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FD board nixes storage site plan

April 2, 2014 A plan to turn a Fort Dodge building into a storage facility was rejected by the city’s Board of Adjustment Tuesday evening. more »»

Criminal mischief report taken in response to Otho disturbance

April 2, 2014 OTHO — A disturbance early Sunday morning resulted in property damage, but little else despite rumors to the contrary. more »»

FD landlord pleads guilty to conspiracy

April 2, 2014 SIOUX CITY — A Fort Dodge landlord pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday of burning down one of her properties in order to commit a fraud. more »»

MNW Elementary releases early due to gas incident

April 2, 2014 BARNUM — Manson Northwest Webster Elementary released early Tuesday due to a possible gas leak. The possible gas leak was detected at noon. more »»

YouthNet Coalition aims to help young people face issues

April 2, 2014 Fort Dodge and Webster County youths face many issues: mental and physical health, teen pregnancy, bullying and more. more »»

Report: Drainage project faces expensive issues

April 2, 2014 An informational drainage meeting drew comments from landowners near a ditch that ran into unexpected expenses over the last year. The drainage project overran its original bid by about $134,900. more »»

Preparing for disaster

April 1, 2014 GOWRIE — When an hazardous materials incident happens, emergency responders need to know how to effectively respond to keep themselves and victims safe. more »»

Green returned to Sac City, will be charged with murder

April 1, 2014 SAC CITY - The return of a Georgia man suspected in a 2009 killing means closure for the family of Mark Koster, Sac County Attorney Ben Smith said Tuesday. more »»

Sunday fire kills thousands of chickens

April 1, 2014 GALT -- Clarion firefighters spent all night Monday night supervising the remains of a large Sunday fire at Centrum Valley Farms in Galt. more »»

Manson Northwest Webster elementary releases early Tuesday due to gas leak

April 1, 2014 BARNUM — Manson Northwest Webster Elementary released at 1:30 p.m. due to a reported gas leak. The leak was detected at noon, with Barnum Fire Department responding and STAR Energy on the scene. more »»

FD burning ban remains in place

April 1, 2014 As warmer weather brings Fort Dodge residents outside to work in their yards, some may be tempted to get rid of leaves and other waste by burning it. more »»

Ekstrom trial set for July

April 1, 2014 One half of a pair accused in the death of a Fort Dodge man last summer will stand trial beginning in July. The first-degree murder trial of Holly . more »»

‘Passion is the genesis of genius’

April 1, 2014 No matter what they are good at, students always need to follow their passions. That was Dr. more »»

Prairie Valley holds STEM Day

April 1, 2014 By BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@ GOWRIE — Prairie Valley High School held a STEM careers day Monday with health-science demonstrations. more »»

Promoting history

March 31, 2014 A celebration of local black history paid special honor to Charlene Washington Sunday afternoon. Washington has promoted black history in Fort Dodge for 50 year. more »»

Ekstrom trial set for July

March 31, 2014 Holly Ekstrom, who is accused of killing Steven Fisher last summer, will stand trial in Fort Dodge starting July 2. more »»

Speedy scouts hit the track

March 31, 2014 Tiger Scouts Sam Myer and Royce Pederson brought important tools to the Pinewood Derby this year — smartphones and iPods. more »»

At the library

March 31, 2014 When patrons come to visit the Fort Dodge Public Library, it’s likely the first people they see are the ones behind the circulation desk, who are either greeting guests or helping someone check out... more »»

Messenger awards scholarships for 2014-2015

March 31, 2014 The Messenger has named five area students as Iowa Central Community College scholarship winners for the 2014-2015 academic year. more »»

Feelhaver, Prairie Valley H.S. chosen as PBIS Honor Schools

March 31, 2014 Feelhaver Elementary in Fort Dodge and Prairie Valley Junior/Senior High School in Gowrie have been selected by the state as PBIS Honor Schools. more »»



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