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Victims of fatal house fire identified

February 23, 2015 The Fort Dodge Fire Department has identified Amy Devlin, 25; her son, Bryce Devlin, six months; and Joseph Kennedy, 5, as the three people who were killed in a house fire Sunday afternoo. more »»

Telling stories of Black History

February 23, 2015 Praising Fort Dodge for the positive role models he had growing up, Charles Clayton joined the Rev. James Chesnutt, and Charlene Washington in a celebration of black history Sunday afternoon. more »»

McGill takes care of county’s computers

February 23, 2015 Whether it’s fixing a broken computer, upgrading the county’s security software or just staying educated on the latest tech systems, Andy McGill has a busy schedule. more »»

Gun show brings variety

February 22, 2015 The annual Fort Dodge Rifle and Pistol Club’s gun show brought in a great deal of variety Saturday. more »»

UPDATE: Three dead in fire

February 22, 2015 Three dead in house fire By PETER KASPARI and JESSE MAJOR editor@messengernews.net Three people, including two children, were killed in a Fort Dodge house fire Sunday afternoon. more »»

New director has plans for Fort Museum

February 22, 2015 The new executive director at the Fort Museum is hoping to bring more events to the Fort, and get more businesses and civic groups involved. more »»

Four-legged deputy joins Webster Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

February 22, 2015 Like most deputies, the newest member of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department is trained in diverse tactics, including drug searches, criminal apprehension and recovery of missing items. more »»

Rooms with views

February 21, 2015 Some areas of a building in downtown Fort Dodge look much as they did when Prusia Hardware Co., and later, Sears, Roebuck & Co. occupied the place decades ag. more »»

Middle school bands get new lessons in sound

February 21, 2015 Middle school bands from northwest Iowa came to Fort Dodge Friday to learn their strengths and ways they could make themselves sound bette. more »»

Almost Home hits funding snag

February 21, 2015 Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa will see what’s being called a restructuring in the wake of a funding shortfall. more »»

Humboldt mayor takes leave

February 21, 2015 HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Mayor Walter Jensen has taken a leave of absence, effective Friday. In a short handwritten note to the Humboldt City Council dated Feb. more »»

Thompson seeks Council seat

February 21, 2015 This year’s Fort Dodge City Council election campaign has started. Clarice Thompson announced Friday that she is running for the at-large council seat currently held by Councilman Dean Hill. more »»

Little Americans

February 20, 2015 Community Christian School held its annual Patriot Program Thursday. more »»

Almost Home closed until Tuesday

February 20, 2015 Almost Home Humane Society of North Central Iowa is closed until Tuesday as part of a planned restructuring in the wake of a financial shortfall. more »»

Friendship and Citizens

February 20, 2015 Friendship Haven is teaming up with the Fort Dodge Police Department to provide an opportunity for its residents to learn about public safety. more »»

Water rules won’t prompt changes

February 20, 2015 New rules governing one of the primary water sources for Fort Dodge have been proposed, but a state scientist has indicated that local businesses and residents won’t notice any impact. more »»

Arts group lauds FD

February 20, 2015 Fine arts are flourishing in Fort Dodge — and the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association wants residents to know it. more »»

Soldier Creek plan

February 19, 2015 The meandering path of Soldier Creek in Snell-Crawford Park is one of the distinctive features of the Fort Dodge site. more »»

Ernst outlines stance on ISIS fight

February 19, 2015 U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Wednesday that a tougher stance is needed against the ISIS terrorist group, but added that she doesn’t want to commit American soldiers to the fight at this tim. more »»

 
 
 

 

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