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Farnhamville man sentenced for federal child porn charges

FARNHAMVILLE - A Farnhamville man will spend the next 63 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Marcus Urelius, 36, was sentenced May 15 in United States District Court in Sioux City. In January, he pleaded guilty to possessing and sharing child ...

Anti-crime town hall meeting is Thursday

Efforts to fight crime in Fort Dodge and Webster County will be the subject of a town hall meeting to begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Fifth Ave. N. Webster County Sheriff Luke Fleener and Fort Dodge Police Chief Dennis Quinn will be the speakers. The See ...

Gateway to Discovery Paint the Town Purple clean up event is June 5-9

Gateway to Discovery is holding Paint the Town Purple clean up event from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. June 5 through 9. Gloves and supplies will be provided. Dates and locations are: June 5: Mason Memorial Drive (south of Sunkissed Meadows); June 6: H.C. Meriwether Park and ...

Iowa free fishing weekend is June 2-4

Iowa Department of Natural Resources is holding a free fishing weekend for Iowa residents Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Iowa residents may fish without a license.

Memorial Day

In order to give our staff more time to spend with their families over the holiday weekend, The Messenger will not be published on Monday. Throughout the weekend, check www.messengernews.net for breaking news. The Messenger will be published again on Tuesday.

FDPD looking for citizen help on theft cases

The Fort Dodge Police Department is looking for video from home security systems that will help lead to the arrest of suspects in some recent thefts. The department has received reports of thefts from vehicles and thefts of vehicles in the past week.Officers are working to compile evidence in ...