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Digging in

April 18, 2014 A cluster of heavy machinery and deep holes in the ground mark the spot where the reconstruction of a downtown street has started. more »»

Green pleads not guilty in Sac City murder

April 18, 2014 SAC CITY — A Georgia man accused of killing a Sac City man almost five years ago pleaded not guilty to the charge Thursday. John D. Green, 54, of Blairsville, Ga. more »»

Beall bill would protect pets

April 18, 2014 Pets could be included in no-contact orders issued by Iowa judges in domestic abuse cases under a measure written by state Sen. Daryl Beal. more »»

Maehl, Peterson earn state recreation honors

April 18, 2014 Two employees of the Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department have been honored by a state association of recreation professionals. more »»

Cormack to lead state board

April 18, 2014 Mike Cormack, who represented Fort Dodge in the Iowa House of Representatives for eight years, has been named the leader of a state board that handles public employee issues. He was nominated by Go. more »»

Branstad: Gas tax hike is unlikely this year

April 17, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday that he does not expect any increase in the state’s gasoline tax to be approved this year. more »»

Green pleads not guilty

April 17, 2014 SAC CITY - John D. Green has made a written plea of not guilty to first-degree murder. Green, 54, of Blairsville, Ga., is accused of killing Mark Koster, 58, of Sac City, during the summer of 2009. more »»

New test set for FDFD

April 17, 2014 A testing process to identify candidates for any future vacancies in the Fort Dodge Fire Department was established Wednesday by the city’s Civil Service Commission. more »»

Community Christian administrator retiring

April 17, 2014 Margaret Shields, Community Christian School dean of students, will retire following the 2014-15 school year. more »»

Iowa Central nurse pinning ceremony undergoes changes

April 17, 2014 By BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@ messengernews.net Iowa Central Community College’s annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be a little different this year. more »»

Take back on track

April 16, 2014 Anyone with unused or expired prescription medicine will now have more than one opportunity to turn in their pills after three locations have announced their participation. more »»

Lundgren wind project moves forward

April 16, 2014 Management of noxious weeds in the county’s right of way will be a bit more efficient in the futur. more »»

Michigan firm recommended for downtown parking study

April 16, 2014 After planning for a downtown parking study for months, Fort Dodge officials are getting ready to hire a firm to do the work. more »»

Iowa Senate approves disabled vets tax credit

April 16, 2014 DES MOINES — A bill meant to further relieve the financial stress of disabled veterans in the state has won the unanimous support of the Iowa Senate. more »»

Webster-Calhoun drainage hearing set

April 16, 2014 The completion hearing for a large drainage project in Webster and Calhoun counties has been set for 1 p.m. June 17 at the Webster County Courthouse. more »»

Rabiner Treatment Center students start a garden

April 16, 2014 Rabiner Treatment Center’s students are starting a garden. The garden will feature both flowers and vegetables, said Daun Keefe, Rabiner clinical director. more »»

Salvation Army seeks donations

April 16, 2014 The Salvation Army is seeking donations to keep their doors open and help locals who are in need. Capt. more »»

Keeping a look out

April 15, 2014 As Doug Smith and a group of his fellow motorcycle riders gathered at his home before a short ride recently, one of the hazards they frequently encounter made an appearance a few homes up the stree. more »»

Case against landfill moved to federal court

April 15, 2014 A lawsuit against the regional landfill will be held in federal court. more »»

FD Police contract OK’d by city council

April 15, 2014 A new contract with unionized police officers in Fort Dodge was approved by the City Council on Monday. more »»

 
 

 

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