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Rhythm and rivalry

Dodger Stadium will experience a blast from the past Saturday afternoon as the Fort Dodge Senior High Marching Band performs its “Earth, Wind & Fire” show at the State Marching Band Festival. FDSH will host 14 bands from across the state, including the Algona, Bishop Garrigan and ...

Noon Sertoma donates to AEA hearing equipment

The Fort Dodge Noon Sertoma donated $2,200 to Prairie Lakes AEA in support of purchasing Diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Response Testing equipment. This equipment is used to test a baby’s hearing if they did not pass newborn hearing screenings in the hospital. With eartips in the ears and ...

County attorney had concerns about ex-cops’ hiring

LAKE CITY — During an October 2020 Lake City City Council meeting, the Calhoun County attorney expressed concerns she had over the hiring process of two former police officers, according to new information found by The Messenger which may give some insight into what led to the arrests of them ...

Russell asks for change of venue

A Fort Dodge man facing a possible life sentence for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend’s mother is asking a District Court judge to move his anticipated jury trial out of Webster County. Mark David Russell’s first trial for first-degree murder ended in a mistrial in August when ...

Go and Do: Oct. 7, 2022

Around the area LIVERMORE — Livermore American Legion Post 415 Veterans Ride is 10 a.m. SATURDAY at the post home, Livermore. Sign in is 10 to 11 a.m. with kickstands up at 11:15 a.m. All vehicles are welcome. Stops include VFW, Dakota City; Rails, Eagle Grove; Blue Moose, Renwick; American ...

Showcasing the community

Moving, even across town, is a stressful experience and those who move to a different community may feel that they are lost in a strange place. To combat that feeling locally, the Workforce Committee of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance gathered representatives of some 50 businesses ...