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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 ...

Journey of Hope donates to Trinity Foundation

Members of Journey of Hope recently presented Trinity Foundation with proceeds for their 2020 fundraiser in the amount of $5,481.60. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to assist families with expenses associated with long-term or serious childhood illness; and medical or funeral expenses ...

Kemna donates to Noon Kiwanis

Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge donated $5,000 to the Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis mission is serving the needs of children. Locally they provide scholarships, provide resources and mentoring through the K Kids Club at Dodger Academy, and many other projects all focused on benefiting ...

NEW Coop donates to 4-H clubs

The NEW Cooperative Foundation recently donated $39,870 to 127 area 4-H clubs that include 2,664 individual 4-H club members. The money is donated for half of each 4-H youth’s dues in NEW Cooperative’s trade territory, which includes Webster, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Franklin, Sac, ...

Knights of Columbus donate to Honor Flight

Josh Bader from the Fort Dodge Knights of Columbus, right, presents a check to Ron Newsum for $700 to support the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. The money was raised during the Fish Fries at Corpus Christi Parish Center this past Lent.