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March 30, 2016 ROCKWELL CITY —Ask a classroom of South Central Calhoun seventh-grade students how many of them have a dog, and most kids raise their hand. more »»

What to do with the Warden

March 29, 2016 Fort Dodge will provide $20,000 towards a study which it hopes will help revitalize the vacant and deteriorating Warden Plaza downtow. more »»

Singer is running for re-election

March 29, 2016 Webster County Supervisor Bob Singer is running for re-election. Singer had announced he would not seek the seat again after eight years on the board. more »»

60-acre purchase to kickstart housing

March 29, 2016 A plan to develop more than 60 acres for construction of new housing got the OK from the Fort Dodge City Council Monday night. more »»

Dodger Stadium track to be black

March 29, 2016 Dodger Stadium’s track will be black now. The Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday approved bids for the resurfacing of the track. more »»

Producers reconsider Iowa beef checkoff

March 29, 2016 If the Iowa Cattlemens Association has its way, the former Iowa Beef checkoff will be reinstated — possibly this year. more »»

New FDPD officer sworn in

March 29, 2016 Fort Dodge’s newest police officer was welcomed to the force Monday night. The Fort Dodge City Council approved the appointment of Bryce Presswoo. more »»

Bradgate flooding problems continue

March 29, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — Residents of Bradgate continue to fight flooding problems, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors learned at Monday’s board meeting. more »»

Barn hunting trials

March 28, 2016 A sporting event for dogs that is gaining in popularity took place over Easter weekend at the Iowa Central East Campu. more »»

Two 14-year-olds charged with robbery

March 28, 2016 Two 14-year-old suspects were apprehended by police on Saturday night after allegedly assaulting and demanding money from another man. more »»

DCI is investigating infant death

March 28, 2016 WEBSTER CITY — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the death of a six month old child Easter morning in Webster City. more »»

Goldfield fire chief dedicated to his community

March 28, 2016 GOLDFIELD — Jeff Slaikeu had just finished high school when he decided to join the volunteer Fire Department in Goldfield in the summer of 1978. more »»


March 27, 2016 The remarkable image that accompanies this story was a tribute to Easter in 1901. The Evening Messenger, as this newspaper was then called, committed nearly 20 pages to the holiday. more »»

Preparing for the worst

March 27, 2016 The Webster County Health Department is always tracking potential threats to the public’s health. This year, it’s tracking a threat that hopefully will never come to pass. more »»

Chase through 3 counties ends with charges

March 27, 2016 A Fort Dodge man police wanted to question about harassment allegedly led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed chase through three counties Friday afternoon. more »»

At FDSH, students earned $471K in microscholarships

March 27, 2016 Fort Dodge Senior High is making microscholarships available to students via the fundraising website more »»

FD council to consider housing development plan

March 27, 2016 A plan to help jump-start the construction of new houses in Fort Dodge will be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council when it meets Monday. The council’s work will begin at 5 p.m. more »»

County says it’s tracking Zika virus

March 27, 2016 The Zika virus making headlines in South America can’t spread in Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. But officials throughout the state are watching. more »»

Duncombe memories

March 27, 2016 The forthcoming book to be published by The Messenger, “Duncombe Memories,” is in the planning stages. Our intentions are to have it available for purchase before Christmas. more »»

Dream come true

March 26, 2016 A local man pursuing a professional wrestling career will have the opportunity to perform in front of his hometown crowd when Revolution Wrestling Alliance comes to Fort Frenzy on April 2. more »»



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