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Iowa Central unveils new home for theater, music

Local News

Music could be heard within minutes after the doors opened for the first time Friday at the new Center for Performing Arts and renovated Decker Auditorium on the Iowa Central Community College campus. Elle Clark, an Iowa Central student who plays Belle in the upcoming musical “Beauty ...

Nominate someone for Hometown Pride

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Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond for their community? Nominate them for The Messenger’s 2024 Hometown Pride publication. Email your nominations to bshea@messengernews.net. Please include the name, hometown and contact information for the nominee, as well as why you are ...

Young couple’s hometown hardware store helps Manson thrive

Local Business

Editors note: This story is reprinted with permission of the Calhoun County Economic Development Corporation. MANSON — When Madison Samuelson was growing up in Manson, she always enjoyed spending time downtown at Swanson Hardware, which her grandparents owned and operated. After earning ...

Mulroney elected Lions district governor

Business Briefs

Mike Mulroney, a member of the Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club, was elected on April 6, to be 2024-2025 district governor of District 9 NW of Multiple District 9. He has been a member of Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club for 12 years and served as club president before being elected district governor ...

News of Record: April 20, 2024

News of record

Police Logs FORT DODGE Thursday Shots fired were reported in the 1000 block of South 21st Street. Harassment was reported in the 400 block of North 16th Street. A vehicle accident was reported in the 1600 block of 11th Avenue North. Theft was reported in the 700 block of Seventh ...