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A whole new beginning

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A local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which will work to bring awareness to health and wellness, among other things, is returning to Fort Dodge. Sherry Washington, of Fort Dodge, will serve as president of the recently-formed board. Charles ...

Fort Dodge council to have budget workshop Monday

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The Fort Dodge City Council will continue to review elements of the proposed 2019-2020 budget Monday. The council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S. Proposed budgets for the Fire Department; Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department; and the Human Resources ...

‘His time wasn’t wasted on me’

Local Business

In the early 2000s, Chef Ira Shivers wasn’t crafting specialty burgers and cooking signature breakfast foods in the kitchen at TC Mae’s Family Diner. Shivers, of Fort Dodge, was serving time in federal prison. “I sold drugs, got indicted, and went to prison,” Shivers said. But ...

From our files: Jan. 20, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Jan. 20, 2009 NEWS: The Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center made a funding request to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. SPORTS: Iowa Central beat Northeast Nebraska 73-68 in men’s basketball. 25 Years ago: Jan. 20, 1994 NEWS: Robert Adkins resigned as plant ...

Snow (not) pocalypse

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For Fort Dodge and Webster County residents who stocked up on milk, bread and frozen lasagna in anticipation of a major snowstorm Friday night and Saturday morning — they now have a lot of milk to drink and toast to eat. What should have been between 3 to 7 or 8 inches of the white ...

Managing stress in an era of ag uncertainty

Local Business

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series of articles that will discuss issues related to farm stress and information and resources that are available. “We are going through some difficult times on the farm.” Dr. Mike Rosmann, a farmer/psychologist from Harlan, spoke those ...

Women in Denim Conference to be held next week

Local Business

STORM LAKE — The annual Women in Denim Conference, which supports women in agriculture and those who enjoy the rural way of life, will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at the Buena Vista University Forum in Storm Lake. The 14th annual event “is really for anyone,” according to Gretchen Miller, ...

Growing the mall

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The past few months have been busy at the Crossroads Mall. Not only did the mall welcome two brand-new businesses among its tenants, but another mall business relocated to a larger space inside the building. All of that, according to Melissa Verschoor, the mall’s general manager, goes ...

From our files: Jan. 19, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Jan. 19, 2009 NEWS: Laci Parks and Tyler Glesne were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster won the Northwest/Twin Lakes Conference wrestling tournament for the third consecutive year. 25 Years ago: Jan. 19, 1994 NEWS: State Rep. Rod Halverson ...

News of Record: Jan. 19, 2019

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Friday Possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts — Brayton Andrew Anderson, 23, no address available, preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 25. Parole violation — Kimberly Marie Berger, 42, no address available, transferred to Parole ...

Holy Trinity Roast Beef Dinner Jan. 27

Religion Briefs

Holy Trinity Parish annual roast beef dinner is 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Corpus Christi Center, 403 N. Eighth St. Roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll, dessert and beverage will be served. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 10. Takeouts will be available.

Foot Locker at Crossroads Mall to close

Local News

Foot Locker, the specialty athletic retailer, is closing its longtime store at Crossroads Mall, a store employee confirmed. The company, which specializes in athletic footwear and apparel, has had a presence at the mall since at least 1985, according to Messenger records. At one time ...

Westside Church to have Share the Love outreach

Religion Briefs

The Westside Church of Christ, 1132 A St., will hold a Share the Love outreach event at 5 p.m. Feb. 2. The event will include a free dinner and entertainment. Tickets can be obtained by calling 955-3737 or emailing churchofchristws@gmail.com. Seating is limited, so church members ...

Jazzed

Local News

Triton Jazz Festival results The 2019 Triton Jazz Festival was held Jan. 10 and 11 at Decker Auditorium on the main campus of Iowa Central Community College. Below are the results of the festival. Team results Class 1A First: South O’Brien Second: Newell ...

Bowdens to be honored

Local News

WEBSTER CITY — A Webster City couple is among the honorees to be recognized by the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the 2019 Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards Gala. The event celebrates Iowa 4-H and recognizes those who have made an important impact on the program. Dean and Adele Bowden, of Webster City, ...

They say it’s your birthday

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Part of Lavonne Anderson’s job as a food service worker at Cooper Elementary School is writing the day’s dishes on the menu board by the kitchen. On Thursday, someone put her on the menu. Not to have for lunch, but rather to celebrate at lunch. “Happy Birthday Lavonne,” it ...

From our Files: Jan. 18, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Jan. 18, 2009 NEWS: Charles Clayton was the keynote speaker at the 20th annual Martin Luther King Day prayer breakfast. SPORTS: Fort Dodge came in fifth out of eight in the Rusty Garst Invitational swim meet. 25 Years ago: Jan. 18, 1994 NEWS: The Humboldt County Board of ...

News of Record — Jan. 18, 2019

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday Identity theft was reported in the 300 block of North 27th Street. A theft was reported in the 1500 block of Ninth Avenue South. A theft was reported at 1 Triton Circle. An assault was reported in the 700 block of North Third Street. Magistrate ...

In FD, crime is on the decline, with one exception

Local News

Overall, crime is going down in Fort Dodge. But there is an exception: financial offenses. There was an increase in counterfeiting, forgery and fraud in Fort Dodge in 2018, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Roger Porter. There were 64 counterfeits and forgeries reported in 2017. ...