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Compassionate Friends to meet Monday

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Compassionate Friends of Fort Dodge, a support group for parents (or siblings) that have suffered the death of a child of any age and from any cause, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Ave N., park and enter in the back. Call Misty 571-2762 or Sherry ...

Sewer fee increase is advanced by FD council

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A planned series of $2.50 per month increases in sanitary sewer bills was advanced Monday by the Fort Dodge City Council. The council voted 5-1 to approve the second reading of the proposed increases. There was no discussion of the measure Monday. The increases must be approved once more to ...

2018 NW Iowa Women’s Conference is Saturday

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PALMER — Faith Community Church, rural Palmer, is hosting the 2018 NW Iowa Women’s Conference from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church. The conference, “UNDONE- Making Peace with an Unexpected Life,” will feature nationally known speaker Michele Cushatt and guest speaker Cindy ...

Fiber optic project should improve traffic on Fifth Avenue South

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Traffic signals along busy Fifth Avenue South will be connected by fiber optic cables next year in an effort to reduce delays and improve the flow of vehicles. The Fort Dodge City Council on Mon­day hired K & W Electric, of Cedar Falls, to install the cables and other equipment at a cost ...

Humboldt County culvert work continues

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HUMBOLDT — A series of culvert replacements are moving forward in Humboldt County. The Humboldt County Supervisors approved the “first of many” payments to Rogness Brothers at their regular meeting Monday, County Engineer Ben Loots said. The first payment was for $119,921.59. The ...

‘One service to another’

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The first gym Leighton Walker worked out in while serving his country in Afghanistan was inside a tent with a sand surface. The weights he lifted were plastic buckets filled with cement. “We put those on the end of bars and those would be our weights,” Walker recalled. “We ...

Emergency Management Commission keeps Scott Forbes temporarily

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Scott Forbes, former Webster County emergency management coordinator, will continue to serve in that role part-time as the Emergency Mangement Commission searches for a new full-time coordinator. Forbes’ contract rate is $75 an hour for five to 10 hours a week as needed, the Webster ...

Meyer wins House District 9

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Republican Ann Meyer defeated Democrat Megan Srinivas by a narrow margin Tuesday to win House District 9. Meyer won 51.74 percent of the vote, while Srinivas won 48.19 percent.

Sexton wins re-election

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State Rep. Mike Sexton, R-Rockwell City, easily won re-election Tuesday by defeating Democrat Jake Thompson. Sexton won 67 percent of the vote, while Thompson won 32.87 percent.

Kraayenbrink defeats O’Brien

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State Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink, R-Fort Dodge was re-elected Tuesday. He defeated Democrat John O'Brien, of Fort Dodge, by a margin of 61.93 percent to 37.99 percent.

Super Plunge Sunday

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For one team supporting the Special Olympics at the 10th annual Polar Plunge Sunday, the theme of the day was football. In spite of the cold and drizzle, 32 team members showed up to John F. Kennedy Memorial Park wearing T-shirts or jerseys from each of the 32 NFL teams to raise money for ...

Ledford has internship with Gov. Kim Reynolds

Education

Question and Answer with Haley Ledford, 2018 St. Edmond Catholic School graduate, about her internship with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds • When did you start? I started working in the governor’s office in late August and will work the rest of the fall semester. • Where are you ...

From our files

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Nov. 5, 2008 NEWS: Webster County Sheriff Brian Mickelson won re-election. SPORTS: Garry Tucker shot a hole-in-one at Willow Ridge. 25 Years ago: Nov. 5, 1993 NEWS: Bosnian exchange student Goran Djuric was staying in Manson after his year at Manson Northwest Webster ...

Election day is Tuesday

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The candidates have had their say for months, now it is time for the voters to weigh in. The 2018 general election is Tuesday. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. A map and list of polling places appears on page 7A of today’s edition of The Messenger. The statewide races to be ...

FDSH to honor service members at veterans program

Education

In honor of the men and women who served and continue to serve our country, the students at Fort Dodge Senior High want to say thank you. FDSH will honor and salute local veterans during a Veteran’s Day program at 8:45 a.m. Friday in the high school gym. Area veterans and their families ...

Clayton works to build a legacy, longevity for AFES

Local News

Editor’s note: The Messenger interviewed several influential men in and around the Fort Dodge community about their priorities in work and life. Today, the series continues with Charles Clayton, executive director of Athletics for Education and Success. Q&A with Charles ...

FDSH offering free ACT prep sessions

Education

Fort Dodge Senior High students preparing to take the ACT, SAT or PSAT now have another option to help them study. FDSH is offering free test preparation sessions from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov.10 and Nov. 17 at the high school. Students may participate in the session or sessions that meet ...

Storm clouds gather

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Dark rain clouds move over the Des Moines River Friday afternoon bringing with them a short rain shower near Stratford.