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New FD strategic plan debuts

June 15, 2016 More than a year’s worth of work and the input of some 200 people has produced a plan to guide the future direction of Fort Dodge. more »»

Kinney calls Iowa Central rate hike unfortunate, necessary

June 15, 2016 Iowa Central Community College is raising its tuition fees by $9, to $158 per credit hour for residents and $232.50 for non-residents. In 2015, tuition was raised only by $. more »»

Bible marathon begins June 30

June 15, 2016 A planned Bible reading marathon outside the Webster County Courthouse will have to continue without the tent. more »»

Humboldt supervisors consider election options

June 15, 2016 DAKOTA CITY – After canvassing the votes from the June 7 primary election, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors discussed election options Monday. more »»

Dakota City signs law enforcement agreement

June 15, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — Dakota City became the largest community in Humboldt County to enter into an agreement with the county for law enforcement at Monday’s meeting of the Humboldt County Board of... more »»

At Active Living Expo, information for seniors

June 15, 2016 People over 50 had the opportunity to learn a variety of information at the Active Living Senior Expo Tuesda. more »»

Play date

June 14, 2016 Before leading a resistance against intergalactic invaders, Dan Wardell, IPTV presenter, had shocking news for children visiting Fort Dodge Public Library Monday. more »»

Sudden downpour

June 14, 2016 Kids — and drivers — along North 15th Street were surprised by some deeper than usual water in the street. That’s because when it rained, it poured Monday afternoon. more »»

Canine patrol is returning to FDPD

June 14, 2016 The Fort Dodge Police Department is about to get two new officers, each of which will have four legs. more »»

Putting Microsoft settlement to use

June 14, 2016 The Fort Dodge Community School District is purchasing 1,000 new Chromebooks for use in district classrooms. more »»

Senior Expo is today

June 14, 2016 The Active Living Senior Expo, presented by The Messenger, will be held today at the Crossroads Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more »»

FD council wants Oleson Park Zoo plan

June 14, 2016 A Minnesota firm has been tasked with developing a plan to bring the Oleson Park Zoo back to life. more »»

Flight schedule changes at FD airport

June 14, 2016 Air Choice One will be changing its flight schedule starting July 1, according to Rhonda Chambers, director of aviation. The departure time for flights to St. Louis is moving from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a. more »»

FD City Council signs off on apartment rezoning

June 14, 2016 A zoning change needed for the construction of a pair of apartment buildings south of downtown Fort Dodge received the final approval of the City Council Monday. more »»

Old ambulance donated to Webster City

June 14, 2016 The Fort Dodge police and fire departments are getting some new vehicles as a result of City Council action Monday. more »»

Generations of faith

June 13, 2016 STRATFORD — When the First Baptist Church in Stratford began its ministry in 1856, the Civil War hadn’t yet taken place and Iowa was granted statehood just a decade prior. more »»

Still drivin’

June 13, 2016 GOWRIE — For 50 years Dave Hoover has been safely transporting kids to and from school as a bus driver for Prairie Valley Schools. He said a lot has changed since he first began his routes in 19. more »»

Giving back

June 12, 2016 Give Back Greater Fort Dodge is back for a second year. The volunteer challenge program, sponsored by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, made its return June 1 and will run through Aug. 31. more »»

Insurance CEO urges people to ask questions

June 12, 2016 The chief executive officer of one of the companies now managing Iowa’s Medicaid program has some advice for anyone feeling bewildered by the system’s recent transformation. more »»

FD council to consider zoo plan

June 12, 2016 The possibility of creating a masterplan for the Oleson Park Zoo will be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»



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