or build a church. more »»

Mary and Emily

June 24, 2011 Fort Dodge lost two extraordinary women this week — Mary Murray Stark and Emily Joy Averill. Both touched the lives of anyone who knew them; one for many years, and one for way too short a tim. more »»

American Cancer Society Relay For Life is Friday

June 19, 2011 From close family members to close friends, we all know someone whose life has been touched by cancer at some point. more »»

There’s a new plan to strengthen the FD Public Library

June 12, 2011 The Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way and the Fort Dodge Public Library Foundation are working together to foster greater philanthropic support for the Fort Dodge Public Library. more »»

It’s Community Health Improvement Week

June 5, 2011 Today is the start of Community Health Improvement Week. more »»

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 29, 2011 Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types. More than 2 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States. That’s more than all other cancers combined. more »»

What will Frontier Days be for you this year?

May 29, 2011 Will 2011 be the first time you and your family have attended Frontier Days? Or will it be the first time in three, four or more years you have seen the inside of the Fort Museum buildings and find... more »»

Why we don’t sign editorials

May 22, 2011 One of our readers has a bone to pick with The Messenger. more »»

Prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse

May 22, 2011 Nearly 19 percent of teens report that they have intentionally used prescription drugs to get high and one in 10 teens report abusing cough medicine to get high. more »»

Iowa nursing home residents deserve better

May 22, 2011 I’m a trial attorney. In the last 10 years I’ve represented the families of Iowans who — due to carelessness, neglect and outright abuse — die prematurely or are severely injured in nursing homes. more »»

The wrong side of the tracks

May 15, 2011 As I recall, the term they used to turn my childhood neighborhood into a soggy golf course was “urban renewal.” Which is a politically correct way of saying “You’re not good enough for us. more »»

May is National Stroke Awareness month

May 8, 2011 National Stroke Awareness month takes place in May every year. more »»



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