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Icky’s celebrates reopening today

A center that provides a place for young people to play games and socialize will reopen after donations came in to help fund it. Icky’s Youth Center, 125 N. 27th St., had been open until early June, when a lack of funding caused it to close, according to Caleb Carlson, director of ...

Redenius, Jennifer

Writing with faith in Christ

LAKE CITY — Young adults face a host of exciting and sometimes intimidating challenges when they leave home. Deciding how to live out their faith is one of those challenges. Jennifer Redenius, a Lake City author, tackles that issue in her new book, ‘‘What Now? A College Student’s ...

Westside Church of Christ to hold VBS

Westside Church of Christ, 1132 A St., will be having Vacation Bible School from this Sunday, June 25, through Wednesday, June 28. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. The theme will be “Love Brings You Home,” and members of the Hobbs Street Church in Athens, Alabama, will be ...

FD Salvation Army honored

The food pantry operated by the Salvation Army in Fort Dodge has been honored for its efforts. The food pantry has been inducted into the Food Bank of Iowa Hall of Fame for distributing more than one million pounds of groceries through its partnership with Food Bank of Iowa. The local pantry ...

Jade Green helps orphans in Guatemala

By JOE SUTTER jsutter@messengernews.net The kids at Casa Angelina orphanage in Guatemala have shocking stories to tell. “The kids have all been sexually or physically abused by family members, or they’ve been in prostitution rings,” said Jade Green. Green, a Buena Vista ...

Lord’s Cupboard gave food aid in wake of storm

After an extended power outage forced many Fort Dodge residents to dispose of the contents of their refrigerators and freezers, the Lord’s Cupboard provided vital food supplies. On May 16, Fort Dodge was hit with 70plus mph winds that devastated neighborhoods and left thousands without ...

First Presbyterian welcomes Steinbach

A pianist who performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City will be featured during a Friday evening concert at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge. Richard Steinbach performed his solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall on June 12, 2015. He will be joined at the Fort Dodge concert by Gabriel ...

Lending a hand: Salvation Army calls attention to poverty, works to help

The Salvation Army in Fort Dodge will mark National Salvation Army Week beginning Monday and continuing through May 21. Local members of the organization are joining Salvation Army members from across the United States in asking Americans to learn about the needs of the millions of people ...

Mother to speak at Lifetree

An exclusive filmed interview with the mother of Amish schoolhouse shooter Charles Roberts will be screened at Lifetree Cafe at noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Cana, 18 S. Third St. The program, titled “Amazing Grace,” features an interview with Terri Roberts, who was embraced by the Amish ...

Churdan Catholics to lose Columbkille

For two long months, the Rev. Jeff Schleisman carried around the burden of knowing that St. Brigid Catholic Church in Grand Junction will close for good as a worship site in 2018 after 145 years as an active parish. “I was to remain quiet,” Schleisman said Jan. 13, a day after the diocese ...

Clergy Appreciation Week is Feb. 3-9

In observance of Clergy Appreciation Week, the local Fort Dodge Civitan Club is asking the citizens of the city to say thank you to their ministers for their service and dedication they do. The idea for Clergy Week is to help promote world brotherhood and religious understanding among all ...

Frances Adams has been a member of the CDA for 80 years.

Frances Adams recognized for 80 years in CDA

Frances Adams has been a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Court No. 216, Holy Trinity Parish, since 1936. She is one of 46 life members of Court No. 216 (members for 50 or more years), making her a member for 80 years. She celebrated her 101st birthday in ...

Peters’ nativity collection on display at St. Olaf

-Messenger photos by Chad Thompson Dave Peters, of Fort Dodge, holds up a porcelain nativity scene at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N 11th St., recently. Peters, a former Fort Dodge Senior High math teacher, has been collecting different nativity scene displays for the past five years.

‘The Other Night I Had A Dream’ release party to be held today

By PETER KASPARI pkaspari@messengernews.net The Rev. David Grindberg is a man of many hats. Not only is he the pastor at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge and not only did he start his own publishing company, but he recently authored his very first children’s ...

‘Feed My Starving Children’ fundraiser gathers community to pack meals

For the second year, hundreds of volunteers are coming together to make sure children in other countries are able to enjoy a meal this holiday season. Feed My Starving Children is a worldwide organization that sends food to places across the globe to help children that don’t have enough ...

King Ringer Handbell concert is Nov. 27

Kick off your Holiday season at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church when it hosts the King Ringer Handbell Ensemble in concert at 4 p.m. on Nov. 27 at the church, 1436 21st Ave. N. The ensemble will perform “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “He is Born”, arranged by John Behnke. A ...

The importance of good liturgical music

The director of music at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City will be a keynote speaker at an upcoming liturgical conference in Fort Dodge.The conference, to be held by Holy Trinity Parish, will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at St. Edmond Catholic School, 801 N. 22nd St. Check-in will start at ...

Stephen Ministry beginning at FDCF

An international ministry that provides one-on-one counseling is starting up at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility in what leaders believe is the first time the ministry has joined up with a prison.Stephen Ministry began more than 30 years ago, according to Stephen Leader Larry Lubinus, of ...

Behm to lead St. Edmond kids to Christ

When the school year began for St. Edmond Catholic Schools last week, students and staff not only welcomed the new school year, but also a new priest for both the school and the parish.The Rev. Patrick Behm joined Holy Trinity Parish as priest and school chaplain for St. Edmond in August.Behm ...