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Scholten, Sanders stump for Social Security

Local News

Jerry McGowan, now retired and living in Rockwell City, had a pretty good job once. He worked for 40 years in the gas industry in Texas, then opened a car lot in Iowa after he retired from that career. When he had major heart surgery just a few years ago, McGowan said he needed the ...

Shooting reported in Fort Dodge

Local News

BREAKING: The Messenger has a reporter on scene at what is believed to be a fatal shooting in the 900 block of Second Avenue North in Fort Dodge. More information to follow.

Bishop Garrigan wins home quiz bowl

Education

ALGONA — For just the second time in school history, Bishop Garrigan won the championship in their home quiz bowl tournament. The team of Alex Mammen, Billy Erpelding, Aidan Koob, and Eric Thul finished the day with a perfect 12–0 record. In preliminary matches they defeated teams from ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Oct. 22, 2008 NEWS: No injuries were reported when fire broke out at Was Broken Pallet Co. of Moorland. SPORTS: Prairie Valley swept St. Edmond in volleyball. 25 Years ago: Oct. 22, 1993 NEWS: Paul Horrell, of Fort Dodge, was appointed to serve as a member of the VFW’s ...

Building an ‘artistic center’ for future generations

Local News

What is important to you? What is most important to me is my faith and family. In my life, faith and family are the center of every action I involve myself in and they keep me centered. My wife, three daughters, and son give my life meaning and keep me focused on what’s most ...

Belin-Blank honors students, teachers

Education

Blaze Lo, a student at Fort Dodge Senior High, and Grace Casciato, Tammie Stevens, Madeline Stephans, Carter Anderson, and Brock Delanoit, all of Fort Dodge Middle School, were among the 700 students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were recently invited to be honored at the University ...

No injuries reported in Sunday house fire

Local News

Fort Dodge Firefighters made a quick response to a house that was on fire Sunday morning. No one was home at the 1724 Third Ave. S. residence, said Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter, but a family pet was killed in the fire. The fire was called in at 10:04 a.m., Hergenreter said. The ...

St. Edmond students selected for Opus Honor Choir

Education

Tessa Carlson, Faith Shirbroun, and Brady O’Brien were recently selected for participation in the 32nd annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Close to 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded ...

13 Days of Halloween

Local News

Beware of pirates when the sun goes down at 1675 Elmhurst Ave. The Messenger’s 13 days of Halloween continues with this camp of skeletal buccaneers, hiding out next to a graveyard guarded by a black and orange dragon. To nominate a display call 573-2141, ext. 472, or email ...

FD schools name students, employees of the month

Education

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employees of the month for October. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Chloe McAvinue is the ...

FDSH celebrates academic night

Education

Fort Dodge Senior High held its Academic Letter Award Night recently to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement. The program recognizes students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade-point average for three consecutive semesters. The first time students achieve this ...

‘Most modern plant in the world’

Local News

In less than three months, state-of-the-art machines that will be used in the process of butchering pigs at Prestage Foods of Iowa will be powered on as the company prepares to open its $300 million, 700,000-square-foot plant south of Eagle Grove. “It will be the most modern plant in the ...

Halloween Teen Dance to be at Fort

News Brief

The Fort Museum and Frontier Village is hosting a Halloween-themed dance for teens on Friday. The Fort Night Halloween Teen Dance begins at 7 p.m. in the Opera House. Seventh-grade through ninth-graders are asked to dress up for the event. A costume contest will be held. Cost is $6 at ...

The last stop

Local Business

WILLIAMS — Even though there was the low murmur of friendly conversations, the tinkling of glassware, the sound and smell of sizzling meat on the grill and the bustle of waitresses rushing to fill orders, the mood was somber. For in just a few days, Boondocks USA, the landmark truck ...

Weather continues to impact grain quality

Local Business

Heavy rains, cool temperatures, and a blanket of snow that covered most of the state of Iowa on Sunday have harvest slowed practically to a standstill over the last few weeks. Those wet conditions continue to affect the quality of the corn and soybeans that are left out in the ...

Hy-Vee honors Fort Dodge employees for service milestones

Business Briefs

More than 2,500 Hy-Vee, Inc. employees will be honored for their years of providing helpful smiles and dedication to the company. Each year, employees from across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region gather together at a series of Service Award Dinners, which celebrate employees’ career ...

From our files: Oct. 21, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Oct. 21, 2008 NEWS: U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Ames, spoke to the Fort Dodge Rotary Club. SPORTS: Corwith CWL beat Clarksville 61-8 in football. 25 Years ago: Oct. 21, 1993 NEWS: The Comedia Musica Players performed “Barnum.” SPORTS: Manson Northwest Webster swept St. ...

18th annual Friends of UnityPoint Angels of Love fundraiser begins

Local News

Buying angel ornaments from the gift shop at UnityPoint — Trinity Regional Medical Center during the holiday season has become a tradition for many people, according to Joanne Kramer, president of the Friends of UnityPoint Board. “People look forward to this every year and some have ...

Fogwell is GoServ Global marketing director

Business Briefs

EAGLE GROVE — GoServ Global is excited to introduce Doug Fogwell as the new marketing director. “As a long-time supporter of GoServ Global, I am now excited to join the team to help achieve the organization’s vision,” Fogwell said. “I look forward to working with the team to share ...

Sewer, electrical issues to come before FD council

Local News

A sanitary sewer rate increase and a plan to relocate overhead electric lines along 15th Street are on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. Money from the proposed sewer rate increase would be used to continue fixing the problems that lead to sewage in basements during heavy ...