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FD man charged with domestic assault

Local News

A Fort Dodge man is facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting a female and later refusing to come outside of a Fort Dodge home for about 4 hours, according to the Fort Dodge Police Department. Police responded to a call at 410 N. 10th St. after a female reported a man was going to ...

Two injured in accident in Dayton

Local News

DAYTON — Two people were injured Sunday evening after a pickup truck and a motorcycle collided in Dayton. The accident happened just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Third Street Northwest and Fourth Avenue Northwest. Dayton Police Chief Nick Dunbar said a pickup truck was pulling ...

FD man arrested in connection to Goldfield shooting

Local News

GOLDFIELD - A Fort Dodge man has been arrested in connection to a shooting that took place at Goldfield home on June 4, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Bobby Hernandez, 48, is charged with willful injury and possession of a firearm as a felon. On June 4, the Eagle Grove ...

Relay of remembrance

Local News

For most of those who made the trip around the City Square during the Webster County Relay For Life Survivor’s Walk Saturday morning, it was a time of celebration and way to raise money to support research, education and support services through the American Cancer Society. For others, ...

Finding their ‘market’

Local Business

GOWRIE — Marcie Boerner’s love for the Gowrie community and Jacci Hindt’s passion to help others look and feel good about themselves has resulted in a business partnership. Together they share a space for their respective businesses in downtown Gowrie. The building, located at 1108 ...

Outstanding Student Award winners named

Education

The Fort Dodge Noon Rotary has selected two students as its Outstanding Student Award winners for 2019. This year’s winners are Jacquelyn Oberg, of St. Edmond, and Drake Miller, of Fort Dodge Senior High. Presented to the top senior as voted on by the faculty and staff at each high ...

From our files: June 16, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 16, 2009 NEWS: Tom Heman announced he would run for Fort Dodge City Council. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Waukee 6-4 and 3-2 in baseball. 25 Years ago: June 16, 1994 NEWS: Riverside School Principal Marvin Dick received a Doctor of Education degree from Drake ...

From our files — June 17, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 17, 2009 NEWS: More than 140 children took part in a Family Victorian Evening at Butler Elementary. SPORTS: Fort Dodge Senior High senior Jerry Ellendson was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With feature. 25 Years ago: June 17, 1994 NEWS: Monsignor E.L. ...

Turn around time

Local News

*Iowa Hospital Association UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center generates 742 jobs that add $73,683,056 to Webster County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. Trinity employees by themselves spend $24,082,974 on retail sales and ...

Area students graduate from Briar Cliff

Education

SIOUX CITY — Briar Cliff University hosted its 88th commencement ceremony on May 11. The ceremony honored the university’s 2019 candidates for undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees. In all, 279 degrees were conferred, including the following graduates from the area: Doctor of ...

Shea is new Messenger editor

Local News

Today, Bill Shea becomes editor of The Messenger. Shea has been the newspaper’s city editor for four years. Chad Thompson will succeed him in that position. These changes come as Editor Jane Curtis retires from The Messenger. “I couldn’t be more confident in two professionals,” ...

Trade and weather covered at Farm News Ag Show

Local Business

EMMETSBURG — Everything agriculture and more took over the Iowa Lakes Community College Emmetsburg Campus on Wednesday for the Farm News Ag Show. In addition to several vendors located both inside and out, show-goers also had the opportunity to listen to three agricultural experts who ...

Principally for principals

Local News

It can get a little lonely at the top. Fort Dodge native Angela Kelly Robeck, of Santa Cruz, California, found that out when she accepted a leadership position in an elementary school in Mountain View. “You have nobody to go to,” she said. “It was completely isolating.” Kelly ...

From our files: June 15, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 15, 2009 NEWS: Susan Gill was the first female president of Fort Dodge Noon Lions, beginning July 1, 2009. SPORTS: Neil Doak won the Lakeside Amateur golf tournament. 25 Years ago: June 15, 1994 NEWS: R. Dana Wilson was promoted from deputy to sergeant in the uniform ...

Aaron Zimmerman to be ordained Sunday

Religion Briefs

Aaron Zimmerman will be ordained into the office of holy ministry and installed as pastor of the newly formed multipoint parish of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Farnhamville, and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pomeroy, at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Farnhamville. The Rev. ...

Gold Star Monument dedication is Sunday

Local News

The last surviving United States Marine to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor will be on hand Sunday to help dedicate a new Gold Star Monument in Webster County. Herschel “Woody” Williams, 95, of West Virginia, is one of several scheduled to speak at the dedication, which is ...

Salad/sandwich luncheon is Wednesday

Religion Briefs

CLARION — St. John’s Catholic Church, Clarion, is holding a salad/sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Tickets are $8.50 per person at the door. The luncheon includes salads, loose meat sandwiches, dessert and drink. Carryouts will be available. Proceeds will go ...

911 dispatch contract signed

Local News

The Webster County Telecommunications Board unanimously approved a contract with New Jersey-based IXP at its meeting Thursday afternoon. IXP will assume operations of the 911 dispatch center that is located in the Webster County Law Enforcement Center, effective immediately. The ...

From our files: June 14, 2019

From Our Files

10 Years ago: June 14, 2009 NEWS: Robert Kurtz retired after 40 years on the Fort Dodge Betterment Foundation board. SPORTS: Southeast Webster-Grand beat Glidden-Ralston 7-2 and Panorama 7-0 in softball. 25 Years ago: June 14, 1994 NEWS: Dorothy Lambert Depew was hired to teach ...