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Local Lifestyle

It’s spring indoors!

After growing 12 acres of organic hemp during the first legal season in 2020, Bluestem Prairie Organic Hemp, LLC founder Bridget Chambers had a unique problem. A bumper crop, much more than could be used immediately to make a variety of CBD oil-containing products, left her with no real need ...

Mom life

In honor of Mother’s Day, The Messenger reached out to area leaders to ask them to tell us about their moms. Here’s what they had to say: Sue Bemrich, mother of Matt Bemrich, Mayor of Fort Dodge Growing up with my Mom was always fun and everything involved learning new things. When ...

Together … the theme for 39th St. Edmond ball

For Molly Schaeffer, the theme for the 39th annual Friends of St. Edmond Ball goes beyond just words. Schaeffer, who is part of the committee alongside her husband, Chad, plus Matt and Sarah Cosgrove, and Susan Laufersweiler, believes it will "help generations beyond my children" by ...

Fort Dodge Choral Society to perform concert Sunday

Fort Dodge Choral Society will present “Heavenly Voices” at 3 pm, Sunday, at St. Olaf Church, 239 N. 11th St. The May Day celebration of beautiful singing features choir, chamber orchestra, guest soloist Collin Ellsbury, and the world premiere of Jonathan Campbell’s ...

Author will visit Dayton Library

DAYTON — Award-winning novelist Joseph “Joe” LeValley, a native of Dayton, will do a brief presentation and lead a discussion of books, writing, and related topics, beginning at 5 p.m. Monday at the Dayton Public Library. As part of the presentation, LeValley will discuss his latest ...

How Does Your Garden Grow

One of the biggest mistakes gardeners often make is putting their vegetable plants in the ground too early, according to Jeff Becker, a Master Gardener and co-owner of Becker Florist. Gardeners will get excited about their plants producing tomatoes and other vegetables that they become ...