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FD Council sets stage for assistance to big projects

August 12, 2014 A step to providing assistance to the development of a new industrial park and a planned renovation of the Warden Plaza downtown was taken by the Fort Dodge City Council Monday. more »»

Council weighs in on events at Fourth Street Depot

August 12, 2014 A Fort Dodge bar received permission from the City Council for a horseshoe pitching tournament, but not a planned series of tailgate partie. more »»

A full show season for Carlson

August 12, 2014 DES MOINES — A Webster County 4-H’er at the Iowa State Fair maintains his competitive edge while showing his market steer, but said that in the end it’s having fun and the overall experience that... more »»

FD schools renew agreement with YSC

August 12, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District has renewed its agreement with Youth Shelter Care. more »»

Enduro challenge

August 11, 2014 LEHIGH — When it comes to dirt bikes, Quintin Davis said he’s been riding them competitively ever since 1979. more »»

Webster City police detain juvenile who allegedly had explosives

August 11, 2014 WEBSTER CITY - Webster City Police detained a juvenile on Sunday after learning he may have an explosive or and incendiary device. Police learned this after they were dispatched to 930 Third St. more »»

Expanding access to mental health

August 11, 2014 The new executive director at the Berryhill Center for mental health has been busy improving access to its services. more »»

Thor man dies in motorcycle accident

August 11, 2014 HARDY — A Thor motorcyclist was killed in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend just south of Hardy. Steven Davis, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. more »»

Sac City youth second in shearing competition

August 11, 2014 DES MOINES — Quentin Ackerman, 16, waited for the start of his third year to compete in the open junior sheep shearing contest Saturday at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Ellsworth woman wins three equine titles at State Fair

August 11, 2014 DES MOINES — Last, but certainly not least, came Brittany Nicholson, 19, of Ellsworth, in the FFA Parade of Champions Saturday afternoon at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

To Market, to Market

August 10, 2014 Cheryl Trunnell, of Fort Dodge, has a certain method to her shopping excursions up and down Central Avenue during the Market on Central. “I make a loop first,” she said. more »»

Past is present

August 10, 2014 FARNHAMVILLE — Bill Cook, of Farnhamville, had a front row seat for the annual Old Settler’s Day parade along Garfield Avenue. He just pulled up a lawn chair in front of his home. more »»

McElroy trial begins Tuesday

August 10, 2014 The trial of a man accused of shooting a Fort Dodge teen at a bonfire party, who later died from his injuries, will begin Tuesday in Fort Dodge. more »»

FD council to consider projects

August 10, 2014 The Fort Dodge City Council is expected to act on a measure Monday that would make three major projects eligible for assistance in the form of tax increment financing. more »»

Phone outage in FD

August 10, 2014 A cut to a phone fiber in Minnesota knocked out all long distance service to Frontier Communications customers in the state of Iowa Saturday afternoon. more »»

Hats on for the Dragon Boat Bash

August 10, 2014 To help him do his job, Greg Blomker, of Humboldt, wore a special hat to keep the beach organized for the 19th annual CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash at Badger Lake in John F. more »»

Ships ahoy

August 9, 2014 Hundreds of people gathered Friday night at the CJ Bio America Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash at Badger Lake in John F. Kennedy Memorial Park for a night of music and fun. more »»

Downtown Fort Dodge experiencing phone outage

August 9, 2014 Phone lines in central Fort Dodge ceased working Saturday afternoon. That includes the phone lines to The Messenge. more »»

Trott wants statement tossed

August 9, 2014 Corey A. Trott, the Rockwell City man accused of killing a Rockwell City police officer, is seeking to have his statement to law enforcement thrown out. more »»

Bluffs council ready to vote on Carmody

August 9, 2014 Council Bluffs City Council members are set to vote Monday on approving Fort Dodge Police Chief Tim Carmody as the leader of the police force in their community. more »»



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