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FD council to review airport, parks budgets

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The proposed budgets for the Fort Dodge Regional Airport and the city’s parks and recreation programs will be reviewed tonight by the City Council. The council’s budget workshop will begin at 5 p.m. It will be a virtual meeting. The airport and the Parks, Recreation and Forestry ...

From our files: Jan. 18, 2021

From Our Files

-Messenger file photo Vicki Mallory, who was the current district Rotary governor, poses with some of her recognition awards recently. In addition to her district governor duties, Mallory was al so the executive director of the Algona Chamber of Commerce.

Hy-Vee begins COVID-19 antibody testing

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The Fort Dodge Hy-Vee store is among the more than 250 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations that will begin offering COVID-19 rapid antibody testing today, the company announced late last week. Patients will receive same day test results in as few as 15 minutes after completing the test. The rapid ...

Iowa virus hospitalizations continue to decline

Local News

DES MOINES (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Iowa has dipped below 500 for the first time since October. The Iowa Department of Public Health said 474 people were being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals Saturday, down from 505 on Friday. The last time the ...

Ready to respond – Todd Bingham

Local News

DUNCOMBE — One of the first calls Todd Bingham ever went on as a first responder was a fatal car crash involving someone he knew. The crash occurred in May of 2000 at an uncontrolled gravel intersection near Garfield Avenue and 320th Street in Webster County. Bingham was a senior in ...

‘Hate is too great a burden to bear’

Local News

A framed picture of Martin Luther King Jr. has held a prominent place in the home of Sherry Washington’s parents for almost 40 years. Their home is nestled along 10th Avenue Southwest in Pleasant Valley, a predominantly Black neighborhood in Fort Dodge. “They had his picture on the ...

Rollover crash reported Friday

News Brief

One rollover crash was reported Friday morning east of Fort Dodge. According to Sgt. Tony Walter, of the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred in the 2800 mile of 190th Street when a Dodge Ram rolled over. It was reported at 7:06 a.m. Walter said minor injuries were ...

New dealership opens in Webster City

Local Business

WEBSTER CITY — A new auto dealership officially opened its doors in Webster City on Wednesday morning. Karl Chevrolet, Buick and GMC in Webster City, formerly Webster City Auto LLC, opened for business Wednesday. The acquisition adds a third franchise dealership in Iowa for Carl Moyer, ...

POET to award “Never Satisfied” scholarships

Business Briefs

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Since 2016, POET has awarded 37 scholarships to students who share POET’s mission to change the world for the better. These students have ambitious goals-from deploying clean water systems in developing nations to eradicating diseases around the world-and truly embody ...

News of Record: Jan. 16, 2021

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Thursday Fifth-degree criminal mischief — Anthony Linderman, 29, 610 S. 17th St. Apt. 4, hearing set for Jan. 22. Interference with official acts causing bodily injury — Jarone McIntosh, 28, 1021 Third Ave. N., preliminary hearing set for Jan. ...

Iowa Central gets $6.4M in virus relief

Local News

Iowa Central Community College has received about $6.4 million from the federal government to help it deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. At least $1.5 million of that must be passed along to students to assist them with costs they have encountered as the virus affected their ...

Growth Alliance adds new board members

Local Business

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance has added two new members to its board of directors this year, bringing on Kelly Hindman and Mike McCarville. Hindman has served as VP of Campus Support Services at Friendship Haven for more than three years. A native of Dayton, he previously served ...

Ag Property Solutions announces partnership

Business Briefs

EMMETSBURG – Ag Property Solutions, LLC (APS), an industry leader in providing customers with innovative and customized solutions related to the planning, design, construction and outfitting of livestock production facilities, has announced it has invested in a majority interest of Evans, ...

Blizzard blows through Iowa

Local News

Webster County escaped relatively unscathed by the second snowstorm this winter after systems dropped five to seven inches of snow with strong winds Thursday night into Friday morning. Counties west of Webster County did not have more severe snowfall, but did have stronger winds, said Rod ...

SMCH earns 2021 Women’s Choice Award

Local Business

LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital recently earned the 2021 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This places SMCH among the top 15 percent of hositals considered the best in which to have a baby. About 400 hospitals nationwide met the ...

Kwik Trip named one of the best places to work

Business Briefs

LA CROSSE, WI — Kwik Trip, Inc. has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2021. The Employees’ Choice Award is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide anonymous feedback by completing a company review about ...

A human perspective on World War II

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Sometimes it’s the little things, seen only through the aperture of the human eye, that bring history to life. And if you want a vibrant picture of what World War II was like for soldiers and state-side civilians alike, Fort Dodge historian Roger Natte said there’s no better place to ...

Pathfinders Strategic Partners announces new planner

Business Briefs

Britney Markhardt has joined Pathfinders Strategic Partners as a planner. In that role, Markhardt will provide grant writing and administration services, ordinance codification, and plan development for communities in the Pathfinders’ region. Markhardt will also serve as a source of ...

Fort Dodge teen charged in robbery

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A Fort Dodge teen was charged with first-degree robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon Friday after Fort Dodge Police said he robbed a man in his home. Davaris Shivers, 17, made an initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court Friday for the class B and class D felonies, ...