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Community Showcase

Webster County Extension holds leadership class

Webster County Leadership class put on by Webster County Extension and Outreach met at the Dayton Community Center April 8, 15 and 22 with participants from Dayton, Gowrie, Fort Dodge, Stratford, Lehigh and Duncombe. Sponsors included Lehigh Valley Telephone Cooperative Association, Heartland ...

Honor quilt presented to Bohn

This honor quilt was presented by Tom Dorsey, commander of American Legion Post 130 to Linda Bohn, of Fort Dodge, a U.S. Navy veteran. The quilt was produced by the quilting group at Deer Creek Apartments.

Hansons donate to Trinity Cancer Center

Anne and Dave Hanson, of Las Vegas, Nevada, recently delivered 250 packages of Mary Kay skin care packages to the Trinity Cancer Center to be given to patients with cancer. Anne Hanson, a Mary Kay director, is continuing the Linda’s Legacy program in honor of her mother-in-law, Linda Hanson, ...

Knights of Columbus raise funds for Special Olympics

Joel Groth, Fort Dodge Knights of Columbus, presents Lee DeCicco, co-director of North Central Area Special Olympics, a check for $1,000. The money was raised through the Knights of Columbus annual Tootsie Roll campaign.

Iowa Central cross country team donates to Trinity Foundation

The cross country team from Iowa Central Community College recently presented Trinity Foundation a check for $2,600 for the Trinity Cancer Center. The cross country team has been fundraising for the Trinity Cancer Center since 2009. They have now contributed over $24,000 through selling ...

United Bank donates to FD Fire Department

United Bank of Iowa in Fort Dodge recently donated $500 to the Fort Dodge Fire Department. This was part of United Bank of Iowa’s bankwide effort to show appreciation and thanks to local frontline emergency responders. Each UBI location gave a $500 donation to their local first responders to ...

Warren Coleman awards received

Luke Laufersweiler holds a Warren Coleman Honorary award at Ja-Mar Drive In Restaurant. Laufersweiler accepted the award on behalf of Laufersweiler Sievers Funeral Home. The award was presented by Iowa Lions Administrator Tim Wilson. Also pictured are Laufersweiler’s children: Max, Kash and ...

Badger Lions donate to Lord’s Cupboard

The Badger Lions Club donated $200 to the Lord’s Cupboard. Lions Club member Carol Hanson is shown presenting a check to Lord’s Cupboard DirectorJoni Ham-Olson. The Club also made donations to Badger Fire & Rescue, Iowa Lions Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation, Leader ...

Badger Lions donate to Salvation Army

The Badger Lions Club donated $200 to the Salvation Army. Lions Club Vice-President Jennifer Schild is shown presenting a check to Salvation Army Maj. Rick Hamelund. The Club also made donations to Badger Fire & Rescue, Iowa Lions Foundation, Lions Club International Foundation, Leader ...

Graham Tire recognizes outstanding FDSCD employees

Seventeen years ago, Graham Tire started a program called the “Extra Mile Program” to recognize an outstanding employee of the Fort Dodge Community School District. Each year Graham Tire donates a set of Goodyear Tires of the winner’s choice for their vehicle. Past winners have ranged ...

Teen donates to DAV

DAV Commander Roger Simonson, left, accepts a donation from Kadin Sorenson, 13. Sorenson collected money for the DAV.

Messenger donates to Honor Flight

Ron Newsum, president of the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight, and Jean Warg, classified advertising manager of The Messenger, give an “elbow bump” for The Messenger’s $1,200 donation to the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. Proceeds came from the Messenger’s annual Veterans Day section. ...

NEW Coop donates to Pomeroy Fire Department

The NEW Cooperative Foundation recently donated $1,500 to the Pomeroy Fire Department. The Pomeroy Fire Department will use the funds to build a field fire response vehicle. The funds will help purchase two leaf blowers and two back pack sprayers for the fire department. Pictured from left are ...

Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis donates dictionaries to area third graders

Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis club presented the third grade classes in Southeast Valley Dayton with dictionaries. This is the 13th year that the Kiwanis members have provided dictionaries to the third graders. Dictionaries were also donated to third graders at St. Paul Lutheran School, Manson ...

GWRRA Chapter IA-W installs new directors

Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter IA-W recently installed new chapter directors, Tim and Diane Cook. Pictured are Roger and Vicki Harris, Fort Dodge, former Chaper IA-W directors; Tim and Diane Cook, Sac City, new chapter directors; and John and Yvette Moravec, Springville, Iowa ...

Knights of Columbus donate to Coats for Kids

Joel Groth, grand knight of the Fort Dodge Knights of Columbus, left, presents a check to Regina Suhrbier, outreach coordinator for Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, for this year’s Coats for Kids Program.

4-H club donates blankets

Webster County 4-H Club C/C Sidekicks recently made and donated 17 tied fleece blankets to the Webster County DHS office. Over a period of two years that club has made and delivered 41 tied fleece blankets. Pictured from left are 4-H member Robbie Jasper and C/C Sidekicks leader Deb ...

St. Mark’s raises funds for SOS

Joanne Kramer and Laura Thilges from St Mark’s Episcopal Church of Fort Dodge present a check for $550 to TJ Pingel to donate to Serving Our Servants. The money was raised by donations and matched by St Mark's.

United Bank donates to Lotus Community Project

United Bank of Iowa recently donated $2,267 to the Lotus Community Project in Fort Dodge. The donation will support their efforts to provide facilities and counseling for women and children and to get women back in the work force. This money was raised during United Bank of Iowa’s new UNITED ...