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CCS to present spring musical

Education Briefs

The spring musical program at Community Christian School will be Thursday, with a matinee at 1 p.m. and evening program at 7 p.m. The program title is “The Ultimate Superstar” and will include all students kindergarten through eighth grade. This is the school’s year-end Christian-based ...

Mid-West Tool Collectors celebrate 50 years

Local News

HUMBOLDT — There’s more than just antiques for sale when the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association gathers together. The area meetings, like the one held Sunday in Humboldt, are a great opportunity to learn and share information. “You can go on the internet, you can watch a video and ...

Pennies for a cause

Education

Students and staff at Riverside Early Learning Center, Butler, Duncombe, Cooper and Feelhaver elementary schools and the Fort Dodge Middle School raised $10,600 during the 2018 Miles of Pennies campaign. Money was raised from April 9 to April 27. “We are thrilled that each school met its ...

CCS students continue recycling

Education Briefs

Community Christian School students in Marsha Halbach’s fifth- and sixth-grade classroom started the year with a goal to lead the school in a recycling project. They organized the collection of paper in each classroom and bagged, weighed and set it aside for recycling, separate from the ...

Cole wins Iowa administrator award

Local News

Stacey Cole, the Fort Dodge Community School District’s director of education services, was named Iowa’s 2018 Central Office Administrator of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa, according to a press release from that organization. “I am grateful to SAI for honoring the work ...

One dead in single-vehicle accident in Humboldt County

Local News

BODE — An Algona man is dead after his truck lost control and rolled Sunday morning near Bode. Christopher McKenna, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency workers were called to a single-vehicle rollover accident around 7:20 a.m. on County Road C20, or 130th Street, about 5 ...

St. Edmond receives STEM grant

Local News

By CHAD THOMPSON cthompson@messengernews.net First-graders at St. Edmond Catholic School next year will be able to further their understanding of science thanks to a STEM grant recently awarded to them by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and the Science Center of Iowa. St. ...

Civitan hosts spring dance

Local News

Randy Crouse, left, of Humboldt, and Jean Rick, of Dakota City, celebrate after they are crowned king and queen of the annual Civitan spring dance Sunday afternoon. About 125 people came to the event at Community Christian School, from nine different care homes in Fort Dodge, as well as ...

Feelhaver celebrates 50 years

Local News

David Petersen, 4, stacks his Jenga blocks carefully, while around him families enjoy giant Connect Four, basketball and other games plus playground equipment at the Feelhaver Elementary School celebration Sunday, in honor of the school’s 50th year. Earlier in the day the elementary ...

There’s new life for buildings in Lehigh

Local News

LEHIGH — Roger Smith has lived in Lehigh for 82 years, and can remember when customers would pack into the Lehigh Valley Cafe for taco night — so full, you might not find a seat. The cafe is closed now. It sits just up the road from older buildings which have been in disuse longer, ...

A logical move: Northland Travel has a new home

Local Business

The place that makes dreams come true has a new home. Northland Travel has moved from Crossroads Mall to the Friendship Haven campus, 420 Kenyon Road. The travel agency previously had a part-time satellite office at Friendship Haven. Now its headquarters is housed there. Rhonda ...

‘I began to lose my identity without even realizing it’

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Kristina Glackin slid her driver’s license into a piece of lined notebook paper held by a man she considered to be a friend at the time. Glackin was 18. She thought that man was going to make her a fake ID for a concert they planned to attend. But handing over that ID was one of the ...

Fareway launches new logos with 80th anniversary

Local Business

DES MOINES — Fareway Stores Inc. will celebrate its 80th anniversary on May 12, and as the company reflects on a rich history, it also looks forward to the next 80 years with a fresh design. One of the new logos prominently features Fareway, with the words meat and grocery, in solid red ...

From our files: May 6, 2018

From Our Files

May 6, 2008 NEWS: Iowa Gov. Chet Culver signed three bills into law to benefit veterans, while on a visit to Fort Dodge. SPORTS: The Webster City girls track team won the North Central Conference crown. May 6, 1993 NEWS: Dena Maxon, of Webster City High School, and Gabrielle Coon, of ...

Fort Dodge forum to host Republican ag secretary candidates

Local News

An upcoming forum in Fort Dodge featuring the five Republican candidates for Iowa secretary of agriculture will offer new ways for people to watch and ask questions. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S. It will feature Ray Gaesser, Chad Ingels, Craig ...

The view is grand

Local Business

CLARION — Knute and Amanda Severson aren’t your average couple farming in Wright County. “We were married last year on an agro-tourism farm in Italy,” said Amanda Severson, a native of Washington state. “We met in Seattle where we were both interning for the Seattle Seahawks. ...

Bid & Buy online auction returns

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Registration is now underway for Bid and Buy, an online auction jointly sponsored by The Messenger and the Daily Freeman-Journal. The event that will last for 10 days, beginning today. Bid and Buy will feature merchandise and services from local and regional businesses. Registration for ...

Kids get ag education

Local News

HUMBOLDT — More than 600 children from Calhoun, Humboldt, Kossuth and Wright counties converged onto the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Friday for Davis Dairy and Friends Ag Day. The event, which has been previously held on the Davis dairy farm near Gilmore City, was moved to the Humboldt ...

From our files: May 5, 2018

From Our Files

May 5, 2008 NEWS: Autumn Thayer and Natalie Nordstrom were featured in Character Corner. SPORTS: Ron Cummins had a 747 series in city bowling. May 5, 1993 NEWS: Don Boardwell and Mary Jo Regis were crowned king and queen at the annual Civitan spring dance. SPORTS: The Dodger girls ...