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Fierke’s contract extended to 2018

July 15, 2014 The contract of Fort Dodge City Manager David Fierke was extended until June 30, 2018, by the City Council Monday. Fierke’s base salary was set at $136,600. The extension was approved on a 5-2 vote. more »»

Trail, storm sewer contracts awarded by FD council

July 15, 2014 A new section of trail will be built and some massive storm sewers will be installed as a result of contracts awarded Monday night by the Fort Dodge City Council. The council hired Nels Pederson Co. more »»

Sign law change planned in Fort Dodge

July 15, 2014 By BILL SHEA bshea@messengernews. more »»

Two dead in ‘freak accident’

July 14, 2014 Two people were killed Sunday evening in what investigators are calling a “freak accident.” The two victims, who were riding on a four-wheeler, were killed around 5 p.. more »»

Strumming in Stratford

July 14, 2014 STRATFORD — There was bluegrass music in the Stratford park as the annual Bluegrass Festival came to a close with five bands taking the stage Sunday afternoon. more »»

Fair comes to a close Sunday

July 14, 2014 Several 4-H members got to show off their strength Sunday as a Tug of War contest was held on the final day of the Webster County Fai. more »»

Howard helps the homeless at Beacon

July 14, 2014 Eric Howard, chaplain and operations manager at the Beacon of Hope Men’s Shelter, has helped more than 700 homeless Fort Dodge men with spiritual and financial advice. more »»

Fort Dodge Community Choir is back in the chapel

July 14, 2014 Aside from shaking the rafters with their powerful sound, the Fort Dodge Community Choir has done some other work on the roof at the Coppin Chapel American Methodist Episcopal Church recently. more »»

UPDATE: Two dead after tree falls on four-wheeler

July 13, 2014 Two people were killed Sunday evening in what investigators are calling a “freak accident.” The two victims, who were riding on a four-wheeler, were killed around 5 p.. more »»

Corn, melon, a hillbilly

July 13, 2014 It might not be a good idea to get between Abby Lawler, 8, of Fort Dodge and the slice of watermelon she was eating at the Webster County Farm Bureau Watermelon Feed at the Webster County Fair. more »»

Developments, road deal with state await FD council

July 13, 2014 The planned Crosstown Industrial Park on the east side of Fort Dodge will provide needed space for new businesses, according to local officials. more »»

Webster County Sheriff reports double fatality

July 13, 2014 The Webster County Sheriff's Department has reported that two people died in an ATV accident near South River Road south of Fort Dodge Sunday afternoon. Officers remain on the scene as of 5:15 p.m. more »»

Calhoun Co. Expo brings life lessons

July 13, 2014 ROCKWELL CITY — Life lessons abounded during the Calhoun County Expo Saturday at the fairgrounds in Rockwell City. more »»

LuVerne celebrates together

July 13, 2014 LUVERNE — Amber Goodell, of Clarion, did an amazing pull during the Adult Powder Puff heat at the annual LuVerne Celebration’s pedal pull competitio. more »»

Pomeroy celebrates classic cars, classic friends

July 13, 2014 POMEROY — The Pomeroy All-Homecoming celebration brought out the classics Saturday, everything from classic cars to classic high school friends. more »»

Showing at the fair

July 12, 2014 The Webster County Fair beef exhibition ended with shocked silence and tears of concern Friday. more »»

YWCA in FD celebrates 100 years

July 12, 2014 The YWCA celebrated its building’s 100-year anniversary Friday. more »»

FD street projects moving along

July 12, 2014 Contractors rebuilding a section of First Avenue North in downtown Fort Dodge continue to make progress despite recent heavy rains. more »»

Mayor’s hike offers natural wonders, history

July 12, 2014 ALGONA — Nestled along the East Fork of the Des Moines River near Algona is an area of trees, grass, ponds and wildlife that’s rarely seen by most area resident. more »»

POW museum to mark a decade

July 12, 2014 ALGONA — The 10th anniversary of the Camp Algona POW Museum will be celebrated Thursday. more »»



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