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Klindt honored by teammates

October 14, 2014 Braxton Klindt, an eighth-grade football player with autism, was honored at Fort Dodge Middle School by his coaches and teammates Monda. more »»

Chili contest brings the heat

October 13, 2014 With the smell of fresh chili in the air, Bryan Holst and Bo Tucker battled to see who could eat a bowl of chili the fastest on Sunday. They also had to finish a beer and a full pack of crackers. more »»

Boy injured in collision

October 13, 2014 A young boy was taken to Trinity Regional Medical Center Monday afternoon after the bike he was riding was hit by a car. more »»

Bridal Spectacular is about ideas

October 13, 2014 Planning a wedding can be difficult, but the vendors at the sixth annual Younkers 2014 Bridal Spectacular, presented by The Messenger, on Sunday were there to help. more »»

Celebrating the outdoors

October 13, 2014 Families flocked to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park Sunday for the annual Fall Park Festival. Kids rolled down hills, roasted marshmallows and participated in a variety of outdoor activities. more »»

RSVP will help winterize homes in need

October 13, 2014 A group of volunteers will once again help make winter a bit warmer for some area residents. On Nov. more »»

Marching orders

October 12, 2014 As the members of the Algona Bishop Garrigan High School Solid Gold Marching Band were getting off their nice warm bus Saturday morning behind Dodger Stadium their assistant band director, Katherine... more »»

Pumpkins and Ponies carries on tradition

October 12, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Families got more than fall-themed snapshots during the annual Pumpkins and Ponies Saturday at SpringVale Farms just south of Humboldt. They also took part in a tradition. more »»

Former education director shows art at the Blanden

October 12, 2014 Creation is an innate impulse for people, said Linda Flahert. more »»

Council to act on housing, street issues

October 12, 2014 The sale of a portion of First Avenue North to a business and a proposal to expand the jurisdiction of the Fort Dodge Housing Agency will be considered by the City Council on Monday. more »»

Ultimate survivor

October 11, 2014 Canis latrans — the coyote — has been cast as a villain; humans have tried to exterminate him, his kind gets blamed for things he hasn’t done and, to add insult to injury, in cartoon form he often... more »»

New trial sought in FD killing

October 11, 2014 A Webster County judge will decide next week whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted of first-degree murder in August. Derrick J. McElroy, 28, was convicted on Aug. more »»

2 FD teens face arson counts

October 11, 2014 Two Fort Dodge teenagers are facing felony charges after they allegedly set fire to a vacant house Wednesday. more »»

Eilerts’ legacy takes center stage at FDMS

October 11, 2014 Fort Dodge Middle School students Friday learned about kindness and community service through the example set by Aaron Eilerts. more »»

Two-way traffic

October 10, 2014 Parts of First Avenue North and First Avenue South in Fort Dodge will be opened to two-way traffic on Monday. First Avenue North between Seventh and 12th streets will be converted to two-way traffi. more »»

Teens charged in Wednesday fire

October 10, 2014 Two Fort Dodge teens have been charged with arson after a fire destroyed a vacant house Wednesda. more »»

Wind is ready for harvest

October 10, 2014 Iowa’s most energetic crop is about to reach harvest time in Webster County. more »»

FD schools receive $375K in grants

October 10, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District has received three grants totaling $375,000 per year. more »»

Leffler and Halvorson talk about pipeline plan

October 10, 2014 Rod Halvorson voiced his concerns about a proposed oil pipeline that would run through Webster County at a candidate forum Thursday evening. The forum is one of a series leading up to the Nov. more »»

Fire case given to Webster County attorney’s office

October 10, 2014 Fire investigators believe they know who set the fire that destroyed a vacant Fort Dodge home Wednesday afternoon. more »»



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