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Election Day soup supper planned

Religion Briefs

The First Congregational Church, 1611 Williams Drive, will host their annual Election Day Soup Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The menu will include chicken noodle, chili, and vegetable beef soups served with bread, homemade desserts and beverage. Tickets may be obtained prior to Tuesday ...

Fall Festival in Humboldt will feature chicken dinner

Religion Briefs

HUMBOLDT — The St. Mary’s Fall Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. There will be a dinner featuring chicken, corn, cole slaw, roll, pie and a drink. The price is $10 for adults. A children’s menu of chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, apple ...

Flying fish and fishing flies

Local News

MOORLAND — So how far can a rainbow trout fly if a rainbow trout should try to fly? The answer is the distance from the net Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fish Biologist Gary Siegwarth was holding the wiggly fish in to the surface of Moorland Pond, where they were destined to meet ...

From our files: Nov. 2, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Nov. 2, 2008 NEWS: VeraSun Energy Corp. declared bankruptcy. SPORTS: The Algona boys cross country team won its first-ever Class 3A state championship. 25 Years ago: Nov. 2, 1993 NEWS: Curt Hammen, of Palmer, was driving through Manson when he discovered a house fire. He ...

News of Record: Nov. 2, 2018

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday A forgery was reported in the 1600 block of First Avenue South. A theft was reported in the 2900 block of First Avenue South. Criminal mischief was reported in the 1400 block of South 27th Street. A burglary and criminal mischief were reported in the ...

Hubbell participates in workforce roundtable at Iowa Central

Local News

Fred Hubbell, the Democratic candidate for governor, was in Fort Dodge Thursday to take part in a roundtable discussion at Iowa Central Community College on the local workforce. Hubbell listened and asked questions as leaders from the city of Fort Dodge, as well as county leaders, college ...

Burning leaves, legally

Local News

It’s not an uncommon call for the Fort Dodge Fire Department. Someone is reporting a fire, smoke or a nuisance burning odor that turns out to be a resident burning a pile of leaves, brush or even garbage. During most of the year, doing that in Fort Dodge is illegal. On occasion, it’s ...

Laurens UMW Fall Bazaar set for Nov. 17

Religion Briefs

LAURENS — Laurens United Methodist Women are holding a Fall Bazaar Nov. 17 at the Laurens United Methodist Church. Coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. Booths featuring breads, cookie walk, homemade candies, frozen casseroles, pecan, walnut and cashew nuts, pies, quilts and sewed items, Crafters Corner ...

Simonson directed helicopters in Vietnam

Local News

Roger Simonson and eight of his Army buddies decided in 1969 that they would volunteer to jump out of perfectly good airplanes. ‘‘Nine of us decided we’d go for airborne,’’ the Fort Dodge man said. Signing up for airborne training led to him becoming a paratrooper and ...

Learning from the Big Bad Wolf

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Among the teachers at Butler Elementary School who were spending part of their day Wednesday teaching learning strategies to their students’ families, Tonia Burrell stood out in her fourth-grade classroom. She was, in the spirit of Fall Family Fun, dressed as none other than the Big Bad ...

From our files: Nov. 1, 2018

From Our Files

10 Years ago: Nov. 1, 2008 NEWS: Local philanthropist and Fort Dodge native Katherine Doan died one day after her 95th birthday. SPORTS: St. Edmond senior Rex Rodenborn was highlighted in The Messenger’s Timeout With feature. 25 Years ago: Nov. 1, 1993 NEWS: Dwain Heppler was the new ...

News of Record: Nov. 1, 2018

News of record

Magistrate Court WEBSTER COUNTY Wednesday Domestic assault, first offense — Craig A. Bernard, 41, Webster City, trial set for Nov. 30. Fifth-degree criminal mischief — Craig A. Bernard, 41, Webster City, trial set for Nov. 30. Obstructing 911 — Craig A. Bernard, 41, Webster City, ...

Coyle will not remain at Marian Home, bishop says

Local News

Investigators with the Fort Dodge Police Department had a conversation with the Rev. Jerome Coyle within the past two weeks, Police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg confirmed on Wednesday. However, Coyle, 85, is not currently under investigation by Fort Dodge police for any alleged crimes committed ...

Gas leak call leads to unrelated carbon monoxide discovery

Local News

What started as a call about a ruptured gas line ended with firefighters discovering a house in the area had an unrelated carbon monoxide leak. The initial call about the ruptured gas line came in around 3 p.m. Wednesday in the area of South 25th Street and 14th Avenue South. Fort Dodge ...

Church covered up priest’s abuse of 50 boys

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A Roman Catholic diocese acknowledged Wednesday that it concealed for decades a priest’s admission that he sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys — a silence that may have put other children in danger. The Rev. Jerome Coyle, now 85, was stripped of his parish assignments in the 1980s but ...

Marine Corps helped Sexton turn his life around

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ROCKWELL CITY — At the age of 18, George Sexton was faced with a decision that would impact the rest of his life. Either he could spend time behind bars or spend time serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Sexton, a native of Rockwell City, had moved out to Isleton, ...