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Holiday on Central

November 23, 2014 Fort Dodge will soon celebrate the season with carols, games, Santa Claus and more than 10,000 lights on the big tree at Ninth Street and Central Avenue. more »»

State Patrol now has Tasers

November 23, 2014 Troopers with the Iowa State Patrol are now armed with Tasers. It’s the first time troopers have used them, according to Sgt. more »»

Master’s Cup draws poultry fanciers

November 23, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — Roger Meyer, of Goodell, attended the American Poultry Association Master’s Cup Poultry Show at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds with few of his prize winning chickens. more »»

FD council to address business, veterans issues

November 23, 2014 An expanding local business, veterans and a proposed monthly increase in sanitary sewer bills will command the attention of the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

A new monument

November 22, 2014 A planned new feature at Veterans Memorial Park will honor all the Webster County residents who were killed fighting for their country, beginning with the Spanish-American War of 1898. more »»

Robbery case sent to District Court

November 22, 2014 Four men charged in connection with a robbery at Iowa Central Community College are expected to make their pleas after their cases were sent to Webster County District Court Friday. more »»

Farm bill experts: ARC or PLC? Choose wisely

November 22, 2014 It’s complicated. It’ll take several hours of decision-making and visits to a county Farm Service Agency office. But it’s not impossible for farmers to choose a farm bill program. more »»

FDCSD seeks extra spending authority

November 22, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District submitted its yearly application to the School Budget Review Committee. more »»

Ripley named to economic posts in Pocahontas

November 22, 2014 POCAHONTAS — The leader of the chamber of commerce in Sac City will become an economic development official in Pocahontas next month. more »»

The ‘Love’ stamp

November 21, 2014 Corita Kent was celebrated by Google on her birthday Thursday with a Google Doodle on the website’s main page. more »»

Robbery case sent to District Court

November 21, 2014 The cases of four men charged in an Iowa Central Community College robbery have been sent to Webster County District Court. more »»

Fire razes bales worth $10,000

November 21, 2014 BADGER — An estimated 200 large square bales of corn stover was lost Wednesday night to a fire that officials believe spontaneously combusted. more »»

Sac County landfill to become transfer point

November 21, 2014 SAC CITY — The Sac County Landfill will undergo a transition in 2015 when it will become a transfer station for solid waste. more »»

Algona RSVP has new director

November 21, 2014 ALGONA — Dawn Bernhard is the new director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in Algona. Bernhard began in October, and works part time in the position. more »»

Moving day

November 20, 2014 BARNUM — Brian and Katie Norine’s new home was delivered Wednesday morning — right up to what will be its front doorstep. more »»

Humboldt County fire destroys corn stover bales

November 20, 2014 HUMBOLDT - A fire in Humboldt County burned corn stover bales last night in what a local fire chief calls suspicious. The fire happened two miles north of Badger, just over the Humboldt County line. more »»

Parks group approves several increases

November 20, 2014 bshea@messengernews. more »»

FD firefighters apply old tradition to new unit

November 20, 2014 Anyone passing by the Fort Dodge firehouse early Wednesday afternoon may have seen something unusual – a group of firefighters pushing what appeared to be a shiny new ambulance into the building. more »»

Local law enforcement looks to sTEP up holiday week patrols

November 20, 2014 Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to make sure Iowa drivers are staying safe while on the roa. more »»

Fish ‘rumors’ debunked

November 20, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — “Rumors” regarding fish farming operations coming to Webster City were addressed at a City Council meeting Monday. more »»

Great American Smokeout is today

November 20, 2014 The Great American Smokeout, which is today, grew out of an event in 1974, when the editor of a Minnesota newspaper organized the first D-Day, or Don’t Smoke Day. Two years later, on Nov. more »»


Advent Adventures! November 23, 2014

All pre-school through 5th grade students and their families are invited to this pre-Advent activity. There will be various crafts to prepare youth and their families for the season of Advent, which kicks off our new liturgical year. There will also be a free will soup and sandwich luncheon. more »

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