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No holidays for emergencies

December 26, 2014 While her friends and relatives spent Thursday celebrating Christmas, Jenny Randleman sat by herself in front of an array of computer screens and other electronics. more »»

Officers: Drunk driving is costly

December 26, 2014 As the end of the year approaches and people began making plans to celebrate the new year, law enforcement agencies are reminding everyone to also plan for safe celebrations. more »»

St. Edmond christens gym, track facilities

December 26, 2014 St. Edmond Catholic School has christened its new gym and track facilities St. Edmond Arena. more »»

12 Days of Christmas

December 25, 2014 -Messenger photo by Hans Madsen The Messenger’s 12 Days of Christmas concludes with this display at 215 N 25th St. in Fort Dodge at the Larry and Diane Strayer residence. more »»

Home for the holidays

December 24, 2014 POCAHONTAS — Some Army Reserve soldiers who recently returned from Afghanistan stepped off a pair of buses and marched into the arms of cheering loved ones and friends for a holiday homecoming... more »»

Iowa Central partners with Trinity

December 24, 2014 Iowa Central Community College is using federal Trade Adjustment Assistant Community College and Career Training funds to expand its nursing and emergency medical service programs. more »»

Boekelman pushed for four-lane 20 project

December 24, 2014 V.H. “Buck” Boekelman, a former Fort Dodge city councilman who became a leading advocate of making U.S. Highway 20 a four-lane route all across Iowa, died Monday at age 87. more »»

The final shopping push is on

December 24, 2014 The parking lot of the Crossroads Mall was full Tuesday as shoppers were out trying to find the perfect last-minute gift for their loved ones. more »»

Tofilon resigns county post

December 24, 2014 The Webster County attorney’s office has seen some reorganization in the last few weeks. more »»

Snow causes few accidents

December 24, 2014 Despite the snowfall in the Fort Dodge area Tuesday morning, law enforcement agencies reported very few weather-related traffic incidents. more »»

Arraignment date is set for coaches

December 24, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — Two Webster City High School wrestling coaches will be arraigned Jan. 5, 2015, on multiple charges resulting from an incident in Story County on Dec. 13. more »»

Many happy returns

December 23, 2014 By JESSE MAJOR With the surge of returns that come the days after Christmas, local stores are trying to streamline the process. more »»

2,190 lose power in FD Monday

December 23, 2014 Problems with equipment led to a power outage through Fort Dodge Monday morning. The electricity went out at 8:10 a.m. Monday, and was back on for all customers by 9:22 a.. more »»

FD council begins work on budget

December 23, 2014 A plan to invest in a truck and two additional workers to combat the emerald ash borer in Fort Dodge appears to be on track to win the approval of the City Counci. more »»

Council splits on buying property for connector

December 23, 2014 A divided Fort Dodge City Council on Monday purchased a building on First Avenue South to make room for a roundabout intersection that will be an element of the crosstown connecto. more »»

BIVI project gets support Monday

December 23, 2014 A $1.3 million tax rebate to support a planned $100 million expansion and upgrade of the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. facilities won the support of the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

FDCSD board approves print service proposal

December 23, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday approved a proposal for its managed print services. more »»

FD council acts on urban renewal measure Monday

December 23, 2014 The Fort Dodge City Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to a measure outlining how tax increment financing money from the downtown urban renewal area will be spent. more »»

Humboldt sups receive library fund requests

December 23, 2014 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors received the annual funding request from libraries in the county Monday. more »»

Remembering Christmas on the Prairie

December 22, 2014 ROELYN — For Judith Walrod, the Sunday before Christmas is a time to reminisce on the old days — what Christmas was like growing up on the prairie. more »»



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