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Free gardening seminar is Saturday in FD

March 6, 2015 “Bees as Pollinators” and “The Benefits of Organic Gardening” will be the topics of a free gardening seminar Saturday at the Bioscience and Health Sciences Building at Iowa Central Community Colleg. more »»

Miss Shamrock pageant postponed

March 2, 2015 EMMETSBURG — The Miss Shamrock pageant scheduled for March 1 has been moved to March 13. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. at the Emmetsburg High School Auditorium. Admission will be $5 per person. more »»

Body found in Des Moines alley Sunday

March 2, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — Police are investigating after finding a woman’s body in an alley in Des Moines. Sgt. Jason Halifax says the body was reported shortly before 8:45 a.m. more »»

Kossuth Conservation taking tree orders

February 27, 2015 ALGONA — The Kossuth County Conservation Board is still taking orders for trees and shrubs for wildlife plantings for spring delivery. more »»

Wild Rose to open temporary offices

February 27, 2015 JEFFERSON — Wild Rose Jefferson will open temporary offices next month to assist with construction, hiring and preparation for the opening of the $40 million casino and events center. more »»

Casey Frederiksen trial starts Monday

February 27, 2015 WEBSTER CITY (AP) — The trial of a 35-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in a northern Iowa girl’s stabbing death is set to begin next wee. more »»

W.C. hospital victim of wire fraud

February 25, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — The hospital in Webster City is reportedly the victim of a wire fraud. The incident, which occurred Feb. more »»

Webster County Democrats to meet

February 25, 2015 The Webster County Democratic Party will hold its off-year caucus/organizational meeting on Saturday at the Lion’s Den, 731 Exposition Drive. There will be a potluck dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. more »»

State tree nursery closing proposed

February 25, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Owners of commercial nurseries and landowners who purchase trees from the state forestry nursery in Ames will gather at 2 p.m. more »»

Small fire burns chicken coop

February 25, 2015 A chicken coop caught fire in Fort Dodge Tuesday night. The fire at 933 S. 24th St. ruined the chicken coop and melted the vinyl siding on a nearby garage. more »»

Credit union land sale on FD agenda

February 22, 2015 A real estate sale that will lead to the construction of a new credit union building is on Monday’s agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council. The council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. more »»

‘Back to School Gardens’ webinar in W.C.

February 20, 2015 WEBSTER CITY — Hamilton County ISU Extension will host a webinar on “Local Foods: Back to School Gardens,” which will focus on the role of Master Gardeners partnering with school gardens. more »»

Two-car accident

February 19, 2015 Two cars that collided sit at the intersection of Fifth Avenue North and North 16th Street Wednesday morning. more »»

Panel approves broadband expansion bill

February 19, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A House panel has approved a bill aimed at expanding broadband in Iowa, a step needed to advance one of Gov. Terry Branstad’s top legislation priorities this session. more »»

Woman dies in Waterloo house fire

February 19, 2015 WATERLOO (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that one person died following a house fire in Waterloo. more »»

Bills on minimum wage, wage theft OK’d

February 19, 2015 DES MOINES (AP) — A Senate committee has approved bills that would increase Iowa’s minimum wage and create a more detailed system for preventing wage theft. more »»

Operation Christmas seeks space

February 15, 2015 Operation Christmas needs storage space for equipment, new clothing and toys. The space should be approximately 1,000 square feet. It can be cool, but must be above freezing. more »»

Former Messenger employee earns honor

February 14, 2015 Larry Peterson, sportswriter for the Creston News Advertiser and former employee of The Messenger, received a Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Newspaper Association Feb. more »»

Larson wins writing awards

February 14, 2015 Dana Larsen, editor of the Pilot-Tribune in Storm Lake and a former employee of The Messenger, earned Master Columnist and Excellence in Editorial Writing honors, as well as a Harrison “Skip” Weber... more »»

Holiday closings

February 14, 2015 What’s closed or open for Presidents Day? Financial Citizens – Closed CS Bank — Closed First American — Open First State Bank — Open Great Western – Open United Bank of Iowa — Closed Wells Fargo —... more »»



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